peace tax & war tax resistance groups

conscience & peace tax international
CPTI is a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. CPTI works through international movements and through international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. 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.

peace tax seven
Find out more about the seven British conscientious objectors, the Peace Tax Seven, who are driven to take the government to court in order not to be complicit in killing recognised.

euro’s voor vrede (netherlands)
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)
Canadian peace tax and war tax resistance campaign.

netzwerk friedenssteuer (germany)
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)
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)
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.

peace groups

basic (british american security information council)
BASIC is an independent research organisation that analyzes government policies and promotes public awareness of defence, disarmament, military strategy and nuclear policies in order to foster informed debate.

campaign against arms trade
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is working for the reduction and ultimate abolition of the international arms trade, together with progressive demilitarisation within arms-producing countries.

campaign for the accountability of american bases
Does what it says on the tin.

campaign for nuclear disarmament
CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations.

conciliation resources
Conciliation Resources (CR) serves as an international resource for local organisations pursuing peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives.

edinburgh peace and justice centre
The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre has worked since 1980 to raise awareness of the complex causes of war and offer a vision of ways to create peace through nonviolence, conflict resolution, human rights, alternatives to war and ecological responsibility.

global day of action on military spending uk
GDAMS UK is a network of organisations concerned with peace, social justice and environmental justice, to call for a new approach to our common security that will tackle the real problems of our world.

international alert
International Alert (IA) is an independent, international non-governmental organisation that works at local, national, regional and global levels to generate conditions and processes conducive to the cessation of war and the generation of sustainable peace.

landmine action
Landmine Action works to save lives and livelihoods through the elimination of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

Liberty is one of the UK’s leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. It was founded as the National Council for Civil Liberties in 1934 and has fought to secure equal rights for everyone for 70 years.

Medact is a health professionals’ organisation challenging barriers to health that highlights the health impacts of violent conflict, poverty and environmental degradation, and with others act to eradicate them.

network for peace
Network for Peace was set up to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the UK.NfP is an organisation-based network, most members are groups who are working for peace, disarmament, or similar. NfP act as a contact point for queries about peace organisations, actions, vigils, and demonstrations, especially in times of crisis or emergency.

oxford research group
Oxford Research Group (ORG) undertakes and disseminates research on key security issues to inform dialogue with decision makers and public debate. Current work focuses on three broad areas: nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation; UK defence and foreign policy; and global security in the changing international environment.

pax christi international
Pax Christi International is a non-governmental Catholic peace movement working on a global scale on a wide variety of issues in the fields of human rights, security and disarmament, economic justice and ecology. The website does not address war tax resistance specifically but provides a wide range of background information on related issues.

peace direct
Peace Direct is an initiative to fund the resolution of conflict and the prevention of war. In any conflict there are people who choose the more difficult route of active, nonviolent peace making. Peace Direct supports them and raises the profile of conflict resolution with governments.

peace pledge union
PPU is a secular organisation based on the belief that war and violent conflict are neither necessary nor inevitable. The website is extremely well designed and user-friendly. It provides a broad range of information on peace issues including violence and the media, children and war, and the arms trade to name but a few. There are also teaching and learning resources available, interactive maps and detailed statistics on conflict around the globe. The section on conscription and objection is particularly worth looking at and the website as a whole is highly recommended.

quaker peace & social witness
QPSW represents the Religious Society of Friends in Britain on issues of peace and justice.

responding to conflict
Since 1991 RTC has been providing advice, cross-cultural training and longer-term support to people who are working for peace, development, rights and humanitarian assistance in societies which are affected or threatened by violent conflict.

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works with governments and civil society internationally to research, promote and implement new strategies to increase human security and prevent armed violence.

stop the war coalition
STWC continues to organise action against the war in Iraq and its perpetrators.

UK Peace Index
The United Kingdom Peace Index is the first comprehensive measure of levels of peacefulness within the UK from 2003 to 2012.

united nations association (uk)
UNA-UK is an independent membership-based non-governmental organisation that undertakes research, advocacy, campaigning and education in support of principles and work of the United Nations.

VERTIC work to increase confidence in international treaties by monitoring peace agreements, elections, and human rights conditions.

war resisters international
War Resisters’ International exists to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war. On this basis, WRI works for a world without war.

World Beyond War
World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to fully end the institution of war and establish a just and sustainable peace.

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