By Joyce Rothermel The Stop Banking the Bomb Campaign (SBTB) continues its work in Pittsburgh and beyond to pressure PNC to end their $1.154 billion in loans to nuclear weapons manufacturers. 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.
This summer brings a season of gratitude from TMC staff to our Merton Center members, friends, and supporters. Many thanks to Jan McMannis and Tony Buba for hosting the annual Cornerstone Garden […]
BY NIJMIE DZURINKO AND BEN FIORILLO In December 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, a new movement that would unite poor people across […]
By Neil Cosgrove The Thomas Merton Center (TMC) and TMC project Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT) have joined a lawsuit against Uber, the world’s largest ride-sharing service. The class-action suit argues that […]
YOUNG WOMAN SPEAKS TO CROWD OF PROTESTERS IN KHARTOUM, SUDAN./ COPIED FROM NEWS FOOTAGE BY LYDIA ROSENBERG. By Mary Dawn Edwards The Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) will hold its Seventh Annual […]
By Susan M Smith I hope you have been hearing about Stop Banking the Bomb’s (SBTB’s) efforts to get PNC to stop supporting the creation of nuclear weapons. I have. I have […]
By Carolyn Pallof Growing up only twenty minutes from the center of the city of Pittsburgh, I was always immersed in the steel town culture. Sundays were reserved for Steeler games; hot […]
By Junction Coalition EDITOR’S NOTE: FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, PITTSBURGH’S DEPARTMENT OF MOBILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE (DOMI) HAS FLOATED A PROPOSAL TO BUILD A ROADWAY THROUGH SCHENLEY PARK, ALONG JUNCTION HOLLOW TRAIL. […]
By Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM I first met Robert Mugabe in 1978 in Maputo, Mozambique. I had been deported from then Rhodesia the previous year after spending three weeks in detention for […]
By Russ Fedorka NewPeople Newspaper VOL. 49 No. 8. October, 2019. All rights reserved.