By Neil Cosgrove When graduate students at the University of Wisconsin successfully formed a union in 1969 they made headlines because such an entity had never been seen before. But now, according […]
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 Krystal Knight and INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S STRIKE USA CHAPTER While 2016 was a tumultuous year for women globally, here in the U.S. most would attribute that to the catastrophe of the Trump […]
By Theresa Chalich With the 2020 U.S Presidential primary campaign underway, health care remains a top concern for voters. Sometimes it seems there are as many health care reform proposals as there […]
By Joyce Rothermel The first speaker of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests’ Spring Series is Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D., an award-winning economist with degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. His topic will be: […]
By Maggie Graham We Are All Related, a multimedia exhibit of photographic portraits, audiovisual recordings, and written narratives by acclaimed Pittsburgh photographer Andrea London, opens March 22 at 937 Gallery, downtown Pittsburgh. […]
By Jeff Cummings Last Friday night, I attended a preview of “Savior Samuel,” a play by local playwright Mark Clayton Southers. I am a big fan of Mr Southers’ work. He is […]
By Wanda Guthrie For quite a few years I have been following the work of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. The objective of the Forum established by Mary Evelyn Tucker […]
By Cheryl Bauer As a middle-school student in the mid-90’s, I was introduced to the pro-life movement by a Catholic friend. She enlightened me to the grisly process of partial-birth abortion, and […]
By Stepahine Schnupp Nearly two years ago on April 6th, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill to legalize medical cannabis, commonly referred to as marijuana, for qualifying conditions and ailments […]
By Michael Drohan The US has a long history of derailing or overthrowing democracies in Latin America. A good starting point, though not the first, might be the US interventions in Cuba […]