Statement to the Red Aid Teach-In (1972)

1946-1989, Authority, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Tactics of Disruption, Urban Spaces

Between 1970 and 1998, the Anti-Fascist, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialism, Communist leftist militia The Red Army Faction was labeled as a terrorist organization in first West Germany, and then unified Germany. Ulrike Meinhof was one of the group’s founders, a journalist who eventually went underground and wrote most of the statements sent out by the RAF. In “Statement to the Red Aid Teach-In”, she speaks directly to “comrades” who have yet to publicly support the RAF, urging them to do so.

“Dare to struggle; dare to win! Attack and smash the power of imperialism! It is the duty of every revolutionary to make the revolution! We call on all militants in the Federal Republic to make all American establishments targets of their attacks in their struggle against U.S. imperialism!”