Chapter 6. Case Study – The 17th November Group: Europe's Last Revolutionary Terrorists

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. George Kassimeris Fellow

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch6

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Kassimeris, G. (2009) Case Study – The 17th November Group: Europe's Last Revolutionary Terrorists, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Author Information

  1. Wolverhampton University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • 17th November Group - Europe's last revolutionary terrorists;
  • self - proclaimed Revolutionary Organization 17 November (Eπαναστατική Oργάνωση 17 Noέμβρη);
  • demise of 17N, Europe's elusive group, Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N) running out;
  • armed groups, as the Italian Red Brigades;
  • Alexandros Giotopoulos, convicted as “the clear mastermind and leader” of 17N;
  • Popular Armed Struggle (LEA) - divided over how to direct its energies;
  • Giotopoulos' attempts to link American hegemonism to long-standing domestic problems;
  • Dimitris Koufodinas, resorting to violence, reasonable and calculated response - From Marx to Velouchiotis;
  • ‘Armed propaganda’, ‘revolutionary violence’ and ‘political results’;
  • terrorism as a way of life - Koufodinas philosophy of gun underpinning 17N's campaign of terrorism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Demise of 17N

  • Who Were the Terrorists?

  • Alexandros Giotopoulos

  • Dimitris Koufodinas

  • Savvas Xiros

  • Patroklos Tselentis

  • Terrorism as a Way of Life

  • References