By: Sr. Janice McLaughlin, MM As a child growing up in Pittsburgh, my father used to take my sister and I fishing on the lakes and rivers in Pennsylvania. No talking was […]
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.
HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST
By: Bonnie DiCarlo Ibram X. Kendi, author of How To Be An Antiracist, was the guest speaker at Carlow University in the Gailliot Theater last fall. Ibram Kendi is a New York […]
NEW MEMBERS BRING DIVERSE SKILLS, ACTIVISM TO MERTON BOARD
By: Neil Cosgrove The newly elected members of TMC’s Board of Directors bring a wide variety of personal and professional skills to the Merton Center, along with broad and deep experiences as […]
DECOLONIZING AT YALUI VILLAGE
“HONOR ESTO’KGNA/HONOR ANCESTORS” ACTIVISTS (L-R) DUCK LONGSOLDIER, SYMONE SAUL, AND GABRIEL MCMORLAND AT YALUI VILLAGE. By: Symone Saul Listen! Do you hear it? The gunshots ringing out like fireworks from Reynosa, across […]
POST-GAZETTE LABOR CONFLICTS HEAT UP
By: Neil Cosgrove The lengthy struggle to preserve a viable daily newspaper in the Pittsburgh region continues, with the paper’s unions seeking fair contracts to replace and improve upon those that expired […]
PITTSBURGH REGION RESPONDS TO TRUMP ESCALATION OF WAR ON IRAN
By: Craig Stevens Photos by Craig Stevens and Alan Hart SCHENLEY PLAZA ANTI-WAR RALLY. JANUARY, 2020. KHALID RAHEEM, NEW AFRIKAN INDEPENDENCE PARTY. EMILY DE FERRARI, BDS AT JAN 4, 2020 ANTI WAR […]
LOOKING AHEAD: MERTON CENTER TURNS 50. LET’S CELEBRATE!
By Molly Rush Once dismissed as, “that little storefront on Southside whose goal, no less, is peace and justice in the world,” nearly 50 years later that continues to be our mission. […]
TOTAL MOBILIZATION: THE DEMANDS OF OVERCOMING CLIMATE CRISIS
By C.S. Rhoten and Sasha McConnell-Edwards On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Eight ships were hit, four were sunk, and 2335 were […]
Poem by Corrine Jasmin Photo by Sheryland Neal Gentrification! Gentrification! Are you listening? Why is East Liberty starting to look like the city off The Jetsons? Where will you be when reality […]
PITTSBURGH NEEDS A NEW HOUSING VISION
PUBLIC MEETING AT EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN, MARCH 21, 2018. PHOTO BY PENN PLAZA SUPPORT AND ACTION. By Daniel Sun Bad housing policy, like many problems, is one that shouldn’t exist. We have all […]