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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Baader-Meinhof gang member Astrid Proll was arrested in London.
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.
In 1973 Pc Brown was one of the first officers on the scene when Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal shot Jewish businessman and then Marks & Spencer boss Joseph Sieff, and five years later he supported the Met's Special Branch during the arrest of Astrid Proll, a member of revolutionary terrorists the Baader-Meinhof gang, or the Red Army Faction.
On the one hand: marriage, a PhD, going to work in Uganda, children, and a great job; on the other: widespread social and industrial strife, three-day weeks, unburied bodies, nuclear superpower tensions, the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof Gang, wars everywhere, and famine, dreadful fashions, digital watches, dubious music, instant mashed potato, and the emergence of global concerns about the environment.
The title track, inspired by the Baader-Meinhof terrorist attacks of the era, but rooted in her own experiences, sets out startling stall.
1978: German terror suspect arrested in UK Astrid Proll, one of the most wanted members of the West German Baader-Meinhof gang, has been detained in London.
RAF, also called the Baader-Meinhof gang, waged a violent terrorist campaign against the West German state and especially U.