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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Mark Engler

Mark Engler

Mark Engler is a writer based in Philadelphia and an editorial board member at Dissent. He is the co-author, along with Paul Engler, of the new book on the craft of mass mobilization, "This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century" (2015). He can be reached via the website www.thisisanuprising.org.

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In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the "Overton Window," the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated.

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Can Social Movements Realign America's Political Parties to Implement Big Change?

Groups such as Sunrise and Justice Democrats are reviving the old idea of realignment, with hopes of provoking new political transformations.

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It's a Myth That Presidents Welcome Movement Pressure—and Biden Is No Different

Politicians fear the disruptive power of a mobilized base, even when it helps them succeed.

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Jeff Bezos Has Enough! It’s Time for a Maximum Wage

 A Q&A with author Sam Pizzigati

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The Transformative Power of Democratic Uprisings

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