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Red Brigades

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Red Brigades a group of urban guerrillas, based in Italy, who kidnapped and murdered the former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro (1916–78) in 1978
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Noun1.Red Brigades - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989
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
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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1978 - Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped in Rome by a unit of the Red Brigades.
In Al-Watan newspaper, Khaled Montasser wrote that besides the military and police efforts in tracing terrorism and attempting to cut its supplies of weapons, civil state institutions still have a role to play to cut extremist ideologies from curricula, books, and other governmental and religious platforms, which in his opinion are the reason "Islamists' terrorism" continues to spread despite security controls, unlike other groups in Europe such as Baader Meinhoff in Germny or the Red Brigades in Italy, which according to the writer, did not find support through platforms for brainwashing worshippers or raising children on hatred.
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The evolution of the Red Brigades, a paramilitary organization born in Italy in the 1970s, is one example of this dynamic.
By extremists I don't mean fundamentalist zealots or rem- nants of the red brigades, mind you.
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 same approach ended the terrorist campaigns in Italy (the Red Brigades), Canada (the Quebec Liberation Front), Japan (the Japanese Red Army) and the US (the Weathermen).
While the rest of Italy is dealing with the most historically astonishing domestic terrorist attack on the state enacted by the Red Brigades (the kidnapping and subsequent murder of renowned politician Aldo Moro, in 1978), three eleven-year-old Sicilian students enamored with rhetoric and language (they invent an alphabet made up of foolish body signs, named "alphamute") find themselves at odds with their surroundings and feel the urgency to take action.
Andreotti was blamed for refusing to negotiate for his political rival Aldo Moro's freedom, when the latter was kidnapped -- and later murdered -- by the Red Brigades in 1978.
Red brigades hang on in islands such as Anglesey in Wales and Brownsea in Dorset, as well as woody fringes in Scotland and northern England.
Rome: A former Italian far-left militant from the Red Brigades group who took part in the kidnapping and assassination of former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978 was found dead at his home on Monday, ANSA news agency reported citing the police.
In a note following a December 1981 briefing by US Embassy and State Department officials, the Government was told: "Since 1978 Gaddafi has turned away somewhat from his previous support of terrorist groups but contact with the PIRA and the Red Brigades and others continues."