NDNA dona $ 5,000 a Black Lives Matter

La matanza de George Floyd en Minneapolis expone una vez más los fracasos de la reforma policial. La policía estadounidense mata a un promedio de 1,000 personas cada año y los afroamericanos se encuentran desproporcionadamente entre los asesinados. Según los estudios, estás 8 veces más probable de ser asesinado por un oficial de policía que por un terrorista. Además de esto, los afroamericanos son 3 veces más probables de morir en tiroteos policiales que gente blanca. 

Derek Chauvin, el ex policía de Minneapolis que ha sido acusado de asesinato por la muerte de George Floyd, tuvo una carrera irregular en el departamento de policía, incluyendo por lo menos 17 investigaciones sobre él y 12 denuncias. También estuvo involucrado en 3 otros tiroteos mortales.

Muchas de las quejas contra el policía asesino se retiraron rápidamente y no recibió ningún castigo por ellas. Entonces, el problema no es solo el policía que mató a George Floyd, sino también todo el departamento de policía que es cómplice al permanecer en silencio y negarse a denunciar las acciones de sus colegas. Ahora sabes por qué decimos ACAB.

En NDNA apoyamos a los manifestantes y apoyamos todas las formas de activismo, incluida la desobediencia civil, porque así es exactamente como se construyó el movimiento de derechos civiles en Estados Unidos. Lo que vemos en las calles es el resultado de décadas de ignorar la existencia del racismo y la desigualdad. Es la consecuencia de la cultura de irresponsabilidad entre los agentes de policía. Como dijo Martin Luther King, un motín es el lenguaje de los que no se escuchan.

A medida que estallaron protestas de solidaridad en ciudades de todo el país, y inclusive todo el mundo, hemos visto un aumento del interés en nuestras camisetas contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial. Durante los últimos días, hemos realizado entre 2 y 3 veces más ventas de lo habitual. Esto nos permite donar una cantidad mayor de la que planeamos directamente al movimiento Black Lives Matter.

Decidimos donar a esta causa no solo por George Floyd sino también por los cientos de personas asesinadas por la policía cada año. Tenemos la esperanza de que este movimiento histórico sea el catalizador que necesitamos para cambios sociales radicales. Este podría ser el punto de inflexión donde finalmente reparemos la injusticia cometida contra las comunidades afroamericanas y todas las comunidades oprimidas minoritarias.

Es hora de retirar fondos y desmilitarizar a la policía rota.

Q.E.P.D. George Floyd – ¡Sin justicia, no habra paz!

La cooperativa Ni Dios Ni Amo donó $5,000 USD a las siguientes organizaciones benéficas:

Haz clic aquí para ver nuestra colección de camisetas Black Lives Matter

Shop Updates for 2020

2019 was a hell of a year for No Gods No Masters. We had to undergo through some major changes – and we are still in recovery mode. Here’s what happened.

Flex Print is gone

We are very sad to announce that we no longer support Flex Printing. The company doing printing for our shop decided to completely discontinue flexography. We strongly think this is a bad decision and we tried to fight to keep this type of printing but unfortunately, we have no control over the final decision.

Pricing adjustments

During the last 10 years, we never increased the price of our t-shirts. Our model is based on low margins to offer clothing at affordable prices. In the past, we absorbed all of the pricing increases and we chose to reduce our margins instead of increasing the prices.

But recently, our printer increased their print cost by 50%, and for the first time ever we had to take a tough decision and adjust our pricing. The t-shirts are now sold at $16.67 instead of $15.49.

We are currently in talks with different companies to find a new print partner to reduce costs for our customers.

No new designs

During the summer of 2019, our printing partner introduced major changes in their system which means we had to completely re-write the backend of our shop. The migration was much more complicated than expected and it created a lot of serious technical issues. Since then, it is impossible to add new designs to our shop. We are still working to find a solution, but for now, we are not able to accept any new design submissions. This is why we didn’t add any new designs in 2019.

