The green movement of Iran (the public uprising against the rigged election results in June 2009) was actually a turning point in nonviolent resistance against tyranny. It was the first movement that used the social media widely to mobilize people in a society where censorship was the main tool in the hands of the tyrant. The cruel death of Neda Agha Soltan and the broadcast of her murder by the hand of the agents of the Iranian Islamic Government shocked millions around the world and Iran has never been the same eversince.The Gaze of the Gazelle: The Story of a Generation by Arash Hejazi, the doctor who tried to save Neda and then spoke up about her death depicts the contemporaty history of Iran and how it ended up in the green movement. The Iranian green movement set the scene for all the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010-11, from Tunisia to Egypt and Syria.
This book is a comprehensive overview of this crucial turning point in the history. After the Iranian green movement, nothing will be the same.