We sell American-made political shirts to keep Irregular Times going because shirts made in other countries are notorious for noxious sweatshop labor conditions, not because we’re xenophobes. We believe strongly that money should flow to parts of the world where people are living in desperate poverty, and so for every shirt we sell we pledge to send a dollar for relief of desperate conditions overseas.
Unfortunately, a lot of relief charities use their distribution of largesse to press sectarian religious beliefs onto people in need. We try to avoid those groups. Instead, this month we’ve donated funds to the Humanist Crisis Response of the Foundation Beyond Belief, which is an organization of non-religious people seeking to help their fellow human beings. The Humanist Crisis Reponse is currently working to ameliorate famine in the Horn of Africa where Ethiopia, Eritraea and Somalia meet. We’re grateful for the work of the Foundation Beyond Belief; if you have money to spare we encourage you to give what you can.