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.
Muslim Ban 3.0 Is Here. And So Is the Anti-Racist Resistance.
Communities under siege are planning a mass mobilization on October 18. MORE
Features · October 5, 2017
DACA Was Won By a Vibrant Movement of Immigrant Youth. Now, That Movement Will Rally to Defend It.
By ending the DACA program, Trump is awakening the same nationwide movement that won the protections for young immigrants in the first place. MORE
Features · September 5, 2017
Locking Kids in Jail for Misbehavior Isn’t Just Unfair—It’s Abuse
Banal adolescent misbehavior is too often labeled a serious crime. MORE
Features · August 24, 2017
The Philippine Labor Movement Is Beginning to Turn Against Authoritarian Rule
The people of Manila have always struggled to survive day to day, but now they're cheating death every night. The vices and bandits that usually roam the streets are being eclipsed by... MORE
Working · August 17, 2017
Unpredictable and Brutal ICE Raids Are Allowing Trump to Rule by Fear
Protections for immigrant communities were already meager. Now, safeguards are being scrapped as the Trump administration escalates nationwide sweeps. MORE
Features · August 8, 2017
This May Day, Don’t Go to Work, Take to the Streets and Strike
From the Muslim ban to the border wall, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have unleashed a blitzkrieg of terror. But on May 1, the communities he thought he’d backed into... MORE
Working · April 26, 2017
From Cities to Campuses: The New Sanctuary Movement for Trump’s America
Activists are rallying to protect immigrants in their communities, one campus at a time. MORE
Features · December 8, 2016
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