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 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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Tim Hjersted added a video on Sep 8 2016
Woman Lets Public Cut Her Hair for Powerful Message
Beauty isn't dependent on the external appearance. In this daring street experiment, Jae West co-founder of The Liberators International dives into vulnerability in Times...
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Tim Hjersted added an action on Sep 8 2016
10 Ways You Can Help the Standing Rock Sioux Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline
Cannon Ball, ND – While many Americans passively support the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, aside from showing up in Cannon...
Tim Hjersted rated Jubilee Until We're Free! 3 stars on Sep 7 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sep 7 2016
Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem
Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.
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Tim Hjersted added an article on May 5 2015
5 Lies About Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell You
Picture this: you hurt yourself, and you go to the doctor to talk about knee surgery. What would you think if your doctor was required — by law — to tell you that the operation...
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Tim Hjersted rated HUMAN POSTCARDS 4 stars on Sep 5 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 30 2016
On Ending Racism and the Need for Holding Simultaneous Realities
One of the things I've been reflecting on a lot lately is the importance of holding simultaneous realities in our hearts and awareness at the same time. When it comes to ending...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 30 2016
The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch
The epoch is thought to have begun in the 1950s, when human activity set global systems on a different trajectory
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 23 2016
Is This - the Love Journey? Is This the Only One?
You meet them, you get to know them, you date them, you learn about them. You have sex with them. Finally, you love them. You live with them. You marry them. You have kids with...
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Tim Hjersted rated "Injustice Anywhere" (2016) 5 stars on Aug 17 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 17 2016
Being Crazy in a Sick Society Is Actually Healthy
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Tim Hjersted shared a link on Aug 16 2016
There Are No Democratic or Green Saviors: Get in the Streets!
Regardless of the outcome of November’s U.S. elections, what will count most is what happens in the streets. As Frederick Douglass put it plainly a century and a half ago, “If...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 16 2016
What Is My Activism Really About? to Love, Serve and Remember
I have made a promise to this world that I will carry with me to my last days. It is my vow to lessen the suffering of the world while I am here - it is to ensure that every...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
White Supremacy Cannot Have Our People
for a working class orientation at the heart of white anti-racist organizing
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
There Are No Democratic or Green Saviors: Get in the Streets!
Regardless of the outcome of November’s U.S. elections, what will count most is what happens in the streets. As Frederick Douglass put it plainly a century and a half ago, “If...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
Pope Francis: Capitalism Is 'Terrorism Against All of Humanity'
Pope Francis argues that modern economy's worship of 'god of money' leads to disenfranchisement and extremism
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
Top 10 Reasons to Continue Supporting The Movement Sanders Ignited
Hillary Clinton will trounce the self-destructive Donald J. Trump, but the neo-liberals secure total victory if the Sanders movement falls away
Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
Speak Up: How to Respond to Everyday Bigotry
The Southern Poverty Law Center gathered hundreds of stories of everyday bigotry from people across the United States. They told their stories through e-mail, personal...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 3 2016
Best Mentor Ever Tells Boy 'It's OK to Cry' in Moving Viral Video
A man is offering kids a shoulder to cry on. The viral video below features a martial arts instructor telling a boy named Bruce “It’s OK to cry” after he begins to sob after...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 2 2016
Presidential Elections Are Not Radical Litmus Tests and Why I'm Voting for My Opponent.
The Presidential election is not a radical nor revolutionary litmus test so let’s stop making it one.
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