Violence from the left
Left-wing domestic terrorism, including murders by anarchist groups, peaked in the 1970s but had waned by the ’80s. Some infamous attacks:Recently, left-wing radicalism has been much less violent. Some examples:
* The Weather Underground bombed the U.S. Capitol — the group called it “a monument to U.S. domination over the planet” — in 1971 to protest the Laos invasion.
* The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped media heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, demanding a food distribution program and indoctrinating her.
* The Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, were Puerto Rico separatists found ultimately responsible for 120 explosions. They bombed the Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan in 1975, killing four.
* In 2004, radio host Randi Rhodes joked about a “Godfather”-like assassination of former President George W. Bush, sauggesting someone shoot him.
* Gatas Parlament, a Norwegian rap group critical of Bush, in 2004, set up Web site killhim.nu, or “kill him now.”
* Gunshots were fired at the Bush-Cheney campaign headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2004. No one was inside at the time.