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 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.  [ffa-repeater][hori...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 21 2016
15 Films to Spread the 'New Story' Revolution
Charles Eisenstein is one of the first people I heard talk about the "new story," synthesising 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
Tim Hjersted rated A magazine for a better future 4.5 stars on Jul 16 2016
Tim Hjersted rated Flugennock 4 stars on Jul 16 2016
Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 16 2016
After Sanders Endorsement of Clinton, 'Political Revolution' Faces Hard Choices
For the past months, the Democratic Party, particularly corporate Democrats, clamored for Bernie Sanders to quit the presidential race or endorse Hillary Clinton. He continued...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 16 2016
Putting Out the UnWelcome Mat: Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 1
Bassem Youssef think's he's found a quick fix for our nation's immigration problem: Stop making yourself look so enticing to the rest of the world, and take a cue from Flint...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 16 2016
Game of Thrones Has Some Useful Advice for People that Want to Change the World
In Part 1, we learn why Tyrion Lannister has a knack for staying alive. He is constantly getting into trouble and talking his way out. But Tyrion's genius is replicable if you...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 16 2016
Did Sanders Break His Promise to Take the Nomination All the Way to the Convention?
He did promise he would, so that helps to explain some of the anger and disappointment with his endorsement. But it's worth considering all of the strategic advantages of...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 15 2016
Bernie Sanders: I Have Not Suspended My Campaign
While the corporate media painted a picture of Bernie Sanders riding off into the sunset after throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton, Bernie was rallying his troops for...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 15 2016
Why Did Bernie Endorse Hillary? Here's One Explanation.
He's playing the long game. If Sanders had gone third party, split the votes and then Trump got elected, it would have divided the left and set back the momentum and gains the...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 13 2016
Your Anger Is Misdirected: Don't Let Bernie Endorsing Hillary Distract You From What Matters
All this attention on Bernie endorsing Clinton is a big distraction from the fact that the work was always going to be up to us. The movement isn't about Sanders and what he...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Dec 18 2014
Policing Is a Dirty Job, but Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World
It's time to start imagining a society that isn't dominated by police
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 11 2016
A Few Thoughts After the #Blacklivesmatter Vigil in Lawrence, KS Tonight
After tonight's ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ vigil, I don't have the words to speak to how powerful and moving this event was. It appeared there was about 400 people that got to hear...
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Tim Hjersted added a video on Jul 11 2016
How to Build a Place-Based Economy Where You Live
How can communities rethink ownership to remedy poverty? In this powerful talk, Eric Kornacki shares the story of his journey carrying lessons learned from Central American...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Apr 10 2016
Abolish the Police. Instead, Let's Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.
When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Jul 9 2016
After Last Week's Tragedies, What Can Be Said That Hasn't Been Said Before?
I have struggled to find words to express what I thought and felt as I watched the videos of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being killed by the police. Last night, I...
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