Michelle Chen is a contributing writer for The Nation. She is also a contributing editor at Dissent magazine and a contributing writer at In These Times. She is also a co-producer of “Asia Pacific Forum” on Pacifica’s WBAI and Dissent’s “Belabored” podcast, and studies history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
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