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.