By Bernie Survil The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 (KBP7) are due to be sentenced over the course of three sessions on June 8, 29, and 30, 2020. Most likely, they will be […]
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 This year’s annual Bread for the World Advocacy Workshop, originally scheduled for April 19, was postponed due to the pandemic’s guidelines restricting public gatherings in Pittsburgh. The delay has […]
By Dan Kovalik The other day, I heard a fairly lengthy report on NPR about the struggles of Venezuela in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Incredibly, the word “sanctions” was not mentioned once […]
By Neil Donahue The Green New Deal replaces the threadbare trope of “jobs versus environment” with a sustainable strategy for jobs and the environment. Right now, before COVID-19, self isolation, and a […]
By Emily Cleeth Shortly after Gov. Wolf gave the order to close nonessential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in PA, it was estimated that nearly half of the 1.3 million […]
By Mark Dixon A dedicated group of Thomas Merton Center community members began meeting this year to discuss plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Center. Founded in 1972, the Merton […]
By Gabriel McMorland Let’s spread peace through the pandemic. I invite readers to let TMC know how we might support you or your loved ones during this time of physical distance and […]
By Charles McCollester Pittsburgh social justice activists, labor union radicals, and environmentalists would have to be deaf and blind and unaware to not know Mike Stout. Singer, prolific songwriter, stump speaker/agitator, Warrior […]
By Dan Yablonsky Essential workers rely on public transit to staff their jobs at grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, and more. Public transit workers are working tirelessly, and sometimes paying with their lives, […]
By Neil Cosgrove The stimulus packages passed by Congress and signed by the President over the last two months are designed to prevent economic collapse and sustain “life-essential” activities such as health […]