Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

#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.

Ending Corporate Rule

Can we find a way to loosen big business's stranglehold on the US?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Let’s Not Work Together

Obama has chosen the wrong issue on which to embrace collaboration. The TPP is bad policy. And some ideological divides don’t deserve to be bridged.

What makes nonviolent movements explode?

Despite the demonstrated power of sacrifice and disruption, it is rare that groups risk either in significant measure — and even rarer that the two are combined in thoughtful and creative ways

From the Berlin Wall to today — Lessons for harnessing the moment of the whirlwind

Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics