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The Sharing Economy Expands in Toronto's East Side

The Sharing Economy Expands in Toronto's East Side

After a long summer of renovations, the Institute for Resource-Based Economy (IRBE) is proud to announce the opening of a Tool Library in Toronto!

A Tool Library is like a library, but rather than books, it lends tools and machines to design or repair items.

This approach lowers the unnecessary consumption of tools, such as a drill that is used a few hours in a year, reduces the consumption of resources to build them, saves on shipping and transport, and spreads the collaborative philosophy and thriftiness.

With a small annual subscription (from $50 to $100) members can take advantage of the full range of tools. These subscriptions can also be deducted through free hours of volunteer work.

The Tool Library contains many courses that teach a variety of skills, such as how to build a 3D printer, how to assemble a PC, how to install Linux, etc. Imagination is the only limit!

The space of this Tool Library is three times larger and includes an on-site Makerspace with a 3D printer and a woodworking shop fully stocked. Now you can build your dream projects on the spot instead of buying them at the superstore.

Location and Hours : Toronto Tool Library & Makerspace
Media: Torontoist, Toronto Star, MakersNation

Greetings!
The Tool Library team

Toxicity Confirmed for Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-resistant GM Maize

Toxicity Confirmed for Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-resistant GM Maize

As we rolled into a new calendar year, most people were probably unaware of a 'storm in a teacup' that was brewing in one corner of the scientific community. In November of 2012 a team from the universities of Caen and Verona reported their findings after a few years of research into what is currently the single most-used pesticide in the world and a species of corn genetically modified to tolerate it, both patented by the Monsanto corporation.

Our Era's Racism

Our Era's Racism

Last week I heard this piece on public radio titled, "Are Candidates' Spouses Off-limits?", and I just felt so disgusted. Skip ahead to the 40% mark, and you'll hear what I'm referring to.

The conversation turned to the expensive shirt that Ann Romney wore, and how people felt about it.

The Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement Interview with RGVPride.com

The Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement Interview with RGVPride.com

The Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement, formed in August of 2010, is the local chapter of the global Zeitgeist Movement (www.thezeitgeistmovement.com). We are an open membership organization that promotes and advocates for radical changes in society that would allow for our scientific understanding, technical capability and an enlightened social consciousness to provide for every human need for every person on our planet.

US wins right to extradite any European citizen it deems a terrorist.

US wins right to extradite any European citizen it deems a terrorist.

"Trend: Tyranny"
EU Court of Human Rights grants US Extradition Claims, Ignores Human Rights Act
Ryan Jones – April 11th 2012.

Yesterday the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg ruled that the USA has the legal right to extradite Abu Hamza and 4 other suspected of terrorism. Upon first glance at this recent breaking news, the casual observer may think ‘well, the terrorists are being brought to justice for their crimes'.

Z Day 2012 London

Z Day 2012 London

A year is a long time and a lot can happen.

Since Z-Day 2011, there has been the 'will they, won't they' of the Greek debt default debacle, Arab Spring uprisings, Bin Laden found and killed (allegedly), a million people marching through London's streets (with several hundred then camping there) with a riot reminiscent of the 1980's, a tsunami in Japan resulting in a nuclear episode, and of course the fallout between The Zeitgeist Movement's founder, Peter Joseph and The Venus Project's Jacque Fresco.

Lecture and Discussion in France: "Updating Society"

Lecture and Discussion in France: "Updating Society"

Here is the translation of the interview in a French newspaper: 2012/02/15

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Looking for a new economic model.

With the ambitious title "Updating Society", Nicolas Langlet presents together with Exedra, a think tank from Montluçon, a lecture followed by a discussion February 15th at 18:00 in Molière Hall.

When free Internet is clearly threatened

When free Internet is clearly threatened

Many within The Zeitgeist Movement were astonished by the procedures engaged by the US Justice Department on Jan. 19th, in which 18 websites were shut down, including the well-known downloading and streaming websites Megaupload and Megavideo, and seven employees of these two companies arrested. These actions have been supported by the FBI.

"Who Are You Protecting?"

Freedom of Speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. These legal rights, guaranteed to United States citizens by the first amendment, are essential to our free democracy. It has allowed for several national revolutions, such as movements for black and female suffrage, to change public opinion and national tradition.

Breaking news! Occupy Detroit is in trouble!

Breaking News! Occupy Detroit is in trouble.

The media department at Occupy Detroit has just released word that Detroit's Mayor David Bing has had signs posted stating that Grand Circus Park, the staging point for Occupy Detroit will be closed at 10PM, and that any violators of this will be ticketed. Word has recently been received that all of the Occupy Campers in Detroit will be forcibly removed by Monday if they do not leave the park. Occupy Detroit's legal team has called an emergency General Assembly meeting to decide how the group will react to this situation.

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