By Norton Gusky ARTIST, MUSICIAN, AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST GINA CHAVEZ. Art, music, film, or theater have always portrayed social and political injustice. In today’s highly charged world there are artists who are […]
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.
OUR TRUE ENEMY IS ENDLESS WAR
By Mel Packer QASEM SOLEIMANI (1957 – 2020) WAS AN IRANIAN MAJOR GENERAL IN THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD COPRS AND COMMANDER OF THE DIVISION PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTRATERRITORIAL MILITARY AND CLANDESTINE OPREATIONS. […]
150 PRACTICAL WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT PART 2
By James McCarville Editor’s note: The NewPeople recognizes the value of these efforts, while also recognizing that readers may not have the level of affluence needed to carry many of them out. […]
WHEN A CRIMINAL RUNS THE NATION
By Michael Drohan In a recent interview with the online magazine Truthout, Noam Chomsky was interviewed by C.J.. Polychroniou. In this interview, Chomsky said that in his personal view Donald Trump “is […]
DOOMSDAY CLOCK: 100 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT
By Molly Rush The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock annually predicts the likelihood of nuclear war. This year the clock has been moved to an unprecedented 100 seconds to midnight. […]
THRIFTY GIVES OUT $10,000 OF VOUCHERS IN 2019
By Gabriel McMoreland Photos by Sheryland Neal SHAWNA HAMMOND HELPS A CUSTOMER AT THE EAST END COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE. The Thomas Merton Center congratulates Shawna Hammond and all the Thrifty volunteers on […]
A VALUED LEGACY: THE 1968 POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN
By Neil Cosgrove As the present-day Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) continues to gather steam, much can be learned and applied from examining the similar circumstances that gave birth to the original 1968 […]
RESPONDING TO BORDER CRUELTY
VIGILS HELD DAILY ON THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER CALL FOR AN END TO THE “REMAIN IN MEXICO” POLICY. By Symone Saul Photos by Symone Saul There is a breakdown in […]
UNITED MARCH FOR A SECULAR INDIA
Photos by Neil Cosgrove Hosted by Indians Against CAA NRC in Schenley Plaza in Oakland on January 26, 2020. The CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) was enacted into law on December 12, 2019 […]
By: Russ Fedorka NewPeople Newspaper VOL. 50 No. 1. February, 2020. All rights reserved.