“The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future” is a definitive collection of essays and documents on one of the most significant social movements in the world today. Four contributors to the book – Asef Bayat, Sadri, Kaveh Ehsani and Norma Moruzzi – and the co-editors – Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel – will speak at this launch event for the book and address the future of the movement.
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The Green Movement has been described as “an Iranian intifada,” a “great emancipatory event,” a “grassroots civil rights movement a century in the making,” and “something quite extraordinary, perhaps even a social revolution.” What are the movement’s aims—are they revolutionary, reformist, or something else altogether? Does it have a chance of fundamentally changing Iranian politics?
This momentous anthology explores these critical questions and others by assembling the key statements, communiqués, manifestos, interviews, and debates to have emerged from this vibrant social movement—many of which are translated and published here for the first time. This indispensable volume is the first to bring together the leading voices and key players in Iran’s Green Movement, providing an intellectual and political road map to this turning point in Iran’s history and a vital resource for the study of Iran, social movements, and the future of the Middle East.