(Photo: Casa San Jose’s Facebook) By Linda Nordquist In response to the zero-tolerance immigration policy that resulted in the separation of infants, toddlers, and children from their mothers and fathers, Rep. […]
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 Angele Ellis no moon, no stars. the streetlamps as distant as Venus. i boarded the wrong bus— thought i had encompassing right. my membrane of safety slipped like a […]
By Joyce Rothermel Late last year, The NewPeople reported on the beginning and early stages of the Social Justice Seekers (SJS) in the South Hills. Much has happened since then and the […]
By Lisa Valanti The Thomas Merton Center will be joining the Pittsburgh Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership and others on Saturday June 23rd to host Pastors for Peace 30th U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment (Time and […]
By Cheryl Bauer Alphabet City (Photo: Cheryl Bauer) The vibrant Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s North Side has long been the center of an eclectic arts community, home to the Mattress […]
By Joyce Rothermel The current Farm Bill expires on September 30, 2018. On April 18, 2018 the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, out of committee along […]
By Neil Cosgrove Here’s the awful truth: a significant, at times decisive, set of Pennsylvania legislators don’t believe their state has an obligation to provide affordable higher education to its less affluent […]
By Michael Drohan The division of the Korean Peninsula into two Koreas is a tragedy of external meddling in the Korean affairs. Imperial messing in the Peninsula began at the end of […]
By The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign (Photo Caption: PNC shareholders protest nuclear investments on April 24th. (Photo: Bette McDevitt) On Thursday, April 24th at 10 AM, the Stop Banking the Bomb campaign […]