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 jury is still out however, on whether there is an increased incidence of gender-based violence towards young women by their jilted boyfriends, or whether the reportage is a classic Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
When I returned, mercifully, the class was finished and the Baader-Meinhof veterans were all out and towelling off, taking a breather on the white plastic garden chairs at the side of the pool.
Set in a divided Berlin, the story takes place against the backdrop of the October 1977 hijacking of Lufthansa flight 181 by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a group that sought the release of members of the Red Army Faction (aka the Baader-Meinhof Gang).
Baader-Meinhof gang member Astrid Proll was arrested in London.
However the film is given an emergency airlift by stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl, who are on strong form as the members of the infamous German Baader-Meinhof terrorist group, and leaders of the hijack.
Critics of radical chic feminized the notion with the (admittedly clever) label "Prada Meinhof"--a play on the alternative appellation for RAF's first generation: the Baader-Meinhof Gang.
Have Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner forgotten, perhaps, the threat the Baader-Meinhof gang once posed when they talk of defending "European values" from terror.
1975: A stand-off at the West German embassy in Stockholm ends in violence as the Baader-Meinhof gang blows up the building.
Former member of the Red Army Faction, known in its early days as the Baader-Meinhof gang Christof Wackernagel will be on a panel of experts speaking at the debate.
During his near half-century of fighting crime he tangled with some of the biggest names in the criminal underworld, chasing Carlos the Jackal and members of the notorious terrorist group the Baader-Meinhof gang.