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 Dec 20, 2008 13:53 PST 

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"After seven years of occupation [the US] failed to bring peace,
security, democracy, and women's rights that they claimed. I think seven
years is quite enough time to prove that democracy and peace cannot be
brought by foreigners. It can only be achieved by our own people by
democratic organizations and individuals. It's our responsibility to
become united as an alternative against the occupation, to rise up, to
resist and to organize our people."
-Eman, an Afghan woman's rights activist with RAWA, the Revolutionary
Association of the Women of Afghanistan, the oldest women's political
organization in Afghanistan, struggling non-violently against foreign
occupations and religious fundamentalism for more than 30 years.
(http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/11/22-5)_________________________
___

Dear 2008 War Tax Boycott Signer,

We're writing to ask you to extend your participation in the War Tax
Boycott through the 2009 tax season.

While there is reason to celebrate the end of the Bush presidency and a
White House occupied by the Obama family, the kind of change that we
want to see won't come without continued commitment of all kinds of
grassroots organizing and pressure. Obama's plan to end the war in Iraq
does not offer the immediacy that that is so necessary to save lives,
and with Robert Gates staying on at the "war department," it's less
clear that "ending the war" means removing all troops and foreign
contractors from Iraq. And Obama has made it clear that thousands of
U.S. troops will be moved to Afghanistan where civilian deaths are
climbing and there's growing anger at the presence of foreign troops and
endless war.

Refusing is be complicit with war is as important as ever. Refusing to
pay some or all of federal taxes is a powerful way to say no to war-and
yes to redirecting those dollars to human needs programs.

We've updated the website, <http://wartaxboycott.org/>
http://wartaxboycott.org/ and we're sticking with redirection projects
from last spring - Direct Aid Iraq in Jordan and Common Ground Health
Clinic in New Orleans. The online form is at
http://wartaxboycott.org/regform.php, or you can print out a form on the
"Tools" page and send it in.

2009 War Tax Boycott palm cards are available from the office for
postage costs and, if possible, a donation to cover the 3 cents per card
printing cost. (Sample costs are 100 cards-$3.00 to produce, $2.00
postage; 250 cards-$7.50 to produce, $4.60 postage; 500 cards-$15.00 to
produce, $4.80 postage).

The public list of Boycott signers will be posted in January. Please
sign on now so that we can make that list public with hundreds of
signers when tax forms are arriving in the mail. (If you've already
signed on, please excuse this reminder and be assured that we'll get our
lists updated and sorted asap!) If you want your name on the public list
but don't have time to register right now, just send a quick reply -
"Yes, show my name on the online, public War Tax Boycott list."

Peace!
Ruth Benn, Coordinator

P.S. Please help keep our work going with a donation (
<http://www.nwtrcc.org/contactdonate.htm>
http://www.nwtrcc.org/contactdonate.htm) or by purchasing a soft and
warm fleece scarf ( <http://www.nwtrcc.org/scarves.htm>
http://www.nwtrcc.org/scarves.htm for details). Thanks!

<http://wartaxboycott.org/>


National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)
PO Box 150553
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-3420 * (800) 269-7464
Fax: (718) 768-4388
<http://www.nwtrcc.org/> http://www.nwtrcc.org
<http://www.wartaxboycott.org> http://www.wartaxboycott.org

Look for us on Facebook - search on "war tax resistance" or "National
War Tax Resistance"


