May 10, 2016 By: Jo Tavener March 30th was a great day for the anti-Trump forces. Brought to you by an unexpected ally, Chris Mathews of MSNBC and his bullying interview style, […]
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.
Just Let Trans People go to the Bathroom, Okay?
April 20, 2016 By: Matt Petras I remember sitting in a study hall during my senior year of high school, speaking with two friends of mine. They’re both politically moderate people who […]
Federal Rules of Cleaner Rivers
April 13, 2016 By: Kathleen Mannard The three rivers of Pittsburgh act as a symbol of Pittsburgh’s history, transformation, and future. During the steel boom, Pittsburgh’s rivers were heavily polluted with toxic […]
The Gaps in Health Care (2)
April 6, 2016 By Imaz Athar Read part 1 here. As a volunteer counselor at APPRISE—an agency that provides free one-on-one health insurance counseling to individuals—I spent the day helping advise our […]
Pittsburgh Feminist Environmental Activist Groups
April 6, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard At first, I was unsure how the environment and the feminist movement intertwined. However, upon further research, I realized how important maternal and women’s health is […]
April 6, 2016 By Kathleen Mannard Did you know Earth Day is in a couple weeks? In all honesty, I didn’t know. In fact, I don’t think I have ever genuinely seen […]
Georgia Bill’s Defeat is a Good Sign
April 6, 2016 Matt Petras Georgia’s discriminatory piece of legislation House Bill 757, which was propped up as a defense of religious liberty, has been in the news a lot lately, and […]
The Gaps in Health Care (1)
March 30, 2016 By Imaz Athar Physicians are polarizing figures. If they do right, successfully treat an ailment or discover a brand new therapy, we view them as our ultimate medical […]
Trans Game Critic Crowdfunds Gender Surgery
March 30, 2016 By Matt Petras Today, in a media landscape full of corporatist phonies like CNN, passionate people are willing to fork up the cash to support independent media. Many diverse […]
Prejudice Against Bisexuals Exist
March 30, 2016 By Matt Petras One day I was speaking to a friend of mine who is absolutely liberal-minded, but said something alarmingly not liberal-minded. It was certainly said with the […]