Mark Engler is an editorial board member at Dissent, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus, and author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books). He can be reached via the website www.DemocracyUprising.com. You can follow Mark on Twitter (@markjengler) or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DemocracyUprising.

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The Machiavelli of Nonviolence: Gene Sharp and the Battle Against Corporate Rule

If there are some things in life that should not be bet on, the question of who will next win the Nobel Peace Prize somehow feels like it should be among them. Internet bookmakers, however, will place odds on almost … {…}

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George Takei’s Social Media Activism

April 2, 2013 · Blog

I was a relative latecomer to Facebook—and a skeptic, too. Well into the Obama era, I was parroting the standard criticisms that people who haven’t actually spent time on the platform like to recycle: chiefly, “Why would I want to … {…}

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The Pope and the Poor

March 15, 2013 · Blog

In November 2000, as Argentina’s economic crisis escalated, the country’s bishops, led by Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, emerged from a plenary conference with a statement that was hardly welcome news to proponents of economic neoliberalism. Arguing that the true … {…}

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Will the Next Pope Embrace Liberation Theology?

March 4, 2013 · Blog

Will the next pope embrace liberation theology? The conventional answer would be: fat chance. However, without going too far out on a limb, one could also answer in the affirmative. In their own ways, both responses will likely be correct. … {…}

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The Real “Farmer” Story: So God Made High-Fructose Corn Syrup

February 11, 2013 · Blog

Of the commercials that debuted at this year’s Super Bowl, one of the most talked about has been “Farmer,” a Dodge truck ad that pays tribute to the salt-of-the-earth middle Americans who work the land. (Check it out here if … {…}

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Boy Scouts Set to Cave on Gay Rights

January 31, 2013 · Blog

It’s not yet a done deal, but the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are on the cusp of a dramatic reversal. The organization announced on Tuesday that, when its leadership meets in Dallas next week for a national board meeting, … {…}

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After the Election: Time to Stop Settling for the Lesser Evil

November 9, 2012 · Online Articles

Click here to read the rest of our election symposium. There was a lot less dancing in the streets this Election Day than in 2008, when the nation celebrated the election of the first African-American president. But progressives can nonetheless … {…}

By Mark Engler

Return Your Eagle Scout Badge

August 6, 2012 · Blog

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Student Debt Crisis: It’s Time for a Jubilee

July 30, 2012 · Blog

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The Politics of Your Summer Vacation

July 12, 2012 · Blog

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