There was a night when Ann Feeney was singing an inflammatory song and I couldn’t bring myself to sing along. It was just like the trumpets were blowing and I decided to […]
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 Bette McDevitt Father Don Fisher, a founding member of the Merton Center, had a habit of taking long walks along Braddock Avenue in East Hills to prepare the sermons for his […]
by Kenneth Miller The National Garment Workers Federation of Bangladesh (NGWF) hosted an International Women’s Day protest in Bangladesh, a parade that began at the High Court in Dhaka, marched through the […]
Lakota Elders Truth Tour April 7th at 6:30pm University of Pittsburgh, Lawrence Hall, Room 121 Will you stand behind the Lakota Elders? Join us as traditional Lakota elders from Pine Ridge Reservation […]
by Mary Dawn Edwards Ten years have passed since a rebellion in Darfur in western Sudan against the Bashir government’s neglect of the region was met savagely by the central government and […]
by Edith Bell On Monday, April 15, from noon to 2:00 pm next to the Squirrel Hill post office on Murray Avenue, the Women’s international League for Peace and Freedom, Coalition for […]
by Jo Schlesinger Are you concerned about the cuts in essential federal economic and social programs through the sequestration and deep cuts made in the current State budget? We know that people […]
by Gerald Friedman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst