James Thompson (Houston)
Template:TOCnestleft James (Pat) Thompson is a psychologist and "social justice" activist in Houston, Texas. He was Club Chair, Houston Communist Party, but was expelled from the party in 2012. The Houston Club split, with Thompson's group keeping the name but becoming an independent organization.
Communist Party USA
Aaron Moss, Alan Donohue, Andre Brochu, Annie Fox, Barbara Samuelson, Barbara Collins, Barry Weinstein, Carol Sorflaten, CT Weber, Delmer Berg, Dorothy Kohl, Doug Smiley, Earl Harju, Emile Schepers, Everett Hoagland, Fay Bussell, Gregory King, Jack Bussell, James Thompson, Jerome Moss, Joe Bernick, John Falchi, John Smith, June Dennis, Karl Dennis , Karl Sorg, Karl Weichinger, Lee Dlugin, Lewis Lubka, Mark Jordan, Michele Artt, Pat Barile, Raymond Tate and Robert Jastad
In 2012, for the first time a Communist Party in the United States has formally endorsed two Green Party members for public office. The Houston Communist Party formally endorsed and will support Alfred Molison, Jr., for Texas State House of Representatives District 131, and G.C. Molison, for Texas Board of Education District 6, as Green Party candidates.
As far as I can tell this is the first and only endorsement by a Communist Party club of any Green Party candidates in the entire United States,” said Alfred Molison, III, manager of his parent’s election campaigns.
“We are happy to support and endorse these candidates for public office who will fight for social justice to include economic justice for the working people of their districts”, said James Thompson, Chair of the Houston Communist Party. “This will serve as a good example of cooperation between Reds and Greens in an effort to fight for the interests of working people”, he said.
Houston Peace Council
On January 30, 2012, activists and members of the Houston Peace Council converged on the Greek Consulate located at 520 Post Oak Blvd. in an effort to support Steelworkers at the “Helleniki Halivourgia”. The action was peaceful, orderly and disciplined.
The purpose of the action was to support steelworkers who have been on strike since October 31, 2011 and have been met with very harsh, anti-labor tactics employed by the companies for which they work.
The activists met with the Consul, George Papanikolaou, at the Consulate of Greece in Houston. The Consul, Mr. Papanikolaou, was very cordial and businesslike in his approach to the activists. He received a statement of solidarity from the Houston Peace Council with the steelworkers in the industry “Helleniki Halivourgia” and reminded us that there are many other strikes ongoing in Greece now. He expressed appreciation for the activist’s sensitivities to the current situation in Greece. James Thompson Houston Peace Council.
USFSP Board of Directors
- Houston Communist Party, How does the CPUSA drop a member? worker | July 14, 2012 | 11:20 pm | Action By James Thompson
- We salute the labor movement!, People's World, September 1, 2006
- HCP website, Houston Communist party endorsement of Green Party candidates a first worker | July 17, 2012
- US Peace Council blog, Houston Activists Support Steelworkers in GreeceHOUSTON, Texas – On January 30, 2012
- FRIENDS OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE website, accessed may 1, 2014