Chris Hedges: What Do We Know About Tear Gas?

Chris Hedges: What Do We Know About Tear Gas?

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 1, 2018

US Border Control used tear gas to try and deter asylum seekers – many of who are women and children – at the US/Mexico border last weekend. But what do we know about tear gas?

Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today, explains in this episode of On Contact with Chris Hedges, how the use of these chemical weapons are used to attack and terrorize an opponent by attacking the senses simultaneously, “producing both physical and psychological trauma.”

From the archives:

Beyond Voting by Howard Zinn + What Else You Can Do: 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action by David Swanson

Ban Tear Gas Entirely! by David Swanson

Max Blumenthal: Israel Massacres Unarmed Gaza Protesters + At Least 17 Palestinians Killed, Over 1000 Injured

Abby Martin: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

Chris Hedges: Israel’s Secret Weapons–Combat-Tested Against the People of Gaza

Chris Hedges: Draconian Force Used Against Nonviolent Protesters + Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Defenders in Standing Rock (#NoDAPL)

Bahrain Burns With Protests 3 Years On + Regime Forces Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets Against Protesters

British Govt. Encourages Chemical Weapons Use In Bahrain, Syria by Finian Cunningham

Bahrain Bans Protests After Cops Tear Gas and Fire On Rally

Oakland Police Dept. Use Tear Gas and Percussion Grenades on Occupy Protesters + Police arrest over 300 protesters at Occupy Oakland

Egypt police fire tear gas as rioting erupts in Cairo

US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister

Pittsburgh Police Challenged over Use of Sound Cannons During G-20 and for Wrongfully Arresting Students

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