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Paul Engler

Paul Engler

Paul Engler is a co-founder of the Momentum Training, which instructs hundreds of activists each year in the principles of effective protest. He is the co-author, along with Mark Engler, of the new book on the craft of mass mobilization, "This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century" (2017). He can be reached via the website www.thisisanuprising.org.

Articles by this author

 

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 ·


Coronavirus Is a Historic Trigger Event—and It Needs a Movement to Respond

Even in times of social distancing, building a collective, social response to the pandemic is our only salvation.

Paul 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 ·



From the Berlin Wall to Today — Lessons for Harnessing the Moment of the Whirlwind

What mainstream commentators get wrong about the historic uprisings of 1989, and what civil resistance gets right.

Mark Engler ·


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