Facing Tear Gas works towards ending the militarization of police and the industry that profits from police repression. It connects the dots between US support for the criminalization of dissent globally to those same actions happening here at home. In late October, we organized an action at a SWAT team training and international weapons expo called "Urban Shield." Urban Shield is funded by the Department of Homeland Security and connected to their "Urban Area Security Initiative" program. Urban Shield takes place all over the country, training police in paramilitary tactics and in how to use the latest in "crowd control" weapons. Be there!
When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6PM - 8PM
Where: Monkey Wrench Books - 110 E North Loop, Austin, Texas 78751
Facebook event page here.
Find out more:
Urban Shield Austin December 2012
Urban Shield Oakland October, 2013
Urban Shield Dallas November 2013