May 10, 2016 By: JT Campbell On March 8, 2016, a new group came together in support of the Community Benefit Ordinance (CBO). It is petitioning Pittsburgh City Council to give 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.
April 20, 2016 By Jo Tavener I was reminded of the huge gaps in my knowledge of the political game with the outcome of the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Here is what […]
April 6, 2016 On April 14th, working class people from across Pittsburgh are coming together for a day of action to call for an equitable, livable city for all. Workers from across […]
April 19th, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard I had the extraordinary opportunity to not only witness a lecture by Bill Nye at the University of Pittsburgh, but meet him as well. I never […]
April 19, 2016 By: Nijah Glenn Happy Equal Pay Day (Okay, so maybe it was on April 12th, my apologies)! Actually, it would be happy if equal pay was actually equal pay […]
April 6, 2016 By: Nijah Glenn Local film documentarian Chris Ivey is the creator of East Of Liberty, which chronicled the very beginning of recent gentrification in East Liberty. I asked Chris […]
April 6, 2016 By: Neil Cosgrove The popularity among young people of Bernie Sanders’ proposals to fund tuition-free college education and student loan forgiveness is easy to understand, when we consider how […]
May 17, 2016 By: Nijah Gleen Hey hey hey hey everyone! If you’re reading this, Equal Pay Day for women has probably just passed in the last few weeks, and you’ve probably […]
May 17, 2016 By: Angelica Walker This infographic, based on the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, shows that white Americans are more likely than African Americans to have tried […]
Angelica Walker May 16, 2016 Conditions inside the Allegheny County Jail are now so bad that even jail employees are coming forward with concerns. A corrections officer, who has chosen to remain […]