By Molly Rush
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 Charles McCollester President Trump’s government shutdown was a cheap, tawdry, fear-mongering piece of blackmail designed to assert his will over Congress and possibly impose a shameful border wall, even if it […]
By Symone Saul In December of 2018, I observed first-hand the humanitarian crisis at the so-called Texas-Mexico border and found volunteers and activists working outside traditional bureaucratic systems to address long-term and […]
By Joyce Rothermel Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is currently facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis; the United Nations reports that half of the population is already facing pre-famine […]
By Michael Drohan Brazil elected a new President of the country in October 2018 named Jair Bolsonaro. He took office on January 1, 2019. Bolsonaro is reckoned to be a Trump on […]
By Neil Cosgrove When graduate students at the University of Wisconsin successfully formed a union in 1969 they made headlines because such an entity had never been seen before. But now, according […]
By Krystal Knight and INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S STRIKE USA CHAPTER While 2016 was a tumultuous year for women globally, here in the U.S. most would attribute that to the catastrophe of the Trump […]
By Theresa Chalich With the 2020 U.S Presidential primary campaign underway, health care remains a top concern for voters. Sometimes it seems there are as many health care reform proposals as there […]
By Joyce Rothermel The first speaker of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests’ Spring Series is Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D., an award-winning economist with degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. His topic will be: […]
By Maggie Graham We Are All Related, a multimedia exhibit of photographic portraits, audiovisual recordings, and written narratives by acclaimed Pittsburgh photographer Andrea London, opens March 22 at 937 Gallery, downtown Pittsburgh. […]