Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

U.S. Politics / Elections rss

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.

Trump Can be Beaten Because he is the Establishment

We must respond with a genuine vision for ending the corrupt politics of privilege.

Why Targeting Corporate Democrats Is Part of the Fight Against Trump

Lessons from the George W. Bush years

Claiming Our Victories

Despite the cynics, social movement uprisings are producing some remarkable wins.