An interview with Darush Homayoun
By: Leila Majed
Dar haashieh 100 saalegi Jonbesh-e Mashrooteh
By: Pooya Pooyaee
5 Mordad 1385
By: Ali Izadsetaa
Pasokh-e Dr. Doostkhah be Dr. Baraheni
By: Mohammad Jalali
Sent by: Shahrokh
A poem by this same author:
Free our innocent people from your bloody dungeons!
By: Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo
The past half century has witnessed an unprecedented flowering of nonviolent experiences around the globe. In many areas of the world, such as Latin America and Asia, where armed struggle was once seen as the only path to freedom, nonviolent campaigns are now considered as institutionalized methods of struggle for democratic invention and democratic governance.
Sent by: Amil Imani
By: Kourosh Golnaam
opens up notorious Evin prison for tour
By Edmund Blair
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened the large steel doors of its notorious Evin prison to journalists on Tuesday, showing off spruced-up women's cells and a well-equipped clinic in a move aimed at countering criticism about poor conditions.
Remembering: Three great generals (from left): Neshat, Badrei and Rahimi
Remembering: Beh Yaad-e Freidoon Farrokhzad Dar Saalrooz-e Margash
Parisa Damandan is an Iranian photographer who has surprised the Dutch public twice before with eyecatching exhibitions, one about Polish refugees that fled to Iran during World War II, and one about unveiled women in the days of traditional Persia. Anyone that has visited the exhibitions can see that Parisa has a knack of finding 'gold' (and knows it).
Perhaps nowhere is the standoff over Iran's nuclear enrichment program followed more closely than in Los Angeles' Iranian-American community. Known as Tehrangeles, it's the biggest community of Iranians outside Iran.
Can't call this "Profiling":
Interesting point of view
a violonist prodigy congradulated by the greatest violonists such as Yehudi Menhuhin or Pierre Boulez.
Concert trips have taken him around Austria and to England, France,
Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Japan
with Radio- and TV recordings. Performances as soloist with the Nagoya
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener
Kammerorchester, the Academia Allegro Vivo, in Vienna's Musikverein,
Konzerthaus and Brucknerhaus Linz.
Darius Kadivar's Corner
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a freelance journalist born to an Iranian father and French mother. He works and lives in France.
Ferdowsi bio "Poetry and Sword" ready for screening
TEHRAN, June 24 (Mehr News Agency) -- The film "Poetry and Sword", which is a biography of Ferdowsi by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Nurizad, is now ready for screening.
Nurizad told MNA on Saturday that the film tells the life story of Hakim Abolqassem Ferdowsi from his childhood to his death, focusing on his pain, suffering, misery, and poverty.
"Ferdowsi was a rich man but gradually became poor by beginning to write his epic Shahnameh," he stated.
On why he chose this theme, he said, "Ferdowsi is undoubtedly at the peak of Persian poetry and literature. He is not only a great figure in Persian literature, but a world figure in letters. Today's literature is rooted in Ferdowsi's literature."
He emphasized that Persian traditional literature is a good source for indigenous Iranian screenplays, which can communicate with the audience when made into movies, adding that Iranian cinema needs to make use of this rich source in order to produce distinctive works.
The cast of "Poetry and Sword" includes Parvaneh Masumi, Hamid Taj-Dolati, Anushirvan Arjmand, Sara Soltani, Ali Taleblu, and Reza Tavakkoli.
Darius Kadivar: There have been alot of similar announcments in the Iranian Press in the past few years and some have been false announcments just to draw attention. There were several aborted projects on Hafiz and Rumi so I will only believe it when I see it.
By DAVID THOMSON
De Havilland to Errol Flynn: ''I want respect for difficult work well done.'' (Photo by Kevin Scanlon)
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Andre Agassi's voice wavered and his eyes welled up. After years of dealing with injuries, after months of contemplation, he finally spoke the words he knew he had to, at the place he knew he had to.
Turning what was expected to be a routine pre-Wimbledon news conference into something significant, Agassi announced Saturday he will retire after this year's U.S. Open, leaving tennis after two decades during which he collected a career Grand Slam and morphed from an "Image Is Everything" youngster to elder statesman.
© Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
Reza Pahlavi on Iran: 'A Race Against Time'
Reza Pahlavi was just a teenager in 1979 when an Islamic revolution in Iran ousted his father, the shah. In the years since, Pahlavi, who now lives in Maryland, has been involved with activists both inside Iran and abroad who seek to overthrow the mullahs from power.
