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 […]
I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.
I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York […]
Americans Elect is supposed to be neutral. But is the infrastructure of Americans Elect being used to promote David Walker for President?
Look for yourself. Watch this new “Draft Walker” video featuring a series of college students:
I can’t positively identify all of these students. But without a doubt in my heart, I see […]
According to the Americans Elect Draft Rules by which it proposes to run the nation’s first privatized online presidential nomination in 2012, anybody who’s constitutionally qualified to be President can ask Americans Elect for permission to run. Anybody can ask, but only some contenders will be allowed to run. The Candidate Certification Committee will get […]
Nobody with a fun name like Hickenlooper should be such a Fascistloser. But, alas, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado is going far over the top, not content simply to pepper spray and shoot projectiles at political demonstrators but going so far as to issue summons against sympathetic citizens who were delivering supplies to the […]
I’ve written recently regarding Alta Gracia shirts being introduced to stores now in an innovative cooperative agreement between Students Against Sweatshops, the Workers Rights Consortium and Knights Apparel. Workers at the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic are fully unionized, are being paid a living wage 338% of the minimum wage plus an array […]
Unfortunately, there are some people in power whose subjective lens has been knocked off balance. Among those is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. […]
For those who think they might be interested in careers related to clean energy and climate change, it looks like the schools listed above would be good places to focus on. They’ve proven to be home to students who are interested in integrating their scientific education with environmental activism. […]
Five years ago, ultraconservative David Horowitz created a web site mistitled “Students for Academic Freedom.” The whole “students” bit was added to make it appear that Horowitz wasn’t the driving force of the effort, and the whole effort was about “Academic Freedom” to the extent that George W. Bush’s “Clear Skies Initiative” was really about […]