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 [...]

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 [...]

Bethlehem’s ‘Santa Claus March’ With Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets

By Middle East Monitor -

Israeli forces Friday suppressed Bethlehem’s “Santa Claus March,” shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at participants, with many suffering from tear gas inhalation. A number of [...]

French Police Face Probe Over Tear Gas At Climate Protest

By Deutsche Welle. -

Police in France faced criticism on Monday after a video of officers spraying tear gas on climate protesters staging a sit-in on a bridge emerged online, prompting the French interior minister to [...]

G20: You Can Smell Tear Gas In The Streets As The Oil Industry Squabbles

By Globetrotter, Independentmediainstitute.org -

Last week, two important meetings took place—one, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, and two, in Vienna, Austria, of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting [...]

The Rise Of Resistance And Resilience To Tear Gas

By Anna Feigenbaum, Wagingnonviolence.org -

All around the world people invent, adapt and share techniques for resilience and resistance to tear gas. In doing so, they care for each other. They transform this weapon into a collectivizing [...]

Tear Gas Not The Only Thing Connecting Ferguson And Palestine

By Ryan Rodrick Beiler, www.972mag.com -

The New York Times’ Robert Mackey recently tweeted a photo of the tear gas cartridges found on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where police have been using the weapon against demonstrators [...]

African Firm Is Selling Pepper-Spray Bullet-Firing Drones

By Leo Kelion, www.bbc.com -

The maker of a drone that fires pepper spray bullets says it has received its first order for the machine. South Africa-based Desert Wolf told the BBC it had secured the sale of 25 units to a [...]