Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Archive for 2017

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Help Wanted—Female

The sexist job ads of the 60s are gone, but female-dominated jobs are still vastly undervalued today.
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Donald Trump and the Politics of Impeachment

We should not underestimate the US president’s talent for undermining his own job security.
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The Right Way to Rewrite NAFTA

What is an internationalist to make of Donald J Trump’s vow to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement?
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Boosting the Backlash Against Trump

Progressives have to try to maximize the liberatory potential of a growing discontent.
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When Sanctuary is Resistance

In the United States in the 1980s, the simple act of providing refuge became a form of civil disobedience. Three decades later, in the era of Trump, providing sanctuary may again qualify as a radical stance.
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Gandhi’s strategy for success — use more than one strategy

How creating a "healthy ecology of change" can help propel social movements.
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Obama’s Legacy Falls Short on Organizing

Technocratic liberals treat movement groups as another ‘special interest’ rather than a central pillar of their ability to govern.
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When Women Revolted

A wave of disruptive protest fifty years ago helped put women’s liberation on the map–and showcased a radical feminist vision of that remains relevant in the age of Trump.
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Trump Can be Beaten Because he is the Establishment

We must respond with a genuine vision for ending the corrupt politics of privilege.