July 1, 2016 Carlana Rhoten On April 29th, our own Westmoreland County experienced a gas pipeline explosion. Given the massive destruction experienced across our nation and the world, it was relatively minor. […]
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.
July 1, 2016 By Joyce Rothermel Catholic social teaching offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment. It starts with the recognition that the dignity of the human person applies to both […]
July 1, 2016 By Jeremy Northup, Calla Kainaroi, and Alexandria Bright Tonight there was bologna and cheese, one box, about 20 sandwiches or so amidst other boxes of expected peanut butter and […]
Information provided by School of the Americas Watch and compiled by Josh Sturman for this article At a time when refugees who are fleeing U.S.-sponsored violence are being branded as criminals, rapists […]
July 1, 2016 By Jim McCarville A Thomas Merton Center (TMC) potluck, June 15, explored the political, economic and social crisis wreaking havoc in Brazil. Three speakers participated; Carolyn Kazdin, a United […]
July 1, 2016 By Michael Drohan Historian Robert O. Paxton wrote a book in 2005 entitled The Anatomy of Fascism which defines fascism as follows: “Fascism may, be defined as a form […]
July 1, 2016 By Laura Quinn Review of Book: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer, Doubleday, 2016, 449 pages. Jane […]
July 1, 2016 By Mireille Maddah In recent news, an Austrian-based men’s progressive lifestyle magazine decided to do the unthinkable: print its latest issue with an HIV+ blood-infused ink. It sounds disturbing […]
July 1, 2016 By Jim McCarville Thomas Merton was an amazing figure in the exploration of contemplation and action. Today, he is an icon in the fields of peace, justice, ecology and […]
July 1, 2016 By Michael Drohan On May 27, 2016, President Obama visited Japan and the city of Hiroshima more than seventy decades after the United States dropped the 10,000 pound atomic […]