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29th Annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters

When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 2:00 pm to Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 am
Where: The New School • 38 York St (US Route 1) • Kennebunk, ME
This 29th Annual Regional  Gathering of War Tax Resisters provides an opportunity for war  non-supporters to meet each other and share experiences, stories, challenges,  and concerns related to war tax resistance/refusal (WTR) and redirection of  refused taxes. This Gathering is open to both new and experienced war tax  resisters. We also especially welcome people who are just testing the waters of  WTR – those who are simply curious about WTR or disturbed by the extent to  which their taxes fund war-making.

The theme of this year’s Gathering is If You Work for Peace, Stop Paying for War. This is the motto of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee  (NWTRCC) and sums up the conflict of conscience that we face as resisters. We  will examine how to deal with this conflict during the weekend. 

We  are collaborating with Project Unspeakable, a nationwide theatre project bringing the message of why the assassinations of  JFK, RFK, MLK, and Malcolm X matter, and their implications on present and  future. A presentation of the play takes place on Fridayevening.

We’re also pleased to be participating in Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space’s   “Keep Space for Peace Week” with this event. Global  Network’s Bruce Gagnon will tell us more about the week and will describe the  150-mile 2014 Maine Walk for Peace and a Sustainable Future, Oct. 11-21, led by  the Buddhist order Nipponzan Miyohoji.

The nominal cost for the weekend is $60 per adult. As always, we operate on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pay less if necessary, more if possible. The challenge is for us to just break even, so we ask folks to keep this in mind. No charge for children under 12.

For questions or more information, contact Larry at 207-525-7776.  For email registration, email Larry at rosc@psouth.net

Please  contact Jason Rawn at rawnjason@gmail.com with further questions, or if you’re  interested in performing in Friday night’s production of “Project Unspeakable.”  Memorization is not required, but the cast will do a coached read-through  before the intimate performance. 

  

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