By Cheryl Bauer Six months after County Councilpersons DeWitt Walton and Paul Klein proposed legislation to initiate a citizenled oversight committee for the 105+ municipal police departments in Allegheny County, we have […]
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.
TRANSCRIPTION BY SHERYLAND NEAL AND DEAN MOUGIANIS PHOTOS BY ERTEL PHOTOGRAPHY EDITORS NOTE: THE THOMAS MERTON CENTER PRESENTED THE 2019 NEW PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD TO WASI MOHAMED – AN ACTIVIST […]
By: Neil Cosgrove Wasi Mohamed wants to emphasize one thing about his selection as the Merton Center’s 2019 New Person of the Year. “I only accept this award as a recognition of […]
By Jack Collins On Thursday April 25th ten crazed cyclists took to Oakland’s streets to cause traffic problems and annoy the Pittsburgh police department in a cartoonish way. The cyclists threw caution […]
By Molly Rush No surprise. Former and current anti-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Administrators Scott Pruitt and Andrew Wheeler sure did their boss’s bidding. From day one the strategic plan was to undermine […]
By Joyce Rothermel The Merton Center was founded in 1972 by faithbased people seeking to follow and live out the teachings of Jesus Christ and joining with others to build a more […]
By Gabriel McMoreland Greetings Thomas Merton Center Family, The Thomas Merton Center is proud to present the 2019 New Person of the Year Award to Wasi Mohamed – an activist working to […]
By The Shutdown Berks Campaign The Berks County Residential Center (BCRC) is a prison for immigrant families, where children as young as two-weeksold have been incarcerated. By incarcerating and mistreating immigrant families, […]
By Neil Cosgrove As June 30 approaches, the doomsday when the consent decree between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Allegheny Health Network/Highmark expires, much justifiable sympathy is being directed […]
By Symone Saul Ok, ok, maybe Wasi Mohamed isn’t exactly new. He’s been helping out in all the important spaces for years now and is well-known across the interfaith communities, progressive political […]