Mariam Memarsadeghi

Mariam Memarsadeghi

The West's Betrayal of Iranian Dissidents

The West's Betrayal of Iranian Dissidents

Next month, Ayatollah Khamenei’s theocracy will stage celebrations commemorating 40 years of revolutionary power. It will do so amidst widespread acts of civil disobedience, street protests, labor strikes, and ubiquitous resentment produced by a collapsed economy and grotesque corruption. Even prominent regime insiders are now openly proclaiming the

Mariam Memarsadeghi
Mariam Memarsadeghi
Human Rights
Notes from the Eye of a State-Sponsored Social Media Storm

Notes from the Eye of a State-Sponsored Social Media Storm

When Twitter finally decided to shutter the accounts of countless bots using its platform to manipulate the flow and integrity of information, the leaders of repressive regimes saw an immediate—not to mention revealing—drop in their follower counts. Javad Zarif, foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran took

Mariam Memarsadeghi
Mariam Memarsadeghi
Social Media
The Islamic Republic Must Fall

The Islamic Republic Must Fall

The breathtaking, unprecedented displays of dissent throughout Iran—most notably by the mostazafeen or the traditionally ‘downtrodden’ base of support for the regime—are important. They are important to the Iranian people who brave imprisonment and torture as they struggle for their livelihoods, their freedom, their dignity, and the futures

Mariam Memarsadeghi
Mariam Memarsadeghi
Human Rights