Stories by Mark Engler

Mark Engler is a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus, an editorial board member at Dissent, and a contributing editor at Yes! Magazine. He be reached via the website subscribe to Mark Engler's feed

Posted on: Jul 15, 2013, Source: The New Internationalist

U.S. transit workers union leader Larry Hanley recently proposed a “maximum wage” law that would limit an employer’s income to being no more than 100 times the salary of his or her lowest-paid employee.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: Dissent Magazine

After decades fighting for debt forgiveness on a global scale, the Jubilee campaign is now pushing for the cancellation of student debt, as well.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It is worth spending a moment to pay homage to the DREAM Act students whose extraordinary activism made change possible.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The "people's caucus" is also going on in Des Moines.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source: Dissent Magazine

Occupy Wall Street draws strength from its reach.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: Dissent Magazine

In the real world, talk of cuts to the military has a way of evaporating when it comes time for appropriations.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Commentators have been downplaying the role of a Color of Change campaign against Beck. They are wrong. Beck is gone. Give the boycotters their due.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Immigrants aren’t stealing jobs from native-born U.S. citizens. In fact, they help the economy in a way that results in higher average wages for U.S. workers.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010, Source:

Calculating the true cost of living in a country built on oil.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2010, Source: Dissent Magazine

Some Democratic candidates are luring Tea Partiers to run in tightly-contested Congressional races, but the strategy could backfire.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Why Obama has not taken a much stronger stand against the Honduras coup is a lingering mystery.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The Yes Men pose as spokespeople for major companies or bodies like the World Trade Organization, and give presentations that highlight the logic of corporate greed.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source:

An emerging movement is determined to use direct action to combat the depredations of climate change and they've got some big names on board.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Two disastrous wars and the economic meltdown have shaken America's superpower status. What can Obama do to help shape a sustainable global order?

Posted on: Mar 13, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Washington's past policies in El Salvador have been deadly. With Salvadorians poised to vote for change, the U.S. should embrace it.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2009, Source: Dollars and Sense

These days, establishment defectors from the doctrine of market fundamentalism are growing in number.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: In These Times

The U.S. spends as much on the military in a single year as it did in the $700 billion financial bailout. Yet the Pentagon is now calling for more.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The 1999 protests against the WTO were dramatic enough to inspire a new feature film, but did they actually make a difference?

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Nation Books

All over the world, alternative approaches to capitalist greed are bubbling up from the grassroots.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Today, trade policy plays an important role not just in the global economy, but also here at home. It goes hand-in-hand with demands for good jobs.