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Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today booktalk [Seattle]
April 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for an evening with author Anna Feigenbaum as she discusses her new book, Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today, out now from Verso Books! An engrossing century-spanning narrative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be. From the 1999 WTO protests to today’s Trump rallies and Anti-Trump demos, learn how Seattle’s public order policing has influenced riot control in the US and around the world. All welcome!