Thursday, 26 June 2008


In the UK there is a dedicated group of people, who can only be described as true heroes. These people refuse to pay 10% of their tax for they feel it goes to paying for wars around the globe.
We need more people like the Peace Tax Campaigners. Well done! Keep up the fight.

The conscience THE PEACE TAX CAMPAIGN campaigns for the legal right for those with a conscientious objection to war to have the military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding initiatives.

Peace Tax is the term we use to describe the alternative to the current War Tax which we all have to pay - whether we like it or not. Up to 10% of our taxes pay for the military in the UK. In 2003-2004 the UK government will spend £36 billion on the military. This money pays for nuclear weapons, aircraft carriers, battletanks, submarines, cluster-bombs, subsidies to private weapons dealers and pays for all the other requirements of the armed forces. Instead of pouring money into 'false security' this money that could be spent on a whole host of well tried effective peacebuilding initiatives designed to promote a real, lasting and meaningful peace - not simply a gap between wars.

Conscientious objectors refuse, on moral grounds, to take part in war and killing. We believe that conscientious objectors to war should not have to pay for war.

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