Europe’s Last Red Terrorists

The Revolutionary Organisation 'November 17'

November 2000 9781850654674 272pp


This volume focuses on the ideology and operations of Europe’s last Marxist-Leninist terrorists, the Greek revolutionary organisation November 17. Tracing the history of November 17, which began in the 1970’s, this book demostrates how it has persevered despite never developing widespread revolutionary guerrilla warfare. November 17’s campaign is a protest aimed at discrediting the Greek establishment and the US government. The movement has been active for more than 25 years and in that time has waged a violent campaign against US and NATO personnel, Turkish diplomats and members of the Greek military and business elite. Yet no one suspected of being involved in its terror campaign has ever been arrested.


‘a fascinating, though deeply disturbing, account of the group’s murderous activities and ideologies. And in skillfully posting 17N in its social and historical context, the author also provides an elegantly concise, and useful, account of the febrile world of late 20th century Greek politics.’ – Odyssey Review, Athens

‘[A…] a very valuable contribution to our understanding of the context of Greek terrorism [A…] should be required reading for anyone interested in the connections between Greek politics and terrorism, especially those planning to attend the 2004 Olympics in Athens.’ – Royal United Institute Journal


George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies at Wolverhampton University, is the author/editor of seven books including Inside Greek TerrorismEurope’s Last Red Terrorists: The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November, The Barbarisation of Warfare and Playing Politics with Terrorism: A User’s Guide.

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