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10-25-1977 Victims of Democracy – Editorial (NY Times)

PDF: 10-25-1977 Victims of Democracy – Editorial (NY Times)

Podcast 29: Three Books that Fomented Revolution

Herbert Marcuse’s One Dimensional Man; Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, Carlos Marighella’s Mini-Manual of the Urban Guerrilla. Three books that helped kickstart the Baader-Meinhof Group’s attempted revolution. [display_podcast]  

Book: Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla (full text)

by Carlos Marighella Notes: Marighella’s booklet was considered a sort of bible of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, among many other left-wing terror groups. Unlike the teachings of Che Guevara, who advocated war from the jungles, Marighella (who had been killed in a shootout with police the previous year) taught how to take the revolution to the [read all]

Urban Guerrilla

“Urban Guerrilla” was the term that the left wing terrorists of German called themselves. The term “Urban Guerrilla” was coined to contrast with the firmly established concept of rural guerrillas whose style of warfare had been utilized for centuries by groups as diverse as the American forces in the Revolutionary War and Chairman Mao’s forces [read all]

Late May 1970, West Berlin

The first German translation of Carlos Marighella’s “Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla” is published in Germany for the first time. Marighella was a Latin American revolutionary who had been killed the previous year by Brazilian police. His manual offers concrete advice for bringing traditionally rural Revolutionary tactics into the city. Mahler eats it up and [read all]