September 1, 2016 By Jo Tavener “When they tell us to get out of the way, because we’re standing in the way of the lesser evil, you know, the answer to that […]
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.
September 1, 2016 By Rianna Lee When I walked into the East End Community Thrift Shop, the first thing that caught my eye was a sign at the checkout counter – a […]
September 1, 2016 By Jonah McAllister-Erickson Frida Berrigan, the scion to activist legends Phil Berrigan and Liz McAlister, and niece of Daniel Berrigan, grew up at Jonah House in Baltimore, a Christian community […]
September 1, 2016 By Lisa Valanti On July 30th, Pittsburgh again made history by hosting the “US-Cuba Youth Boxing on the Bridge.” The event was televised live in Cuba; the first time […]
September 1, 2016 By Michael Drohan I can feel those blues coming on, even though it is still three months until the election. While one cannot preclude any kind of unforeseen circumstance […]
September 1, 2016 By James McCarville Zika is the latest of a string of strange new diseases to fill our headlines and feed our fears. The problem, of course, is what to […]
September 1, 2016 By Joyce Rothermel On August 3, the film, “The Empire’s War on the Border” was viewed at the Thomas Merton Center. This compelling documentary presents very clearly the current […]
September 1, 2016 By Bette McDevitt We often have guests at the Wednesday breakfast gathering of the Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF). In the last few months, we have had a young […]
September 1, 2016 By Ron Gaydos I have sat with Raqueeba Bey and Ayanna Jones, the founders of the Black Urban Gardeners (BUGS) and Farmers Cooperative of Pittsburgh, at one of East […]
September 1, 2016 By Michael Drohan During the weekend of July 31 to August 1, Pittsburgh was host to a Palestinian activist named Iyad Burnat, his wife Tasaheel and their young son. […]