Symbionese Liberation Army


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Symbionese Liberation Army

small terrorist group that kid-napped Patty Hearst (1974–1975). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1974), 105]
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Patty Hearst," Smith sings, "you're standing there in front of the Symbionese Liberation Army flag with your legs spread.
Heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, later joining them on a bank robbery.
During the more than 30 years he spent at the Los Angeles Times, he covered some of the biggest stories in Southern California, among them the Hillside Strangler case and the Symbionese Liberation Army shootout, as well as cases of police misconduct.
Hearst, the granddaughter of media baron William Randolph Hearst, was abducted by the Symbionese Liberation Army aged 19.
Here, Prin offers the example of Sara Jane Olson, who was wanted for attempted murder as a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s and went on to live a hidden life for 24 years as a suburban housewife and mother before being discovered and sent to prison.
In an even more extreme example, American newspaper heiress Patty Hearst joined the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army which had abducted her - and eventually went with them on subsequent bank raids.
SWAT teams quickly carved out a niche in American pop culture after Gates' pet project faced televised encounters with the Black Panthers in 1969 and the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974.
The papers discuss Acker's revisions of canonical texts along with such diverse subjects as the Symbionese Liberation Army and the work of Georges Bataille.
A little more than twenty years after the fact, the abduction of Patricia Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army is an event whose assumption into the realm of docudrama is so complete as to preclude us any imaginative access to the event--a not-uncommon end for many misfortunes since the advent of television, but in this case aided by the already mythical status of the Hearst family and the media-minded tactics of Patty's kidnappers-cum-comrades.
They were a group of radical militants known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (or SLA) who claimed to fight for the rights of prisoners and the working class.
Someone needed to be keeping an eye on violent groups like the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Weather Underground.
In 1973, Kilgore belonged to the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a Marxist terrorist cult that became notorious for kidnapping and brainwashing newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.