Baader Meinhof

Author: Stefan Aust
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195372751
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The Baader-Meinhof Group--later known as the Red Army Faction (RAF)--was a violent urban guerilla group which terrorized Germany in the 1970s and '80s, killing 47 people, wounding 93, taking 162 hostages, and robbing 35 banks--all in an attempt to bring revolution to the Federal Republic. Stefan Aust's masterful history of the Group presents the definitive account, capturing a highly complex story both accurately and colorfully. Much new information has surfaced since the mass suicide of the Groups' leaders in the 1980s. Some RAF members have come forward to testify in new investigations and formerly classified Stasi documents have been made public since the fall of the Berlin Wall, all contributing to a fuller picture of the RAF and the events surrounding their demise. Aust presents the complete history of the RAF, from the creation in 1970 to the breakup in 1998, incorporating all of the new information. For instance, there is growing evidence that the German secret service eavesdropped on Baader, Meinhof, and the other RAF members imprisoned in Stammheim and that they knew that the terrorists planned a mass suicide, but did nothing to prevent it. Also, there is new information about the role of the RAF lawyers (among them Otto Schily who later was Minister of the Interior in Gerhard Schröder's cabinet), and the roles of the different RAF members and the rivalry between them. The volume will also contain numerous photos. Terrorism today is never far from most people's thoughts. Baader-Meinhof offers a gripping account of one of the most violent terrorist groups of the late twentieth century, in a compelling look at what they did, why they did it, and how they were brought to justice.

Threats To The Peaceful Observance Of The Bicentennial

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws
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Terrorism

Author: Guy D. Boston
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Guns Death Terror

Author: Jack Sargeant
Editor: Creation Books
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Cultural Writing. Looking back to the first high-profile plane hijackings, car bombings, kidnappings and assassinations of the 1960's and 70's, this book is the first single volume to explore and contextualize the roots of modern terrorism. From the Baaer-Meinhof gang of Germany, to the Red Army of Japan, the SLA and the Black Panthers of North America, GUNS, DEATH, TERROR covers all these groups and is illustrated with rare photographs and original terror manifestoes, making it a timely and essential study of international terrorism.

Amnesty International

Author: J. Power
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483286010
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Traces the history of Amnesty International from its beginnings in 1961, describing the difficulties and disappointments, how the organization works, and its special campaigns. Includes case studies focusing on the Soviet Union, China, Africa, Brazil and South America and first hand information on current activities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The book is illustrated by photographs from Amnesty's archives

Baader Meinhof Pictures On The Run 67 77

Author: Astrid Proll
Editor: Scalo Publishers
ISBN: 9783931141844
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This book shows pictures from ten crucial years of German post-war history -- beginning with the death of the student Benno Ohnesorg on June 2nd, 1967, in Berlin, through to the murder of the President of the Employers' Association, Hanns-Martin Schleyer, on October 18th, 1977. The story of the Red Army Faction (R.A.F.) is also a story of the images that the group has staged, invoked and left behind: Ulrike Meinhof's warrant; the emblem with the red star and the kalashnikov; the arrest of Holger Meins; the high security wing in Stuttgart-Stammheim prison; the video tapes with the kidnapped Harms-Martin Schleyer; the photograph of the dead Andreas Baader. Today's generations are fascinated by the question how a bunch of excited intellectuals were able to declare war on the State, possibly with the intention of carrying the Vietnam jungle war into West-European metropoles. "Six against sixty millions" -- why is it that this war still occupies our minds, or the artistic creation, incorporated in the famous paintings by Gerhard Richter about the R.A.F, now at Moma, New York? Repercussions of this war can still be observed to this day.

Baader Meinhof And The Novel

Author: J. Preece
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137070277
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The Baader-Meinhof Group and other violent underground organizations have provided material to many novels by leading German and international writers. This book is the first to examine this rich literary corpus, treating it as a political unconscious which expresses submerged anxieties and moral blind-spots in Europe's most powerful country.

