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 Oct 4 2015
Time to Reframe the Old Narratives About Race in America
Toxic ideas about people of color can be hard to shake, but looking at those ideas from a different perspective reveals positive truths.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 4 2015
What If Gun Laws Were Like Abortion Laws?
What would gun rights look like in America if we treated them like abortion rights? The Supreme Court has ruled that owning guns and getting abortions are both rights granted...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 4 2015
Numerous Civilians Dead After US Bombs Hospital in Afghanistan
Dozens dead and wounded after witnesses say bombardment of charity medical center continued for 30 minutes
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Tim Hjersted rated Roots Of Rescue (2013) 4.5 stars on Oct 4 2015
Tim Hjersted rated Answering the Call (2017) 4 stars on Oct 4 2015
Tim Hjersted rated Dark Side of the Greens (2015) 4 stars on Oct 4 2015
Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 4 2015
How Men Reacted to Their Moms Getting Catcalled
Some men might not have firsthand experience with catcalling, but when sons sat down to watch video of their moms being catcalled, the issue hit close to home.  Condé Nast...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 4 2015
The Letters P L U R in Terrorism
I wrote this 14 years ago, when I was a senior at Free State High School, just a couple days after September 11th, 2001. Somewhat unbelievably to me now, I actually stood up in...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 3 2015
The Precious Opportunity of Climate Change
We are in the process of burning ourselves and many of the beings on Earth right out of existence. Overwhelming. Unbelievable. Wildly inconvenient. Weirdly difficult to take...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 3 2015
Misogyny and the Healing of the Masculine
My new home of West Asheville is in the news. A local coffee shop, Waking Life Espresso, closed its doors after its owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were outed for hosting...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Oct 3 2015
The Ending Of Sorrow
First of all I would like to remind you if I may, this is not an intellectual entertainment nor some kind of romantic ideological rubbish. We are dealing with our daily life...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Sep 26 2015
5 Ways America Is Already Socialist
Socialism, turns out the dirtiest word in U.S. politics is as American as apple pie. From the U.S. labor movement to the New Deal to corporate subsidies, America relies on a...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Sep 25 2015
What Humanity Needs to Realize
In the end, the lesson our culture needs to learn is simple. But before any meaningful change can happen in our world, we need to learn that lesson.
Tim Hjersted rated No Snowflake (2015) 4 stars on Sep 25 2015
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 24 2015
A Rejoinder on "The Sanders Paradox"
When CounterPunch published my essay “The Sanders Paradox: A Brief for Bernie” two weeks ago, I was hoping that it would trigger constructive, spirited discussion and debate...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Sep 23 2015
Gil Scott-Heron Explains the Meaning Behind 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'
Rest in Power, Gil Scott-Heron (1949 - 2011). Watch a music video of 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' via Part 2.
Tim Hjersted rated Idealism Isn't Just for Dreamers 5 stars on Sep 23 2015
Tim Hjersted shared a video via Films For Action on Sep 23 2015
Before third parties can reach parity with with the duopoly power structure and have a shot to get elected, we've got to get instant-runnoff voting in place.
Tired of the Two-Party System Foiling Alternatives? Instant-Runoff Voting Is The Obvious Solution
Matt Gonzalez, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, speaks to the Green Party national convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 26th, 2004. www.mattgonzalez.com
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 23 2015
Sanders’ Jaw-Dropping Call for Revolution
In case you haven’t heard, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called for political revolution. That’s gargantuan news, which poses an equally gargantuan...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 27 2015
Ending Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Call to Faith Communities
The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 23 2015
Cries of Betrayal, Calls to Organize as Obama Approves Arctic Drilling
'With this decision, President Obama has given Shell an open invitation to turn the Chukchi Sea into an energy sacrifice zone,' said Marissa Knodel of Friends of the Earth
Tim Hjersted rated JIN-NOW (2013) 2.5 stars on Jul 21 2015
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 20 2015
What Our Food Is Really Doing to the Planet, in 15 Jaw-Dropping Images
When current science news is filled with pictures — incredible, beautiful, literally awesome pictures — of planetary bodies 3 billion miles away, it's easy to forget what's...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 17 2015
Horizon-1: A New Horizon For Humanity
For two weeks in March 2015, a film crew was given exclusive access to the Horizon-1 high-tech experimental community, which has been in development since 2006 via an...
Tim Hjersted rated The End of Capitalism Has Begun 4.5 stars on Jul 17 2015
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 16 2015
Love Is a Limited Resource: On Trauma and Queer Utopias
As a a person who is queer and politicized and poly (though currently with one partner) my newsfeeds on social media are frequently filled with statuses, tweets, posts and...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 2 2015
These Are The 3 Climate Tipping Points That Keep Scientists Awake At Night
This knowledge isn't supposed to make us afraid - it's meant to stir our hearts into action - to give us the fire that we can use to save everything we love. If you're...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 2 2015
Reflections on Privilege Theory: Why I'm Looking For a Better Way to Communicate This Idea
What privilege theory describes is undeniably true. And the facts and perspectives that privilege theory attempts to illuminate remains an essential aspect of education that...
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Tim Hjersted rated Thirsty planet 4 stars on Jun 24 2015