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Tear Gas, Policing and Dissent - A Verso Book Launch

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How has tear gas gone from the battlefields of WWI to the most commonly used form of “less-lethal” police force? How can activists today learn from the history of chemical weapons used to suppress political dissent and labor strikes? How might we build campaigns against the profiting off protest? Join us for the launch of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today as we discuss the history of riot control policing and experiences organizing in the face of state repression.

An engrossing century-spanning narrative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be.

Books will be available for sale and beer and wine be available for a small donation.
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2109-tear-gas


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Anna Feigenbaum is co-author of the book Protest Camps, and her work has appeared in Vice, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Salon, Financial Times, Open Democracy, New Internationalist, and Waging Nonviolence. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. Her website is www.annafeigenbaum.com. Follow her on Twitter: @drfigtree.

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