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  Symbionese Liberation Army
The SLA were seen by some as a radical leftist group that had turned violent and by others as simply as a murderous gang of criminals and thugs.
The word "Symbionese" is thought to be derived from symbiosis, a term used in biology to denote mutually beneficial interaction between different species; apparently the founders of the SLA had different human races in mind when coining the term.
The SLA claimed to be holding Hearst according to the conditions of the Geneva convention.
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  Symbionese_Liberation_Army   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Symbionese Liberation Army From Sterwiki Die Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) war eine terroristische Gruppe in den USA, die sich selbst als Befreiungsarmee - vergleichbar mit Robin Hood - sah.
Das Logo der SLA war eine siebenkopfige gewundene Schlange.
Mai 1974 kamen bei einer Schiesserei mit der Polizei sechs Mitglieder der SLA ums Leben.
www.news-from-newspapers.com /de/Wikipedia.org/2005/02/04/Symbionese_Liberation_Army.html   (145 words)

The Symbionese Federation is not a government, but rather it is a united and federated formation of members of different races and people and political parties who have agreed to struggle in a united front for the independence and self determination of each of their races and people and The Liquidation of the Common Enemy.
The Symbionese Federation is not a party, but rather it is a Federation, for its members are made up of members of all political parties and organizations and races of all the most oppressed people of this fascist nation, thereby forming unity and the full representation of the interests of all the people.
The name Symbionese is taken from the word symbiosis and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Sentence ends Symbionese Liberation Army's long, violent saga
SLA member James Kilgore was sentenced to six years in state prison Monday for the killing of a suburban Sacramento housewife during an April 1975 bank robbery that netted the would-be revolutionaries $15,000.
The SLA was a band of 1970s California revolutionaries who achieved notoriety amid the anti-Vietnam war movement for murdering Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster, kidnapping newspaper heiress Patty Hearst, setting off bombs and robbing a string of California banks.
Led by ex-convict Donald DeFreeze, the SLA captured attention with its seven-headed snake symbol, passions for the poor and minorities and its merger of fl ex-convicts, ex-Vietnam veterans and radical college-educated children of middle class families.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20040511-0017-ca-slasentence.html   (847 words)

 What is the Symbionese Liberation Army? - By Chris Suellentrop - Slate Magazine
The SLA was a group of Berkeley radicals led by Donald DeFreeze, an escaped convict whose nom de guerre was "General Field Marshall Cinque Mtume." The word "Symbionese" comes from the biological term symbiosis, the interdependence of different species.
The SLA embraced Marxist French journalist Régis Debray's concept of "urban propaganda," according to Les Payne, co-author of The Life and Death of the SLA.
SLA co-founder Robyn Sue Steiner flees to England when DeFreeze threatens to kill her.
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 Kwanzaa: Holiday From the FBI - HUMAN EVENTS
Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming invention of the Least-Great Generation.
With his Kwanzaa greetings, President Bush is saluting the intellectual sibling of the Symbionese Liberation Army, killer of housewives and police.
Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural nonsense that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga's United Slaves -- the violence, the Marxism, the insanity.
www.humanevents.com /article.php?id=18676   (943 words)

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The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was a California-based domestic terrorist group that operated primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, Oakland, and Los Angeles.
Its name, "symbionese," was a reference to different types of people -- fl and white, young and old, male and female -- living in harmony.
The SLA was responsible for the murder of Oakland Schools Superintendent Marcus Foster in 1973, who was killed with cyanide-tipped bullets for issuing school identification cards to students in an effort to keep drug dealers off school campuses.
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 Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) - Patty Hearst Kidnapping FBI Files
In a claim of responsibility for the murder issued to the press, The SLA claimed that Foster was assassinated for his support of photo identification cards for Oakland high school students.
The Symbionese Liberation Army claimed that Foster was a CIA agent and the ID program was intended to be a method of surveillance.
On April 3, 1974, the SLA released an audio recording, in which Patty Hearst said she was joining the forces of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
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 Symbionese Liberation Army, Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Note: Part 2 of two parts was to cover the psychological profiles of the deceased persons; it was apparently too painful a subject to the families involved and was therefore abandoned.
A member of the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army as Soliah in the 1970s, she was a fugitive for 24 years, living a quiet and exemplary life in Minnesota as Sarah Jane Olson.
Minnesotans who are supporting former terrorist member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Kathy Soliah seem to have a short memory for the atrocities in which she was involved throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
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The talismanic importance of this screed to the SLA leadership is shown by the fact that the "Court of the People" adjudged its failure to be printed at once in Hearst newspapers and other media to be proof of malicious bad faith on the part of the "Hearst Empire" and "fascist AmeriKKKa" generally.
The emblem of the Symbionese Liberation Army is 170,000 years old, and it is one of the first symbols used by people to signify God and life.
The Symbionese Liberation Army has selected the Seven Headed Cobra as our emblem because we realize that an army is a mass that needs unity in order to become a fighting force, and we know that true unity among people must be based upon a concern that is universal.
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Four members of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), Sara Jane Olson, Emily Harris, William Harris and James Kilgrove, were charged with the murder of Myrna Opsahl during a bank robbery in 1975.
The SLA was a radical leftist group active in California from 1987 - 1975.
In 1974, a group of young socialist-bent radicals, known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley college campus.
www.lycos.com /info/symbionese-liberation-army.html   (519 words)

