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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 book on the craft of mass mobilization, "This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century" (2015).

Articles by this author

 

This US City Is Creating a Model for Fighting Mass Incarceration

Abolitionists and advocates of criminal justice reform in Los Angeles County have amassed some impressive victories, laying out a vision for reducing incarceration and providing care that could have national significance.

Mark Engler ·


Like Biden's Bold Moves on Government Spending? Thank Social Movements

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

Mark Engler ·


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.

Mark Engler ·


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.

Mark Engler ·


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

 A Q&A with author Sam Pizzigati

Mark Engler ·




The Transformative Power of Democratic Uprisings

In praise of impractical movements: Three times when the world broke open—and two when it might again

Mark Engler ·

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