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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Like the state-branded "terrorists" of the Baader-Meinhof Group in Germany, or the Red Brigades in Italy, the members of May 19 operated at the ideological periphery of the ultra-left.
Sure, Neil Kinnock fought a bitter battle with Labour's Militant Tendency and the BNP dream of winning their first MP, but Britain has not had to contend with the likes of Italy's Red Brigades or Germany's Baader-Meinhof group.
It focuses on the German artist Gerhard Richter and his cycle of paintings on the life and death of the homegrown terrorists of the Baader-Meinhof group, October 18, 1977 (1988).
Whereas the latter present the theme using fictional accounts set in the present, The Baader Meinhof Complex (Uli Edel, 2008, Germany) focuses on the real-life exponents of political violence: the Baader-Meinhof Group (later known as the Red Army Faction or RAF).
title evoking the idea that the leftwing Baader-Meinhof group, or Red Army Faction (RAF), was a product of a past its members were so brutally keen to be rid of.
After the sale was splashed across the German media, the family became targets for the Baader-Meinhof group, who issued kidnapping threats, prompting the Forsters to hurriedly relocate to the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Andreas Baader (left) and Gudrun Ensslin, two leaders -of the Baader-Meinhof group who are reported to have committed suicide in Stammhein Prison.
after the names of two of its leaders, the Baader-Meinhof Group, or Gang).
A MEMBER of the terrorist Baader-Meinhof Group was freed yesterday after 24 years in jail.
The Baader-Meinhof group in Germany, the Red Brigades in Italy, the Weather Underground in the U.
Gerhard Richter's RAF cycle shows up in the catalogue as somehow indicating that prison conditions of the Baader-Meinhof group couldn't have been that bad - after all, there's a record player in the picture.