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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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.
Five years later, he supported Special Branch during the arrest of Astrid Proll, a fugitive member of the Baader-Meinhof gang of German revolutionaries.
RAF, also called the Baader-Meinhof gang, waged a violent terrorist campaign against the West German state and especially U.
Are either the same as revolutionary terrorist groups such as the Baader-Meinhof Gang of West Germany or the Weather Underground in the United States.
Indeed, the notion of a "war on terror" in reply was misguided in part because it allowed people to think that Al-Qaeda was just another terrorist group like the IRA, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, or the Red Brigades.
about the origins of the Baader-Meinhof Gang starring up-and-coming German actor August Diehl ("Salt").
And the running street battles between students, professors, and Panthers and the powers that be were replaced by the bombings of miniscule yet mayhem-creating terror groups such as the Baader-Meinhof Gang and Weatherman, nicely described by Wheen as products of the "defeats of 1968.
Guilty White Kids: the Red Brigades and the Red Army Faction' (extreme Right versus extreme Left in 1970s Italy; the Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany); 7.
The Red Army Faction, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang after founders Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, was an extreme leftist group which grew out of student protests and anti-Vietnam War movements in 1960s West Germany.
THE Baader-Meinhof Gang were responsible for bomb attacks and shootings that rocked Germany during the 1970s.
Before she and others formed the Red Army Faction, known to the press as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Meinhof (1934-76) was a respected German journalist read throughout Europe.