Kate Donnelly – USA

Linked with The War Resisters League WRL.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

Kate Donnelly has spent 30 years participating in movements for social change. The focus of her work is teaching about nonviolence, and includes teaching conflict resolution skills, training people to participate in nonviolent direct action, and campaigning against war toys. Her belief in the intelligence and compassion of young people and the efficacy of local, grassroots struggles for social change are the core of her life and work. (1000peacewomen).

She says: “Let’s face it – as without intelligent, compassionate youth, there’s not much hope for our planet, never mind our movement”.


Kate Donnelly – USA

She works for the War Resisters League WRL. What they do::

  • War Tax Resistance: What would you do if someone came to your door with a cup in hand asking for a contribution to help buy guns to kill a group of people they didn’t like? (Wally Nelson). The War Resisters League works with war tax resisters and works with NWTRCC, the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, and other war tax resistance groups. We produce the annual “federal budget pie chart,” Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes, the comprehensive book War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military, and other war tax resistance resources.
  • New Campaign: 2008 War Tax Boycott Redirects over $325,000 from War to Peace!War tax resisters met in Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend of May 2-4, 2008, and held a press conference at the Greater Birmingham Ministries in downtown Birmingham on May 3. Antor Ndep from the Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans was on hand to accept checks and pledges for $50,329.61. Staff members of Direct Aid Iraq who provide health and support services to Iraq Refugees joined the press conference with a live internet hook up. DAI received $44,396.46 and expressed their gratitude for money that was taken from war to care for people. Over 500 people around the U.S. joined the war tax boycott and gave another $232,000 to humanitarian programs of their choice, including food banks, programs for the homeless, books for prisoners, environmental projects, peace groups, and hundreds of other nonprofit organizations.
  • A People’s Campaign to Defund the War: For over five years peace activists have voted, lobbied, marched, and taken direct action to first prevent and then end the war in Iraq. Courageous soldiers have refused to fight the war. But Congress repeatedly votes to appropriate billions of dollars to continue the war and appears ready to authorize a future military attack on Iran. It’s time for taxpayers who oppose this war to join together in nonviolent civil disobedience and show Congress how to cut off the funds for this war and redirect resources to the pressing needs of people.
  • This campaign to boycott and redirect war taxes was launched in September 2007 as Congress began its consideration of a Bush Administration request for an additional $190 billion appropriation for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was begun in the fall, ahead of tax season, so that those who want to refuse to pay for war could explore the options, decide what to do, and prepare to resist well before 2007 taxes are due.
  • This campaign was initiated by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and is being promoted by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, War Resisters League, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Veterans for Peace, and the Nonviolent Direct Action Working Group of United for Peace and Justice. The campaign is being promoted by peace activists around the country and is partnered with CODEPINK’s “Don’t Buy Bush’s War” campaign.
  • Redirection Projects: Refusing to pay taxes because of war is an act of civil disobedience, but it also provides the opportunity to use that money for positive, healing, and rebuilding programs. War tax boycott participants are encouraged to redirect their resisted taxes to a project providing health care among Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria, a health care center in New Orleans providing care to survivors of Katrina, or to a humanitarian project of their own choosing:
    - The 2008 War Tax Boycott and Redirection built toward April 15, 2208, Tax Day. However, if you would like to sign on as a resister or for more information to prepare for Tax Day 2009, please submit the online Registration Form  or download the form here and mail it in;
    - See the list of public signers here;
    - The Getting Started in War Tax Resistance guide will help you prepare to refuse to pay for war, to understand the consequences, and to redirect your war taxes.

… (See War Tax Boycott.org/Redirection of Taxes).

Sorry, there exist many persons with her name in the internet. I found no more any article referring with certitude to our peacewomen.

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