Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Donald Trump and the Politics of Impeachment

We should not underestimate the US president’s talent for undermining his own job security.
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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?
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Boosting the Backlash Against Trump

Progressives have to try to maximize the liberatory potential of a growing discontent.
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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.
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Why Targeting Corporate Democrats Is Part of the Fight Against Trump

Lessons from the George W. Bush years
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Claiming Our Victories

Despite the cynics, social movement uprisings are producing some remarkable wins.
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In Praise of Impractical Movements

Three Times When the World Broke Open– and Two When it Might Again
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The Massive Immigrants Rights Protests of 2006 Are Still Changing Politics

Popular uprising have ramifications that go beyond immediate legislative results, and they can alter the climate of political debate.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Disruptor Not a Peacemaker

Like those of Black Lives Matter activists today, King’s methods were widely criticized— even when they were effective.
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Why MLK Chose Not to Run for President

Like Bernie Sanders today, Martin Luther King, Jr. considered launching a presidential campaign to oppose military interventionism and promote democratic socialism. Here’s why he decided against it.