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?

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.

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.

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.

If Nuns Went on Strike, the Church Would Shut Down

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.

A Moment to Celebrate

Why the left should take the time to celebrate its victories.

Obama’s “Free Trade” Follies: A Conversation with Global Trade Watch’s Todd Tucker

How "free trade" prevailed in the Obama White House.

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.

America: Life in Prison Nation

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