Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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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.

Let’s end corruption – starting with Wall Street

As the #OccupyWallStreet protests continue to grow, bankers must be held to account for their ill-gotten gains.

How #OccupyWallStreet Is Evolving and Gaining Power

How the anti-corporate protests have evolved into the populist force now sweeping the nation.

Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right

They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?

Soul of a Citizen: A Review

Paul Rogat Loeb's well-regarded 1999 book on activism is out in a revised and updated edition.

Heating Up Climate Action

This fall is becoming a breakthrough season for the emerging social movement for climate justice.

The “Battle in Seattle” at Ten

Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?

Pranksters Fixing the World

With a new film, the Yes Men carry forth their gonzo brand of anti-corporate activism.

Climate Disobedience

Deciding the time has come for direct action to stop global warming.

The Impact of the “Battle In Seattle”

The 1999 protests against the WTO were dramatic enough to inspire a new feature film, but did they actually make a difference?