The Zeitgeist Movement
The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) promotes a sustainable global society, in a humane environment, while addressing the root causes of persistent social issues. Our vision is of A Natural Law/Resource Based Economy, which can eventually lead to sustainable solutions to these worldwide problems.
Take for instance the pervasive business climate in which profits trumps the ethical pursuit of success. The medical device market place is a perfect example where the actual medical devices that are suppose to help patients can end up harming them instead. And to make matters worse is when the manufacturers know this, yet keep silent and keep on marketing the devise. The IVC filter was developed to prevent life-threatening pulmonary embolism (blot clots from reaching the lungs and heart.) A number of the designs, it turns out, may have life-threatening side effects ranging from filter particles that break off causing: pulmonary embolism, compromised respiration, stroke, and even death, to the inability or difficulty removing the IVC filter due to the filter's tilting or moving from its original position. Needless to say, IVC filter lawyers representing those unfortunate patients against the manufacturers is on the rise. Even the FDA in the United States has issued warnings and new guideline regarding the use of IVC filters. What is particularly disturbing is that Bard, one of the IVC filter manufacturers, knew of the problems as early as 2003 and did nothing to warn the public or the surgeons who were inplanting them. Such shameful behavior needs to stop.
By presenting information to give you a better tool to see the world issues as they are, we hope you will become empowered independently to understand its relevance on your own terms, at your own pace. And to help you in Feb 03, 2014, we released a long awaited new book that lays out our observations and goals.
The Zeitgeist Movement
Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement, a sustainability advocacy group, functions through a network of regional chapters and project teams, public events and media expressions, as well as charity operations.
'Zeitgeist' - means the general moral, intellectual and cultural climate of a period of time.
'Movement' - working to promote at shift in values from which we hope a major social change will spring.
Our activism is specifically based on non-violent methods of communication. The core focus is about educating ourselves and the public regarding the true root sources of many universal personal, social and ecological problems we are faced with today. Science and technology have a vast problem solving and humanity improving potential, but most of it goes unexercised due to obstacles inherent in the current, established social system.
The Zeitgeist Movement members believe that by acting now, we can nudge society to shift to a world that will eventually embrace the values of sustainability. A combination of factors, processes, events and players will be participants in shaping our future.
In keeping with our vision of removing all barriers to socially relevant information, almost all Zeitgeist Movement events are free. Come on in and find out more about the Zeitgeist Movement, London.