Tear Gas

Stop Urban Shield Rally!

Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world. We will gather on September 11th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world!

Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition on Sept 11th to say NO to policing, militarization & state violence!

WHEN// 4PM on September 11th 2015
WHERE// Alameda Country Sheriff's Office, 1401 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA

Tear gas is NOT nonlethal: ways to resist US tear gas shipments

Berkin Elvan

Since last week, the streets of Turkey have again been filled with tear gas following the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who was in a coma since June 2013 after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister while buying bread during the government repression of last summer's Gezi Park uprising.

March 13th was also the fifth anniversary of US solidarity activist Tristan Anderson's critical injury due to a tear gas canister fired at his head in a demonstration against the construction of the annexation wall through the village of Ni’lin’s land in Palestine. Tear gas is used regularly against Palestinians protesting Israeli occupation. In recent years, Israeli tear gas (made in the USA) has resulted in the deaths of Jawaher Abu Rahmah, Bassem Abu Rahmah, and Mustafa Tamimi.

We wonder how many people will be hurt and killed before we stop calling tear gas a “nonlethal” weapon?

Facing Urban Shield Reportback and Press Coverage

Facing Urban Shield action in Oakland, CA

On Friday, October 25th, more than 100 police and military agencies from California and across the US were joined by their counterparts from Israel, Guam, Bahrain, and Brazil for a massive SWAT team training and weapons expo called Urban Shield. The Facing Urban Shield Action Network, with more than 30 endorsers in the Bay Area, showed up to challenge this convergence and the militarization of police.


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