Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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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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When Martin Luther King Gave Up His Guns

It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.
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Obama’s “Free Trade” Voyages: NAFTA Across the Oceans

Seeing drafts of new trade agreements that enhance corporate power could move people to similarly rash displays of democracy.
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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.
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If Nuns Went on Strike, the Church Would Shut Down

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A World Bank President Who’s Not a Crony or a War Criminal?

Mark Engler talks to Mark Weisbrot about the nomination of former Partners in Health executive director Jim Yong Kim.
NI-Jan-Feb2012

A Moment to Celebrate

Why the left should take the time to celebrate its victories.
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Obama’s “Free Trade” Follies: A Conversation with Global Trade Watch’s Todd Tucker

How "free trade" prevailed in the Obama White House.
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The Future of the #Occupy Movement: Solidarity and Escalation

The movement can propel significant changes. But #OccupyWallStreet and its allied occupations still have a ways to go before realizing their potential.
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America: Life in Prison Nation

Around 2.3 million US citizens are behind bars -- a number that dwarfs any other country.