Trump quickly defended the troops’ use of tear gas and aggressive force. “Here’s the bottom line: Nobody’s coming into our country unless they come in legally,” Trump said, apparently ignoring the fact that in order to apply for asylum a person must first be present on U.S. soil.
Tear gas must be considered in its material form — as an object designed to torment people, to break their spirits, to cause physical and psychological damage. Tear gas is a weapon that polices the atmosphere and pollutes the very air we breathe.
This text is adapted from “Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today” All around the world people invent, adapt and share techniques for resilience and resistance to tear gas. In doing so, they care for each other. They transform this weapon into a