Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence

To make this culture of sexual harassment a thing of the past requires organizing and mass mobilization.

The Dangerous Dignity of War

Why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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.

Help Wanted—Female

The sexist job ads of the 60s are gone, but female-dominated jobs are still vastly undervalued today.

Donald Trump and the Politics of Impeachment

We should not underestimate the US president’s talent for undermining his own job security.

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?

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.

Obama’s Legacy Falls Short on Organizing

Technocratic liberals treat movement groups as another ‘special interest’ rather than a central pillar of their ability to govern.