Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ensler joins other activists to talk about the state of female justice before One Billion Rising events culminate Friday.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Want to scrub oil off of endangered species? Or make wigs for cancer survivors? A new satirical video exposes the lies about KXL job creation.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Donel Fuller is just one out of potentially millions discriminated against because of a criminal history. But the Ban the Box campaign is changing that—with a huge success this week.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How one artist's quest to challenge our perceptions led to these captivating photos of homeless people dressed and posed exactly how they wanted to be seen.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"It's not really masculinity conservatives love, anyway — it's bullying."

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Q&A: The director of NPA describes their long-term plan to create a new economy and reclaim our democracy.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Reproductive freedom activists are organizing counter-protests to tell the truth about abortion.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

California governor Jerry Brown attempts to deal with the state’s unconstitutional overcrowding problem by building more prisons.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There was plenty of pushback and protest against corruption and the abuse of power.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald, director of “Unmanned: America's Drone Wars,” demands immediate response from Obama administration on the drone strike.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, Moms Demand Action intends to prove that mothers will never again be silent about gun violence.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

McDonald’s tried to get rid of Jason Hughes because of his organizing, but he’s still fighting with thousands of others on this Fast Food National Day of Action.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A Walmart worker who was fired after taking part in the longest strike ever against the corporation continues to fight for his former co-workers.

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.