Facing Tear Gas

We seek the global ban of tear gas by first ending the sale, manufacture, and shipment of tear gas made in the US through organizing and ... Read more

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We seek the global ban of tear gas by first ending the sale, manufacture, and shipment of tear gas made in the US through organizing and applying grassroots pressure on companies that produce the gas, the US government agencies that approve the export licenses for the sale of tear gas, and the US government officials who allow for the sale and transfer of tear gas to repressive regimes abroad, as well as the prison and police forces within in the US who use tear gas and similar chemical weapons such as pepper spray to threaten, injure, and torture people. We will build and strengthen a global network of people and groups affected by tear gas and similar chemical weapons who will share their experiences of tear gas, discuss strategies, and build a movement to end the use of tear gas (both US and non-US-made) globally. We will work to redefine tear gas in the US public consciousness as a chemical weapon that is used to suppress democracy rather than simply a “nonlethal” alternative to other munitions.