This morning, I started to research Barack Obama’s nominees to watchdog civil liberties through the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and what I found about nominee Rachel Brand wasn’t pretty. As one of the members of the Bush administration in the Justice Department specializing in legal policy regarding the “War on Terror,” Brand repeatedly [...]
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 [...]
Anxious to know who’s been contributing a quarter million, a half million, an even million or more to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC sweeping up unlimited donations to the Mitt Romney campaign?
For raw data, visit this web page at the Federal Election Commission. The scale of big money flowing from a small number [...]
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 [...]
Americans Elect made a very strong claim today in an official news release:
“Giving to Americans Elect buys you no special influence whatsoever, and all donors acknowledge that fact when they contribute.”
Strong claims require strong evidence. But Americans Elect has provided you NO evidence to back up their claim.
What strong evidence would look [...]
As Irregular Times writers, we’ve pledged to donate a dollar to international relief for every shirt we sell, but we also donate another dollar to good political causes within American borders. Our donation this month isn’t headed to some Democratic politician. For years the Democrats convinced us to vote them into office on the premise [...]
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 [...]
A tip of the pen to Ralph on this.
Kahlil Byrd is the Americans Elect executive who has variously referred to himself the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Custodian of Records, Party Coordinator, Director and Paid Consultant of the 501c4 corporation that plans to run its own corporate presidential nomination in 2012. [...]