Speak Out Against the War


Fifty years ago, 9 November 1965 at 5 a.m., Roger LaPorte set himself on fire in front of the UN building in New York City to protest against the American involvement in the Vietnam war. Margutte wants to celebrate his immolation with the article Grida contro la Guerra in the Italian page.

Roger LaPorte
On this occasion Dorothy Day, an American journalist, social activist and Catholic converts, wrote Suicide or Sacrifice?, where she discussed suicide doctrinally, psychologically, and in literature and tried to understand LaPorte’s intentions and the need for protest in the midst of war and building for war.

Dorothy Day