Carmen Trotta

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Carmen Trotta
Born 1963
Education Grinnell College
Occupation associate editor
Employer Catholic Worker

Carmen Trotta is a pacifist. Consistent with his service in the Catholic Worker Movement,[1] he has been an opponent of the war in Iraq, even when it had the support of 90% of US citizens.[2] He is an associate editor of the Catholic Worker, and as part of the executive committee of the War Resisters League, he helped organize the April 20, 2002 march on Washington to oppose the War on Terror.

College career[edit]

He graduated from Grinnell College in 1984, and has been a part of the Catholic Worker Movement since then.

Pacifist and Human Rights Actions[edit]

On May 30, 2008, he was sentenced to ten days in jail for protesting abuses at Guantanamo in front of the U.S Supreme Court.[3]

He was a founding member of Witness Against Torture,[4] and as a member of that group, he was the first person arrested in the "100 Days Campaign" protest at the White House, against the prison at Guantanamo and the Iraq War.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • edited by Anna J. Brown ; (November 18, 2008). Brown, Anna J., ed. Witness Against Torture : the campaign to shut down Guantánamo. Yellow Bike Press. ISBN 1-60725-507-3. OCLC 428980304. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elie, Paul (November 8, 1998). "The Patron Saint of Paradox". The New York Times (November 8). Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ O'Grady, Jim (January 27, 2002). "Civil Disobedience Keeps Its Allure; Only the Wars and Causes Change" (newspaper article). The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ Sadowski, Dennis. "Eleven Activists Sent to Jail for Demonstrating at U.S. Supreme Court". Catholic News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  4. ^ edited by Anna J. Brown ; (November 18, 2008). Brown, Anna J., ed. Witness Against Torture : the campaign to shut down Guantánamo. Yellow Bike Press. ISBN 1-60725-507-3. OCLC 428980304. 
  5. ^ Arthur Delaney (April 30, 2009). "Anti-torture Protestors Arrested in Droves Outside the White House". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 17, 2009.