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Tear Gas - with Anna Feigenbaum | Virtual Futures Salon

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Virtual Futures presents Anna Feigenbaum in conversation on her new book, Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today.

Anna Feigenbaum shares the story of how a chemical weapon went from the battlefield to the streets. Originally designed to force people out from behind barricades and trenches, tear gas causes burning of the eyes and skin, tearing, and gagging. Chemical weapons are now banned from war zones. But today, tear gas has become the most commonly used form of “less-lethal” police force.

In 2011, the year that protests exploded from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, tear gas sales tripled. Most tear gas is produced in the United States, and many images of protestors in Tahrir Square showed tear gas canisters with “Made in USA” printed on them, while Britain continues to sell tear gas to countries on its own human rights blacklist.

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.

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18:30 – 19:00: Registration & Drinks
19:00 – 20:00: Fireside Chat with Anna Feigenbaum
20:00 – 20:30: Audience Q&A
20:30 – Late: Drinks & Networking

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Discounts are available for students and early career researchers. Contact info@virtualfutures.co.uk for Promo Codes.

Tickets are FREE for LIBRARY London Members and journalists.

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The LIBRARY Club. Find out more: http://LIB-RARY.com

About the Book

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today is published by Verso Books. Find out more: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2109-tear-gas

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Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Ticket sales help to cover the cost of filming, audio recording and documentation.

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