Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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.

#BlackLivesMatter

If the country is to be redeemed, it will depend on those who dissent—those who are now using their bodies to blockade bridges and highways.

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

People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall—Can it Defeat Corporate Rule?

Can people power also be successful in defeating the more diffuse evils of oligarchy and corporate rule?

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

After the Climate March

Savvy organizers use mass actions as choice opportunities for recruiting.

How did Gandhi win?

Lessons from the Salt March for today's social movements.