Volume VII, Number 40
Save our treasures
ask UNESCO to save Pasargad
Bowers Museum - 2002 N. Main Street - Santa Anna, California 92706
April 21, 2007 - 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
By: Cyrus Kar
Let's stick together and help the production of " Cyrus The Great " movie
Alex Jovy's epic movie about Cyrus The Great could have done wonders for the Iranian image. Instead it sits idle for lack of money. My documentary film about Cyrus The Great www.spentaproductions.com has languished for the mere want of $400.000.
Dr. Kaveh Farrokh
By: Dr. Kaveh Farrokh
Cyrus the Great as reconstructed by Tim Newark, 2000, p.21
over 70 million dollars in its first week of release, the movie “300”
is set to crash into the list of highest grossing
An excellent book of satire written in exile
By: Bijan Assadipour
please contact the author at:
Tel. & Fax Daftar-e-Honar: >>>0100-469-209
Hands off of our sacred land ...............to both sides
Painting by: Abbas Katuzian
By: Dr. Majid Naficy
Many years ago, when for the first time I saw the romance of Khosrow-O-Shirin written by Nezami-ye Ganjavi (1158-1262), I wondered why he had called it "Khosrow and Shirin" and not "Farhad and Shirin". Of course, in my elementary school books I had read about the Sassanid king, Khosrow II (d. 628) and his feasts and pageants, but I did not know that the name of his beloved was Shirin. I took Shirin solely as a mate and partner to Farhad. After I read the romance of Khosrow-O-Shirin by Nezami, I found out that both Khosrow and Farhad loved Shirin. With this difference, the former succeeds in his goal but the latter does not win his love and hurls himself from Mount Bisotoon.
A True Odyssey of a Woman's Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces
By: Ghazal Omid
A frightening memoir of growing up under Irans male-dominated oppressors, confirming that the mad ayatollahs have, in 27 years, wrecked a once-vibrant nation and destroyed its culture. Omids Iran is a dysfunctional society in a coma of ignorance, led by mindless fanatics. Males are obsessed with money and hymens. Women, if they arent victims, have sold out and joined the Pasdar spies who hound female violators of the ayatollahs decrees. Throughout, Omid displays numerous perceptive, valuable observations:
collection of lithographic illustrations of Shahnameh, a
masterpiece by prominent Iranian epic poet Ferdowsi, hit the market
The work has been compiled by German scholar Ulrich Marzolph and came out by the Chista Publications.
The book, entitled Alexander the Great in the Works of the Great Iranian Poets Ferdowsi and Nizami Ganjavi, was introduced during a special ceremony at the Parnassus Literary Society in Athens on February 15.
On the lighter side
This is Iran, but not as you know it
Expulsion From Paradise
Painting By: Negar Ahkami
Just beautiful, take a look
And video of Yazd - welcome to Yazd
Bay Area Iranian-American Voter Association (BAIVOTER) Present:
Hello, my name is Mehran Kamkar. On behalf of the Norouz Spring Festival Committee and BAIVOTER I cordially invite you and your family to spent 2 fun filled days and help us celebrate the Norouz and Sizdeh Bedar at Vasona Park in Los Gatos, CA on Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st, 07 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17th 2007, 7-11PM.
Iranian plays to hit stage in France
Several Iranian plays are scheduled to be staged in Paris from March 21 to April 3.
The program will feature plays directed by Ali Razi and Arvand Dasht-Aray as well as a Siah-Bazi (an Iranian play in which a harlequin in blackface stirs laughter with his improvisations).
Sent by: Amir Jalalpour
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.
© Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned Iran that there is a "whole series of measures" that could be taken to pressure the Islamic republic to hand over 15 British navy detainees. "What we have to do in a very firm way, is step up the pressure," he told ITV television, as British sought an agreement on a United Nations Security Council statement about the dispute.
of Mullahs Bearing Gifts
Iran's mullahs have repeatedly indicated their willingness and ability to help restore order in Iraq, on the condition that the United States packs up and leaves the region. The mullahs have also pledged on their Boy Scout's honor, although they have never been Boy Scouts, that their nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes. As a further gesture of goodwill, these self-appointed custodians of Allah's earth are volunteering to serve as unpaid policemen of the entire Gulf region, protecting vital U.S. interests, just like the Shah did before them. Sounds like a great gift package from the kind-hearted do-gooders of Allah.
