Bill Ramsey on Saturday Session with Bishop, WMAY, Springfield, IL (4/2/2011)
Geov Parrish on “One World Report,” KBCS, Seattle (4/15/10)
Bill Ramsey on KMOX — see 4/16/10 listing
Northland Anti-War Coalition — Tax Day Report with links to local media coverage
Daily Kos plugs war tax resistance (4/15/10)
Ruth Benn on “The Power Hour” (4/15/10 — click on hour 3, for 2nd half hour)
Click here for links to a variety of audio interviews — some short, some long — from several war tax resisters and shows around the country.
San Francisco attorney J. Tony Serra’s talk at the war tax resistance gathering in Oakland (May 2011)
Ginny Schneider on New Hampshire’s “Ridley Report” (March 2010)
NWTRCC’s Ed Hedemann on GRITtv with Laura Flanders to talk about war tax resistance and redirection. (April 2009)
Other Short Videos of War Tax Resisters as they explain why they refuse to pay for war, how they do it, dealing with fear of the IRS, and the empowerment of resisting taxes for war from 2005 plus bonus clip of Joan Baez in 1964 announcing her refusal to pay for the Vietnam War.
“Boston Legal” Features Tax Resistance!
The March 14, 2006, episode of the ABC series Boston Legal opened with one of the law firm employees getting arrested at the office for refusing to pay her taxes. She had stuck a note on her tax form instead, which said “Stick It,” the name given to this episode. While it is certainly unheard of to be arrested immediately and then go right to trial for refusing to pay for the evil deeds of the U.S. government (and that was her reason — war in Iraq on false pretences, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, government spying on U.S. citizens), it was certainly surprising to see tax resistance dealt with on mainstream TV. She is found guilty and is told to pay her taxes, but the episode features a stirring closing argument by her lawyer (played by James Spader), which you can view at www.wingsofjustice.com/06/03/woj06012.html or read the transcript at www.boston-legal.org/19-stickit/ep19-stickit.shtml#dialogue.
Daptone Records, an independent label based in Brooklyn, NY, wants you to know about their music with a political message. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings have recorded two tracks with a heavy message about the state of the U.S. today. The featured track is “What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?” and all NWTRCC folks should have a copy! The B-side is a funk version of “This Land is Your Land,” which is great, too. The tracks are available as a 45 RPM record (see link below).
Feel free to listen to a 50-second exerpt of “What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?” now by clicking on their photo (above). Or if you would like to download the 3 megabyte MP3 file of the song, click here. Share it with everyone you know!
Check out their website for concert schedule and purchasing this record and others: www.daptonerecords.com