No more promotions

From time to time, we used to run limited-time promotions such as 15% OFF. This is because we were sometimes getting reduced pricing from our printing partner. Unfortunately, these discounts are no more provided and paid by our supplier, so we can’t offer them anymore.

We also had to adjust the discounts offered to non-profits.

Designer area

If you are a designer who is a member of the cooperative, please note that the partner area is currently going under maintenance. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to log in and view your statistics. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

PETA-Approved Vegan Certification

We are happy to announce that all of our products are now certified PETA-Approved Vegan. No Gods No Masters and Defend Animals joined over 1,000 other companies approved by PETA for this certification.

Similar to PETA’s “Cruelty-Free Bunny” logo, the “PETA-Approved Vegan” label allows clothing companies to let customers know that they can shop here without worry, never having to question if any animals were harmed or killed for the products being sold. All companies that use the logo must sign PETA’s statement of assurance verifying that their product is vegan.

Through this partnership, No Gods No Masters and Defend Animals are donating $5000 on 5 years to PETA.

To learn more about PETA-Approved Vegan or to see the list of members, please visit the PETA website.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. It was founded in 1980.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

It’s here! Announcing the launch of our newly redesigned website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, No-gods-no-masters.com. Featuring a brand new look, more information on our products and simplified navigation.

This is the first major website redesign in 10 years, needless to say, the old version was long due for an update. We don’t use a third party software to run this website – we built our own. Our cooperative requires very specific needs so our website was entirely built from scratch by our web developers who have been working on tirelessly for over 1 year to make this possible.

We hope you like the changes and find it easier to find what you’re looking for quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know by e-mailing us.

 

New donations will be announced soon.

$ 5,000 USD donados a organizaciones benéficas de derechos de los animales

El año pasado lanzamos Defiende Los Animales, una nueva tienda donde puedes encontrar más camisetas veganas y productos para amantes de los animales. Para seguir la tradición de donar dinero a las mismas causas expresadas en nuestras camisetas, decidimos que el tema de nuestras donaciones anuales serían las organizaciones benéficas por los derechos de los animales.

Recientemente donamos un total de $5,000 USD a organizaciones benéficas de derechos de los animales. Estas son las organizaciones que apoyamos:

Los invitamos a visitar los sitios web de estas organizaciones benéficas para obtener más información sobre lo que están haciendo y cómo marcan la diferencia. 

 

Estadísticas de Humane Society

 

DefendAnimals.com – Cruelty-free clothing for animal lovers and vegan activists

DefendAnimals.com is a new shop built by the same team behind No Gods No Masters. You can find our classic Animal Liberation t-shirts collection along with many new vegan clothing.

To celebrate, we are offering free worldwide shipping on all orders from 29 Mar to Apr 2

 

ACTIVIST SHOP – We donate to animal rights charities and activist causes – your purchases contribute to build a better world and protect the animals! We already donated over $3000 to animal rights charities.

ETHICAL CLOTHING – All of our clothing is socially responsible and certified ethical by different fair labor certifications. We’re committed to bringing you sweatshop-free clothing with absolutely no forced labor.

100% VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE – We exclusively use 100% vegan products and inks, with no animal-derived ingredients and no animal testing. We also offer organic t-shirts certified Vegan by PETA. Shop without being complicit with animal cruelty!

WIDE PRODUCTS RANGE – Hoodies, tank tops, long sleeves, organic t-shirts, hang bags, caps, mugs, accessories, custom products and more!

https://www.defendanimals.com – Free worldwide shipping available

 

$ 2,000 USD donados a Cocina Comunitaria de Refugiados y al Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista

En respuesta al auge de la extrema derecha y los fascistas durante 2017, y considerando los eventos en los Estados Unidos luego de la elección de Donald Trump, sentimos la necesidad de donar $2000 USD adicionales a causas antifascistas y pro-refugiados. En tiempos como estos, no podemos enfatizar lo suficiente sobre la importancia de organizarnos contra el fascismo, el racismo y el odio.

