Carmen Trotta

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Carmen Trotta
Born1963
EducationGrinnell College
Occupationassociate editor
EmployerCatholic 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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

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 June 22, 2008.
  3. ^ Sadowski, Dennis. "Eleven Activists Sent to Jail for Demonstrating at U.S. Supreme Court". Catholic News Service. Archived from the original on July 29, 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2008.
  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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Arthur Delaney (April 30, 2009). "Anti-torture Protestors Arrested in Droves Outside the White House". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 17, 2009.