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Conscientious tax resisters say they won’t fund war

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Ed Hedemann founded the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee in Brooklyn, which is a clearinghouse and resource center for individual conscientious objectors to war taxes. (Deena Guzder/CNS)

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War Tax Resisters protesting outside the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington D.C. say they want their money to buy bread for the poor not bombs for the military. ***Please note small file size: 1600 pixels by 1200 pixels (Carol Moore/courtesy of Washington DC Area War Tax Resistance)

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Dennis Dalton, a professor of political theory at Barnard College, has redirected his federal income tax to peaceful causes for over 40 years. (Deena Guzder/CNS)

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War Tax Resisters stand outside the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington D.C. to announce they won't finance the Iraq war with their tax dollars. ***Please note small file size: 1600 pixels by 1200 pixels (Carol Moore/courtesy of Washington DC Area War Tax Resistance)

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War Tax Resisters stand outside the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington D.C. to announce they won't finance the Iraq war with their tax dollars. ***Please note small file size: 1011 pixels by 704 pixels (Carol Moore/courtesy of Washington DC Area War Tax Resistance)

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Conscientious tax objectors are telling Uncle Sam they won't pay money for bombs and guns. And, if the Vietnam era is any guide, few will end up going to jail.


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