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12-15-1972 Miss Meinhof Calls Judge Pig Fascist (Stars and Stripes)

A UPI article appearing in Stars and Stripes detailing the angry and defiant comments of an imprisoned Ulrike Meinhof during the trial of Horst Mahler. The article is notable because Meinhof outlines the strategy of the RAF; “what we have done is an encouragement to leftists, we always knew we would meet defeat.” PDF: 12-15-1972 Miss [read all]

11-11-1972 Baader Reputedly in bomb Car (Stars and Stripes)

A Stars and Stripes exclusive article detailing recent newspaper articles covering a special report on the May 24 bombing at Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg. The articles noted that it was believed that Baader himself drove one of the cars onto the base in Heidelberg; parking it next to the computer building where the bomb in [read all]

10-26-1972 The Visions Of Heinrich Boll (Stars and Stripes)

An omnibus article, compiled from several press outlets and appearing in Stars and Stripes, outlining the background of recent Nobel Laureate Heinrich Böll. The article details Böll’s defense of the Baader-Meinhof group, his targeting by the police, and his response to the eventual bombing campaign of the Baader-Meinhof group. PDF: 10-26-1972 The Visions Of Heinrich Boll

10-20-1972 Heinrich Boll Gets Nobel Prize (Stars and Stripes)

PDF: 10-20-1972 Heinrich Boll Gets Nobel Prize

10-19-1972 Meinhof Al Fatah Ties Described (Stars and Stripes)

A United Press International article, appearing in Stars and Stripes, describing the testimony of former Baader-Meinhof group member Peter Homann. Homann testified about the training that group received in the Jordanian desert. PDF: 10-19-1972 Meinhof Al Fatah Ties Described

10-2-1972 Alleged German Gang Member Goes On Trial (Stars and Stripes)

A brief Associated Press article, appearing in Stars and Stripes, about the upcoming trial of Marianne Herzog. PDF: 10-2-1972 Alleged German Gang Member Goes On Trial

7-27-1972 German Draws 10 Year Term (Stars and Stripes)

A brief Associated Press article, appearing in Stars and Stripes, about the 10 year sentence given to Werner Hoppe. PDF: 7-27-1972 German Draws 10 Year Term

7-21-1972 Army Flies German Terrorist

A Stars and Stripes article about the US military flying Bernhard Braun from West Berlin to Munich at the request of the German govt. PDF: 7-21-1972 Army Flies German Terrorist

7-6-1972 Ulrike Meinhof Anarchist Who Acted (Stars and Stripes)

An assessment-type articles from the Associated Press that appeared in Stars and Stripes about the recently captured Ulrike Meinhof. The article is notable in that it pointed indicates that there was no proof that Meinhof and Baader were lovers; many previous articles had treated this “fact” as a given. PDF: 7-6-1972 Ulrike Meinhof Anarchist Who [read all]

6-27-1972 Cops Wounded In Shootout On Autobahn (Stars and Stripes)

An AP article, appearing in Stars and Stripes,detailing the shooting of Scottish businessman Ian MacLeod, as well the capture of other Baader-Meinhof members. PDF: 6-27-1972 Cops Wounded In Shootout On Autobahn Part1 PDF: 6-27-1972 Cops Wounded In Shootout On Autobahn Part2

6-22-1972 Five Bomb Pranksters Arrested in Frankfurt (Stars and Stripes)

A brief Associated Press article, appearing in Stars and Stripes, detailing the arrest of several pranksters who had launched a wave a false bomb Baader-Meinhof bomb threats. PDF: 6-22-1972 Five Bomb Pranksters Arrested in Frankfurt

6-18-1972 German Gang Fem Leader Seized (Stars and Stripes)

An Associated Press article appearing in Stars and Stripes detailing the arrest of Ulrike Meinhof. PDF: 6-18-1972 German Gang Fem Leader Seized

6-11-1972 West German Police Capture Three More (Stars and Stripes)

A brief news blurb in Stars and Stripes noting the arrests of Gudrun Ensslin, Bernhard Braun, and Brigitte Mohnhaupt. PDF: 6-11-1972 West German Police Capture Three More

6-3-1972 Terrorists Odd Solidarity (Stars and Stripes)

A Stars and Stripes exclusive article detailing the public support that helped the Baader-Meinhof group, as well as background descriptions of various members of the group. PDF: 6-3-1972 Terrorists Odd Solidarity

5-13-1972 Multiple Articles About Frankfurt Bombing (Stars and Stripes)

Several Stars and Stripes articles about the Frankfurt am Main bombings that killed Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist. PDF: 5-13-1972MultipleArticlesAboutFrankfurtBombingPart1 PDF: 5-13-1972MultipleArticlesAboutFrankfurtBombingPart2  

11-27-1971 West Germany’s Bonnie and Clyde Desperados (Stars and Stripes)

A United Press International news analysis that details the stories of Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof. Like much of the news coverage at the time, the writer presumed that Meinhof and Baader were criminal lovers, much like Bonnie and Clyde, and co-leaders of the group. A related article below actually actually shows the very first [read all]

11-12-1971 Police Uncover Huge Arms Cache in Berlin (Stars and Stripes)

A short Stars and Stripes story about West Berlin police discovering an enormous cache of Baader-Meinhof weaponry, false license plates, false beards, and other paraphernalia.

10-28-1971 Raided Flat is Suspected Anarchist HQ (Stars and Stripes)

A story in Stars and Stripes about the recent killing of a police officer by Baader-Meinhof group member Margrit Schiller and the resulting search of a safehouse associated with the group.

