by Ammon Hennacy. CATHOLIC WORKER BOOKS1. Chrystie Street, New York 2, N.Y.. 1This publication is a transcription of the printing. Please . Ammon Hennacy was inviting as many as 40 transients a night to sleep there, offering his house as the only homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. Author:Ammon Hennacy ←Author Index: He, Ammon Hennacy The Autobiography of a Catholic Anarchist (); Book of Ammon (

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A Revolution of the heart: Ask yourself whether returning evil for evil in courts, legislatures, prisons and war is not denying Christ. And at age 75, he was also exhausted.

He disapproved of cities and felt that decentralization and family hnnacy were part of the solution to what ails the world. But he had no love for socialists, one-world global federalists, or any of that nonsense.

The farm work was hard, paid poorly, and workers were often cheated. This was the second time the city had shut down the self-described Catholic anarchist, controversial long before his arrival in Utah four years earlier.

The “One-Man Revolution” of Ammon Hennacy

Hennacy picked fruit in Bountiful to help pay the rent; people donated food and money; and local Unitarians and a few wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered help. Hennacy relates an amusing story of how the tax collector did catch up with him once. Retrieved from ” https: Monday, December 31, In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated and the ashes scattered over the graves of the Haymarket anarchists in Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago.

In Hennacy married his first wife, Selma Melms, under common law. Archived from the original interview on Here are 9 things to know about the new state law.


InHennacy closed the “Joe Hill House of Hospitality” and turned his attention to further protest and writing. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual.

I told him that Hennach refused to pay taxes. If your answer is yes, then stop amomn it. He was eventually transferred to a prison in Arizona where he died in at 67 years old.

Ammon Hennacy was a pacifista Christian anarchistand an advocate of anarchism and nonresistance. Hennacy aspired to be this one-in-a-million. Between andHennacy worked as a migrant farm labourer in the southwest United States.

A Tax Resistance Reader. The house operated from three different locations before finally closing in If you want a better world you will not get it by trying to make men out of Congressmen through writing them letters, by voting for any politician since they all believe in war, or by expecting very much of a World Government composed of these same ignoble politicians.

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That kind of prayer bounces back! The Intercollegiate SocialistVol. It wasand his neighbors were frightened and angry. We had good Mormon friends who prayed for us so that we, as gentiles, would be assured of a place in their afterworld.

This was terrible for we all knew that everyone but the Baptists were going there, so to believe there was no hell upset all the countryside theology. The city closed the downtown site in He was in and out of jail dozens of times after his federal prison sentence, typically for protests, such as picketing against mandatory air raid drills in New York.

During this time Hennacy was a card-carrying member of the Socialist Party of America and in his words “took military drills in order to learn how to kill capitalists. Hennacy never aimed for mass appeal, and he specifically criticized radicals who would try to water down or frame their messages to appeal to a wider audience.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Revolution of the Heart: While in prison the only book he was allowed was the Bible. Schumacher, my tax man, came up and handed me a card which read:. Hey, every group has rules. Seized for the account of the United States on by virtue of warrant for distraint issued by the collector of internal revenue, district of Arizona, Deputy Collector… One poster for picket line.

Ammon Hennacy Quotes (Author of The Book Of Ammon)

While in Utah, Hennacy fasted and picketed in protest of the death penalty and the use of taxes in war. He also reduced his tax liability by taking up a lifestyle of simple living. The Book of Ammon. Hennacy described Thomas as a natural born anarchist. Anastasia Church with Dorothy Day as his godmother.

Chanonat had moved to Utah with his family after briefly converting to Mormonism, and he was deported following a Vietnam protest in The New York Call. While his activities endeared him to social justice advocates, it put him at odds with most Americans. During this time, he also refused to sign up for the draft for World War II and declared that he would not pay taxes.

Following a divorce from Selma ammnoHennacy married his second wife, Joan Thomas, in To change the world by bullets or ballots was a useless procedure.