Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 309 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Apparel Factory's "Livable Wage" Not Enough to Afford a Slum Flat in Lahore, Pakistan

I’ve been trying to figure out as best I can whether or not the Econscious garment factory’s reported 2007-2008 wage of 4600 rupees for a month of full-time work qualifies as a “livable wage” for its workers who live in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. One way to figure this out is to actually ask [...]

Ocean Acidification Damage Imminent

The report concludes that “severe damages are imminent”. So, are you ready to pay attention yet? [...]

2009 Is The Year Of…

2009 is the Year of the Scientific Study of Beer Drinking Space Gorilla Carbon Accountants’ Orange-Yellow Natural Fiber Harris Tweed Jackets. [...]

Israel Attacks 2nd United Nations School

Another United Nations school has been bombed by Israel. [...]

Israeli Bombing of UN School Exposes the Blundering of War

When Israel’s leaders ought to be apologizing for the attack on the United Nations school, and pausing their military operations in order to take stock of their strategic blunder, they are continuing along the same path that led to the school bombing, and even justifying the attack as a necessary consequence of a just cause. [...]

United Nations Climate Change Conference Starts Today

Climate news for your monday morning cup of coffee:

– A United Nations summit working toward an international agreement to work against climate change begins today and lasts through December 12. The agreement is supposed to be created in its final form by this time next year. – The United Nations meetings come in the [...]

John McCain and the Implications of Human Rights for Fertilized Eggs

During the Christian entrepreneurial evangelist pastor Rick Warren’s religious interrogation of John McCain on Saturday August 16, he made the following challenge (my transcription):

Rick Warren: 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. Some people who, people who believe that life begins at conception, would say that’s a Holocaust for many people. At what point [...]

Ban Ki Moon Babbles Idiocy On Fitna and Freedom

Somebody, eventually, is going to host the Fitna movie online, so that people can see it and judge its value for themselves. If I get the chance, I’ll watch it, and make up my own mind about its content. I may well find it to be a crude, ignorant, ugly film. That doesn’t mean I’ll join calls for its censorship. [...]