Stories by Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Lauren Kelley's feed

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Recent battles against reproductive rights and unions, and the gender wage gap, make it clear that this country doesn't support mothers.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"African Americans are caught," says Rev. William Barber. "On one hand, we fight against stand-your-ground laws, but once the laws are on the books they aren't applied to us."

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

ALEC has made some concessions, but activists are keeping the pressure on, expanding their focus beyond corporations to target elected officials who align themselves with ALEC.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Think the anti-choicers in statehouses around the country are coming up with abortion bans all by themselves? Think again.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Recently there have been several instances in which the public spoke out loud enough that a major organization or company had to back down, David and Goliath-style.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As outraged as Americans are about robo-signing (and they should be), the use of foreclosure mills doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of Bank of America's dastardly deeds.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While not a new concept, creative activism does seem to be having a "moment" right now as activists look for ways to draw attention to the recent attacks on our rights.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While most progressives are aware of Wal-Mart's labor problems, they may not know about the way workers at an Amazon shipping facility are treated.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Consumers were outraged when Bank of America announced a $5 debit fee last fall. Undeterred, some banks are now quietly imposing even more fees.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ordinary citizens aren't the only ones protesting the GOP's anti-gay, anti-woman measures -- several lawmakers and a judge recently did too.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The birth control skirmish is not the only regressive, anti-woman, anti-science battle being waged in this country.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These companies figured out that support for marriage equality is good for business. When will labor rights be good for business?

Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The big win here is that an anti-choice power play failed in the court of public opinion.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Celebrities really should have turned down these endorsements, for our sake and theirs.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Americans pay hundreds of dollars each year in hidden fees. Here are the most egregious examples that every consumer should be aware of, plus ideas for fighting back.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While no company is perfect, it's good to know that at least a few for-profit entities did some good things for the environment and society this year.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Now that there are fewer physical occupation sites for mainstream news outlets to cover, you may be missing some intriguing stories from occupiers around the nation.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street has started drawing support from an unlikely source: for-profit companies.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A controversial grassroots anti-rape movement makes its way to New York, with style and substance on the streets of the Village.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Many of these companies have earned credibility among progressives, despite having a poor track record with the environment, sexism, union busting, monopolizing, and more.