Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Sept12

Will Occupy Live to See Another Birthday?

On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, #S17, our U.S. columnist says the 99 per cent could sorely use another round of rebellion.
Sept12

Obama: A Better Adversary

Progressive movements are stronger when they can take on centrists or liberals than when pitted against elected conservatives.
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Return Your Eagle Scout Badge

Are you disgusted and outraged by the recent decision of the Boy Scouts of America to reaffirm its exclusion of gay members from the organization? You’re not alone.
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Student Debt Crisis: It’s Time for a Jubilee

Organizations that usually demand cancellation of debts owed by impoverished countries are now calling for debt forgiveness for a different group of borrowers: U.S. students.
NI-June2012

Tired of Burying Black Boys

The Trayvon Martin case is not rooted in an individual's bigotry, nor will the issues it raises be resolved by a single trial.
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Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action

Collaboration or cooptation? Expansion or dilution? Mark Engler on what to make of the 99% Spring.
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Guantanamo Has Got to Go

Protesting Ten Years of Indefinite Detention
NI-Jan-Feb2012

A Moment to Celebrate

Why the left should take the time to celebrate its victories.
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Iowa: The People’s Caucus

As caucus craziness reaches its peak in Iowa, the Occupy movement has not been left out.
NI-Dec2011

Why America’s 99% Have Rebelled

Those who have joined the #Occupy movement are drawing strength from shared experience. They are laying bare the failure of a system. And they are doing something to change it.