By Michael Drohan It is a mere few months since President Trump promised to obliterate North Korea off the face of the earth, as he would visit on them “fire and fury […]
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 Neil Cosgrove During this past May and June, tensions between Pittsburgh print journalists and their publishers erupted into full-blown confrontation, to the extent that even the most casual of readers had […]
By Joyce Rothermel Idling Intellect Whenever ‘conspiracy theory’ I hear I know that a brain has just gone out of gear. The common phenomenon again I behold. Of a person determined to […]
By Joyce Rothermel In the month of June, three long time members of the Merton Center passed on. Paul Lienhardt is remembered for his service and generosity to the Merton Center. Paul […]
By Michael Drohan The first major trade agreement of recent decades was between Mexico, the US and Canada in 1993, coming into effect on January 1,1994. It is called the North American […]
(Photo by Rev. Paul Dordal) By Nancy O’Leary As a Peace Action, D.C, affiliate, we continue to work and lobby against nuclear proliferation. At the local county fairs, we developed a petition […]
Photo by Bette McDevitt By Bette McDevitt During the Three Rivers Art Festival, I found my favorite at the Space Gallery; Marx@200, honoring the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. By the time […]
By Ann Sanders From the White House to the halls of Congress, to Harrisburg and state capitals across the country, many elected officials are promoting work requirements as a way to “move […]
By Bette McDevitt The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF), also known as the Pumphouse Gang, has breakfast every Wednesday at Eat’n Park at the Waterfront. It’s not lost on anyone that this […]
(Leeann Younger. Photo by Bette McDevitt). By Leeann Younger The US border with Mexico is a 26-hour drive from Pittsburgh and yet the two locations have never been more connected than they […]