Iran and the headscarf protests

In the forty years since Iran’s 1979 revolution, no aspect of U.S. policy toward Tehran has produced more heat—and less light—than the question of external efforts to advance political change in Iran. Secretary of State […]


State agents and Structural hegemony

By: Abbas Mohammadi In this paper I will discuss an article from The Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics, entitled ‘Linguicide’, by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson. Using Cobarrubias’s (1983) categories Skutnabb-Kangas and Phillipson distinguish between […]

Human Rights

Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018

The Iranian authorities carried out a shameless campaign of repression during 2018, crushing protests and arresting thousands in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International, a year after a wave of protests against poverty, […]