Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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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.

Guantanamo Has Got to Go

Protesting Ten Years of Indefinite Detention

A Moment to Celebrate

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

Iowa: The People’s Caucus

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

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.