Nuestra donacíon de $2000 USD  fue compartido entre los grupos Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista y Cocina Comunitaria de Refugiados.

Durante 2017, Antifa pasó de ser un movimiento bajo-tierra de personas dispuestas a ponerse de pie y defender a sus comunidades de los terroristas supremacistas blancos, a ser el tema del verano. Esto se debió en gran parte a la ola sin precedentes de violencia y asesinatos cometidos por extremistas racistas.

El año pasado, nosotros contribuimos $3000 a causas antifascistas como también donamos $1000 a las organizaciones benéficas a refugiados Estamos felices de reiterar nuevamente nuestra solidaridad este año por estas causas tan importantes y continuaremos mostrando nuestro apoyo en el futuro.

Acerca del Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista 

El Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista es uno de los unicos medios de apoyo y solidaridad con los que los antifascistas y antirracistas pueden contar para respaldarlos cuando se arriesgan contra el odio y tienen que afrontar las consecuencias.

Siguiendo el modelo del fondo de defensa administrado por la Red de Acción Antirracista a fines de la década de 1990 y principios de la de 2000, el Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista acepta propuestas de apoyo de cualquier persona. Las decisiones las toma un equipo de individuos y grupos que han donado más de $ 20 USD – € 20 – £ 15. Esas decisiones se toman por consenso siempre que es posible y por mayoría simple en situaciones en las que no se logra el consenso. El Fondo publica informes trimestrales sobre sus actividades aquí..

A Diciembre de 2017, el Fondo de Defensa esta ahoradonando un promedio de $2200 USD por mes para apoyar a los antifascistas y antirracistas.  Esto, por supuesto, significa que el fondo necesita recaudar $2200 USD cada mes solo para mantener el nivel de apoyo que está brindando actualmente, y eso suponiendo que las cosas no empeoren más de lo que están ahora.

Informe del último trimestre (Diciembre de 2017):

Haga clic aquí para donar al Fondo Internacional de Defensa Antifascista

 


 

Cocina Comunitaria para Refugiados: alimentando a 2500 refugiados todos los días

Cocina Comunitaria para Refugiados fue creada en el invierno de 2015 para proporcionar alimentos nutritivos para los refugiados en los campos de Calais y Dunkerque.

Después de meses de cumplir con nuestra misión y de suministrar hasta 2500 comidas al día en pleno invierno de 2016, todavía nos encontramos manteniendo el suministro de 2500 comidas calientes, saludables y nutritivas al día, todos los días en el área de Calais y Dunkerque.

La primavera de 2016 nos vio embarcarnos en la construcción de cocinas comunales, suministrando ingredientes alimentarios, lo que permitió a los residentes de los campamentos cocinar sus propios alimentos dando la dignidad de alimentar y mantener a sus propias familias.

Actualmente Calais y Dunkerque están ahora peor que nunca, los refugiados no tienen refugio, duermen en el bosque, en las zanjas y debajo de los pasos elevados. Cocina Comunitaria para Refugiados se necesita más ahora que nunca, ya que es la única fuente de comida caliente en el área y es un salvavidas vital.

Desde diciembre de 2015 CCR ha:

  • Cocinado todos los días, los 7 días de la semana desde el 1 de Diciembre de 2015
  • Cocinado más de 1.5 millones de comidas para refugiados
  • Servido más de medio millón de toneladas de alimentos
  • Construido una cocina industrial en el almacén de Migrantes en L’Auberge, Calais
  • Creado una instalación de distribución de alimentos fríos en el almacén de L’Auberge del Migrante, Calais
  • Apoyado a todas las cocinas comunitarias en los campamentos de Calais con alimentos y equipo.
  • Diseñado y construido 7 cocinas comunitarias en los campamentos de Grande Synthe/La Linere.
  • Construido tiendas libres y protegidas en zonas comunes Grande Synthe/La Linere.
  • Construido y equipado las cocinas comunitarias Kurdas de Grande Synthe/La Linere.
  • Diseñado y construido instalaciones de almacenamiento de alimentos que abastecen a las cocinas comunitarias Kurdas en Grande Synthe/La Linere.
  • Totalmente equipado una panadería comunitaria funcional incluyendo hornos tandoor en Grande Synthe/La Linere.
  • Organizado y surtido contenedores con alimentos esenciales para Siria
  • Entregado alimentos y ayuda a grupos de voluntarios sobre el terreno de París.

