1970 June 2 1970, Federal Republic

Agit 883, a leftist underground newspaper in West Berlin, prints a communiqué claiming credit for securing Baader’s release from prison. Titled “Build up the Red Army!” and probably written by Ulrike Meinhof, the communiqué is the first time that the group uses the term “Red Army,” which later would give rise to their official name: Red Army Faction.

Source Documents: Original Agit 883 page with “Build Up the Red Army!” article
Communiqué: Build up the Red Army! – June 2, 1970 (English)
Communiqué: Build up the Red Army! – June 2, 1970 (German)