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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

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.


The party’s platform includes some of the most progressive immigration policies in the Eurozone—but can they make those ideas a...
Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.
Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and...
Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have...
As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.
These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.
We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.
Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of...