This year, my daughter’s third-grade class was asked to bring in parents to share family holiday traditions. One of the things my extended family has enjoyed doing over the past four years is singing this “Here Comes Krampus” song when we get together between the solstice and the new year. And so with posterboard in […]
In absolute numbers, the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by four million, while the population in general rose by 7 percent. The number of people who described themselves as Jedi, followers of the religion of Star Wars, also declined, to 177,000. […]
Since 2001, the U.S. Department of Labor has been required by law to disclose the names of industries in various countries that use child labor or slave labor in the production of goods you might buy here in the United States. On September 27 2012, the Department of Labor’s latest disclosure includes a determination based […]
Whenever we sell one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts, we set aside one dollar to help struggling people overseas and another dollar to fight the good fight for a better political system at home. This month, we direct our international donations to the Foundation Beyond Belief, a secular charitable organization that is working with the […]
Every time someone buys one of Irregular Times’ sweatshop-free shirts, we set aside a dollar to send overseas to help communities in other countries with problems they may face. One of the many problems Uganda faces is education. Uganda ranks 127th in the world in per-capita public spending on education, and only 66.8% of the […]
Marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations “Earth Summit” on global development, the international Occupy movement is calling for protesters to gather in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22 to stage social movement pressure on the invitation-only participants in Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Countering last year’s (fair) criticism of […]
To help pay for the costs of the Irregular Times website, we sell a few liberal t-shirts through the Ohio printer Skreened. The shirts we print on are made in the USA because clothing factories in the U.S. are regularly inspected and meet some basic ethical standards for the compensation and safety of workers. This […]
Ram Bomjon says that he will only release his captive sister Ranjita if his family sends him his mother Mayadevi’s citizenship card. Bomjon needs the citizenship card in order to obtain a passport. Apparently, the Buddha Boy is planning to leave the country of Nepal as quickly as he can. […]
For every sweatshop-free t-shirt we sell at Skreened, we set aside a dollar to donate to some form of economic development for the poor people living overseas. Initially, we participated in microloans under the Kiva system, thinking that the non-profit’s loans must be generously giving people a hand up to a better life. But then […]
We the writers for Irregular Times sell political shirts for three reasons:
1. To pay for the hosting and logistical costs associated with keeping Irregular Times up and running. 2. To help spread messages that we believe in. 3. To help change the world just a little bit.
#3 may seem odd to you; how […]
Every time the writers for Irregular Times sell a sweatshop-free made in the USA t-shirt, we chip in a dollar toward economic development in an impoverished nation. That’s the way we slice the Gordian knot of supporting ethical production while also sending dollars to people in other countries who need them.
It’s time to make […]