National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Local/Regional Gatherings,
Workshops, and Support Groups

Our workshop outline is here. If you would like a workshop in your area, please contact NWTRCC or one of the groups near you on our network page.

US Social Forum
San Jose - June 24-28
Philadelphia - June 25-28

social forum logoNational War Tax Resistance will have workshops and literature tables staffed by war tax resistance counselors at the Social Forum in San Jose (June 24-28) and Philadelphia (June 25-28).

In Philadelphia our workshop is called "Violence and War; Conscience and Taxes." In San Jose: "War Tax Resistance and Redirection to Fund Our Movements."

Please join us for any amoung of time or email to find out more about our plans: Erica about San Jose and Ruth about Philadelphia.

Summer Conferences

You should be able to find a war tax resistance table at these conferences. Contact us if you'd like to help with the table!

Seabeck Conference — Fellowship of Reconciliation's 57th Annual Northwest Regional Conference, July 2 – 5, Seabeck, WA,

Veterans for Peace Convention, August 5 – 9, San Diego, California,

30th Annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters

The New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters celebrates its 30th consecutive gathering October 16-18 at Pioneer Valley Co-housing in Amherst, Massachusetts. All are welcome. For a brochure (available in mid-August), information, and registration, please contact Daniel Sicken, P.O. Box 8011, N. Brattleboro, VT 05304, (802) 387-2798. Or watch this web page for more details and the registration form.

Previous Events

2014 New England Gathering

The 29th annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters was held October 3–5 at The New School in Kennebunk, Maine. Jason Rawn, organizer for the weekend, reported that there were about 15 attendees for the full weekend and others for part of the time. One of the highlights was a reading of "Project Unspeakable" a play inspired by James Douglass' 2010 book, JFK and the Unspeakable. The reading was open to the public and drew in new faces. Another highlight was the presentation by CodePink activist Lisa Savage, titled "How A Nice, Middle Class Girl Became A War Tax Resister."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brandywine Peace Community monthly potluck supper and program a large-screen showing of the 30-minute NWTRCC film, Death & Taxes was held on April 13, 2014, at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street. The program included an intergenerational presentation of war tax resistance experiences by longtime resister Robin Harper and newer resister Ari Rosenberg. The program was sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community at (610) 544‒1818.

Eugene, Oregon - Economic Disobedience: Taking Action to Challenge the Status Quo

Read the blog post on the program by keynote speaker Erica Weiland, NWTRCC’s Social Media Consultant. The program was sponsored by CALC, Taxes for Peace Not War, WAND, and ESSN/Jobs with Justice.

Rochester, New York — War Tax Witness/Resistance Gathering

The workshop was held Feb. 7–8 at the M.K. Gandhi Institute For Nonviolence in Rochester, New York — what a great place and great people! We started off by writing some of our thoughts on the wall — yes, a wall you are allowed to write on! Starting on Friday evening and going most of the day on Saturday we could cover a lot of material, share stories, and also have time for one-on-one counseling for people trying to figure out how to get started refusing to pay for war. Thanks very much to our hosts. Read more about it from one of the particpants, and on our blog.

New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters • September 27–29, 2013

Chickens in VermontCindy Sheehan spoke at the 28th Annual New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters at the Amazing Planet! Farm & Justice Center in Williamsville, Vermont.

See our blog for photos and a report on the great weekend.

Photo at the Amazing Planet! Farm & Justice Center by Ed Hedemann.

You can still see photos from the 2012 New England gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the transcript from a panel discussion, “Does WTR Have a Political Future?”

On Being a War Tax Resister: Public or Private? Report by Aaron Falbel

Karen Brandow and Charlie KingThe 26th Annual New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters was held on Nov. 4–6 at Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Amherst, Massachusetts. In this congenial setting, some 36 or so resisters (and a few testing the waters) gathered to address this year’s theme, “On Being a War Tax Resister: Public or Private?” Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was Ed Hedemann’s keynote presentation, “The Many Faces of War Tax Resistance.” Ed, a leading authority… Read more

Photo: Karen Brandow and Charlie King performed at the New England Gathering, November 4, 2011. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

For information about the 2012 New England gathering email Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance

Southeast Gatherings

The Southeast Gathering of War Tax Resisters was held in collaboration with the annual Alternative New Year’s in St. Mary’s, Georgia, December 31–January 3, 2010. Click here for the newsletter article about the Gathering.

Contact New South Network of War Resisters if you would like to attend or help organize the next regional gathering.