Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

Alyssa Figueroa is an associate editor at AlterNet. Follow @alyssa_fig subscribe to Alyssa Figueroa's feed

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why are Stand Your Ground laws applied to paranoid, gun-wielding men but not women fighting off domestic abusers?

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“We’re not just going to sit and wait. We’re going to make our local communities safe.”

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here's your illustrated guide to American personhood.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

#StoptheStigma against "Obvious Child" — a much-needed film depicting a positive abortion experience.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“Those people don’t believe what they’re saying,” the civil liberties-focused journalist says.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Protesting on ceremonious days to make a bold statement.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“We should not be sending homeless people the message that they are pests who need to be warded off.”

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Nell Bernstein discusses the harm and the horror of putting teenagers in prison.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The organizing director of 15 Now explains the tactics, obstacles and lessons learned from Seattle's fight for $15.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"It’s extremely important that people manifest in the streets. That this feeling is not allowed to be defused."

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“This will be the finale, a big missing piece.”

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report paints a disturbing picture of our unjust economy.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Critics says the film indicts the entire religion of Islam, not just the violent extremists responsible for the attack.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lawsuits, divestments and weak sales—oh my!

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Debbie and Chico Jimenez refuse to turn their backs on the hungry.

Posted on: May 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Last week, workers went on the largest fast-food strike in history. Could this be the civil rights movement of our time?

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here’s what headlines would look like if women weren’t treated like objects.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is what a surgical abortion looks like: safe and simple.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Three McDonald's workers reveal how they survive, while fighting for higher wages and a union.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meet Melinda Topel, a single mother with a college degree raising four children on poverty wages and no sick days.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New policies provide more hours and protect pregnant workers.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Walmart workers deliver a message about spreading the wealth.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What David Foster got wrong in his commentary in The Guardian about sexual freedom.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"You can’t go through that experience and not see on stark display how differently prisoners are treated."

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Reproductive rights are hanging on by a hair in the Lone Star State.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Angela Corey is making sure this domestic violence victim will suffer as much as possible.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

National People's Action breaks with tradition by openly confronting divisive racial topics.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Now this model citizen and father is paying for the court's mistake.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ensler joins other activists to talk about the state of female justice before One Billion Rising events culminate Friday.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Want to scrub oil off of endangered species? Or make wigs for cancer survivors? A new satirical video exposes the lies about KXL job creation.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Donel Fuller is just one out of potentially millions discriminated against because of a criminal history. But the Ban the Box campaign is changing that—with a huge success this week.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How one artist's quest to challenge our perceptions led to these captivating photos of homeless people dressed and posed exactly how they wanted to be seen.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"It's not really masculinity conservatives love, anyway — it's bullying."

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Q&A: The director of NPA describes their long-term plan to create a new economy and reclaim our democracy.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Reproductive freedom activists are organizing counter-protests to tell the truth about abortion.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

California governor Jerry Brown attempts to deal with the state’s unconstitutional overcrowding problem by building more prisons.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There was plenty of pushback and protest against corruption and the abuse of power.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald, director of “Unmanned: America's Drone Wars,” demands immediate response from Obama administration on the drone strike.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, Moms Demand Action intends to prove that mothers will never again be silent about gun violence.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

McDonald’s tried to get rid of Jason Hughes because of his organizing, but he’s still fighting with thousands of others on this Fast Food National Day of Action.

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