9-27-1971 Anarchist Wounds 2 Cops in Southern Germany (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes covers a shootout in Freiburg where Baader-Meinhof group member Holger Meins shot and wounded two police officers before escaping with his girlfriend and fellow group member Margrit Schiller. The article is interesting because it betrays a sexism prevalent in the times: Meins is clearly the deadly anarchist while Schiller is relegated almost [read all]

5-17-1971 Berlin Cops, Leftists Clash for 2nd Night (Stars and Stripes)

A brief Stars and Stripes article noting small-scale Berlin rioting in support of imprisoned Baader-Meinhof member Horst Mahler, who is currently on trial in Berlin for his role in the freeing of Andreas Baader the previous year.

3-3-1971 Trial of Three Leftists Begins in Berlin (Stars and Stripes)

The beginning of the trial of Horst Mahler, Ingrid Schubert, and Irene Goergens for their role in the freeing of Andreas Baader from police custody the previous year, is noted in this Stars and Stripes article.

2-13-1971 Paper Reports Plot to Kidnap Willy Brandt (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes reports on details of a previously noted Baader-Meinhof plot to kidnap German Chancellor Willy Brandt in an effort to free Horst Mahler from prison. The article also mentions a Frankfurt shootout with group members Astrid Proll and Jan-Carl Raspe.

1-28-1971 Top German Bandit Warns ‘The Fight Has Just Begun’ (Stars and Stripes (Stars and Stripes)

This articles marks the first time the that Baader-Meinhof Groups is mentioned in Stars and Stripes. The article was prompted by a letter written by Baader and delivered to the Munich office of the West German Press Agency where Baader reasserted his intention to continue the fight against the German state. The letter was prompted [read all]

3-16-1969 Dutschke Assailant gets 7 Years (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes published a short follow up to the stories the past year detailing the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. His assailaint, Josef Bachmann, was sentenced to seven years for the attack.

6-7-1968 Rudi Dutschke Leaves Hospital Next Week (Stars and Stripes)

A short Stars and Stripes article about the forthcoming release from the hospital of Rudi Dutschke, whom had been shot two months earlier in an attempted assassination.

5-19-1968 Protests Ease in Germany (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes wrapped up their monthlong coverage of the riots against Springer Press by students angered by the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke.

4-26-1968 Mob Power vs. German Establishment (Stars and Stripes)

This extended news analysis from the Washington Post appeared in Stars and Stripes a few weeks after the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke and the riots that it spawned against the hated conservative Springer Press. In many ways it is remarkably (but not totally) fair to the students and what drove them. It [read all]

4-20-1968 Riot Death in Germany (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes continued its ongoing coverage of the riots against the Springer Press by students angered by the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. In this brief article, the death of a second person, Ruediger Schreck, from injuries received while at a Munich riot, is noted.

4-19-1968 German Leftists: Protests to Go On (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes continued its ongoing coverage of the riots against the Springer Press by students angered by the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. This article sums up the current situation and emphasizes quotes from and SDS leader who is avowedly violent (at least against property).

4-18-1968 Munich Riot Claims the Life of Newsman (Stars and Stripes)

A short blurb ran in Stars and Stripes as part of their continuing coverage of the riots against the Springer Press that followed the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. This article notes the tragic death of Klaus Frings, a young news photographer for the Associated Press who was killed after a cobblestone hit [read all]

4-17-1968 5,000 Leftists Storm Paper, Riot in Frankfurt (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes continued its ongoing coverage of the riots against the Springer Press by students angered by the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. This article (above a blurb about the Maharishi flunking the Beatles in their meditation test) details a large student riot at the Springer plant in Frankfurt am Main.

4-16-1968 Violence Mounts as Berlin Youths Continue Protest (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes offers continuing coverage of the fourth straight day of protests directed at the Springer Press media empire following the attempted assassination of Rudi Dutschke.

4-14-1968 ‘It Can Happen Here’ Shocks W. Germany (Stars and Stripes)

This news analysis piece, subtitled “[Germans] Lose Smugness on Violence” is itself an oh-so-slightly smug article noting how the German press had adopted a holier-than-though attitude about political assassinations being a fundamentally American problem a week earlier following the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., but were now deeply shaken that a similar action had been [read all]

4-14-1968 German Left Threatens New Violence (Stars and Stripes)

Stars and Stripes covered the continuing riots that followed the attempted assassination of student leader Rudi Dutschke. The two headlines that accompany the article are highly inflammatory, and don’t seem to be supported by the articles that follow: “German Left Threatens New Violence” and “German Leftists Vow New Violence” are the headlines, yet nowhere in the [read all]

4-13-1968 Europe’s Students on Rampage of Reform (Stars and Stripes)

A couple of days after the shooting of German student leader Rudi Dutschke, Stars and Stripes ran an interesting Associate Press news analysis piece about the increasingly active students of Europe. Interestingly the piece talks at length about concurrent student protests within the Iron Curtain; protests for more freedom and openness. While the 1968 protests [read all]

4-12-1968 Leftist Leader Shot in Berlin (Stars and Stripes)

The shooting of German student leader Rudi Dutschke made it to the front page of Stars and Stripes.

2-6-1968 Germans Attack US Trade Center (Stars and Stripes)

A short article in Stars and Stripes detailing a student demonstration in Frankfurt am Main. Student demonstrators occupied the US Trade Center in Frankfurt, eventually hoisting the North Vietnamese flag on the roof in triumph.

9-27-1967 Student Radicals Rise in Germany (Stars and Stripes)

This is a perfect slice-of-the-times syndicated opinion piece by John Chamberlain that ran in Stars and Stripes in late 1967. Chamberlain notes with interest that both America and Germany have student organizations that are called the SDS, though he notes that they are completely unrelated. At times the article is almost comically conservative; but Chamberlain [read all]