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Kay Hagan Lets Nicaragua Wear The Pants

If it wasn’t for politicians like Kay Hagan, we would have more all-American clothing companies, and more clothing companies offering more made-in-the-USA clothes. […]

Kiva Frowns but we Smile when Microloans Default

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 […]

Republicans outsource Union Fair to Nicaragua, Dems absent completely.

At the fair we have going this week in the town of Union here in rural central Maine, the Knox County Republican Party has returned to its usual prominent spot on the midway right next to the rides and the racetrack. The GOP has a tent at the Union Fair with biblically-themed political […]

Zero Interest Microloan to Jose Antonio Molina Pineda

Since we found out that Kiva’s international microloan partners were charging usurious annual interest and fee rates of often more than 50% and sometimes more than 100%, we halted our donations to Kiva and started issuing plain old micro-grants to international charities instead.

But we still have a balance at Kiva as those old micro-loans […]

Interest-Free International Microloan: Carmen Magdalena Mathews Wilson of Nicaragua

For every sweatshop-free t-shirt we sell at Skreened, we set aside a dollar to donate in aid in overseas economic development. Initially, we participated in microloans under the Kiva system, but after we found out that Kiva imposes back-breaking interest and fees on almost all of its borrowers, we shifted our giving to grants without […]

Zero-Interest Microloan: Lesbia Pantoja of Nicaragua for Used Clothing Sales

Every time you buy one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts, we send a dollar off to a liberal political cause and another dollar to aid in overseas economic development. When we found out that the microcredit institution Kiva was charging its lendees exorbitant interest and fees, we shifted our giving to outright microgrants instead. But […]

Pro-Obama T-Shirts from Haiti & Nicaragua on Sale at 10/10/08 Columbus, OH Rally

As people lined up for a Columbus, Ohio campaign rally featuring Barack Obama on October 10 2008, t-shirt hawkers lined up right next to them. Here’s what I saw:

Nice design! T-shirt made in sweatshop-notorious Haiti.

Hope that it’s made in sweatshop-free conditions. Believe what you want. Know that this one is made […]

Pro-Obama T-Shirts from Haiti & Nicaragua on Sale at 10/10/08 Columbus, OH Rally

As people lined up for a Columbus, Ohio campaign rally featuring Barack Obama on October 10 2008, t-shirt hawkers lined up right next to them. Here’s what I saw:

Nice design! T-shirt made in sweatshop-notorious Haiti.

Hope that it’s made in sweatshop-free conditions. Believe what you want. Know that this one is made […]