Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Archive for 2016

Why Targeting Corporate Democrats Is Part of the Fight Against Trump

Lessons from the George W. Bush years

Acts of Conscience on a Bended Knee

How one man's protest made waves around the US.

Protectors vs Pipelines

The native-led resistance at Standing Rock has emphasized environmentalism of a different complexion than is typically associated with ecological activism in the United States.

Kissinger is Not Our Friend

The former US Secretary of State endorsed human rights violations in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Argentina, yet Hillary Clinton calls him 'a friend.'

#VetsVsHate – and Trump

‘It’s part of a long and disturbing pattern of Donald Trump using veterans as a political prop, both for his own self-advantage and to advance an agenda of bigotry and hate,’ said Perry O’Brien, a US Army veteran.

What’s Not for Sale in Branded America?

Public spaces previously regarded as off-limits to private branding – schools, government buildings, and national parks – may soon display corporate logos in exchange for cash.

The ‘Fight for $15’ Dreams Big – and Wins

A significant victory for workers in the US.

One Gas Leak Too Many

It’s fair to ask: ‘Can we just stop fracking, already?’

Claiming Our Victories

Despite the cynics, social movement uprisings are producing some remarkable wins.

In Praise of Impractical Movements

Three Times When the World Broke Open– and Two When it Might Again