By ISABELLE OUYANG As Pittsburgh gets chillier, the global temperature is set to rise. So apparent are the looming consequences of climate change that even the Trump administration admitted the fact in […]
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 YAZMIN BENNETT-KELLY We live in a world where if people love, look, and/or pray differently they are treated differently. While it may seem that our country is becoming more divided, I […]
By ISABELLE OUYONG The cost of being a student increases year by year, but student wages haven’t kept up with expenses at the University of Pittsburgh. Workers across the nation have pressured […]
By ELISA OGOT When most people think of food insecurity, their minds may conjure up images of either younger children who rely on school food programs or older individuals living in shelters […]
By NEIL COSGROVE The anti-Semitism made manifest in Pittsburgh on October 27th was, like all hate crimes, a denial of both the humanity and the uniqueness of each person under attack, a […]
BY MICHAEL DROHAN On Saturday October 27 a great tragedy took place in Pittsburgh when a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue and massacred 11 religious worshippers with an AR-15 rifle. […]
BY MICHAEL DROHAN In his 2002 State of the Union Address on January 29, George W. Bush called North Korea “A regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving […]
By JO TAVERNER In early September the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) announced a number of initiatives to eliminate drug smuggling into state prisons. The DOC prohibited inmate access to mail-order books […]
BY MICHAEL DROHAN The new president-elect of Brazil is a man named Jair Bolsonaro, a frightening prospect for all who believe in democracy. In the first ballot for the Presidency of Brazil […]
By CHERYL BAUER Voting 8-6 on July 10, the Allegheny County Council narrowly approved an initiative sponsored by Council members Paul Klein and DeWitt Walton to explore the possibility of establishing a […]