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 […]
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 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 […]
By Moriah Ella Mason Editor’s Note: The author has recently returned from spending ten days in the Palestinian West Bank with other activists from the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. The group engaged […]
By Jackie Smith, Intro by Cheryl Bauer The US Human Rights Cities Alliance and national human rights organizers are encouraging local organizers around the country to share with local and state officials […]
Dear Senator Casey: We have read with interest your recent message regarding your support for S.1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, noting especially your comments regarding […]
By Jackie Smith In late April, community activists from around Georgia and from as far as Seattle and New York gathered in Atlanta to learn about the growing global “human rights cities” […]