By JOYCE Rothermel Meeting our annual budget every year is a great challenge for the Thomas Merton Center. Highly dependent on donations from members, we were ecstatic when we were approached by […]
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 JOHN AND DIXIE TYMITZ On Monday, September 17, 2018, we finally finished the process of withdrawing our monies from PNC because of the Stop Banking The Bomb Campaign. Originally we thought […]
By JOYCE ROTHERMEL This year’s Fall Speakers Series of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests will conclude with Tony Flannery, C.Ss.R. on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 PM at the Kearns Spirituality Center, […]
By JESS BENHAM Legislation protecting the rights of children with disabilities was very new when I was in grade school, and few schools knew their legal responsibilities. Though I would’ve qualified for […]
By MARIANNE NOVY While some were expecting that the Nobel Peace Prize of 2018 would go to one or more of the rulers involved in the steps toward rapprochement between North and […]
By NEIL COSGROVE In The Black and the Blue (Hachette, 2018), former Arlington, VA police officer and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agent Matthew Horace brings his perspective as a black cop […]
By BOB MASON The Deadly Exchange refers to “a campaign to end police exchange programs between the United States and Israel. These programs facilitate an exchange of worst practices, including racial profiling, […]
By MOLLY RUSH Let’s suppose that the Democrats regain control of the House and Senate this year and the presidency in 2020. The question that torments me is this. What will it […]
By MICHAEL DROHAN Early in October a man was sworn in to the US Supreme Court who, during his confirmation hearings, lied and perjured himself. Allegations against him of sexual assault remain […]
By PETER ORESICK Reading, weary again. I think of Marx’s eyes: hard, indefatigable pepper- corns. Outside, sprinklers whir and spin, persistent as the March of Dimes volunteer. I give, I […]