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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.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Israel has as much right to a nation-state as Palestine, or Iraq, or Iran, or India, or the United States, or Great Britain, or Germany, or Russia or […]
Marie Bellin, long-time friend of the Merton Center and admirer of Thomas Merton. Marie was a faithful member of the Thomas Merton Study Group in the earlier years of the Center. She […]
By Molly Rush
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 […]