The Red Army Faction , in its early stages commonly known as Baader-Meinhof Group (or Baader-Meinhof Gang), was West Germany’s most prominent left-wing militant group. The RAF was founded in 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler, and Ulrike Meinhof. 118 more words
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Benno Ohnesorg October 15, 1940 – June 2, 1967 was a German university student killed by a policeman during a demonstration in West Berlin.
This was his first political demonstration, unfortunately the West German police and the Shah’s guards overreacted causing demonstrators including Ohnesorg to disperse into the side streets. 24 more words
The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, Suez Canal Crisis, Suez War, or Second
Arab-Israeli War,was a diplomatic and military confrontation in late 1956 between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw.Historians have focused on Britain’s failure, and typically conclude the crisis “signified the end of Great Britain’s role as one of the world’s major powers.” 15 more words
30 years ago there was a good looking film coming out starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis. It was directed by the same man who directed the popular comedies “Meatballs” and “Stripes” and featured one of the catchiest theme songs in recent memory. 1,057 more words