Walter Tillow

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Walter Tillow


Walter Tillow is a Louisville Kentucky activist, and the husband of Kay Tillow.

Communist Party member

In May 2005 Walter Tillow, Greg Godwin and Thomas Kenny wrote an article in the People's World, "Upholding theoretical foundations" criticizing the "line" of Party Chairman Sam Webb;

Webb would have us believe that now is not the time for the CPUSA to be the “advanced guard” on the political stage. Instead, he places the struggle against the Bush administration as paramount, overshadowing every other struggle...
The vision outlined in the article promises that when the Bush business is finished, we can renew our commitment to socialism. This is a highly unscientific, historically unfounded picture of social change. Our party has grown, not after the worst reactionaries are routed, but in the course of fighting against them and for reform. Workers are attracted to our party when they recognize that we fight for higher values, greater goals, and not for individual satisfaction, advancement or prestige. It is exactly our commitment to socialism that inspires others to put aside pettiness and individualism to fight for a greater cause.[1]

Birthday greetings to Gus Hall

The following contributors to the World 1996 Fund Drive sent birthday greetings to Gus Hall, national chair, Communist Party USA. People's Weekly World, 21 December, 1996 - Walter Tillow.

Communist Party tribute

In July 2007, the Communist Party USA paper Peoples World published a tribute "We salute Joyce Wheeler" to retiring Baltimore public school teacher and Communist Party member Joyce Wheeler. Kay Tillow and Walter Tillow signed the tribute page. Most of the more than 100 signatories were identified Party members.[2]

Labor Campaign for Single Payer

In March 2009 the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Conference was held in Washington DC. Attendees included Anne Feeney, Kay Tillow and Walter Tillow, Jerry Tucker, Donna DeWitt, David Newby, Donna Smith, Tim Carpenter from Progressive Democrats of America, Dr. Margaret Flowers, John Conyers.[3]

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.

The statement of solidarity was presented to the Greek Consulate by Walter Tillow on behalf of the Houston Peace Council.

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