Haga clic aquí para donar a Cocina Comunitaria para Refugiados

Website: http://refugeecommunitykitchen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RefugeeCommunityKitchen/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RefugeeCKitchen
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Advantages of our 100% organic t-shirts (PETA Approved Vegan)

We offer Econscious t-shirts made of 100% organic cotton, bringing you eco-friendly products manufactured with the highest possible environmental and vegan standards, in combination with our 100% organic and vegan print inks. Our organic cotton is also GMO-free and certified by USDA and GOTS. Moreover, the t-shirts are certified vegan by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

 

Organic and vegan certifications

Our organic t-shirts are certified 100% organic and approved by the USDA under strict production and labeling requirements, including annual inspections by the certifier. The cotton is also certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Control Union (SKAL). Cotton clothing is only organic if it is certified to an organic cotton standard – we guarantee no greenwashing!

Shop without being complicit of animal cruelty – Our organic t-shirts does not use any animal-derived fibers and are not tested on animals. Econscious, the manufacturer of our organic products, has partnered with PETA Approved Vegan to get certified 100% vegan and approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

 

Our eco-friendly printing inks are also certified vegan and organic.

 

 

Why Organic? Here are the environmental benefits of organic cotton

Source: In 2014, Textile Exchange commissioned a Life Cycle Assessment on organic cotton and found significant, measurable environmental benefits compared to conventional.

 

Cotton facts – how non-organic cotton is destroying our planet

  • 20,000 liters of water is needed to produce a single t-shirt, according to WWF. 73% of global cotton harvest comes from irrigated land.
  • Cotton covers only 2.4% of the world’s cultivated land but uses 24% of the world’s insecticide and 16% of pesticides.  Cotton is considered the world’s most polluting crop due to its heavy use of pesticides, according to Rodale Institute and WWF.
  • Cotton agriculture is the second dirtiest industry in the world, second only the oil industry, according to Ecowatch.
  • 77 million cotton workers suffer poisonings from pesticides each year. Growing cotton is a toxic business; it uses a lot of pesticides – putting in peril the lives of women, men, and children in cotton farming communities. According to the World Health Organization up to 20,000 deaths each year are caused by pesticide poisoning in developing countries. In the US alone, more than 10,000 farmers die each year from cancers related to such chemicals. Eight of the top 10 pesticides most commonly used on U.S. conventionally produced cotton were classified as moderately to highly hazardous by the World Health Organization.
  • Cotton’s pesticides are killing bees. On top of polluting our water and soil, the chemical products used in cotton crops include Neonicotinoids, which were linked to bees deaths. The insecticides used on cotton also include dangerous chemicals called Organophosphates, which were originally introduced by Nazi Germany as nerve poisons during World War II, before it was transformed into a pesticide. Studies find that both Neonicotinoids and Organophosphates contributes to killing bees, which is a fact now also recognized by the EPA.
  • Birds decline – Pesticides used in cotton crops, like Neonicotinoids, are also killing at least 67 million of birds every year and are linked to birds decline, according to studies. It is estimated that of the roughly 10% of the birds exposed annually to pesticides on U.S. agricultural lands are killed. This staggering number is a conservative estimate that takes into account only birds that inhabit farmlands, and only birds killed outright by ingestion of pesticides. The full extent of bird fatalities due to pesticides is extremely difficult to determine because most deaths go undetected.
  • 90% of the world’s cotton is genetically modified. More than 270,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since the introduction of Monsanto’s GMO cotton in just 11 years in India. Monsanto has pushed up prices of seeds by more than 8,000%, pushing the farmers to debt and financial ruin.

