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Florida jury holds ex-officer liable for slaying Victor Jara in Chile

"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.

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Beyond Hollywood: The real life horrors of solitary confinement

"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.

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Decades later, Mississippi is still burning

In 1964, the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers rocked the country. Their deaths cast a spotlight on horrifice violence and injustice.

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Four labor/community leaders receive Hershel Walker Peace & Justice Award

Four organizers and activists were honored at this year's awards event sponsored by the People's World.

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Women's rights group hails and right wing slams new overtime rule

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.

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New York City protesters demand justice for slain Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras.

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On May Day

It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.

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Dead miners’ families react to coal criminal Blankenship’s 12 month jail sentence

Convicted coal criminal Don Blankenship appeared in federal court for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger last Wednesday.

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Minnesota private prison debate raises issues of race, justice

Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.

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South Carolina voters want to reverse damage by GOP state government

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.

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