The People Reloaded, by Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi

People Reloaded, The

The People Reloaded

The People Reloaded, The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future

by Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing (24 Mar 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935554387
  • Order here

Since June 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in three decades of rule. What began as a series of mass protests over the official results of a presidential election – engendering the slogan “”Where is My Vote?”” – has grown into something much larger, indeed the largest political protest since the 1979 Revolution. This momentous anthology explores these critical questions through key statements, communiqus, manifestos and the debates which have emerged from this vibrant social movement.

”In bringing together these essential texts from and about Iran’s Green movement, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel have opened the door for critical engagement with one of the most significant movements in the Middle East today.” Orhan Pamuk, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature

”The editors of this collection have put together an extraordinary resource to help further the development of democracy and social justice in Iran. It brings together vital contributions to the debate about Iran’s future and invites all those concerned with this future to become active participants in its definition.” David Held, London School of Economics & Political Science

”Words, yes, words and justice and bodies – that’s all the Iranian human earthquake called the Green Movement has had on its side from the start of is peaceful insurrection. The bodies have been beaten and jailed and persecuted and the justice is a long time coming, but the words, the indispensable words that have always been at the heart of that country’s history, the words are finally available in one crucial and moving and thought-provoking book. Here is proof – as if Gandhi needed proof, as if King needed proof – that the people of Iran will prevail.” Ariel Dorfman, playwright and author

”This anthology illuminates the ethical demands at the core of Iran’s Green Movement, one of the most vibrant and promising social forces on the global horizon. The People Reloaded plunges us into a defining conflict of modern political history: how nonviolent democratic resistance might succeed in the face of a repressive regime. Defeat often seems inevitable and change never seems to come fast enough. And then, all of a sudden, the dam bursts, time accelerates and nothing can stop it. This welcome volume provides an anatomy of how this process is unfolding in Iran today, whatever its eventual outcome.” Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research


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