26th annual gathering, Amherst MA, Nov 4-6. "On Being a War Tax Resister: Public or Private?" It's hoped that this gathering will amongst other things be the start of renewed WTR activity in Massachusetts.
What should be the state's role in the future? What values and priorities should be set in a time when public resources become scarcer under the pressure of state indebtedness? Less state, less support for the unemployed, poor and sick will occur along with a free ride for billionaires and big corporations.
U.S. Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander has charged that NATO’s involvement in the over-throw of the Gaddafi Regime violated the March U.N. Security Council resolution that called for a no-fly zone over Libya and was a criminal action against a sovereign government. “I stand with U.S. Congressman Kucinich calling for the criminal prosecution of the NATO commanders; I am also calling on the U.S. Congress to end the U.S. membership in NATO.”
The health care crisis in the United States is getting worse with no visible end. The popular anger over unattainable or unaffordable health care has been diverted away from corporations by crafty politicians, always seeking to exploit a social disaster for their benefactors. Instead of making health care more affordable for the average person, politicians have successfully switched the messaging. Now, the purpose behind "reform" is to make health care less costly for governments and employers, at the expense of patients and workers.
Resistance and peace are part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The economy should serve humanity; humanity should not serve the economy.
"The government could attain Obama's originally proposed $4 trillion in spending cuts over ten years simply by returning to the enormous military budgets of the Clinton era. But Obama has no intention of moving in this direction. "Defense" (military empire) spending has increased significantly under the supposedly antiwar president..."