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...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 8 2016
Black on Black Crime Isn't a Myth
Let’s talk about Black on Black crime. Maybe you’ve heard about it on the news, specifically likely in regards to Black people murdered by other Black people. Perhaps you’ve...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 8 2016
The Problem with Hating Our Enemies
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if thou gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee. —Nietzsche
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 8 2016
Trump: The Illusion of Change
“Only by restoring the broken connections can we be healed.” — Wendell Berry
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 8 2016
How to Expose Trump's Dastardly Bait-And-Switch
Trump is not an economic populist, he’s just playing one on TV.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 8 2016
Van Jones: Only a 'Love Army' Will Conquer Trump
Though it's important to fight Trump's policies, "it's at the values level that we need to do a reset," says Jones
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 7 2016
Activism = Appetite for Destruction
“The hands that build can also pull down…” (Jeremiah 1:10) Way too many people imply that unless a critic expounds a specific strategy for implementing a new paradigm, their...
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Tim Hjersted rated It's The Damn Police 4 stars on Dec 7 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 7 2016
Films for Action's Library of Articles and Videos About Love-Based Activism
We wanted to put what we have on this topic all into one place.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 17 2016
We Are All Deplorables
If left activists are concerned about future political victories, they should take seriously the proposition of open dialogue with Trump supporters. For, as far as the...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 16 2016
Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 16 2016
There Is No One Right Way to Be an Activist
There is no one right way to be an activist. There is no one right way to change the world. There is no one right philosophy of leftist politics. There is no one right reaction...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 4 2016
You Can't Be Intersectional While at the Same Time Being Elitist and Exclusionary
One cannot claim to be intersectional while at the same time being elitist and exclusionary. Everyone isn't hip to what heteronormativity, heterosexism, cisgendered, cissexism...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 4 2016
Films for Action: What We Are Here For
It's hard to believe Films For Action has been around now for 10 years. From our early years focusing on local film screenings to our more recent years, focusing on raising...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Nov 4 2016
My Appeal to Leftists Who Won't Vote or Who Believe Voting Third Party Is a Principled Stance
My appeal to leftist comrades who think that not voting is a way to be a "principled" leftist, or that it's leftist to choose a third-party candidate so you can vote in good...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Nov 1 2016
Best of Luck With the Wall
A voyage across the US-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. Directed by Josh Begley. Read more here. 
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Tim Hjersted rated Black People for Trump 4.5 stars on Oct 2 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 22 2016
Lawns Are for Suckers. Plant a Garden - for the Climate!
Ripping out your lawn and planting kale and peppers won’t just lead to great stir-fry — a new study finds it could make major contributions to fighting climate change...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 22 2016
You Should Get Naked More Often. It's Good for You.
When Nelly encouraged overheated people worldwide to get naked in 2002, he was unknowingly advocating much more than just a sexy, sweaty dance party. Sunbathing, sleeping...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Sep 19 2016
Thom Hartmann at Bioneers: Beyond Framing
"Conservatives" and corporate interests use the powerful tools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to define arguments, win elections and persuade the public. To be effective...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 19 2016
How to Be Positive When the World Is Negative
Do you sometimes feel that the world around you is negative? Do you get easily irritated and frustrated, not knowing how to deal with this negativity, and lack the energy...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 17 2016
Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use
Study comes after reporting revealed fentanyl-maker pouring money into Arizona's anti-legalization effort
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Tim Hjersted added an action on Sep 14 2016
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 13 2016
The Planet's Most Dangerous Predator Is Us
Humans are the world's top predator. The way we fulfill this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predator control. The latter is the...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 13 2016
The Myth of Positivity: Why Your Pain Holds a Mighty Purpose
Of all the great myths of contemporary life, one of the most toxic is positivity. It says: there are negative and positive emotions, and only the positive ones are worth...
Tim Hjersted rated What Is Mutual Aid? 4 stars on Sep 12 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 12 2016
Censoring American War Crimes
After years of hating the iconic photo, Kim Phuc came to embrace it as a powerful tool to teach peace.
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 10 2016
Erased by False Victory: Obama Hasn't Stopped DAPL
All Native struggles in the United States are a struggle against erasure. The poisoning of our land, the theft of our children, the state violence committed against us — we are...
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