Fellow activists, fellow artists, fellow passionate devotees to peace, Allen and Pete Seeger were standing there together in 1969 [sic] at the founding of WTR (War Tax Resistance), a far-sighted organization founded by The War Resisters League and others, “in the belief that the right to conscientious objection belongs to all people, not just those of draft age”. WTR published a newsletter, two editions of a book, and helped establish 192 war tax resistance “centers” and 4o “alternative funds” across the country, moving to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1972 to become more centrally located. Pete, in his concerts in the early (19)70’s, would often recite Allen’s poem – “No Money No War”
No Money, No War
Government anarchy prolongs illegal planet war
is a refusal to subsidize mass murder abroad
and consequent ecological disaster at home.
the gentlest means of political revolution.
citizens refusing war-tax payments can
short circuit the nerve system
of our electronic bureaucracy.