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We boycott cotton from Uzbekistan’s forced labor

Our t-shirts are made of cotton ethically produced in the United States. The cotton used by our manufacturers is grown in the United States, including even for our standard t-shirts and imported products. US cotton farmers are required to adhere to strict US labor laws and regulations. These regulations are most likely some of the most stringent in the cotton growing industry globally. They provide workers with ethical workplaces and because cotton is regulated as a food crop, workplace health and safety conditions mirror those of the vast majority of the foods we find on our tables.

Click here to learn more about our US cotton.

 

Slavery-like practices are used in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields

Every year since 1989, the Government of Uzbekistan, one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, forces over 1 million of Uzbek citizens to leave their regular jobs and go to the fields to pick cotton for weeks in arduous and hazardous conditions. Many people have died almost every year in fields from extreme heat and accidents, including children who are also forced to work. According to several human rights organizations, slavery-like practices are used in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.

Human rights organizations, such as the IHFHuman Rights WatchAmnesty International and others, define Uzbekistan as «an authoritarian state with limited civil rights» and express profound concern about «wide-scale violation of virtually all basic human rights».

According to the human rights violations reports, the most widespread violations are torture, arbitrary arrests, and various restrictions of freedoms: of religion, of speech and press, of free association and assembly. It has also been reported that forced sterilization of rural Uzbek women has been practiced by the government. The reports maintain that the violations are most often committed against independent journalists, members of religious organizations, human rights activists and political activists, including members of the banned opposition parties.

Human rights campaigners have been threatened, beaten and detained while attempting to monitor conditions during the harvest. There is currently thousands of political prisoners in Uzbekistan and Human Rights Watch reported that Uzbek prison authorities routinely beat prisoners and use electric shocks, asphyxiation and sexual humiliation to extract information and confessions. Muslim prisoners have even been tortured for praying. According to a forensic report commissioned by the British embassy, some prisoners were boiled to death.

Uzbekistan also maintains the world’s second-highest rate of modern slavery, around 4% of the country’s population working as modern slaves. The only country with an higher slavery rate is North Korea. Recent reports on violations on human rights in Uzbekistan indicate that violations are still going on without any improvement.

The 2005 civil unrest in Uzbekistan, which resulted in over 1500 people being killed by the military. These events are viewed by many as a landmark event in the history of human rights abuse in Uzbekistan. A concern has been expressed and a request for an independent investigation of the events has been made by the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, the OSCE and other human rights NGOs.

Forced labor repeats every year during harvest. Provincial government offices order schoolteachers to close schools and enforce quotas in the cotton fields. The local authorities send government and private business employees in order to meet cotton production quotas. The Uzbek government combines these orders with threats, detains and tortures Uzbek activists seeking to monitor the situation, and refuses to address the problem of forced labor.

The forced labor system orchestrated by the government of Uzbekistan violates human rights, holds Uzbek citizens as modern slaves, and condemns future generations to a cycle of poverty. Only the high officials of the corrupt regime in place for more than 30 years, profits from the forced labor and the massive exports of cotton. We join Uzbek citizens in supporting the Call to Boycott Uzbek Textile organized by the victims of governmental persecution.

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Ethical Guidelines – Manufacturer’s Code of Conduct and working conditions

We take ethics seriously, bringing you sweatshop-free products without any child labor. All of our t-shirts use fair trade cotton made in the USA, including our regular t-shirts. The manufacturer’s working conditions are closely monitored through a transparent Code of Conduct and regular independent audits. This article gives details about our fair labor certifications, the manufacturer’s ethical guidelines and code of conduct, as well as the country of origin of the products and the cotton raw material.

Fair labor certifications

All of our products (including imported apparel) are approved by independent fair labor certifications and ethical seals such as :

The clothing is also environment-friendly approved by Oeko-Tex Certification Class 100

      

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