Red Guard

History of the Red Guard Party

By Former Members

circa 1972

This article was written and submitted to Getting Together by a few former members of the Red Guard Party and is not intended to represent the entire membership.

The Red Guard Party was founded in San Francisco's Chinatown in February of 1969. Our membership was primarily composed of American-born Chinese youth. Due to the incorrectness of our political line, our organizational structure and our method of work, we disbanded in July of 1971.

Film Review: Comrades

Directed by Edward Wong
Review by Kye Leung


Synopsis: Comrades: A personal documentary about two men who took part in the violent socialist struggles of the mid-20th century. Yook Wong joined the Communist
Revolution that swept through China in 1949. A generation later, Alex Hing founded a group in San Francisco called the Red Guard, modeled after the communist youth group in China. In the end, the revolution didn't turn out the way anyone expected.

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