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Michelle Chen

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Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen is a contributing editor at In These Times and associate editor at CultureStrike. She is also a co-producer of “Asia Pacific Forum” on Pacifica's WBAI and Dissent Magazine's “Belabored” podcast, and studies history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Find her on Twitter: @meeshellchen.


News and Features

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

What happens when a computer sets your schedule?

Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

A crisis of gender-based violence is festering--and foreign aid efforts are still failing to protect women from harm.

It's not just Newt Gingrich’s crazy idea. Right-wing legislators are busy chipping away at restrictions on youth employment.

The traditional labor movement is hitting roadblocks trying to organize farmworkers. But campaigns that push the bounds of union organizing are finding success, on and off the farm.


Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.
Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent...
But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.
Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.
Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.
A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.
Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.
Will the Labor Department's much-delayed new rules for the H2-B visa program strengthen protections for immigrant workers?