GABRIEL N. LISCHAK writes:
For many, a military confrontation looms just over the horizon, with the drumbeat of war growing louder and louder. Yet within Iran’s borders, a storm is brewing—of which few outside the country are aware.Read the rest of the story.
In December 2006, a notable crowd of Iranian students participated in an event called “University is Alive.” They chanted, “Nothing to lose but our chains!” “Death to dictators!” “We want bread, not bombs!” This demonstration occurred despite the government’s tough measures on political dissent.
Elsewhere, as President Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at Amirkabir University, students heckled him and set his picture on fire.
A “war of words” is spreading among Iran’s youth, with talks of “change” and “revolution.”