Michelle Chen is a contributing writer at In These Times and The Nation, a contributing editor at Dissent and a co-producer of the “Belabored” podcast. She studies history at the CUNY Graduate Center. She tweets at @meeshellchen.
Rotten and Rat-Infested: The Appalling Food and Healthcare Conditions Facing Inmates in U.S. Prisons
We rarely see what goes on inside of U.S. prisons, besides the occasional reports of riots, suicides or corruption scandals that trickle out of an otherwise opaque institution. But a new study... MORE
Working · April 20, 2018
The Oklahoma Teachers’ Strike Is a Mutiny Against Austerity
Oklahoma teachers proudly marked themselves absent from school since Monday, and they had an excellent excuse: They made themselves present in politics instead, with a historic march on the Capitol in hopes of... MORE
Working · April 5, 2018
These Teachers Refuse to Be Weaponized
The call to “arm the teachers”’ started as another stink bomb President Donald Trump lobbed into the crowd at a conservative rally. But somehow, the concept cycled through the 24-hour... MORE
Working · March 1, 2018
Why We Must Not Look Away From Trump’s Attacks on Salvadoran Immigrants
While his inflammatory rhetoric dominates the news, Trump is upending the lives of 200,000 Salvadoran migrants and refugees. MORE
Features · January 12, 2018
What Will It Take To Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban?
Movements are gearing up for the fight ahead. MORE
Features · December 18, 2017
Farmworkers Say “Us Too,” Demanding Freedom From Sexual Violence
Ahead of the Thanksgiving feast, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) hit midtown Manhattan on Monday to face down the suits with chants of “Exploitation has got to go!” CIW was... MORE
Working · November 21, 2017
The Twisted Logic Behind the GOP’s Latest Assault on Abortion Rights
You can't exercise your reproductive rights if you don’t know you are pregnant. MORE
Features · October 31, 2017
Sexual Violence Is a Workplace Crisis. The Solution Is Organizing.
Revolution doesn't sound like a whisper campaign. MORE
Features · October 30, 2017
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