Gym worker Avesta Yazdi talks about the situation facing working class youth. Image by Reese Erlich. Iran, 2016. Add this image to a lesson

We often hear from the upper middle class, educated youth of Iran complaining about the dictatorship. But what about the majority of youth, the working class young people who live in South Tehran and similar neighborhoods?

Reese Erlich explores how young people compare President Rouhani’s government with the populist rule of Ahmadinejad.

We’ll also hear about how they are responding to conservative hardliners who are tapping into frustrations with high unemployment, and threatening to cancel the nuclear deal.

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Image by Reese Erlich. Iran, 2015.
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