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 Apr 11 2016
Mutiny of the Soul, Revisited
Over the years, I’ve probably received more mail about Mutiny of the Soul than any other essay I’ve written. The idea of the article has been hugely validating for many...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Apr 11 2016
Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots
If the left is to fight back against authoritarianism, we must bring together diverse movements working for social change.
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Tim Hjersted added an action on Apr 11 2016
How Not to ''Bern Out'': Ten Steps Toward a Future We Can Believe In
In the last six months, a relatively low-profile senator from a low-profile state has become a national and even global political phenomenon. At a recent speech in the South...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Apr 11 2016
Five Dangerous Thoughts about Capitalism
Our system of modern capitalism is just one story; it is not the only one there is. It’s not inherent within us. It isn’t some inevitable expression of predefined Human Nature...
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Tim Hjersted shared an article via Tim Hjersted on Apr 7 2016
Films for Action's Strategy to Help Catalyze a Global Paradigm Shift
It finally hit us several years ago. A heavily monopolized, commercialized and profit-driven media was choking the health of our culture. It was the problem that made every...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Apr 7 2016
The United Nations of the Spirit - Naciones Unidas Del Espíritu
In 2015 leaders and members of diverse indigenous communities throughout America founded the United Nations of the Spirit. Durante el mes de diciembre del 2015 en la Eco...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Apr 5 2016
Why Does the US Media Lie so Much?
Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter. The reason they do this is because they legally can. My mentor...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Apr 4 2016
Maybe the Humans in Interstellar Wouldn't Have Wrecked Their Planet If They Had Stopped Monocropping
Did the brainiac space man played by Matthew Mcconaughey ever stop to consider the possibility that continuing to rely on massive homogeneous corn fields was driving the death...
Tim Hjersted shared a video via Films For Action on Mar 31 2016
Goodnight Democracy: How Big Money Bought Our Democracy, Children’s-Book Style
Remember Goodnight Moon, the children’s book about a young rabbit going to bed? Rootstrikers, a nonpartisan network of activists seeking to get money out of politics, put...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 30 2016
What Do You Think About When You Hear People Say That 'We're All One'?
Sometimes I feel this in my body and it's hard to describe. And I say 'we are all one' as a verbal way to describe the feeling. Other times it is an intellectual idea which I...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Mar 17 2016
Celebrities Speak Out on Fame & Materialism
Everyone needs to hear this. The truth about fame from the people who went on that ride and saw where it leads.  Free eBook "How To Change The...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Mar 17 2016
Why Bernie Is the Most Electable Candidate in 80 Seconds
Here's why Bernie Sanders is the most electable candidate in 80 seconds. Help us out at berniesanders.com. Made by Tyler Sanders and Adrienne Teeley
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Mar 17 2016
Sanders Path to Victory Blocked by Media and Party Elites
Former White House counsel Bill Curry says only sustained grassroots pressure will push democratic leadership to address the economic interests of the working-class.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 16 2016
90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 16 2016
Work Through Creative Blocks With Beginner's Mind
“I don’t know anything.” It might seem counterintuitive but I try to tell myself this every day when I wake up. It’s quickly becoming my daily mantra.  Now, this isn’t some...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Mar 16 2016
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Shunryu Suzuki - Essential Wisdom for the Art of Living
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 16 2016
Presidential Primary 2.0 Is About to Begin
There are two Democratic presidential primaries. One is almost over. The other is about to begin. The first Democratic presidential primary runs from Feb. 1 to March 15. All...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 15 2016
Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?
A commentary on being Black in post-Obama America
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Tim Hjersted rated Removing The Mask 4 stars on Mar 14 2016
Tim Hjersted rated Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006) 0.5 stars on Mar 14 2016
Tim Hjersted shared an article via Colin Jenkins on Mar 14 2016
Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality
"President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon..." - Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 "Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 14 2016
When Anarchism Becomes a Religion
I love the core spirit of anarchism. But like most philosophies, oftentimes the spirit gets lost as it gets codified into a religion. "I'm a true anarchist and you're not" is...
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Tim Hjersted rated Ola - Health Is Everything (2013) 5 stars on Mar 14 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 14 2016
Traditional Gender Norms Are Imprisoning All of Us - It's Time to Break Free!
The world needs all of us to become healers. It needs us to nurture the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine that lies dormant to various degrees within each and every one...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 10 2016
5 Reasons the Clinton-Sanders Race Is Much, Much Closer Than You Think
To watch cable news, one would think that Bernie Sanders is still in the Democratic primary race simply to send a message to Washington, be a thorn in Hillary Clinton's side...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 10 2016
One Example of How the Left Has Internalized the Ideology of Their Oppressors
"Ideological hegemony is the process by which the exploited come to view the world through a conceptual framework provided to them by their exploiters." - Kevin A. Carson
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 9 2016
How to Be an Anticapitalist Today
Anticapitalism isn’t simply a moral stance against injustice — it’s about building an alternative.
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 9 2016
How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps
Homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and the housing bubble are all rooted in privatized housing.
Tim Hjersted added a video on Mar 8 2016
Visionary Perspective: How Nature Has The Power to Liberate
Nature is the great teacher. The more you embrace nature, the more you feel free.
Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 8 2016
Noam Chomsky: Notion of Elite Guardian Class Dates Back to Founding of US
Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society in What Kind of Creatures Are We?, a collection of lectures bringing together his areas of expertise from...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 8 2016
The Steps Toward Self Empowerment
How many of you can recall situations in which you felt unjustly treated or taken advantage of and you did not stand up for yourself? Or remember finding yourself in a...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 2 2016
Consumerism Lies at the Heart of School's Educational Purpose
A stream-of-consciousness reflection on the state of school, civilization, capitalism and the way we live our lives.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Mar 1 2016
The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture
The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news...
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