From John Brown Childs
Santa Cruz, California
20 January 2010
I had the good fortune of meeting Tim many years ago through our mutual friend Jeremy Brecher. I was immediately (and continuously) struck by the way in Tim was a compassionate world worker with a sharp intelligence, humility, powerful drive for justice, and an overall conviviality that personified and exemplified how to do and be globalization from below.
The documentary by Tim, Jeremy, and Brendan Smith, “Global Village or Global Pillage?” about globalization from below, that I have shown many times to my students, always strikes home with its clarity and deep current of social justice. My students are always riveted by Tim’s easy to understand analysis of complex problems in that documentary. Several thousand of my students have comment on his presentation and have benefited from it. Many of them are now out in the world doing good work for humankind.