By Jeff C We’ve come a long way with Mumia abu Jamal. On Thursday, 12/27/18, a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge ruled that he can re-argue his appeal case. Way back […]
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 Cheryl Bauer In the wake of the shooting of Antwon Rose in the summer of 2018, Allegheny county residents and activists amplified their call for greater accountability of county law enforcement […]
By Edith Bell The environmental footprint of war must be a major topic of discussion in the context of global warming, yet it is often ignored. On February 24 at 2 p.m. […]
By Mike Schneider Eliza Griswold is an accomplished, award-winning poet, who also writes for The New Yorker and covers southwestern Pennsylvania politics. This year, she published Amity and Prosperity, One Family and […]
Looking ahead to the spring, the Association of Pittsburgh Priests invites you to put the dates of this year’s spring speakers’ series on your calendars now. All events will be held at […]
By John Hemington Jeffrey Sachs will soon be speaking in Pittsburgh. He has become the establishment’s bright liberal light by opposing the right-wing ‘Freedom Caucus’ and supporting efforts to combat global climate […]
By Peter Oresick Peter Oresick (pronounced o-RES-ik) (1955-2016) was a poet, publisher, professor, and painter of Carpatho-Rusyn descent. The son and grandson of glassworkers, Peter grew up in the working-class factory town […]