Every time we sell one of our sweatshop-free shirts, we set aside one dollar of the proceeds to donate to a U.S. political organization fighting the good fight. We set aside another dollar to donate to the betterment of people living outside the United States. This month, we’re sending our international donation to Charity:Water, a [...]
Why is the International Labor Rights Forum calling for Americans to boycott and picket The Children’s Place on April 24 2014?
Why? Because a year earlier, on April 24 2013, the rickety Rana Plaza apparel factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. Those people were paid dirt-poor wages in dangerous conditions to make [...]
Overhead on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio this week:
“I think that it’s part of being Canadian: we show our Canadian pride by being reserved about and humble about our pride…. The fact that we’re humble rings true. We’re so humble we shy away from regularly appreciating and suppporting ourselves.”
Is there any way to successfully [...]
This weekend’s big story has been the escalating conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. (What’s up with the muted reaction to the Optic Nerve story?)
It’s a complex situation, but I find that I just can’t move beyond the dread that the United States and Russia could be moving toward a new Cold War.
The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]
Irregular Times sells sweatshop-free political t-shirts for three reasons:
1) To help spread messages we believe in on the backs of other folks.
2) To keep this website running.
3) In a small way, to help the causes we agree with keep on trucking.
Reason #3 operates through a pledge of ours: every time we [...]
A tip of the pen to Fred Clark for bringing my attention to the hubbub surrounding the recent declaration by UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician David Silvester that massive flooding in the UK was a direct consequence of the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation.
Reaction to this claim includes the usual outrage, [...]
The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago.
On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have gathered to oppose efforts by the government to track [...]
John Stossel writes: “I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn’t name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better.”
John Stossel must be blind.
Consider health care, for instance. Professor Douglas Amy of Mount Holyoke College looked into this issue; here’s an [...]