WASHINGTON - Israel has argued that the war against Hezbollah's rocket arsenal was a defensive response to the Shi'ite organization's threat to Israeli security, but the evidence points to a much more ambitious objective - the weakening of Iran's deterrent to an attack on its nuclear sites.
By: Ahmad Zaidabadi
By: Dr. Shahin Fatemi
men of terror are both the strength and the
Achilles heel of a movement that seeks to spread
Islamic states, says Amir Taheri
By Ali Nouri Zadeh
London, Asharq Al-Awsat- During the student uprising in July 1999 and the violent confrontations that followed between Arab residents of the Iranian city of Ahvaz and the security services, many student leaders and Arab officials in the city spoke about the presence of hundreds of Arab troops within the ranks of the Iranian security forces and the Revolutionary Guards units quelled the protests.
It won't be a "durable" ceasefire, Condi, and it won't be "sustainable"; not while the ayatollahs are in power in Iran. This war isn't about border security, or prisoner exchanges, or the status of the Shebaa Farms.
world's attention is focused on the fighting
in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, but the context
leads inevitably back to Iran. Unfortunately,
the diplomacy dealing with that issue is constantly
outstripped by events.
Plan to eliminate political islam
Mullah Rafsanjani said the Greater Middle East Plan is a plot to eliminate politicized Islam in the region. According to the report of EC Public Relations Office, Rafsanjani in a meeting with Iraq former Prime Minister Ebrahim Jaafari here Wednesday said, .....
Some have suggested that the latest round of fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization in Lebanon is the beginning of World War III.
You are the sun of Islam, shining on the universe! This is how Muhammad Khatami, the mullah who was president of Iran until last year, described Hezbollah last week.
The red warning flags have been flying high far too long. Since the emergence of the Islamic Republic inside Iran there has been nothing but turbulence throughout the world and since its inception it has had time to propagate and mastermind some of the most evil deeds.
burning, but is it about Iran really?
The sudden, shocking flareup of Mideast violence may really be underneath all about Iran. And it's not just Israel, but also the United States and even some Arab countries, who hope the Islamic regime and friends like Syria suffer a big blow.
At a moment when his conservative coalition is already under strain over domestic policy, President Bush is facing a new and swiftly building backlash on the right over his handling of foreign affairs.
Against the Arabs
After Hamas kidnapped 19-year-old Cpl. Gilad Shalit on June 25, Israeli forces launched an assault on Gaza to win his release. Arab condemnation was swift. Saudi Arabia's pro-government al-Jazira daily called Israel "a society of terrorists."
Iran's top national security official Ali Larijani has met with Palestinian terrorist groups to voice the Islamic republic's "decisive support" for their battle against Israel, state media said Thursday.
Mullahs of Iran told the European Union not to interfere over the detention of Ramin Jahanbegloo, a bi-national Canadian-Iranian academic arrested on spying charges in May.
arab-parast president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said
on Tuesday that his country would not back down
its right to continue nuclear fuel cycle work.
the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
last summer, efforts have been made to bring together
opponents of the Islamic republic with a plan
for action on specific issues. It now seems that
those efforts have met with some success, enabling
the opposition to coordinate tactics against the
to all that Iranian 'Opposition'
As soon as the U.S. administration seems to be talking tough to the mullahs, these Iranians smell the aroma of their dream food coming from the Pentagon kitchen and begin salivating. They crawl out of their holes, bounce on their feet and jockey for the best seats on the gravy train.
Since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last summer, efforts have been made to bring together opponents of the Islamic republic with a plan for action on specific issues. It now seems that those efforts have met with some success, enabling the opposition to coordinate tactics against the Ahamdinejad administration.
NASSER KARIMI ASSOCIATED PRESS
Prisoner's Desperate Hope, and Brave Words
Two months have passed since the Iranian-Canadian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo was locked in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, where Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was beaten to death in 2003. And Canada is making so little headway in securing his release that his advocates are turning to India, Bangladesh and Tibet for help.
By: Amil Imani
The Bible says it is more difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than a camel pass through the eye of the needle. It may indeed be most difficult for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yet, the Bible does not say it is impossible. Hence, there must ways of overcoming the difficulty.
The intelligence agencies have warned ministers that Iran could launch terrorist attacks against British targets if the row over its controversial nuclear programme escalates, it was disclosed today.
POTOMAC, Maryland -- The exiled son of Iran's late shah on Monday called on the Bush administration to put action before rhetoric in ousting Tehran's Islamic regime, which he said has long been the source of global instability.