Michelle Chen is a contributing editor at In These Times, a contributor to Working In These Times, and an editor at CultureStrike. She is also a co-producer of Asia Pacific Forum on Pacifica’s WBAI. Her work has appeared on Alternet, Colorlines.com, Ms., and The Nation, Newsday, and her old zine, cain. Follow her on Twitter at @meeshellchen or reach her at michellechen [at] inthesetimes [dot] com.
Trump Vows to Disrupt Trade—Progressives Need to Push Him in the Right Direction
The one election issue tying together populist voices on the right and left was trade—or so it seemed. Donald Trump’s upset win, fueled in part by Rust Belt rage... MORE
Working · November 22, 2016
Yale Worker Who Shattered Racist Window: ‘People are Tired of Being Victims’
Corey Menafee tells In These Times what brought him to the breaking point. MORE
Features · July 21, 2016
Can Labor Learn from Silicon Valley?
If the gig economy is so hot, why is a good gig still so hard to come by? The sharing economy's new breed of on-demand jobs—a charismatic blend of the... MORE
Working · May 18, 2016
The Story Behind the Immigrant Workers in Bernie Sanders’ Stirring New Ad Lauding Worker Organizing
Bernie Sanders’ newest campaign video, which will air tomorrow night on the Spanish-language channel Univision, features the candidate ceding the spotlight to a representative group that doesn’t get a... MORE
Working · March 9, 2016
Are Open Borders the Solution to the Refugee Crisis?
Activists and experts debate who really benefits from opening borders: migrants or corporations MORE
Features · October 12, 2015
Laundromat Workers Air New York’s Dirty Laundry in Performance Piece
A new film/performance spotlights the often-invisible workers who fold the clothes, maintain the machines and know your secrets. MORE
Features · July 14, 2015
Phillip Agnew, Dream Defender
Meet the new generation of civil rights leaders. MORE
Features · January 19, 2015
Feminist Dick Jokes: The New Mainstream?
Comic Hari Kondabolu thinks social justice and change and equality don't have to be deadly serious. MORE
Features · June 25, 2014
The Immigration Movement’s Left Turn
Advocates are moving away from the "pathway-to-citizenship" compromise—and are demanding a moratorium on deportations. MORE
Features · April 1, 2014
Community Colleges’ Failing Grade
Institutions have to fix their socioeconomic divisions before they can truly help students in need. MORE
Features · March 14, 2014