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 [...]
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 [...]
With another set of made-in-the-USA shirt sales coming in, it’s time again for the writers of Irregular Times to keep our commitment and make donations to international human relief and to American political action. This round of donations goes out to Charity Water, which brings sanitary water systems to poor communities internationally, and to Occupy [...]
When we started selling shirts to help cover the costs of running the Irregular Times website, we decided to print only on shirts that are made in the USA because, despite all the attempts to erode worker rights, American textile workers still have better wages, more rights and more workplace protections than workers in overseas [...]
Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:
Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of [...]