Iran

Overcoming oppression

The belief that oppression and poverty are the root causes of violence often becomes the centre of discussions on religious extremism.Continue...

Protesters gather for second time in a week to demand accountability for Iran plane crash

For the second time in a week, protestors gathered on the corner of University and Union to stand in solidarity with Iranian community members.

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Queen’s launches memorial fund for Iran plane crash victims

A week after third-year biotechnology student Amir Moradi was killed on board Ukraine flight PS752, the University announced that it is setting up a memorial fund for Iranian students in financial need.

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Amir Moradi, beloved by peers, planned to attend medical school

He was a third-year biotechnology student who developed apps in his spare time and planned to attend medical school after his undergraduate degree. His friends and housemates describe a person who would stop at nothing to help someone in need.Continue...

More than 300 mourn loss of Ukraine flight victims at vigil

Members of the Queen’s community gathered in the JDUC on Jan. 10 to mourn the loss of those killed on board Ukraine International Flight PS752 last week, including undergraduate Arts and Science student, Amir Moradi .Continue...

Students, faculty, rally against US escalation with Iran

A group of 50 protesters gathered at the intersection of University Ave. and Union St. on Thursday to denounce the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran.

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Queen’s student killed in Tehran plane crash identified as Amir Moradi

Reversing a Wednesday statement, the University confirmed the death of undergraduate Queen's student Amir Moradi, who was on board the flight that killed 176 people in Iran Wednesday morning.Continue...

Fundamental feminism

The first female scholars admitted to the University of Tehran were in 1934. Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, was successful in implementing the modern values that were previously melded into Persian society by its intellectuals. Now in 2012, almost 100 years after such ground-breaking movements, multiple universities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have closed almost 80 university programs to women.Continue...

Sanctions not the answer

Western powers must not continue treating Iran as a singular, ahistorical entity when imposing economic and military pressure.Continue...