Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Watch: Morning Joe suggests rap is to blame for SAE racism. #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery responds.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Millions of workers are suffering from anxiety, depression and even PTSD because of bully bosses.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

On the heels of a damning new report, the Right to Rest campaign pushes for statewide legislation to stop discrimination against homeless people.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

“We know that direct action works. We have seen it work for hundreds of years.”

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Cops are killing, pepper spraying and tasing, even on camera.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A manager comes forward to reveal the corporation’s abusive culture and the way it retaliates against workers organizing for change.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

“Would you talk to your mother like that?”

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The assault on reproductive freedom in this country is worse than you think.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This is big news for the anti-rape movement.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This year, organizers are highlighting Dr. King’s radical legacy of civil disobedience.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A homelessness advocate reflects on 30 years of "accountable organizing" to build a social justice movement.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

New York transit officials find a flimsy excuse to crack down on this form of peaceful protest.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From illegal discipline to mistreating pregnant workers, the corporation stooped to dismal lows this year.

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.