How Tear Gas Became A Staple Of US Law Enforcement

By Lauren Vespoli, JSTOR Daily. -

On July 28, 1932, President Herbert Hoover dispatched federal troops and tanks to disperse the “Bonus Army,” tens of thousands of jobless World War I veterans and their families who’d been [...]

Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel

By Sharen Khalel, Middle East Monitor. -

The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with [...]

Oakland: Restraining Order Restricts Teargas, Flashbangs And Projectiles

On June 18, 2020, at 1 pm, an Oakland judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Order to Show Cause against the Oakland Police Department. The order was filed by civil rights attorneys [...]

Here’s What ‘Nonlethal’ Weapons Can Do To The Body

By Amy McKeever, National Geographic. -

Civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd's death has spread around the world, and in some places, protesters are being met with tear gas, rubber bullets, stun guns, and other tactics intended to [...]

Colorado Judge Bans Use Of Tear Gas

By Ashley Curtin, Nation of Change. -

The Denver Police Department are temporarily barred from using projectiles and chemical weapons against peaceful protesters after a federal judge condemned their use of them and ruled it [...]

Who Supplied The Weapons Used Against #BLM Protesters?

By War Resisters International. -

In response to the murder of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis police department on 25th May, thousands of people across the United States joined protests demanding justice for his [...]

Scottish Parliament Votes For Immediate Suspension Of ‘Weapons Of Oppression’ Exports To US

By Jon Stone, Independent. -

The Scottish Parliament has called for the immediate suspension of exports of riot gear, tear gas and rubber bullets to the United States, in light of the police response to the ongoing Black [...]

Chemical Weapon Use Is Dangerous In A Pandemic

By Lisa Song, ProPublica. -

When Amira Chowdhury joined a protest in Philadelphia against police violence on Monday, she wore a mask to protect herself and others against the coronavirus. But when officers launched tear gas [...]

Oakland: Councilmembers Seek Immediate Halt To Police Use Of Tear Gas

By Lisa Fernandez, KTVU. -

California - Three Oakland city councilmembers on Wednesday requested the immediate halt of tear gas being used for crowd control during the George Floyd protests in light of the coronavirus [...]

OPCW Insiders Slam ‘Compromised’ New Syria Chemical Weapons Probe

By OPCW Insiders, The Grayzone. -

We have read the first Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) April 2020 report on alleged chemical attacks at Ltamenah. We observe that, [...]

The OPCW Is Used As A Political Tool Against Syria

By Steven Sahiounie, MidEast Discourse. -

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) has determined that chemical weapons have been used or likely used in Syria. The first report of the OPCW was released April 8 and points a finger at the Syrian [...]

Four Whistleblowers Claim OPCW Is Silencing The Truth

By Aaron Mate, The Grayzone. -

A new Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) whistleblower has surfaced in response to a malicious and factually flawed attack by OPCW leadership on two veteran [...]

The Scandal Behind The OPCW’s Report Doctoring In Douma

By Canyon Ryan, Popular Resistance. -

In 1997, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was established to oversee the implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The CWC aims to [...]

Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

This is getting really, really, really weird. WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [...]

New WikiLeaks Documents Expose Phony Claims Of 2018 Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

By Niles Niumuth, -

Documents published by WikiLeaks on Saturday confirm that there is significant dissent within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global chemical weapons [...]

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