Paying tax can be a war crime: Chris Coverdale interviewed by Tony Farrell gives a Masterclass on International War Law

04.04.2013 - Silvia Swinden

Paying tax can be a war crime: Chris Coverdale interviewed by Tony Farrell gives a Masterclass on International War Law

“Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax can also be a crime?” Tony Farrell interviews Chris Coverdale who explains different Genocide and International War Law agreements, his tax withholding campaign, the terrible effects of Depleted Uranium in Iraq, and some historical examples of huge changes brought about by tax rebellion such as Magna Carta, the American independence, the Indian independence and even the French Revolution.
“When David Cameron took the comedian Jimmy Carr to task last summer for tax avoidance and persuaded him to pay income tax to the British Government, he inadvertently involved him in the worst crimes known to mankind — genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Under the domestic and international laws of war citizens are forbidden from taking part in war on the side of the aggressor and are legally bound to disobey the orders of any Government that takes part in an illegal war or supports acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. This duty to refuse to obey unlawful Government orders includes orders to pay tax. If a government uses funds raised by taxation to wage illegal war or to commit acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, then a taxpayer’s normal duty to pay tax is reversed and becomes a duty to refuse to pay tax.”

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Tony Farrell, Former Principal Intelligence Analyst for South Yorkshire Police where he worked for twelve years. Dismissed for suggesting that both 7/7 [UK bombings] and 9/11 were ‘inside jobs’.

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