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<DIV><FONT size=2><FONT size=3><STRONG>"After seven years of occupation [the US]
failed to bring peace, security, democracy, and women's rights that they
claimed. I think seven years is quite enough time to prove that democracy and
peace cannot be brought by foreigners. It can only be achieved by our own people
by democratic organizations and individuals. It's our responsibility to become
united as an alternative against the occupation, to rise up, to resist and to
organize our people."</STRONG></FONT><BR>—Eman, an Afghan woman's rights
activist with RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of
Afghanistan, the oldest women's political organization in Afghanistan,
struggling non-violently against foreign occupations and religious
fundamentalism for more than 30 years. (<A
href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/11/22-5">http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/11/22-5</A>)</FONT><FONT
size=2>____________________________</FONT></DIV></DIV>
<P><FONT face=Arial size=2>Dear 2008 War Tax Boycott Signer,<BR><BR>We're
writing to ask you to <SPAN class=828344420-19122008>extend </SPAN>your
participation in the War Tax Boycott <SPAN class=828344420-19122008>through
</SPAN>the 2009 tax season. <BR><BR>While there is reason to celebrate the end
of the Bush presidency and a White House occupied by the Obama family, the kind
of change that we want to see won't come without continued commitment of all
kinds of grassroots organizing and pressure. Obama's plan to end the war in Iraq
does not offer the immediacy that that is so necessary to save lives, and with
Robert Gates staying on at the "war department," it's less clear that "ending
the war" means removing all troops and foreign contractors from Iraq. And
Obama has made it clear that thousands of U.S. troops will be moved to
Afghanistan where civilian deaths are climbing and there's growing anger at
the presence of foreign troops and endless war. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>Refusing is be complicit with war is as
important as ever. Refusing to pay some or all of federal taxes is a
powerful way to say no to war—and yes to redirecting those dollars to human
needs programs.</FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>We've updated the website, </FONT><A
href="http://wartaxboycott.org/"><FONT
face=Arial>http://wartaxboycott.org/</FONT></A><FONT face=Arial> and we're
sticking with redirection projects from last spring - Direct Aid Iraq in Jordan
and Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans. The online form is at <A
href="http://wartaxboycott.org/regform.php">http://wartaxboycott.org/regform.php</A>,
or you can print out a form on the "Tools" page and send it
in.</FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Arial size=2>2009 War Tax Boycott palm cards are available from
the office for postage costs and, if possible, a donation to cover
the 3 cents per card printing cost. <SPAN
class=828344420-19122008>(</SPAN>Sample costs are 100 cards-$3.00 to produce,
$2.00 postage; 250 cards-$7.50 to produce, $4.60 postage; 500 cards-$15.00 to
produce, $4.80 postage).</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2>The public list of Boyco<SPAN
class=828344420-19122008>t</SPAN>t signers will be posted in January. Please
sign on now so that we can make that list public with hundreds of signers when
tax forms are arriving in the mail. <FONT color=#ff0000><FONT color=#000000>(If
you've already signed on, please excuse this reminder and be assured that we'll
get our lists updated and sorted asap!)</FONT><SPAN class=828344420-19122008> If
you want your name on the public list but don't have time to register right now,
just send a quick reply  - "Yes, show my name on the online, public War Tax
Boycott list."</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2><FONT color=#ff0000><SPAN
class=828344420-19122008></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT face=Arial
size=2>Peace!<BR></FONT><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>Ruth Benn,
Coordinator</FONT></P>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial><FONT color=#0000ff size=3>P.S.  Please help keep our
work going with a donation (</FONT><A
href="http://www.nwtrcc.org/contactdonate.htm"><FONT face=Arial color=#000000
size=3>http://www.nwtrcc.org/contactdonate.htm</FONT></A><FONT color=#0000ff
size=3>) or by purchasing a soft and warm fleece scarf (</FONT><A
href="http://www.nwtrcc.org/scarves.htm"><FONT color=#000000
size=3>http://www.nwtrcc.org/scarves.htm</FONT></A><FONT color=#0000ff
size=3> for details). Thanks!</FONT></DIV>
<P><A href="http://wartaxboycott.org/"><IMG alt="" hspace=0
src="cid:625132418@20122008-0D57" align=baseline border=0></A><BR></P>
<P>National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)<BR>PO Box
150553<BR>Brooklyn, NY 11215<BR>(718) 768-3420 * (800) 269-7464<BR>Fax: (718)
768-4388<BR></FONT><A href="http://www.nwtrcc.org/"><FONT
face=Arial>http://www.nwtrcc.org</FONT></A><BR><A
href="http://www.wartaxboycott.org"><FONT
face=Arial>http://www.wartaxboycott.org</FONT></A></P>
<P><FONT face=Arial>Look for us on Facebook - search on "war tax resistance" or
"National War Tax Resistance"</FONT></P></FONT></BODY></HTML>

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