By Gam Cheinsaw My entire outlook to protest was forever changed when Fawn Walker Montgomrey posted about Ms. Dannielle Brown on day three of her hunger strike. Day three, of no food. […]
NewPeople is the peace and justice newspaper of Pittsburgh and the Tri-state area, and is published 11 times a year. It fills the voids left by the mainstream media reflecting the reality of progressive, alternative politics locally, nationally and globally.
As a publication of the Thomas Merton Center, the paper reports on the issues of war, poverty, racism and oppression, raising the moral questions involved in the non-violent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. The NewPeople acts as an organizing tool and communiqué for Thomas Merton Center members and the activist community at large.
By Joyce Rothermel Bonnie B. Thurston, Thomas Merton scholar and long-time friend of the Thomas Merton Center, has authored a new book published by Liturgical Press entitled: Shaped by the End You […]
By Michael Drohan The unassuming title of The Bomb does not do justice to the enormous amount of knowledge, research and detail that Kaplan brings to the subject of the history of […]
By Joyce Rothermel As usual, the Association of Pittsburgh Priests has a great line up for its speakers’ series this fall. Check them out. All events will be held on Zoom, making […]
By Darya Kharabi On July 1st of this year, I was in a online work meeting when I looked outside my window and saw three policemen standing in my back yard, staring […]
By The Association of Pittsburgh Priests The Association of Pittsburgh Priests is outraged and heartbroken over the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others which reveal a […]
By Joyce Rothermel Over the past several months, because of severe weather and then the pandemic restrictions, the twice a month pickets at PNC headquarters and branch offices were suspended. That hiatus […]
By John Detwiler Plans for a Shell ethane “cracker” plant, now under construction in Monaca, were first unveiled nearly a decade ago. And almost as soon as Shell’s decision was made, the […]
By Odysseus Ward The biggest problem with language is that those who are only mildly capable of its use believe that their irrational mutterings have the same value and depth as those […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: ON JULY 8, SIX PEOPLE NOW SERVING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR SECOND-DEGREE MURDER FILED A SUIT IN COMMONWEALTH COURT AGAINST THE STATE BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE, SEEKING […]