Damián García ¡Presente!

April 25, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Damián García raised the red flag atop the Alamo, 1980

April 22 marks 36 years since Damián García was murdered while building for May 1st, 1980, in a Los Angeles housing project, as a police agent stood nearby. Damián’s killer declared, “You hate the government, I am the government, your flag is red, mine is red, white and blue.” Just a month before this towering injustice, Damián had climbed to the top of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, tore down the U.S. and Texas flags, and raised the red flag of revolution and internationalism. The Alamo is a hated symbol of the war on Mexico and the theft of its land, which was a key part of the expansion of the U.S. and its development into an imperialist power. The assassination of Damián García was not only an attack on the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and the building for revolutionary May Day 1980 in particular, but also for that inspiring internationalist act at the Alamo.

Internationalism has been a hallmark of the communist revolution, and a stronger understanding of this, and emphasis on this, is an important part of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian: The Whole World Comes First!


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