"It's a case for criminals to see that if they ever commit a crime anywhere on this planet, they cannot run away and hide," Amanda Jara said after the verdict.
"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.
In 1964, the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers rocked the country. Their deaths cast a spotlight on horrifice violence and injustice.
Four organizers and activists were honored at this year's awards event sponsored by the People's World.
The Economic Policy Institute estimates 12.5 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay or see their existing rights strengthened, including 6.4 million women.
Advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras.
It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.
Convicted coal criminal Don Blankenship appeared in federal court for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger last Wednesday.
Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.
South Carolinians desperately need better paying jobs, more accessible health care and better schools, but Governor Haley is using a $400 million surplus for tax cuts for the wealthy.