As the debate between the Democrats and themselves over the war in Iraq becomes increasingly absurd, inside Iran another debate of momentous proportions is underway.
It involves Irans involvement with Iraq, and who is to blame for recent Iranian failures that have led to the capture of high-ranking Iranian intelligence officials by multinational forces in Iraq and the defection of two senior Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, probably to the U.S.
I have to confess that I had to pinch myself once or twice last night just to remind myself where I am. The Iranians really are fun-loving people, and given half a chance they can party as well as the best of us. Perhaps too well.
Sparks an Outcry in Iran
All of Tehran was outraged. Everywhere I went yesterday, the talk vibrated with indignation over the film 300 a movie no one in Iran has seen but everyone seems to know about since it became a major box office surprise in the U.S.
Over 10,000 signatures in a span of 48 hours. Over 10,000 people have refused to watch this movie! Please spread the word, so that Warner Brothers and others affiliated with them, think twice about spreading hate speech and violence! False creation of history, distorting facts, and spreading violence against the Persian community is Anti-American!
By: Darius Kadivar
Please sign the petition
America should attend regional talks that may include Syria and Iran, in support of stabilizing the democracy in Iraq. But the United States should not negotiate directly with these terrorist states until they cooperate with ongoing United Nations investigations and cease trying to destroy neighboring democracies
America is secretly funding militant ethnic separatist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear programme. In a move that reflects Washington's growing concern with the failure of diplomatic initiatives, CIA officials are understood to be helping opposition militias among the numerous ethnic minority groups clustered in Iran's border regions.
By Janine Zacharia and Bill Varner
March 1 (Bloomberg) -- John Bolton, the former American envoy to the United Nations, said the U.S. should pursue ``regime change'' in Iran because European governments refuse to back sanctions tough enough to halt the suspected Iranian nuclear-bomb program.
The United States has known for years that Syria and Iran are supporting Sunni insurgents and Shiite radicals in Iraq -- support that has taken a heavy toll in American lives. On Wednesday, President Bush finally suggested he'll do something about it.
ARABS SEE NO CHOICE BUT TO PREP FOR WAR
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste Blazy calls it "unthinkable" his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov prefers "unimaginable." The terms are also used in Western diplomatic circles to describe an event few wish to contemplate: a military showdown with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yet a recent tour of Arab capitals presents a different picture: Arab leaders appear resigned to such a showdown as inevitable, and are preparing for it.
Imposes Nuclear Trade Sanctions on Iran
U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday
to impose sanctions on Iran's trade in sensitive
nuclear materials and technology, an effort
to pressure Tehran to halt uranium enrichment
work. "Today we are placing Iran in the
small category of states under Security Council
Reopened after several years, the city theater is offering a version of T.S. Elliots Murder in the Cathedral to packed audiences. At the other end of the town, scientists and religious leaders argue it out in a seminar on the relationship between science and faith. In between, the provincial governor marks the start of the ....
Sanctions Work against Tehran?
As Western diplomats debate ways to counter Iran's nuclear program, the strategies they devise must take Iranian motives into account. If Iranian leaders see their nuclear program as essential to defending Iran's existenceas the Israeli and Pakistani
The Iraq Study Group's recommendation that the Bush administration drop its preconditions and negotiate with Syria and Iran has been praised as a "no-brainer"--and condemned as an improper effort to reward rogue regimes. Neither reaction is correct. Negotiating with enemies can be a useful aspect of effective diplomacy. But successful negotiations with enemies result not from the talks themselves but from the diplomatic strategy that accompanies them. The group's recommendations deserve support, but must be effectively integrated into President Bush's strategy of ending state-sponsored terror.
Vote for Change?
By Amir Taheri,
Although it would take several days before the full results of twin elections held in Iran last Friday are officially established, it is already clear that the electorate have dealt the ultra-radical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad his first significant political defeat.
As protests broke out last week at a prestigious university here, cutting short a speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Babak Zamanian could only watch from afar. He was on crutches, having been clubbed by supporters of the president and had his foot run over by a motorcycle during a less publicized student demonstration a few days earlier.
What to do about Iran? The question has haunted successive administrations in Washington since the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of its diplomats in November 1979.
Increasingly, it looks as though the United States may attempt to negotiate a grand bargain with Iran. To settle our fundamental differences, Iran would surrender its nuclear-weapons program, stop supporting terrorism, and stop undermining Americas position in Iraq.