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 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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Tim Hjersted added an article on Aug 1 2016
Solitary Confinement Is 'No Touch' Torture, and It Must Be Abolished
I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 31 2016
My Favorite Definition of Privilege
My favorite definition of privilege is 'thinking something's not a problem because it's not a problem to you.' This is embodied most poignantly to me by the fact that most...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 24 2016
I Stopped Eating Animals Because of Human Rights
What does the meat industry do to people’s mental health?
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 24 2016
How Can We Make Our Politics Reflect What's Best in Us and Not What's Worst?
Both inner and outer change are essential for political transformation.
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Tim Hjersted rated Revolution: an Instruction Manual 4 stars on Jul 24 2016
Tim Hjersted rated What Is Economic Democracy? 5 stars on Jul 24 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 23 2016
Clinton's F-You to Progressives: This Is How Trump Could Become President
Nominating a political clone like Sen. Tim Kaine is exactly the wrong thing to do if you want a higher turnout
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 22 2016
Why Black Lives Matter Won't Go Away: a Primer on Systemic Racism in America
Intellectually lazy. Willfully ignorant. Blinded by privilege. Drunk with prejudice. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of the 30 percent of Americans...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 22 2016
How to Transform the Economy: It's about The Story
How to overcome the the forty-year-old economic story that has dominated our lives. It may seem hard, but it's not impossible. 
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 22 2016
Eckhart Tolle: Your Facebook Ego, That's Not Who You Are
“Identification with thoughts and the emotions that go with those thoughts creates a false mind-made sense of self, conditioned by the past: the "little me" and its story. This...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 22 2016
Carl Sagan: We Are One Planet
A stirring speech by the legendary cosmologist Carl Sagan, on the evolution of human consciousness. Decades old but still highly applicable today. "More of us flee from war...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 22 2016
Alex Jones and Roger Stone Interrupt the Young Turks Republican National Convention Coverage
Alex Jones and Roger Stone interrupted The Young Turks live coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In Part 2, The Young Turks explained what...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 22 2016
15 Films That Explain Why the Political Revolution Must Continue Past November and Beyond
No matter who we vote for or who gets elected, the revolution must continue. These films remind us why. 
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 21 2016
15 Films Inspiring and Illuminating the 'New Story' Revolution
Charles Eisenstein is one of the first people I heard talk about the "new story," synthesizing a diverse movement that has been emerging for the last several decades. When I go...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 21 2016
The Future of Race in America: Michelle Alexander at Tedx
Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 20 2016
Dan Savage on Jill Stein and How to Build a Viable Third Party
How do we build a viable third party to the left of shitty Democrats in the United States? "You run people not just for fucking president every four fucking years," says Dan...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 19 2016
7 Solutions We Can Support Right Now to Transition to a Resource Based Economy
One of the downsides of presenting such a visionary solution to our global crisis is that it's hard to know where to begin, beyond raising awareness. The gap between where we...
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Tim Hjersted rated We All Love Animals, But.. 4 stars on Jul 19 2016