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Synonyms for terrorism

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

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(4) Donatella della Porta, "Left-Wing Terrorism in Italy," in Martha Crenshaw ed., Terrorism in Context (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995), p.
Right-wing and Left-wing Terrorism: Pre-special-interest Dominance
liberal democratic or socialist governments, mostly accomplished###or communist regimes are called Left-Wing Terrorism.
The images associated with Germany's left-wing terrorism of the 1970s remain vivid for anyone who lived through it: Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's grave television addresses to the nation; the "Wanted" handbills with blurry black-and-white photos of the fugitives, among them the group's leaders, Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader, and Gudrun Ensslin; and the eerie maximum-security Stammheim Prison near Stuttgart, the seventh floor of which held the political prisoners.
Topics addressed by the workshop include the role of civil society in reducing the social dynamics of global and local violence and terrorism; psychoanalytic and psychopolitical perspectives on extreme religious fundamentalism and violence; the relevance of classical strategic thought to counter-terrorism; ideological basis and tactics of organized ethnic terrorism in the cases of the Irish Republican Army, the Basque separatist Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, and the Kurdish separatist Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan; left-wing terrorism in Turkey; international police cooperation and counter-terrorism; and Turkish counter-terrorism strategy.