Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

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.

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.

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