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Taxes Peacemaking and Conscientious Objection to War

IRRESISTIBLE FORCE (THE I. R. S.) MEETS IMMOVABLE OBJECT (CONSCIENTIOUS WAR TAX REFUSER): A Conversation on Taxes, Peace Making and Conscientious Objection to War

A Talk by Mr. Robin Harper

April 21st, 2010 (Wednesday)

7:30pm – 9pm

Science Center 199

Come hear from a man who has chosen not to pay the portion of income tax that goes to pay for war for the last 50 years and has instead directed these funds to charitable organizations around the world. Join us as Robin Harper shares his spiritual and legal journey as an engaged war tax refuser. Having twice prevailed in civil cases against the IRS in U. S. district court in Philadelphia, Mr. Harper will address among other things the following questions:

  • Why and how has he been successful in his tussle with the IRS?
  • What can we do to resist the conscription of our tax money to pay for weapons and war?

Contact: mchan1@swarthmore.edu

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