Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Archive for 2012

It’s Time for a Union at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart claims to respect its employees' freedom of association. Yet, of more than 4,500 "Supercenters" and other retail locations in North America, not one is home to a unionized workforce.

After the Election: Time to Stop Settling for the Lesser Evil

How not to make every vote count

Recognizing the limits of voting should not prevent us from appreciating the seriousness of an aggressive conservative campaign against the franchise

Will Occupy Live to See Another Birthday?

On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, #S17, our U.S. columnist says the 99 per cent could sorely use another round of rebellion.

Obama: A Better Adversary

Progressive movements are stronger when they can take on centrists or liberals than when pitted against elected conservatives.

Wall Street quiere que les estemos agradecidos

El progreso internacional en la recuperación del descenso económico de los últimos años ha ido a paso de tortuga. Pero hay crecimiento al menos en un sector.

Wall Street Wants Your Gratitude

International progress in recovering from the economic downturn of recent years has been sluggish. But there is growth in at least one sector: The shamelessness of the global financial elite.

Return Your Eagle Scout Badge

Are you disgusted and outraged by the recent decision of the Boy Scouts of America to reaffirm its exclusion of gay members from the organization? You’re not alone.

Student Debt Crisis: It’s Time for a Jubilee

Organizations that usually demand cancellation of debts owed by impoverished countries are now calling for debt forgiveness for a different group of borrowers: U.S. students.

The Politics of Your Summer Vacation