FPIF Senior Analyst, Mark Engler, is a writer based in New York City and senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus. He is author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008).
An activist originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Mark also serves as a commentator for the Institute for Public Accuracy and for the Mainstream Media Project.
Jorge Bergoglio may have acted cowardly during Argentina's Dirty War, but at least he addresses the growing gap between the rich and poor.
How can a candidate, such as Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana or Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Brazil, be considered conservative but still produce statements critical of neoliberal capitalism?
Why hasn't Mexico joined much of the rest of Latin America and elected a left-leaning leader?
President Obama has surpassed George W. Bush as a champion of globalization.
Massive demonstrations in Quebec against rising tuition fees and student debt are finally receiving the attention they deserve.
The nomination of Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank meets with the approval of many opposed to globalization.
Honduras has become a human rights disaster.
Mike Daisey's appearance on "This American Life" has made it impossible to ignore Apple's labor abuses.
Can we run our economy on military spending?
Rumors of the anti-globalization movement's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The man who called NAFTA "devastating" and "a big mistake" on the campaign trail is promoting free-trade agreements.
The Nation's Robert Dreyfuss has been a little too optimistic about the imminence of defense cuts.
Public sector unions are among the only institutions that still stand against the unchecked influence of corporations. And they are under attack.
Free-market economists have brought immeasurable harm to the global economy. Can their talents now be turned to repairing the damage?
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus lost his appeal to continue as chief of the pioneering microcredit institution he founded.
Let's double US government funds devoted to promoting renewable energy.
The Internet and social networks are less responsible for the Arab Spring than old-fashioned activism.
Since it is the 200th anniversary of the British Luddite protests this month, that movement has been getting some attention.
How on earth do you get a bipartisan consensus against cuts and for stimulus? Call it the defense budget.
Organizing protests and institutionalizing their gains require two different skill sets.