Community Share Offer — your chance to own New Internationalist! Invest »

New Internationalist

Cover for September 1980 - Issue 91 - The Iranian choice

September 1980's Issue

For God and Country - The Iranian Choice

Has Iran exchanged one dictator for another? Issue editor Christopher Sheppard puts into perspective the fall of the Shah and the rise of Islam.

Every month, we put up a selection of articles from the magazine. To enjoy the complete magazine, subscribe and receive three free issues and a world map. Or buy a digital subscription which gives you unlimited access to all magazines since 2007 and for a year after purchase on your computer or mobile device, in their original full-colour design.

Featured in issue 091


  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Military Madness

Why the Shah spent billions on US arms - and how it finished him. By Michael Klare.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Islamic Rules

Altaf Gauhar on western prejudice against Islam.

Iran - The Facts

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Bad Intelligence

Should Khomeini blame the CIA? Carl Kaplan talks to one of the Agency’s operators.

The Economy according to Islam

Is the Islamic republic capitalist or socialist asks Terry Povey.

For God and Country

Has Iran exchanged one dictator for another? Issue editor Christopher Sheppard puts into perspective the fall of the Shah and the rise of Islam.

Tobacco Toll

There is,’ according to the Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT), ‘no statistical association between smoking and health in developing countries.’

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Riding the Right Road

One of the poorest countries in the world, with one of the wisest leaders.’ That’s how President Nyerere’s Tanzania has been described.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

On the Never-Never

Default, the nightmare word for international bankers has again crept into the conversations of the big money men from New York, Bonn, London and Zurich.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Haiti - Keeping it in the family

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’ is a familiar French phrase that seems gruesomly appropriate in modernday Haiti.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Kurds at War

Miruk Siamand reports on the continuing struggle of the Kurdish people.

Fanning the Flames

In the Pope’s New Year message this January, he pointed out that just 200 of the 50,000 nuclear weapons now estimated to be in existence would destroy all the world’s major cities.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Back to the Veil

Canadian feminist Carole Jerome investigates women’s liberation in the new Iran.

Rise Of The Ayatollahs

New Internationalist introduces the stars.

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Voices From The Crowd

Pauline Jackson speaks to Iranian people before, during and after the revolution.

Getting their hands wet

The National General Secretary of the Australian YWCA, Wendy Rose, recently admitted that ‘The ‘Y’ is now involved with political action.’

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

Only One Earth

… being the book that showed how to look after a fragile planet for the good of all its inhabitants.

Food and Faith

  • 1 Sep 1980
  • 0

The Pesticide Conspiracy

This month’s books include an investigation into the potential dangers of the pest control industry, and a Chritian’s view of the causes of world hunger. Review Editor: Anuradha Vittachi

Cover of the Our 500th issue: The exceptionally brave of New Internationalist

On Newsstands

Our 500th issue: The exceptionally brave

New Internationalist is all about people who are trying to make the world a better place. And if there is one quality that can spark change, it’s courage. So for the 500th issue of the magazine, we investigate this under-examined topic, asking: what is courage and what makes some people so brave? To help us understand, six exceptionally valiant individuals from around the world – several of whom are risking life and limb to do the right thing – tell their startling stories. Dare to be inspired.


Online now

In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

More from the magazine

Magazine Archive

Get our free fortnightly eNews


Videos from visionOntv’s globalviews channel.

Regular columns

New Internationalist Magazine Issue 436

If you would like to know something about what's actually going on, rather than what people would like you to think was going on, then read the New Internationalist.

– Emma Thompson –

A subscription to suit you

Save money with a digital subscription. Give a gift subscription that will last all year. Or get yourself a free trial to New Internationalist. See our choice of offers.