Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

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.

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.