 American Experience | Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst | People & Events | PBS
The S.L.A.'s crime announced the group as one capable of committing violent acts in the name of revolution, but it also brought down the scorn of the Berkeley Left, most of whom found the political murder of a fl man incomprehensible.
The S.L.A. announced, "All communications from this court must be published in full in all newspapers and all other forms of the media." It made no demand for ransom.
S.L.A. General Field Marshal Cinque (Donald DeFreeze) made a demand for food to be distributed to poor people in the area.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/guerrilla/peopleevents/e_kidnapping.html   (1823 words)

 Political Prisoners
Thus, when the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped Patrician Hearst in 1974, many people opined that since the SLA members were supporting a worthy cause ("helping the poor"), they should not have been held accountable to their crimes of murder, bank robbery, and kidnapping.
At worst, many argued, the punishment handed out to those in the SLA and like organizations should have been less severe than retribution given to common criminals who commit their transgressions out of simple greed or anger.
Indeed, the recent arrest of Kathleen Soliah, an SLA member who had escaped justice for 25 years, has triggered a new wave of protest, as her supporters hold that she has a "passion for justice" (read that, a left-wing view of the world) and is above prosecution.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig/anderson1.html   (1224 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / The Day the Sixties Died
After an unhappy childhood in Seattle—his father was sporadically employed, and his mother, an alcoholic, died when he was fifteen—he performed a brief stint in the army as a paratrooper before criss-crossing the country as a back-up and session guitarist.
But her appearance on security-camera footage holding a rifle with other SLA members during a bank heist on April 15, and her taped admission nine days later that she had participated willingly, converted her from kidnap victim to FBI-wanted fugitive.
After her conviction, the SLA effectively ceased to exist, as all of its known members were either in prison or dead.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/web/20050916-1960-hendrix-patty-hearst-symbionese-liberation-army_print.shtml   (1211 words)

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The SLA "headquarters" were not sealed off after the arson.
She was killed in a police shootout at a Los Angeles area SLA safe house.
DeFreeze introduced his companions as "soldiers of the SLA," then the six conferred among themselves for a while, much of the time loud enough for their uneasy hosts to overhear.
www.lycos.com /info/symbionese-liberation-army--houses.html   (304 words)

 What is the Symbionese Liberation Army? - By Chris Suellentrop - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The SLA was a group of Berkeley radicals led by Donald DeFreeze, an escaped convict whose nom de guerre was "General Field Marshall Cinque Mtume." The word "Symbionese" comes from the biological term symbiosis, the interdependence of different species.
The SLA embraced Marxist French journalist Régis Debray's concept of "urban propaganda," according to Les Payne, co-author of The Life and Death of the SLA.
The SLA calls Hearst Corp. the "corporate enemy of the people" and describes Patty Hearst as a "prisoner of war." The group commands Hearst to give food away to poor people in exchange for Patty's release.
slate.msn.com /id/2061138   (1302 words)

The core SLA pose before the seven-headed serpent that was their emblem.
The Symbionese Liberation Army was born in fall 1973 in Berkeley, Calif., from a deadly collusion of fl convicts and middle-class white radicals.
The core of the SLA died in a clash with police in May 1974 and in September 1975, after the FBI captured three surviving members, including heiress Patty Hearst, authorities declared the SLA dead.
www.courttv.com /trials/soliah/slahistory_ctv.html   (0 words)

