It’s been a busy week. On Sunday Fran and I were invited for brunch with a group of young people who are seriously commited to living the peace testimony (Circle of Hope Church, Shalom House), to discuss war tax resistance. We had had a meeting previously. Two of them are prepared to be civil disobedient for the first time this year, as war tax resisters. Another identifies himself as a war tax resister by living under the taxable income. On Tuesday April 15 I mailed our taxes, attaching our letter of explanation that for conscience’ sake we had not paid some of our taxes. We had instead given that amount of refused tax to UNICEF for the children of the world. Next, I distributed about 80 of WRL’s pie charts to tax payers in front of the Bryn Mawr Post Office. The pie chart, based on published figures of the United States budget, shows how roughly half of the federal budget (our 1040 tax) is devoted to war and related military expenditures. That same Tuesday afternoon the Republican candidate for President, Senator McCain, spoke at Villanova. I and about ten other Villanovans for Peace held a very visible public demonstration as a few thousand students and townspeople passed directly in our path on their way to the Pavilion. That was the opportunity for me to distribute all my remaining pie charts. Later, I was interviewed by WFMZ (Allentown TV) and appeared briefly on their 10 pm news broadcast that night (click link for broadcast). A good day. Last Tuesday we (Villanovans for Peace) sponsored the AFSC Boots display on campus. This display includes combat boots representing all the PA deaths in Iraq, as well as many large posters and informative handouts. The display was set up in the middle of campus, and many students passed through it.