Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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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.

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

Acts of Conscience on a Bended Knee

How one man's protest made waves around the US.

Protectors vs Pipelines

The native-led resistance at Standing Rock has emphasized environmentalism of a different complexion than is typically associated with ecological activism in the United States.

Kissinger is Not Our Friend

The former US Secretary of State endorsed human rights violations in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Argentina, yet Hillary Clinton calls him 'a friend.'

#VetsVsHate – and Trump

‘It’s part of a long and disturbing pattern of Donald Trump using veterans as a political prop, both for his own self-advantage and to advance an agenda of bigotry and hate,’ said Perry O’Brien, a US Army veteran.

What’s Not for Sale in Branded America?

Public spaces previously regarded as off-limits to private branding – schools, government buildings, and national parks – may soon display corporate logos in exchange for cash.

The ‘Fight for $15’ Dreams Big – and Wins

A significant victory for workers in the US.