Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

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

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.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The organizing director of 15 Now explains the tactics, obstacles and lessons learned from Seattle's fight for $15.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"It’s extremely important that people manifest in the streets. That this feeling is not allowed to be defused."

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“This will be the finale, a big missing piece.”

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report paints a disturbing picture of our unjust economy.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Critics says the film indicts the entire religion of Islam, not just the violent extremists responsible for the attack.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lawsuits, divestments and weak sales—oh my!

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Debbie and Chico Jimenez refuse to turn their backs on the hungry.

Posted on: May 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Last week, workers went on the largest fast-food strike in history. Could this be the civil rights movement of our time?

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here’s what headlines would look like if women weren’t treated like objects.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is what a surgical abortion looks like: safe and simple.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Three McDonald's workers reveal how they survive, while fighting for higher wages and a union.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Meet Melinda Topel, a single mother with a college degree raising four children on poverty wages and no sick days.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New policies provide more hours and protect pregnant workers.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Walmart workers deliver a message about spreading the wealth.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What David Foster got wrong in his commentary in The Guardian about sexual freedom.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"You can’t go through that experience and not see on stark display how differently prisoners are treated."

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