International Peace Tax Campaigns

Conscience & Peace Tax International (CPTI)

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Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) General Assembly at the International Conference on War Tax Resistance & Peace Tax Campaigns

Edinburgh, 2019

Hosted by Conscience 

 

 

Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI)

Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) works through international movements and through international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union.  CPTI is a non-governmental organisation in its own right and has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

CPTI is not an umbrella organisation of all War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns but complements the work of the many national and regional campaigns.  It does not organise the biennial International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns.  However, it does hold its General Assembly every two years at the international conference and thus it brings together peace tax campaigners and war tax resisters from around the world.

Having UN consultative status confers rights to attend and make contributions to certain UN meetings, especially those concerned with human rights. An important activity is to submit statements to the UN Human Rights Committee on the status of human rights – including conscientious objection. Members of CPTI have also taken a keen interest in legal cases around conscientious objection and war tax resistance and its website  http://www.cpti.ws/ contains a great deal of information on such matters. Conscience, Taxes for Peace not War, the German group Netzwerk Friedenssteuer and one or two other organisations make contributions to the CPTI fund. Donations are always welcome and there is scope for individuals to become more involved.

 

International Conference on War Tax Resistance & Peace Tax Campaigns      2019

Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War hosted the 15th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December 2019.

You can read more about the conference here:   https://conscienceonline.org.uk/recent-activities/international-conference-2019/

Full Report of the Conference

Robin Brookes kindly produced a full report of the 15th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns. Below are two versions of the report; the first is a large, printable file and the second is a lighter file for digital use.

Edinburgh International Conference Report (Printable):   https://conscienceonline.org.uk/edinburgh-international-conference-report-2/

International Conference Report (Light):  https://conscienceonline.org.uk/international-conferencereport-light-2/

Video Diary of the Conference

Video Diary highlights from the conference can be found on our Facebook page:  https://m.facebook.com/pg/taxesforpeacenotwar/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

 

Peace Tax & War Tax Resistance Campaigns

Peace Tax Seven
www.peacetaxseven.com
Find out more about the seven British conscientious objectors, the Peace Tax Seven, who were driven to take the government to court in order not to be complicit in killing recognised.

Euro’s Voor Vrede (Netherlands)
www.eurosvoorvrede.nl
Euros for Peace. Website of the Dutch war tax resistance movement.

Aktie Vredesbelasting – Vrak  (Belgium)
Belgian peace tax and war tax resistance campaign.

Conscience Canada (Canada)
www.consciencecanada.ca
Canadian peace tax and war tax resistance campaign.

Netzwerk Friedenssteuer  (Germany)
www.netzwerk-friedenssteuer.de
German peace tax and war tax resistance campaign.

Campaña de objeción fiscal servei d’informació d’objecciò – s.i.o.f.  (Spain)
Spanish peace tax and war tax resistance campaign email list.

War Resisters League  (USA)
www.warresisters.org
Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund  (USA)
www.peacetaxfund.org
A national non-profit organisation located in Washington, D.C. which lobbies for US federal legislation. The Peace Tax Foundation, its companion organization, educates the public about alternative tax payment programmes that are based on moral, religious, and ethical opposition to participation in war.

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (USA)
NWTRCC is a coalition of groups from across the US, formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance.

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