Red Army Faction


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Red Army Faction

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for the Baader-Meinhof Gang
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Noun1.Red Army Faction - a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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The Baader-Meinhof gang and Red Army Faction killed more than 30 people.
However, as a novel that is willing to both engage with radical politics and explore postmodern literary form, Red Army Faction Blues is a highly commendable work, audaciously conceived and well executed.
The Red Army Faction grew from the left-wing student protests and anti-Vietnam war movements in the late 1960s.
In the so-called Yodo-go incident, nine Red Army Faction members hijacked Japan Airlines Flight 351 while it was on a domestic flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka on March 31, 1970.
Her trial is the last major court case of a Red Army Faction fighter.
MILITANT Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck), one of the founding members of the Red Army Faction.
The shooting fermented support for the students' anti-Vietnam movement and aparamilitary group was formed, the Red Army Faction (RAF), which terrorised Berlin for a decade.
Mohnhaupt has served 24 years of a life sentence for her role in nine murders as a leader of the notorious left-wing Marxist-terrorist group the Red Army Faction (RAF).
A GERMAN court yesterday approved parole for one of the last jailed members of the Red Army Faction, in a case that has helped revive painful memories of the terrorist group's 1970s heyday.
The history of the Red Army Faction may seem on first glance a closed book, not least because this terrorist organization announced its dissolution in 1998.
Most tellingly of all, the East German-backed terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction began systematically murdering executives of West German companies doing SDI research.
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