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

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.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006, Source:

Despite the challenges presented by the current administration, the global justice movement has made impressive strides.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source:

Judging by the lessons of Vietnam, public opinion has already tipped against the war on Iraq. All that remains is to hold the neocons accountable.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2005, Source: In These Times

A review of "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," by Rebecca Solnit.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A week in review from the Republican National Convention, inside and out.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2004, Source: In These Times

Meet El Fisgon, satirist, historian, and agitprop iconographer extraordinaire.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2004, Source:

Highlighting one of the flaws in the upcoming CAFTA treaty, Harken Energy sues the nation of Costa Rica for $57 billion for enforcing its own environmental laws.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2004, Source:

One year after the invasion of Iraq, what has the peace movement accomplished? And where do we go from here?

Posted on: Feb 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The end of Howard Dean's candidacy provides a good time to take stock of his dramatic reversal of fortune, and to appreciate his contribution to a revived Democratic Party.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The independent investigation into Iraq WMD claims must have power to look beyond technical intelligence-gathering processes and investigate how the White House misused findings in its push for war.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2003, Source:

Critics questioned welfare reform during the prosperous '90s, but the real crisis is emerging in the wake of the Bush recession.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Does international public opinion about the United States really matter? Yes, and here's why.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2003, Source: AlterNet

When faced with environmental crises attributable to business interests cozy with the White House, the administration has developed an alternative response: suppress, ignore, preempt.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush White House reserved its biggest Christmas gifts for corporate polluters and price-gouging drug companies this year.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Nobel prize laureates around the world have come out against Bush's unilateralist policy.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

If the finance ministers at the IMF/World Bank meeting pay attention to the protestors, they will understand the cause for their economic woes: infectious greed.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The labor movement's embrace of immigrantion reform is based on the realization that there can be no worker's rights without immigrant rights.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A committed activist steps back to look at the April 20 anti-war protests and what they mean for the Bush administration, for Israel and for corporate globalization around the world.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source:

President Bush is busy touting U.S. aid to developing countries, but experience in El Salvador shows how U.S.-devised neo-liberal policies deepen poverty and constrain human rights.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2001, Source:

After easing off from tear gas during recent globalization protests, authorities returned whole-heartedly to the chemical violence in Quebec City. Why?