Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The retail giant would rather hold a food drive than pay a living wage.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rich companies like Walmart want more tax cuts now and in the next Congress.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

‘We don’t see any interest from police in shifting their relationship with the communities they serve.’

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Anti-choice ‘science’ is even making its way up to the Supreme Court.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"There shouldn’t be a categorical exclusion of people without a real consideration of their lives."

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour continues making racial slurs. Let’s stop giving money to the clients of his lobbyist firm.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The city has set the bar, winning $15 for all workers, no exceptions.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

#MyAntiRapeFace is women’s sassy response.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Arnold Abbott faces prison time and large fines, but that’s not stopping him.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Berkeley’s success proves that communities can be victorious through effective organizing.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Apparently, the 5th Amendment doesn’t protect fingerprint passcodes.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

At Walmart, the bottom line is always the bottom line.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Check your potty privilege!

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of students are taking part in the National Carry That Weight day of action.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In less than two years, myths about sharing food with homeless people led to a wave of new restrictions.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Recent videos illustrate what happens when "broken windows" policing is the law of the land.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Author Peter Gray talks about why children today have such trouble learning.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When you hear climate change you think of crazy weather, but there are other frightening effects.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have to grapple with free speech and hate speech—and they haven’t done a good job.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How 'failure to protect' laws are locking up mothers whose partners commit child abuse.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“I was in the middle of the highway having contractions with guns pointed at me.”

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some are celebrating the move because Obamacare can provide more affordable coverage. Not so fast!

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'I’m taking matters into my own hands…I’m becoming a dude.'

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Brittany Maynard, 29, discusses how she will die with dignity.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New research finds that 90 percent of female restaurant workers report being bothered by sexual harassment from customers.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Your tax dollars are funding religiously affiliated, medically inaccurate centers focused on preventing women from accessing abortion services.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"With the closure of all but eight abortion clinics in a state as large and populous as Texas, the effects will be devastating."

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is the second recent incident involving use of force on a pregnant woman.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Animal cruelty, lying about taxes and firing whistleblowers—all in the name of profit.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“This won’t be tolerated. Not in our town, not anywhere.”

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the NRA-sponsored event, officers compete by shooting human silhouette targets.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Low-paid employees working for the richest family in America have to buy clothes they can’t afford to adhere to the corporation’s new dress code.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Senior Emma Sulkowicz is protesting through her art project. (Video)

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Oakland activists are working to stop Urban Shield, a militarized weapons expo and training program, from coming to town.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Southern Poverty Law Center and MTV have teamed up to help you “unlearn bias.”

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

‘This is someone who tried desperately to work and make ends meet.’

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

While some cities see positive results, the cameras also have their limits.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Peace for MO."

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The video shows Kajieme Powell final moments before being shot.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A coordinated “Block the Boat” solidarity action will leave Israel looking elsewhere to unload its goods.

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