Baader-Meinhof Gang

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a radical left-wing revolutionary terrorist group active in Germany from 1968 until 1977

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The hippie anthems of The Mamas and The Papas were replaced by the harsh tones of Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and David Bowie, who said in 1976, "I believe Britain could benefit from a fascist leader." 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." Indeed, the Seventies can be seen as the big fat comedown from the decade of peace and love and experimentation.
"Al Qaida is an organised terrorist group, similar to the extreme leftist groups in Europe during the eighties, including the German Baader-Meinhof Gang.
It purports to present the history of the Baader-Meinhof gang, also known as the Red Army Faction, which, after terrorizing West German society through the 1970s, did not cease fully to exist until the 1990s.
Dostoevsky was inspired to write the story of young psychopaths who are prepared to ignore any amount of collateral damage for the sake of "the Revolution", or "the People", by the Baader-Meinhof gang's political ancestor, the archetypical terrorist Sergei Nechayev.
Instead, while truly horrified by the violence, she, too, makes the leap out the window: The legend of the "Baader-Meinhof Gang" originates in that leap.
The hijackers - two from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two from Germany''s Baader-Meinhof gang - diverted the plane to Entebbe, where it arrived on June 28.
'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 BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (18) is an overlong, well-made but rather dull film about the formation, reign of terror and demise of Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany in the 1970s.
Articulate, attractive, and lethally violent, the members of the "Baader-Meinhof gang" took up arms against what they, and many other Germans, thought an oppressive and unjust society.
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.
Violent Marxist-Leninist cells such as the Baader-Meinhof Gang were Fischer's contemporaries.
In despair at the unsuccessiul attempt to get their release from prison, leaders of the infamous Baader-Meinhof gang committed suicide in their Stannheim Prison cells The gang has been terrorising West Germany for years.
Fighting groups who exploit 'terrorist' tactics - the PKK, FARC, the IRA, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the Red Brigades, the PLO, the Tamil Tigers, al Qaida - has and must mean defending the values that differentiate us from organised kidnappers and killers in the first place.
The group, since proven to have been supported by the notorious East German Stasi, has its origins in the Baader-Meinhof Gang founded in the 1960s by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, a journalist and member of the German Communist Party whose work on the left-wing paper Konkret in the 1960s was, according to Meinhof's daughter Bettina Rohl, financed and controlled by an East Berlin cell of the Communist Party.