By Maggie Weaver “We conclude that the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” — Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1954 On May 17, 1954, the […]
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.
(Photo Caption: The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign calls attention to PNC Bank’s investment in nuclear weapon manufacturers on April 24th. (Photo provided by Bette McDevitt) By Bette McDevitt Rev. Dordal is a […]
(Photo Caption: Workers and organizers held up signs opposing wage theft at Chapel Harbor. (Photo: Matthew Bauer) A large banner was held up at the demonstration (Photo: Matthew Bauer) By Krystle M. Knight […]
By Will Lawbaugh They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are. –St. John Chrysostom Thomas Merton’s journals, from 1939 to his […]
By Joyce Rothermel Seven Catholic Plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning, April 5, at the Kings Bay Naval Base, St. Mary’s, Georgia. They entered the base on Wednesday night, April 4. […]
By Joyce Rothermel A wonderful opportunity is afforded to people in the Pittsburgh area June 1-3, 2018. That weekend, Pittsburgh Area Pax Christi, Veterans for Peace and the Thomas Merton Center are […]
By Lois Goldstein Think globally, act locally is a phrase that could have been written with Caryl Beal in mind. Caryl, who died on April 7, had strong beliefs that she linked […]
(Photo Caption: Photo provided by Kate Daher) By Kate Daher On April 11, Pittsburgh Jewish Voice for Peace co-founder, Dani Klein, artist and professor Hyla Willis, Bret Grote from the Abolitionist Law Center, […]
By Neil Cosgrove Confronted with an unfavorable National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that Block Communication, Inc. has violated labor law by refusing to pay a 5% increase in health insurance premiums […]
By Bette McDevitt You may have seen us over the years. Raging Grannies, wearing hats salvaged from attics, shiny beads reminiscent of Mardi Gras, and buttons with slogans that catalog past causes […]