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Tim Hjersted
Location:   Lawrence, Kansas
I'm currently working full-time on Films For Action, a non-profit organization that works to support the people working to change the world. Our current projects include regular documentary film screenings and the continued improvement of the Films For Action website. Our site features over...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 19 2014
Just as we recognize the importance of biodiversity for the survival of the planet, so we must preserve the diverse ways of knowing that exist among humanity. In the late 1990s, a Ugandan intellectual and civil society activist called Paulo Wangoola returned home to the...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 19 2014
Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global summit on climate converge here in New York City, the nation and world are experiencing weather of an intensity that should rattle the stubborn false convictions of even the most fervent climate change...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 19 2014
Expose the Pentagon, the world’s largest & most dangerous climate criminal There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even seen. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 18 2014
I recently read about a cash-strapped seven-year Walmart employee in Louisiana who says she'd live in her car if she could figure out how to do it. Another Walmart employee claims that many Walmart "associates" actually do that to make ends meet, but it's really not an option...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2014
Degrade and destroy? The west should try to disrupt the canny militants into self-destruction, because bombs will only backfire The Islamic State (Isis) is without question a very brutal extremist group with origins in the insurgency of the United States occupation of Iraq...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2014
Climate Change is back on the political agenda. On 23rd of September, Heads of States are meeting in New York to pledge climate action. This is good news as it is about time. The rising economic, health-related, and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels, combined...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2014
Chris Hedges gave this speech Saturday at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, Wis., before a crowd of about 2,000. His address followed one there by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who seems to be preparing to run in the Democratic presidential...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2014
Officials in Washington are inadvertently providing some insight into the strange logic of their nebulous war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, in contradictory and puerile statements about whether the military action should be called a war, or...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2014
Ahead of UN summit, organizers of direct action say the planetary crisis of global warming 'is a result of an economic system that is based on endless extraction, endless growth, and ceaseless exploitation of the earth and people.' What does climate change have to do...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 12 2014
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs. President Obama is right: There is no military solution.  Military actions will not set the stage for political...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 11 2014
Today is 9/11. If you asked me what my intention is for today it would be this: "to see the world with eyes unclouded by hate."
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Aug 31 2014
Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Tim Hjersted rated The Covert Origins of ISIS 4.5 stars on Aug 30 2014
Tim Hjersted added a video on Aug 30 2014
"If there wasn't so much love, there wouldn't be so much pain. It's like love is the nervous system of the universe, bringing us joy, and sorrow." - Drew Dellinger Want to keep watching? This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary...
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Tim Hjersted rated Go Organic! (2007) 5 stars on Aug 30 2014
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 21 2014
The rise of fundamentalism is a decidedly modern phenomenon in which US imperialism has always played a major role. The Islamic State is no exception. As the jihadi militants of the Islamist State — IS, formerly known as ISIS — rampage through Syria and Iraq, wantonly...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Aug 21 2014
The shooting of Michael Brown offers Americans yet another reminder that their criminal justice system is riddled with racial disparities. From encounters with police to prison sentences, Ferguson is another drop in a very full bucket. Read the latest updates on Ferguson...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 20 2014
The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” the police (fewer bullets, smaller armored vehicles?)...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Aug 20 2014
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence Full and unabridged. Personal favorite quotes: 8:09 "A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor -- both...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 20 2014
Is it possible That weapons somehow create The urge to use them? (via NYT) Fun fact: Violence fetishizes itself. Worships. Adores itself with psychotic levels of megalomania and self-aggrandizement – sociopathic and chilling and face-slappingly obvious throughout all of...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 20 2014
“The military character and mission of the police is more clear today than when the Black Panther Party and others sounded the alarm in the Sixties.” The brave and besieged people of Ferguson, Missouri, have already caused serious complications for the U.S. National Security...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 20 2014
Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors from...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 19 2014
Forget about solving climate change for a moment. Forget about all the problems we face. All of these problems are symptoms of a way of life that few of us are really happy with - especially when we have glimpsed the possibility of a world that could be so much more. We need...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Aug 17 2014
Bill Hicks explains why he's glad that psilocybin mushrooms aren't legal. In 2 minutes you'll see what he means. If you want to learn more, Erowid has long been a useful resource for learning about everything you'd be curious to know...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 15 2014
The news: If you're following the events in Ferguson, you may be wondering why a group of suburban St. Louis police look like something out of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." Image Credit: AP Image Credit: Amazon The answer is simple and more than a little disturbing...
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Tim Hjersted rated The Last Horsemen of New York 2 stars on Aug 14 2014
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 11 2014
These past several weeks have been riddled with news that could douse the flame of even the brightest of spirits. The relentless bombing of Gaza, the cycle of prejudice and violence that is drawing more and more of the world into its maw, the death spiral of Ukraine and the...
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