Cindy Sheehan: If You Work For Peace, Stop Paying For War – OpEd


Recently, at the Occupy the Rose Parade Rally where I spoke, I talked about one of my forms of resistance: Not paying my federal income taxes.

Even though I have been very vocal about this for almost eight years now, since my son was killed in Iraq; and even though tax resistance is a long and honored form of protest, all of a sudden I am being attacked for tax “evasion.”

I can’t help it if people don’t pay attention to what I say and what I do and I also can’t help it if other people want to contribute to the crimes of the U.S. government, but I recently wrote this article entitled: “We Will Never Pay So Stop Harassing Us.

Also, for the last Soapbox of 2012, I hosted the co-ordinators of the National War Tax Resistance League on Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox—listen here at this link.

Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan is an American anti-war activist whose son, Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed during his service in the Iraq War by the Mehdi Army on April 4, 2004. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended anti-war protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch — a stand which drew both passionate support and angry criticism. More of her writings can be found at Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox: Writing from the Emprire.

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