By Lisa Valanti I just returned from a profoundly restorative week in Cuba. I have been going to Cuba since 1971, watching the Cuban experiment’s determination to create a better world. Today, […]
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 Sritma Chatterjee and Rahul Kumar The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA, hereafter) finally came into being this year and has led to a massive wave of protests all over India and also […]
By Joyce Rothermel Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow […]
By Joyce Rothermel Thomas Merton, TMC namesake, was a contemplative monk, yet he wrote to us about how we too can be contemplatives outside monastery walls and still live activist lives. One […]
By Kate Daher In several Arab countries including Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets under the banner “Palestine is not for sale” to protest Trump’s Mideast Initiative, […]
By Wendy Z. Goldman and Ginny Hildebrand Editor’s note: What follows is a transcript of a conversation between long-time activist and TMC member Ginny Hildebrand (GH) and Wendy Z. Goldman (WZG) is […]
By Molly Rush Focused on tweets and impeachment, the media has largely ignored the lasting damage being done by the Trump Administration in undermining the essential work of our government. Think Secretaries […]
Compiled By Joyce Rothermel Editors Note: What are you looking for in our presidential candidates/ president this election year? Several of our New People readers responded in our February issue. What follows […]
By Cheryl Bauer Harm reduction is a concept gaining attention in recent times, but that has existed for all of human history. The key principle of harm reduction is acknowledgment that certain […]
By Neil Cosgrove In the winter of 1978, my wife and I sought to buy our first house, and offered to purchase a home in Buffalo’s University District for $25,000. The largest […]