Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Down with America’s Racist Monuments

Taking down monuments to people who fought to defend slavery should not be controversial at all. Yet in the US today, it is.

How ACT UP Fought Back

Lessons from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Boosting the Backlash Against Trump

Progressives have to try to maximize the liberatory potential of a growing discontent.

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.

Gandhi’s strategy for success — use more than one strategy

How creating a "healthy ecology of change" can help propel social movements.

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.

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.

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

A significant victory for workers in the US.