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liberation Idioms & Phrases


armenian secret army for the liberation of armenia

  • noun a militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia
    ASALA; 3rd October Organization; Orly Group.
    • ASALA bombing at Orly Airport in Paris in 1983 killed 8 and wounded 55 people
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army for the liberation of rwanda

  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    FAR; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists
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democratic front for the liberation of palestine

  • noun a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change
    DFLP; Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; PDFLP.
    • in 1974 the DFLP took over a schoolhouse and massacred Israeli schoolchildren
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gay liberation movement

  • noun the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
    gay lib.
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irish national liberation army

  • noun a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
    Irish National Liberation Army; INLA; People's Republican Army; Catholic Reaction Force.
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islamic jihad for the liberation of palestine

  • noun a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
    Hizbullah; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth; Lebanese Hizballah; Islamic Jihad; Hezbollah; Hizballah; Hizbollah; Party of God; Revolutionary Justice Organization.
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liberation theology

  • noun a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
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liberation tigers of tamil eelam

  • noun a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
    Tigers; LTTE; World Tamil Association; Tamil Tigers; World Tamil Movement.
    • the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war
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moro islamic liberation front

  • noun a terrorist group in the southern Philippines formed in 1977 to establish an independent Islamic state for the Moros; have clashed with troops at United States bases
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national liberation army

  • noun a Marxist terrorist group formed in 1963 by Colombian intellectuals who were inspired by the Cuban Revolution; responsible for a campaign of mass kidnappings and resistance to the government's efforts to stop the drug trade
    ELN.
    • ELN kidnappers target foreign employees of large corporations
  • noun a terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups; a revival of a group with Marxist-Leninist ideologies originally established by Che Guevara in the 1960s
    Nestor Paz Zamora Commission; ELN; CNPZ.
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national liberation front of corsica

  • noun a terrorist group formed in 1976 to work for Corsican independence; attacks on Corsica are aimed at sabotaging public infrastructure and symbols of colonialism
    FLNC.
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palestine liberation front

  • noun a terrorist group formed in 1977 as the result of a split with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; became a satellite of al-Fatah; made terrorist attacks on Israel across the Lebanese border
    Jabat al-Tahrir al-Filistiniyyah; PLF.
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palestine liberation organization

  • noun a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
    PLO.
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people's liberation army

  • noun a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
    Irish National Liberation Army; INLA; People's Republican Army; Catholic Reaction Force.
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  • noun a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change
    DFLP; Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; PDFLP.
    • in 1974 the DFLP took over a schoolhouse and massacred Israeli schoolchildren
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  • noun a terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War; combined Marxist-Leninist ideology with Palestinian nationalism; used terrorism to gain attention for their cause; hoped to eliminate the state of Israel
    PFLP.
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  • noun a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe
    PFLP-GC.
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revolutionary people's liberation front

  • noun an extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States; attacks Turkish security and military officials
    Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
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revolutionary people's liberation party

  • noun an extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States; attacks Turkish security and military officials
    Revolutionary People's Liberation Front.
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women's liberation movement

  • noun the movement aimed at equal rights for women
    feminist movement; feminism; women's lib.
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