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Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen is a contributing editor at In These Times. She is a regular contributor to the labor rights blog Working In These Times, Colorlines.com, and Pacifica's WBAI. Her work has also appeared in Common Dreams, Alternet, Ms. Magazine, Newsday, and her old zine, cain.

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A Spontaneous Rebellion of Low-Wage Workers Is Rising Up Amid Pandemic

Workers are fighting for their lives—even as they save ours.

Michelle Chen ·


Prisons Are Using the Pandemic to Impose Lockdowns

Advocates say the extreme restrictions on movement are punitive and dangerous.

Michelle Chen ·


Dirty Air and Water Is Killing Us

New study affirms that pollution is the world’s leading cause of death, ahead of tobacco use, drug and alcohol use, and even war.

Michelle Chen ·


Can Google’s Soul Be Saved?

Rank-and-file Silicon Valley tech workers are using their leverage to push companies toward more ethical business models, or at least away from destroying the environment and undermining human rights.

Michelle Chen ·


Hong Kong Protesters and Militant Chinese Workers Point the Way to a New Kind of Internationalism

We can remain warily optimistic that, regardless of the system of government that rules over them, workers and civil society are still the force from which even the most powerful states derive legitimacy.

Michelle Chen ·


'Hardhats vs. Hippies': How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal

Despite the media’s insistence that environmentalism remains the province of the privileged, blue collars and green priorities may overlap more than they know

Michelle Chen ·


Two Native Women in Congress Isn't Enough to End the Systemic Violence Native Girls Face

Every level of government has failed to protect communities from violence or support their deteriorating social infrastructure

Michelle Chen ·


Trump's Caravan Problem Isn't Which People Are Coming, But What Kind of Country America Will Choose to Be

The plight of asylum seekers in Tijuana reflects the dying promise of this country as a land of refuge from suffering

Michelle Chen ·

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