Bruce “Utah” Duncan Phillips (May 15, 1935 – May 23, 2008) was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, and poet. He described the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, self-identifying as an anarchist.
Utah Phillips describes his journey from cannon fodder to wide awake man.
A good friend of Utah’s was Ammon Hennacy. Ammon was a pacifist and an advocate of anarchism and nonresistance. He was extremely critical of what he described as the “institutional church”. He did not drink or smoke and was a vegetarian. Hennacy never paid federal income taxes because they pay for the military and war. He refused to participate in two drafts. He lived a life of voluntary simplicity and believed in what he called his “One-Man Revolution” against violence, sin, and coercion. He also refused to accept the legitimacy of the judiciary.