The Mind Of The Political Terrorist

Author: Richard Merrill Pearlstein
Editor: Scholarly Resources Incorporated
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The Return Of The Red Army Faction Raf

Author: Ilka Rasch
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... investigates representations of politically motivated violence since the 1960s ... focuses on post-Wall representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF), Germany's oldest and most notorious 'urban guerilla' group, including fictional films, 'docu-fictions, ' literary sources, and a controversial museum exhibit ... An assessment of representations of the RAF in post-Wall discourses provides insight into the impact of National Socialism, the student movement, and the RAF on contemporary developments while laying the foundation for a fuller understanding of the current crisis of transmission triggered by the (re)unification process ... The RAF consciously deployed Holocaust iconography and aesthetic strategies central to fascism to create symbolically charged images linking contemporary events and politically motivated violence to Germany's National Socialist past. This link to the defining historical moment of German twentieth century history explains why artists have repeatedly turned to representations of the RAF to negotiate post-Wall narratives of German history and identity formation ... assessment of the post-Wall artifacts suggests that their conflicting symbolic values represent a crisis of transmission in which historical narratives and generational objects crucial to the New Left are questioned. The crisis over the legacy of New Left was triggered by the collapse of socialist regimes around 1989. The Fischer affair has become one of the most prominent examples, because it links contemporary politics and politicians to Germany's violent past, raising questions about the student movement's and the New Left's responsibility for and relationship to politically-motivated violence. Since the student movement and its violent aftermath serve as a central touchstone of German politics and culture, the current crisis of transmission challenges historical narratives crucial to German identity formation.

Sas

Author: Barry Davies
Editor: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
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Beginning with an analysis of how Britain's crack military unit became involved in anti-terrorism through to today's SAS soldiers whose specialist tasks involve that of hostage-rescue and counter-terrorism, this book looks at weaponry, training, techniques and includes first-hand accounts.

New Statesman

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Terrorism

Author: K. Lee Lerner
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
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Presents approximately 150 primary source documents, such as speeches, legislation, memoirs, newspaper articles, and interviews, related to terrorism between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.

Rundschau

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Encyclopedia Of World Biography

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Bringing The War Home

Author: Jeremy Peter Varon
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520930957
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In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, this book reconstructs the motivation and ideology of violent organizations active during the 1960s and 1970s. Varon conveys the intense passions of the era--the heat of moral purpose, the depth of Utopian longing, the sense of danger and despair, and the exhilaration over temporary triumphs. Varon's compelling interpretation of the logic and limits of dissent in democratic societies provides striking insights into the role of militancy in contemporary protest movements and has wide implications for the United States' current "war on terrorism." Varon explores Weatherman and RAF's strong similarities and the reasons why radicals in different settings developed a shared set of values, languages, and strategies. Addressing the relationship of historical memory to political action, Varon demonstrates how Germany's fascist past influenced the brutal and escalating nature of the West German conflict in the 60s and 70s, as well as the reasons why left-wing violence dropped sharply in the United States during the 1970s. Bringing the War Home is a fascinating account of why violence develops within social movements, how states can respond to radical dissent and forms of terror, how the rational and irrational can combine in political movements, and finally how moral outrage and militancy can play both constructive and destructive roles in efforts at social change.

Isla

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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

The Bulletin

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International Terrorism

Author: Donna M. Schlagheck
Editor: Free Press
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Beginning with an introductory chapter on what terrorism is, who employs it, and what forms it takes, Schlagheck illuminates the basic concepts, actors, and issues in international terrorism. He examines such issues as state terrorism, the role of the media, ideological motivations, and terrorism's attack on political democracy. The author includes case studies of the relationship between terrorism and nationalism in Northern Ireland, Armenia, Palestine, and among the Basques and Sikhs. He concludes with the varied responses of the international community to the problem. ISBN 0-669-15454-7 (pbk.): $14.95.

The Complete Encyclopedia Of The Sas

Author: Barry Davies
Editor: Virgin Pub
ISBN: 9780753505342
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A girl whose fortunes have plummeted from wealthy aristocrat to servant-girl. A magic hazel twig. A prince. A desperate escape from danger. This is not the story of a girl whose fairy godmother arranges her future for her. This is the story of Selena, who will take charge of her own destiny, and learn that her magic is not to be feared but celebrated.

Terrorism Today

Author: Clifford E. Simonsen
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For Terrorism courses in Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice; Criminology; Justice Administration; Security; Sociology; or Political Science. Exploring a subject largely ignored by academic writers, this introductory text uncovers terrorist activities in the United States and around the world, drawing from the authors' blend of academic and professional experiences. Its accessible, concise writing; relevant, current data; vivid photos and comprehensive scope provide an effective overview of the many sectors and operations that comprise the broad term of terrorism.