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Tear Gas Everywhere

Whether it be mainstream or citizen journalism, a striking feature of photos from the protests in Turkey is the ever-present cloud of pale yellow gas lurking in the background or engulfing protesters, particularly in images captured after dark. This flagrant use of tear gas, often as a first-resort, by these countries’ police services (with implied […]

“Raped by the state”: undercover policing exposed

Hats off to Paul Lewis and Channel 4, who last night managed to shed some well-needed light on the extent to which undercover police officers are used to spy on British activists. ‘Dispatches: The Police’s Dirty Secret’ centres around former undercover officer Peter Francis, who has decided to blow the whistle on the operations of […]