Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax, council tax, fines, PAYE, can also be a war crime?
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As part of the carrier naval group, Russia also deployed an escort of seven other Russian ships, which we dubbed the “most powerful Russian naval task force to sail in northern Europe since 2014” according to Russia’s Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily reports.
In two weeks, it is about to get much busier.
It turns out it it was even bigger, because according to a NATO diplomat cited by Reuters, Russia is “deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War,” the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
“This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of air attacks on Aleppo as part of Russia’s strategy to declare victory there,” the diplomat said.
Dear Eilidh Whiteford MP,
Mr Paul Lane,
Hastings Magistrates’ Court
October 16th 2016
I recently received a summons to attend Hastings Magistrates Court on November 2nd. I am writing to let you know that I will not willingly attend court until I receive proof that I will receive a fair hearing according to my right under Article 6 of the ECHR.
Since 2013 I have willingly attended court on 15 occasions to show legal cause why I have not paid council tax. Not once have I received a fair hearing, had my case properly represented, been given reasons why the crimes in the Terrorism Act 2000, the International Criminal Court Act 2001 and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court do not apply to the collection of money by Rother District Council or the payment of money to Rother District Council, or been informed of the sections in the legislation that negate my assertions.
Al Sumaria News stated, “This evening, warplanes bombed a large convoy of 30 vehicles carrying Arab and foreign members of ISIS and their families, destructing the convoy and killing most of its occupants,” adding that, “The ISIS members and their families were trying to flee towards the Iraqi-Syrian borders.”
Just seen this story was from last year.
Al-Bakr’s brother spoke to Reuters on Sunday, claiming that Jaber may have been radicalized by local imams in Germany before planning to carry out a terrorist attack against the country that hosted him and thousands of Syrian refugees.
The terror suspect later committed suicide in his jail cell before answering any questions regarding his motives.
Chris Coverdale, a lawyer and peace campaigner, explains the serious implications for MPs, military commanders and taxpayers of recent developments in the laws of war and peace.
An event occurred recently which may herald the end of Britain’s involvement in war. In a remarkable legal judgement the Supreme Court acknowledged that Parliament’s definition of terrorism appears to extend to the military activities of the UK Government(1).
“ action outside the United Kingdom which involves the use of firearms or explosives, resulting in danger to life … is terrorism … the definition would … appear to extend to military or quasi-military activity aimed at bringing down a foreign government, even where that activity is approved … by the UK Government.”
The implications of these statements are far-reaching and serious. As the Terrorism Act applies to every act of terrorism sponsored by Britain since 2000, it governs the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. As each of these illegal wars of aggression was aimed at bringing down a government and used high-explosive weapons that caused thousands of deaths, everyone involved is criminally liable for war crimes and acts of terrorism.
I recently received legal advice that paying tax when it is used for the purposes of terrorism or war is a crime(1). So I’m writing to ask you to ask the Attorney General whether this advice is correct and if it is not to verify which clauses in the Statutes exclude tax from the crimes.
The Terrorism Act 2000 stipulates that it is a crime to demand, collect or pay money for the purposes of terrorism. As the definition of terrorism includes the use of explosives that endanger life for a political cause, and the Supreme Court has suggested(2) that this appears to extend to the military activities of HM Government, it is clear to me that if I pay tax while Britain’s military forces take lives in Syria or Iraq I commit a serious crime.
The same principles apply to the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which stipulates that a person commits a crime if they aid and abet a war crime, a crime against humanity or genocide. As the definition of aiding and abetting a crime includes the provision of money, and as the intentional bombing and killing of Afghan, Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian nationals fulfils the elements of these crimes(3), it is clear that paying tax is an offence that renders taxpayers liable for prosecution and punishment as accessories to war crimes.
DOCTORS in Scotland are among hundreds of medics who’ve signed a letter calling on the UK Government to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
More than 200 doctors sent the letter to Dr Liam Fox, secretary of state for international trade.
They are all Medact, which was formed in 1992 and campaigns on health issues related to war and poverty.
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