As the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4 approaches as well as the 52nd anniversary of his speech at the Riverside Church in New York […]
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.
Housing justice is the notion that all people have the right to safe, affordable housing without threat of displacement resulting from gentrification. A community meeting Saturday March 2, 2019 began the process […]
In mid-February, when Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson Block chose editorial page editor Keith Burris as the paper’s new executive editor, the fear that our city’s only daily would become a conservative […]
The first National Women’s Day was made by a declaration of the Socialist Party of America and was celebrated in New York on February 28th 1909. A year later an international conference […]
Eyewitness accounts of a February 9 PostGazette newsroom confrontation (See the Pittsburgh City Paper and other sources.) demonstrated that the paper’s publisher can get rather churlish with his employees when in his […]
PITTSBURGH, JUNE 21, 2018 PHOTOS BY MARK DIXON
Since the election of Donald Trump, many people, who never thought of themselves as “protesters”, have registered their discontent, anger, and objection to the immoral decisions and policies made by the current […]
The daily comics being read FIRST upon receipt of my paper, enables me to digest the unbearable news that is sure to follow. Eliminating the need to respond for the loss of […]