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Refuse to Pay for War: War Tax Resistance 101
Sun March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Though the military draft ended in 1973, most Americans support the U.S. military and its endless war on terror through the payment of federal incomes taxes, 50% of which are dedicated to war making. Tired of paying for war? Our panel brings together over 130 years of war tax resistance experience. In addition to providing some historical background and practical methods for beginning war tax resistance, our panelists will share their personal stories of how they came to war tax resistance and how it fits within their broader lives of activism and peacemaking.
Our panelists are:
Mandy Carter. Mandy, war tax resistance advocate, is a North Carolina activist engaged in social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967. Former War Resisters League (WRL) staff at WRL West-San Francisco, WRL Los Angeles, and WRL Southeast-Durham, NC.
Larry Rosenwald. Larry is the Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English at Wellesley College, where he has been teaching since 1980. He is the editor of War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar & Peace Writing (Library of America 2016) and the author of several essays about pacifism and war tax resistance. He has been a war tax resister since 1987.
Lincoln Rice. Lincoln has been the Coordinator for the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (www.nwtrcc.org) since 2018. He began his war tax resistance in 1998. He earned his PhD in Christian Ethics at Marquette University and has published in the areas of social ethics and racial justice.
Mary Regan. Mary is a community organizer and a war tax resister since 1983. Redirecting our money, energy and resources from war and weapons to supporting human and planetary needs is central to her personal and collective work. She lives in Boston, MA and like Emma Goldman, values music and dance as part of the revolution.