Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

Posted on: Nov 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As Black Friday protests near, a new report reveals Walmart can raise employee wages without costing consumers a dime.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Walmart workers are not backing down in their fight for better working conditions, and the nation is beginning to join them.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new video shows the 20-year-old student screaming in pain after cops attacked him.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a recent interview, Holder implied that even though he doesn’t agree with reporter Glenn Greenwald’s actions, he wouldn’t prosecute him.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Registered Nurses Response Network shows it knows how to help after all-too-frequent disasters.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Greenpeace activists imprisoned in Russia for protesting oil drilling in the Arctic are up against a proud Putin hungry for an energy grab.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Men write about domestic violence experienced by women they know, in a weekly compilation of letters from the #31forMarissa project.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Everyone has a responsibility to seek justice for drone victims.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's time to put a stop to corporate pinkwashing.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new Huffington Post investigation reveals the company that is cashing in despite widespread abuse at facilities for youth.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

‘The pain will never go away:’ Hear from families who lost their loved ones, and join the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality on October 22.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Men write about domestic violence experienced by women they know, in a weekly compilation of letters from the #31forMarissa project.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Men write about domestic violence experienced by women they know, in a weekly compilation of letters from the #31forMarissa project.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Read the first letter from the #31forMarissa project, in which men write about domestic violence experienced by women they know.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A Q&A with the Story of Stuff Project founder about her new video on the biggest obstacles to change and how we can overcome them.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Activists dropped banners and marched in a “Fast Track” train to draw attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that corporations are trying to quickly make law.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The makers of the new documentary “After Tiller” discuss the controversial procedure of late-term abortion and the four doctors in the U.S. who perform it.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Wait But Why's blog that tells Generation Y to “stop complaining” about their situation only works to prop up a system of inequality.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"We recognize such sacrifice is at times the only means to an end of fascist oppression,” the statement said.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

After DOMA's repeal, it was unknown whether married same-sex couples who moved to states that don’t recognize their marriages would be recognized by the IRS.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new short doc depicts the problem of mass incarceration as well as the new movement rising up against it.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Young people are financially stretched as it is—will they be able to help chip in to the new health system?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The author of a new book discusses what made King's famous speech both "timely and timeless."

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bush's No Child Left Behind Act and Obama's Race to the Top grant program means testing giants are raking in the dough.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

BART authorities have dragged their feet, hired a pricey anti-labor negotiator and spread misinformation about the unions' agenda.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ongoing public outcry over Zimmerman's acquittal may actually spark some change.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A lawsuit alleges that the Federal Housing Finance Agency has withheld $382 million from the National Housing Trust Fund.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Is public shaming an effective way to change behavior? We interview someone who has been shamed and his shamer to find out.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

BART management and unions agree to extend current contract for 30 more days of negotiation.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

News and social media are awash in misunderstanding and disinfo about the strike. Here are the facts that matter.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Peaceful environmental protesters framed as criminals? Guess who’s scared of people power…

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Jeremy Scahill’s new documentary reveals how dirty wars take innocent lives and make us less safe.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Annoyed that the Kochs may buy up your media? Here’s how your own organization can capture a spot on the airwaves.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

If Beyonce can call out sexism in front of a jam-packed concert venue, we can call out the injustices in front of a new group of friends.

Posted on: May 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As Florida continues to search for their Powerball winner, some people are still fantasizing about what they would do if they won.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

During Obama's speech on Thursday, CODEPINK's co-founder Medea Benjamin demanded the closure of GITMO and the end of his killer drone program.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Obama on when he learned about IRS targeting conservative groups: "I think it was on Friday."

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While college students struggle to afford an education, public university presidents are making big bucks.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why wouldn’t the media want to address Ramsey’s comical yet wise comments about race and its sociological effects?

Posted on: May 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Slot machine losses are taxes on suffering addicts to prevent states from going bust.

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