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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Their successors in our own time were the German and Italian left-wing terrorists of the last 30 years of the 20th century: Germany's Revolutionary Cells and Red Army Fraction (including the Baader-Meinhof gang), and Italy's Red Brigades, who were supplied with Czech explosives and weapons by the PLO.
Judging from the uproar over the exhibition, West Germany's period of national terrorism--dominated by the media machine of the Red Army Fraction, or Baader-Meinhof gang--remains a sensitive topic, even three decades after the events.
Djindjic, by way of contrast, wrote a 1979 doctoral thesis entitled "Marx's Critical Theory of Society and the Problem of Foundation?' A disciple of Italian cultural Marxist Antonio Gramsci, Djindjic left Yugoslavia to study under Marxist radical Jurgen Habermas in Germany, where he lurked at the periphery of the terrorist Baader-Mein-hoff gang Red Army Fraction.