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31Dec/180

TZM December 2018 Newsletter

Here's a small summary of what's been happening in The Zeitgeist Movement and related groups.

It was August when the last newsletter was sent.

Zday 2019 Argentina Crowdfunding campaign

The 2019 global Zday event will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first time it'll be in Latin America. But we are looking for help. In order to cover the costs of a real time translator without making the cost of the event unbearably expensive for those in the region who have been going through major economic strife they have launched a crowd funding campaign. They've raised $1,300 of the required USD $2,000

Have a look at their incredible video about it. With quality that good you know the event will be worth it.

Updated Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVMNp4Y0dVo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/168064074096472/

GoFundMe: https://gogetfunding.com/zday-2019-main-event-buenos-aires/

TZM - Development and News

For those wanting to quickly view the latest TZM news check out the news site: https://news.tzm.community/

It shows a list of messages posted to the Discord server in the #development_and_news channel with at least 3 likes / thumbs up.

This awesome ability is thanks to Juuso the Finland coordinator as part of his TZM weekend hackathon work. You can email him at juuso@vilmunen.net for more information

TZM - Communication Guide

For those interested in being active, engaged members there is a suggested communications protocol. The aim is to get people to at least one of the two monthly meeting so we can be informed of what is happening and help with the myriad of projects happening.

You can read the full communications guide here and the important points are listed below.

Communication Protocol

Expectation: Approximately 3 hours work a month

1. Once a week check the announcements channel #development_and_news channel in Discord http://bit.ly/tzm-discord

2. Make sure to properly write announcements that are relevant for everyone to read and post them in the #development_and_news channel in discord

4. Once a month attend at least one of the two global meetings. It is not necessary to attend both

The meetings are on :

-  The last Saturday of every month at 9:00 UTC in the (voice) International channel. On Discord ( http://bit.ly/tzm-discord )

or

-  The last Wednesday of every month at 21:00 UTC. On Team Speak

Team Speak Server Details

Server Nickname or Address: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzm_GHJ

If it’s not possible to attend then you can read the minutes

Common Heritage Pledge

As part of the awesome work that Erykah Sundance has been doing in getting the post-scarcity, post-monetary groups together The Zeitgeist Movement has signed the Common Heritage pledge.

https://www.commonheritage.us/

The pledge in its final form:

I declare the Earth as the Common Heritage for all life.

I support a global transition to a system based on science and the Earth’s capacity to sustain us. Replacing resource competition, money/trade and private property with sharing earth's resources, goods, services, technology and knowledge.

In this system, I pledge to freely contribute my skills and motivations with my time and labor. To serve a community that serves me, that fulfills my basic needs, and does not subjugate me in any way.

I do this with the knowledge that others will too, and hereby affirm my commitment for co-creating a better world for me, and for all.

You can learn more at the Common Heritage website or view the final document.

Below is a work in progress image of other various Common Heritage groups:

Zeitgeist European Meet-Up 2019

The TZM European meetup will be from the 1st to 8th of July 2019 in Enköping, Sweden. It looks to be an amazing time with a big line-up of guests, including Eleanor Goldfield.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285168392092346

You can buy tickets from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tzmsweden/206271

TZM - Latest Videos

The latest videos released on the TZM official YouTube channel are:

Michael Kubler : The Price of Zero Transition to an RBE, Zday 2018

Michael Kubler talks about transitioning to a post-scarcity / abundance centered society by first getting the necessities of life to be free to everyone on the planet, using what he calls the Price of Zero transition.

His slides are available at http://bit.ly/price-of-zero-slides


"A Picture of Transition" looks at several looming economic crises in energy and resource overshoot, challenges that we will face in transitioning to a renewably-powered circular economy, social adaptations that need to be made, how they can improve quality of life, and with case studies, shows how you can get this ball rolling in your local community, making almost anything from almost nothing.


Want to contribute to the newsletter? Email newsletter@zeitgeist-info.com with any news or updates.

As these are only sent a couple of times a year, you should post to the #development_and_news Discord channel if there's more timely news. Then it can get automatically added to the TZM news portal.

We hope you have a great 2019.

Happy RBE!

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1Sep/180

Zeitgeist Movement August Newsletter

TZM newsletter August 2018


Here's a small summary of what's been happening in The Zeitgeist Movement and related groups.

Argentina chapter to host the 2019 global Zday event

After the success of the 10th Annual Zeitgeist Movement event in Frankfurt, Germany it was decided to have the next global Zday in Latin America. The passionate Paulina took up the torch and after some searching the Argentina chapter has put up their hand to run the next global Zday with help from other chapters such as Chile.
For those that are interested you can contact Paulina by emailing konstancja.tzm@gmail.com
We are also working on a Zday document for helping those who want to run a Zday event get some ideas of what has happened with previous ones.

TeamSpeak server being replaced with Mumble and Discord.

The existing TeamSpeak server is being switched off. For those wanting to do large scale 100+ voice chats like before the Zeitgeist.Earth team are donating their Mumble server to the cause. There is however an existing TZM community on Discord which has a lot of chat and occasional International meetings.

