Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

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.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As leaders like Planned Parenthood are dropping "pro-choice" language, is there a smart alternative—and should there be one?

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Anti-choice protesters are taking down license plates and tracking doctors and patients on spreadsheets.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“Based on our preaching of the scripture, we would have been in error to allow the service in our church,” the pastor said.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“Poor doors” simply reflect the inequality inherent in our society.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The man behind the hilarious blog mocking Women Against Feminism believes humor is the best defense.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

‘We are losing a generation because of drones’ says activist Mary Anne Grady Flores.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The NYPD's use of chokeholds, like the one that recently killed Eric Garner, is increasing.

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.

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