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Announcement :: Organizing : Politics : Radical Culture : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Colrain & the future of resistance Nov 16-18
25 Oct 2018
Modified: 03:13:36 PM
Gathering to Look at the Colrain Actions of 1989-1993 in relation to resistance in the current sociopolitical context
11/16-18 Fri-Sun Colrain & the future of resistance

The 34th New England Gatering of War Tax Resisters will take place from Friday 6PM to Sunday 1PM, Nov 16-18, 2018.

It will be held at the Woolman Hill Retreat Center in Deerfield, MA. Online registration https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRQ0QY2kVbmJMjoUY3NwNgmym9ISfo There is a registration fee, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds

brochure https://nwtrcc.org/PDFs/NewEngland2018.pdf

Questions/Ride Share/Airport pickup: Contact Bob Bady at bobbady (at) gmail.com ​ or 802-258-7750, or call Aaron Falbel at 413-397-8976

This year's Gathering will consider the lessons learned from the Colrain Actions for resistance in the current

socioeconomic context. From the Brochure:

"On Sunday​, in what may well be the capstone of the Gathering, we will explore the legacy of the Colrain action and examine in what ways it has impacted the WTR movement and the larger peace movement generally. Twenty-five years ago, it seemed as if we were on the cusp of something revolutionary and that the Colrain action would provide a powerful model for expressing a conscientious nonviolent response to war and war preparations. This, alas, has not come to pass. We hope to ask — and try to answer — some difficult but important questions: How did the Colrain action impact the WTR movement and the broader peace and social justice movement? It clearly energized its own participants, but what about others? Did it inspire people, or did it scare them away? Why didn't the Colrain experience catalyze similar actions across the country? Were we mistaken about WTR as an expression of political power and as a mode of resistance that could change the calculus of military spending and war-making? Why are we not seeing a resurgence of WTR now, in the Trump era? Why does it not seem relevant to most peace activists? Is there a way it can once again become relevant? We invite activists, both old and young, to help us explore these important questions — and not only for historical reasons. They are clearly important today."
See also:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRQ0QY2kVbmJMjoUY3NwNgmym9ISfoFrebjH9fHnM5XBzx4A/viewform
https://nwtrcc.org/PDFs/NewEngland2018.pdf

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