Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This year, there was plenty of resistance against abuses of power.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The officer tweeted: “I will use my God given and law appointed right and duty to kill you.”

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Activists say the best way to sustain the struggle is to let young black organizers take the lead.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Walmart has been ordered to stop making illegal threats against OUR Walmart members.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Protests over the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner continue.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is about changing policing as we know it.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Workers at chain retail stores won big with a Retail Workers Bill of Rights.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"We need a living wage to be able to support our families. They don't think we deserve it."

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And the Cleveland Police Department didn’t review the file before hiring him.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The city is attempting to control protests and activists’ demands.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cleveland police shot and killed Rice after believing his toy gun was real.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And they haven’t asked permission.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Victoria Alvarez explains why she and other Walmart workers nationwide are striking today, despite Walmart's attempts at silencing them.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

NYC and other cities nationwide erupted in protests after the Ferguson grand jury decision.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The domestic violence victim will finally be released in January.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Plus, the stores that are giving their workers off for the holiday.

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.

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