Address: mumble.zeitgeist.earth
Password: heavenlyblue
How to setup mumble: https://wiki.zeitgeist.earth/doku.php?id=tutorial:mumble&s[]=mumble

For those interested in more general text chat then checkout The Zeitgeist Movement Discord server.

The TZM website has had the zday global events merged in


The Zday global site is being merged with the main www.thezeitgeistmovement.com website. It’s likely most of you haven’t seen the site in a while and it’s since been replaced with a more sleek version, so have a look.

TZM is looking for content

We are looking for articles and posts for the website, Facebook, Twitter and other feeds. If you have any quality TZM materials or something Zeitgeist Movement related you can email tzmbot@thzeitgeistmovement.com with your article and preface the email subject with [TZM content]

Template for chapter sites

In more techy news there’s a request for anyone who’s interested in web design and development to help out with a Jekyll based TZM chapter theme. The project, run by Juuso is designed to make it easier for TZM chapters to create a simple website. The idea is to make it easy to update the theme and have people use Github pages and similar version control systems to easily add content whilst sharing designs.

It’s still under active development with an initial example page available. The Github repo is https://github.com/TZMCommunity/rbe-edu
For those that don’t know Jekyll is a system for converting plain text into HTML websites. Because the output is straight HTML5 and it doesn’t need a database it can very easily be hosted with minimal requirements.
Contact the Finland coordinator juuso@vilmunen.net for more information.

Latest videos

The latest videos released on the TZM official YouTube channel are:

Peter Joseph & Friends "The Viable System"

Based on Peter Joseph’s Zday 2018 presentation on Cybernetics and The Viable System, this was filmed in Toronto in May.
https://youtu.be/AFZjZa5ZAyY

Anna Brodskaya : Happiness in a Time of Uncertainty, Zday 2018

Anna Brodskaya gives some advice on how to negate anger and experience happiness, for anyone - from those on the frontline of political activism to those simply in the pursuit of a considered life.

https://youtu.be/W_BnQgUh4p8

ZEITGEIST (DOT) EARTH


The Zeitgeist.earth project is introducing a number of digital tools and services for communities involving technology, hacking and open source culture, as well as art and storytelling.

Zeitgeist Moving Forward opens with perhaps one of the most appropriate quotes to be highlighted in our generation: “In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” — Ernst Fischer
In this spirit, while perhaps not obvious to everyone, it could be noted that memetic associations with the Japanese artform anime, currently underpin many of the Internet’s subcultures and younger generations. The Zeitgeist .earth project is taking that spirit and has been hard at work creating an image board and wiki, are hosting the high capacity Mumble server mentioned as a TeamSpeak replacement. They are also running project management tools like taiga.io and gitea a self hosted equivalent to github to help developers create the digital tools needs to transition to an RBE.

The team has been hard at work and the professional graphic designers have been redesigning the Zeitgeist logo and are working on the image board design with both light and dark themes. However the project is still under heavy development.
More information check out https://zeitgeist.earth/newletter_01.html
You can also join the .earth Telegram group: https://t.me/zeitgeistearth or visit https://zeitgeist.earth once the team is ready to reveal more content.

Zeitgeist Survey Project

Want a project to sink your teeth into and you aren’t good at web development but are interested in psychology?
The Zeitgeist survey project needs some help. The idea is to create a survey which can work out what the global Zeitgeist is. What is the general population’s intellectual, cultural and moral spirit of the time, across the world? By repeating the survey every year we can see what direction it is headed in as a feedback mechanism.
Firstly we need help creating the survey itself. Working out the questions and how they’ll be used. Once the survey is created we’ll need the help of all ZM chapters to get the 16,000+ randomly distributed survey responses needed to have an adequate result. Hopefully we can then do a world wide poll every year and see which the places are most ripe for transition.
The briefing document is here and you can email survey@zeitgeist-info.com if you’d like to contribute.

Free World One


Free World One is the new, hybrid for-profit initiative that was launched by Colin Turner at Z-Day 2018. FW1 is a company designed to leverage the existing market system to promote RBE ambitions through monetizing various activities in education, awareness and prototyping. Profits raised by the company’s ethical and sustainable projects will then be used to support other projects.

Colin, who founded The Free World Charter in 2011, is doing a great job at getting support and the company is now well into its first round of funding with over 270 investors. They are about to embark on an exciting educational project called LifeGames which promotes skills and traits like compassion, cooperation and critical thinking through fun classroom activities for kids. Books and apps of the LifeGames project are expected to go on sale to schools next Spring.

Free World One’s mission statement is:

“We believe that free access to basic living requirements is now a fundamental human right of all twenty-first century citizens. We see the existing method of controlling resources through money, markets and labour as outdated and unfair to the majority of people. We recognise that by combining the power of community with available technology, we can meet everyone's needs easily and create happier communities.

“Free World One creates, supports and funds a wide variety of projects that promote our ethos of creating a free and sustainable planet for all.”
If you’re interested in helping kickstart transition through this hybrid approach and have some money to invest, then check out:
https://freeworldone.com/
https://www.facebook.com/freeworldone


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