A Nigerian preacher named Temitope Joshua has sent thousands of bottles of holy water to Sierra Leone as cures for the deadly ebola virus sweeping through that country.
Is this donation:
1. A great idea, as the holy water can’t do any harm
2. A terrible idea, given that holy water has never been shown [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts through Skreened, we set aside two dollars from the profits: one dollar for donation to a domestic political cause and another dollar for donation to an overseas charitable effort.
Our latest domestic political donation goes to Ballot Access News, an online and on-paper newsletter by [...]
Every time we sell a sweatshop-free made in the USA t-shirt through Skreened, we pledge to donate a dollar toward the cause of sustainable international development. Sadly, a number of supposedly “friendly” t-shirt brands made in third world countries turn out to actually be exploiting third world workers, and that’s why we source our shirts [...]
Whatever Barack Obama Obama’s intentions, he is providing the extremist International Foundation with the implicit support of the White House by attending the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. [...]
The United Nations Environmental Program is being forced to pick up the bill for the mess left behind by Shell Oil’s profiteering in Nigeria. Will the company try to do the same when its new Alaskan drilling operations spill oil into Arctic waters? [...]
As politicians continue to push for expanded offshore drilling in the waters of the United States of America, we need to look at the disasters that are taking place elsewhere in the world, and ask ourselves whether we want to see the same news coming from our own beaches. [...]
Adrienne Fitch-Frankel of Global Exchange details the conditions still present in cocoa fields:
The slave trade in the West African cocoa fields, which regularly produces in the neighborhood of 70% of the world’s cocoa, led to public outrage after a series of media reports nearly a decade ago revealed the extent of abusive child labor [...]
It’s too early to say what’s caused the current armyworm outbreak, but what is known is that dramatic changes in habitat, such as those that accompany climate change, often create such unusual population surges. [...]