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    TZM's 501c3 NPO Official Non-Profit

    As of June 2016, The Zeitgeist Movement has formed an official 501c3 non-profit, tax exempt entity to help administration. As has been suggested for years, this new aspect of TZM has been created to assist core administrative tasks and costs, allowing for greater project development. See Intro Video

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    Zeitgeist Day 2016 Athens Greece, March 26th

    The 8th Annual Global 'Zeitgeist Day' Symposium Promotes Sustainability, Global Unity, and a Post-Scarcity Society

    The 2016 event, featuring prominent speakers and guests from around the world, will be held in Athens, Greece on Saturday, March 26th, 2016

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    TZM joins "Off The Grid" Interview with Peter Joseph

    June 2015 "Zeitgeist founder, Peter Joseph, joins Jesse Ventura to discuss the concept of a resource-based economy. With all of Earth’s resources in decline, it is time to scientifically manage the ones we have left. In this brand new episode of Off the Grid, Peter Joseph talks about the benefits of moving away from a market economy toward one that is based on resource management." Watch Now

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    TZM Education Project Bringing TZM into Schools!

    The Zeitgeist Movement Education project is now live! The aim of the project is for every chapter of TZM to initially try to go into just one school or university to promote/discuss sustainable values and practices with the next generation.

    To find out more and to get involved in the project please visit the website at www.tzmeducation.org

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    ZDay 2013 Lecture Series Two DVD Set via Torrent

    Great activist tool. This 2 DVD set contains the talks from The Zeitgeist Movement's flagship awareness event known as "Zeitgeist Day" (aka Zday). This DVD Set is from the 5th annual Main Event that was held in Los Angeles, CA on March 17th, 2013. 12 Lectures in 6 Hours. Go Here

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    TZM's New Orientation Guide Full Book now Online!

    The Zeitgeist Movement's new Orientation Guide "The Zeitgeist Movement Defined" has been released.

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    4th Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival Oct 4th 2014

    THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT 2014 EVENTS!

    Uniting the world through the power of art, the Zeitgeist Media Festival is back for its fourth annual main event. Occurring at The Federal in North Hollywood, Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 6pm-11pm, this not-for-profit activist arts festival features live music, comedy, short films, spoken word and more.

    More Info/Press Kit

    3rd Annual News Coverage

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    RT Interview - The Zeitgeist Movement Defined November 14th 2013

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    Peter Joseph exclusive interview with Abby Martin of "Breaking The Set" on Russia Today.

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    Economic Calculation in a NLRBE by TZM Germany with Peter Joseph

    “Economic Calculation in a Natural Law/Resource-Based Economy”, Nov. 12th 2013

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    Thank you TZM Germany for a great event.

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    The Zeitgeist Movement on The Young Turks 40 Min Interview with Peter Joseph

    Published on Mar 14, 2013 "This week, Cenk Uygur sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement. The Zeitgeist movement's goal is to create global sustainability by changing established social systems. Can people save the world by changing socially? Is the market economy responsible for corruption, and is it serving its original purpose? Does the market economy leave room for true freewill, and is it truly possible to shed ourselves of material goods?

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    Join us each week for our Podcast! Every Wed at 1pm PST

    Free TZM Global Show Archives: Free Archive

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    TZM Official Chapters Portal Helping Global Chapters

    Huge Thanks to our dedicated Chapters Coordinators for this helpful contribution!

    OFFICIAL TZM CHAPTERS WEBSITE

    NEW CHAPTERS GUIDE

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Announcing the 'The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought'

2014-02-03 00:00:00 UTC

[Read on PR NewsWire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/announcing-the-the-zeitgeist-movement-defined-realizing-a-new-train-of-thought-243316831.html]

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 -- Recognized as the largest grassroots social movement in the world with chapters in over 60 Countries, The Zeitgeist Movement announces the release of its long awaited, official publication of observations and goals, The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought. Available both online for free and for non-profit paperback sale in major outlets, this impeccably sourced and highly detailed work argues for a large-scale change in human culture, specifically in the context of economic practice. The dominant theme is how the current socioeconomic system governing the world at this time has severe structural flaws, born out of primitive economic and sociological assumptions originating in our early history, where the inherent severity of these flaws went largely unnoticed.

However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. Yet, this text is not simply about explaining such problems and their root causality - It is also about posing concrete solutions, coupled with a new perspective on social/environmental sustainability and efficiency which, in concert with the tremendous possibility of modern technology and a phenomenon known as ephemeralization, reveals humanity's current capacity to create an abundant, post-scarcity reality.

While such views have been largely misunderstood as "utopian" or fantasy, this text walks through, step by step, the train of thought and technical industrial reordering needed to update our global society (and its values) to enable these profound new possibilities. Also, while this text can be read strictly from a passive perspective and is academic in form, it was created to be used as an awareness or activist tool.

In form the work is divided into four parts and 18 essays. These include:

(1): Overview: The opening essay presents a broad description of TZM's history and the basic reasoning for the changes sought.

(2): The Scientific Worldview: The essay explores how the development of the scientific method has altered human perception and the critical importance of its recognition and larger order application, specifically with respect to the social system.

(3): Sourcing Solutions: The essay hones the reader in on what it means to think deeply about problems and causality. The notion of "root cause" and "root purpose" is discussed at length.

(4): Logic vs. Psychology: Focusing on perception and culture, this essay discusses human psychology in contrast to objective reasoning. While controversial, the main issue relates to how new ideas can conflict with a person's values, bypassing logical understanding.

(5): The Case for Human Unity: This essay explores the reasoning for a unified global society along with tracing the source of national divisions and propensities for conflict. A relevant point is made regarding the advancement of technological warfare and how the dangers of keeping biased economic boundaries as we have could lead to rapid destruction as time moves forward.

(6): The Final Argument - Human Nature: This essay lays to rest common false assumptions of "human nature" and how it is all too often used as a scapegoat to justify an inflexibility regarding such social change.

(7): Defining Public Health: This essay presents evidence to show how the current market-mode of economic behavior is causing vast distortions in public health across the world.

(8): History of Economy: This highly detailed essay gives an historical account of major figures and periods in humanity's economic history, tracing root propensities.

(9): Market Efficiency vs Technical Efficiency: This essay argues the difference between true scientific (or technical) efficiency and the business practice of "market efficiency," showing how the latter actually works against true economic optimization.

(10): Value System Disorder: This essay explores how the market mindset and the competitive/business oriented gaming strategy inherent to capitalism creates psychological distortions in the human being which are both anti-social and unsustainable.

To learn more about Essays # (11) through # (18) please visit www.thezeitgeistmovement.com Read more news from The Zeitgeist Movement Global. Press Contact: Sharleen B. Cell: 424.261.2284