 Symbionese Liberation Army
The SLA revolutionary group, born in California of the anti-Vietnam War movement, achieved notoriety for killing Oakland schools superintendent Marcus Foster in 1973 and for kidnapping Hearst a year later.
An SLA hideout was destroyed by fire during a 1974 shootout with Los Angeles police, a scene captured on news broadcasts.
Former Symbionese Liberation Army member James Kilgore, who dodged authorities on bomb and murder charges for decades, was sentenced Monday to 54 months in prison on federal explosives and passport fraud convictions.
www.meta-religion.com /Extremism/Political_extremism/symbionese_liberation_army.htm   (759 words)

 The worst generation - Diary - Sara Jane Olson, Symbionese Liberation Army - Brief Article Women's Quarterly - Find ...
The Symbionese Liberation Army was a violent, clandestine organization.
The SLA issued a communique claiming that this was police state surveillance.
Guess her SLA chums are sweating it out to learn how much of a tool of the capitalist establishment she's willing to be.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IUK/is_2002_Wntr/ai_82802436   (723 words)

 Salon News | Mercy for a terrorist?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She was wanted by police as a suspect in the planting of pipe bombs under two randomly selected police cars that would have killed the occupants had they not failed to explode.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune describes the attitude of the liberal community in St. Paul after learning of her past in these terms: "In the days since her June 16 arrest, Olson [Soliah] has been almost canonized: reader of newspapers for the blind, volunteer among victims of torture, organizer of soup kitchens.
The office manager of the Minnehaha United Methodist Church, where she is a member of the congregation, called on its members to build a "contingent of support." Twenty of them were said to have been in court in California on the day she was arraigned.
archive.salon.com /news/col/horo/1999/08/02/soliah   (744 words)

 Branding FAQ Answers - Special Libraries Association
Any SLA member may attend the Annual Business Meeting at no cost, but will need to register to vote using official voting cards.
The vote to determine the choice between SLA and Information Professionals International should be able to be handled through a hand count or standing head count.
SLA would be an initialism and not spelled out.
www.sla.org /content/SLA/assocbrand/faqanswers.cfm   (4057 words)

Under the SLA's doctrine of guilt, every employee of every government agency, local or federal, civilian or military, could be held responsible for the crimes already committed in Vietnam, Chile, etc., and, under the SLA's standard for matching punishments with crimes, put to death.
The blanket of fear that has spread in the wake of the SLA actions is all the more problematical, because it has no focus either in its source or aim (a consequence of the fact that the SLA has shown itself to be grounded in no constituency or framework of moral right).
The SLA' s emergence is directly attributable to the collapse of the organized Left at the end of the Sixties, and its continuing failure to regroup itself and revive.
presslord.com /rampart.htm   (4399 words)

February 4 - The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patricia Hearst, the 19-year-old granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst.
February 22 - The Second Islamic Summit Conference by Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) was held in Lahore, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, from 29 Moharram to 1st Safar, 1394 H, (22-24 February, 1974).
April 15 - In San Francisco, members of the Symbionese Liberation Army rob a branch of the Hibernia National Bank, joined by Patricia Hearst, their erstwhile captive.
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 Straight Dope Staff Report: Who were the Symbionese, and were they ever liberated?
The SLA has been in the new recently with some new charges being brought against members of the group.
I'm sorry, but there is no nation of Symbionia, liberated or otherwise.
It all started with Donald "Cinque Mtume" DeFreeze, who was serving a term of five to life for robbery and a police shootout when he was transferred to Soledad prison on Dec. 11, 1972.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/msymbionese.html   (560 words)

 Obituaries in the news - Boston.com
Ed Davis, the tough-talking former Los Angeles police chief and Republican state senator who led the department during its shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army and the arrest of Charles Manson, died Saturday, a family spokesman said.
SAN LUIS OBISBO, Calif. (AP) -- Ed Davis, the tough-talking former Los Angeles police chief and Republican state senator who led the department during its shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army and the arrest of Charles Manson, died Saturday, a family spokesman said.
In 1974, police officers engaged in a fiery, televised gun battle with members of the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 after the group had kidnapped heiress Patricia Hearst and gone on a violent rampage.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/04/23/obituaries_in_the_news   (573 words)

 The Saga of Patty Hearst - Associated Content
She was kidnapped by the SLA when she was 19.
The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was a revolutionary terrorist organization who saw themselves as fighting the fascist corporate powers that were in control of America.
After losing one of their members in an arrest after their first action, the assassination of Dr. Marcus Foster, superintendent of schools in Oakland, California, the SLA decided to kidnap a prominent member of society in order to negotiate a prisoner swap.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/15424/the_saga_of_patty_hearst.html   (446 words)

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