REPORT BACK ON KINGS BAY SEVEN BY JACK COLLINS On the night of April 4th 2018, 7 activists broke into the Kings Bay Trident Submarine base located in Kings Bay, Georgia. Their […]
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 NIJMIE DZURINKO AND BEN FIORILLO In December 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, a new movement that would unite poor people across […]
March for Peace Organizing Committee For the third straight year, hundreds of Pittsburghers will gather in Oakland to protest the American war machine because of the oppression it has unleashed around the […]
The Thomas Merton Center (TMC) and TMC project Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) have joined a lawsuit against Uber, the world’s largest ride-sharing service. The class-action suit argues that Uber, by failing […]
BY NEIL COSGROVE Wasi Mohamed wants to emphasize one thing about his selection as the Merton Center’s 2019 New Person of the Year. “I only accept this award as a recognition […]
1961 Moved to Pittsburgh with her best friend— an African-American woman—both to attend Pitt’s Graduate School of Social Work. They were turned away several times by racist apartment owners. Luckily, Jesse Vann, […]
By Mike Schneider Voting Rights, or the lack thereof, are once again on the forefront of U.S. politics. Many of us remember passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. With JFK’s […]
By Neil Cosgrove A year ago Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson Block and his henchman, editorial page editor Keith Burris, fired political cartoonist Rob Rogers, who had spent 34 years (25 with the […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Association of Pittsburgh Priests is announcing its 2019 Fall Speakers Series. You will want to read about them and then mark those that interest you on your calendar […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign wants YOU! The Stop Banking the Bomb (SBTB) Campaign is a PNC Bank nuclear weapons divestment project supported by the Thomas Merton Center […]