Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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.

One Gas Leak Too Many

It’s fair to ask: ‘Can we just stop fracking, already?’

Claiming Our Victories

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

In Praise of Impractical Movements

Three Times When the World Broke Open– and Two When it Might Again

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.

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.