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 films' protagonists are not Palestinians, but rather two Germans associated with the Baader-Meinhof group, which was also known as Red Army Faction.
Examples of such condemned and forgotten female militancy are Sana'a Mehaidli, the 16-year-old Lebanese girl during the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon in 1985; Fusako Shigenobu, one of the principal leaders of a communist militant group known as the Japanese Red Army founded in 1971; and the Baader-Meinhof group that spearheaded the social upheavals that were inspired by feminism, anti-colonialism movements, leftist ideologies, and the civil rights movement.
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.
While the GP never went as far as their 'peers' in Germany (the Baader-Meinhof group) or Italy (the Red Brigade) in terms of actual acts of terrorism, they were deemed dangerous enough to be banned and persecuted under the 'Anti-Casseurs' law of 1970.
The hijacked Boeing 737.; Andreas Baader (left) and Gudrun Ensslin, two leaders -of the Baader-Meinhof group who are reported to have committed suicide in Stammhein Prison.
In Ulrike Maria Stuart, the Austrian Nobel laureate Jelinek explores a theme that stirred a fierce debate this past year as Germans approached the 30th anniversary of the bloody 1977 "German Autumn" of the RAF, the Red Army Faction (a.k.a., 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.