Red Brigade

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  • Topic: Aldo Moro, Red Brigades, Mario Moretti
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The Red Brigades were founded by college student Renato Curcio in 1969 to battle "against the imperialist state of the multinationals." At first, the fledgling organization restricted its activities to small acts of vandalism and arson. However, in 1972, they abducted business executive Idalgo Macchiarini, releasing him a short time later with a sign that said, "Hit one to educate 100. Power to the armed populace." The Red Brigades kidnapped several other executives in the years following.

The Red Brigades (Italian: Brigate Rosse, often abbreviated as BR, English Red Brigades) is one of Italy's most left-wing terrorist organization, founded in 1970, mainly the creator as a social Trento university student Renato Curcio (Renato Curcio). The first member is some left-wing radical workers and students. It says the aim is to fight the bourgeoisie, it marked a machine gun and a five-pointed star. One of the most famous action the organization is in 1978 the kidnapping and murder of the former Prime Minister of Italy, Aldo morrow. At present, the red tourism has become a political and military party (Partito Comunista Politico-Militare), is the Italy government as a terrorist organization and arrest of its members. The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended as a "concentrated strike against the heart of the State," the Red Brigades' most notorious crime was the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. In the late 1990s, a new group of violent anticapitalist terrorists revived the name Red Brigades and killed a number of professors and government officials. Like their German counterparts in the Baader-Meinhof Group and today's violent political and religious extremists, the Red Brigades and their actions raise a host of questions about the motivations, ideologies,...
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