Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Bernie Sanders: Revolution Beyond the Ballot Box

The surge of interest in socialism – and a willingness to break with deep-seated American political taboos to openly espouse it – clearly owes much to one man: Bernie Sanders.

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.

New Book!

Now available from Nation Books.

A Good Moment to Make a Scene

Protests work when they escalate, refusing to be silenced. And right now, urgent cries for racial justice must not go unheard.

#ShellNo: The Triumph of the Kayaktivists

Sometimes those who are creative and daring – those who paddle hard and bring enough friends – prevail in spite of cynics and detractors.

Act Against Amazon!

Some have asked whether it’s finally ‘time to break up with Amazon’.

A Pope in Washington

If religious leaders have a constructive role to play in political life, it should be one of discomforting the powerful. In his finest moments, Pope Francis has taken this as his mandate.