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November/December 2006
Volume VII, Number 38


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Shab Nameh

By: Bahram Maskanian


Yalda celebration in San Jose

December 21st

Campbel Community Center

Iran's Transport Ministry forced to divert rail line away from Naqsh-e Rustam

Articles in Persian

By: Dr. Jalil Doostkhah

By: Shirin Tabibzadeh

Lila Sazegar, one of Iran's best ever, has translated Anthony Gotllieb's "The Dream of Reason", just recently.

The Resilience of the Human Spirit

By: Dr. Majid Naficy

Introducing a new book:

Tel. 0049 (0)40 765 50 61

Pakhsh-e Nashre Forough:

Tel.: 0049 (0)221 92 35 707
Fax : 0049 (0)221 20 19 878

By: Mani

Sent by: Hambastegi-e Mellat

From Iranshenasi

Sent by : Shahrokh

Two articles sent by: ShAhin

By: Asgar Ahanin

From : Nimrooz

Baa Yad-e Emran Salahi

Emran Salahi remembered - an interview with Bijan Assadipour


PR: I record the events on the canvas of life and re-interpret them on the canvas with paint.

Articles in English


LONDON, (CAIS) -- Iran's Cultural Heritage Guards commander Amir-Abbas Ruhi has announced that the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO) plans to file a lawsuit against the Islamic Regime's Marvdasht public prosecutor for altering his ruling on halting the railroad construction near the ancient site of Naqsh-e Rostam.

By Abbas Milani

I gave a talk at a fundraiser last week. The event itself is worth writing about. The Iranian Federated Women's Club in the San Francisco Bay Area are offering scholarships of up to ten thousand dollars to ten young Iranians of university age. I thought you might be interested in the text of the talk.

Is there a peace in the horizon?

By: Saeed Shirazi

Charles Bradlaugh, the 19th century secular philosopher, believes Atheism may naturally immerge from Secularization. Well it may be. But like religion, secularization also has failed to resolve all our worldly problems.

Anousheh at Stanford

"A Journey to the International Space Station"
Anousheh Ansari
The First Female Private Space Explorer

Friday, November 10th at 7:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University
(Click here for the map)

By Sara Mokhtary

Unfortunately, to many Americans, Iran is represented by President Mahmoud prancing around with his followers who hold vials of uranium. Or else it is known for its fluffy white Persian cats. Sorry to burst the bubbles of cat lovers, but Persian cats do not come from Iran. Trust me, there is no way they could stay that white for any longer than a minute.

Guardian Unlimited

Delara Darabi is awaiting execution in Iran. But that hasn't stopped the young artist staging an exhibition to protest her innocence, writes Robert Tait

Work by contemporary Iranian/American artist

December 8, 2006 - 5-10 p.m.

One Embarcadero Center

2nd Floor



Nationalist Turks have not forgiven Mr. Pamuk for an interview with a Swiss magazine in 2005 in which he denounced the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in World War I and the killing of Kurds by Turkey in the 1980’s.

Why did Elie, a Holocaust survivor, protest Ahmadinejad's presence in N.Y.?

Wished those who deny Holocaust would have the time to repent,

Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith for ever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprive me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust, Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never

On the occasion of the anniversary of their death

Sent by: Firouzeh M.

Thursday 25 October 2001, Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiary , second wife of the Shah of Iran ,died in Paris France. Her only survivor was Mr Bijan Esfandiary Bakhtiary who lived in Cologne , Germany. Bijan , drove from Cologne to Paris for arranging the funeral of his sister , Princess Soraya

Extremely Interesting:

Darius Kadivar's Corner

Paris Report

About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a freelance journalist born to an Iranian father and French mother. He works and lives in France.


By: Darius Kadivar

Staff at a UK cinema have had to call emergency services three times in one night because of a spate of people passing out during horror film. According to the BBC news service, One woman was taken to hospital and two other adults had to be treated by medics after they fainted in Stevenage.

Movie Review

The Queen
Stephen Frears Psychoanalyses of a Royal presence


I highly recommend the Bio Epic THE QUEEN by Stephen Frears ( The Dangerous Liasons) starring Dame Helen Mirren in the title role and Michale Sheen as PM tony Blaire.

If the Brits are good at anything since the times of William Shakespeare it is to psychoanalyse their historical figures and history in the most honest way possible. Often it should be say with little self indulgence so comman in many Hollywood films depicting the heroic attitude of their presidents or famous personalities of the Arts. No one better than Shakepeare understood the flaws of English society and drew a more accurate portay of its King and Queens be them tyrants like Elisabeth II's ancestor the cruel King Henry VIII or the glorious reign of Queen Elisabeth the First who modernized the British Navy and State as no man preceding her reign.


Her name has become synonymous with the French monarchy and all its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simplistic tale of how a frivolous sovereign helped provoke the uprising that became the French Revolution. She was, in fact, a tender-hearted, complex woman, whose tragic awakening came too late to save her from the guillotine.

Without losing sight of the dire inequities in 18th century France, the film paints a surprising portrait in which Marie Antoinette emerges as a sympathetic and, in the end, courageous figure. The two-hour film traces her journey from the splendors of her childhood in the palaces of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire to her final hours in a squalid French prison cell. To tell the story of Marie Antoinette is to relive the great revolution that unleashed the forces that shaped our modern world.


SOON ON LONDON STAGE : The cult of The Sound of Music

As Andrew Lloyd Webber tries to find his Maria for a West End revival, why does this slice of camp continue to have such a profound grip over so many people?

It's based on a true story. It's got children. Scenery. Singing nuns. It's even got Nazis. Little wonder The Sound of Music is one of a select group of films with both mass appeal and an enthusiastic cult following.

The Sound of Music is the epitome of chirpy optimism and innocence. Even though the central element of the plot is a middle-aged man trying to pull a young nun, it's regarded as the height of wholesomeness.










































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More articles about Iran

Pictures from Amirkabir University's uprising

A Photograph's Hidden History

Iran to Host Scholarly Seminar on Holocaust

Agence France-Presse
Farhad Pouladi

Iran said on Tuesday that more than 60 researchers from 30 countries will attend a controversial conference on the Holocaust next week to examine the event without any "preconceived ideas".

An Iranian Awakening

The New York Sun
Jonathan Paris and Nazenin Ansari

The current buzz phrase echoing in the political corridors of America and Europe is engagement with Iran for advancing peace and stability in Iraq and the wider Middle East. The question is which Iran?

Muslims and the Religious Brain

By: Amil Imani

Our beliefs and ideas make us human, and their quality determines the kind of human we are. We shield and fiercely defend our beliefs and ideas for good reasons:

U.S. Keeps Finger on Pulse of Iran from Dubai
The New York Times
Hassan M. Fattah

DUBAI -- High atop a 1970s-style high- rise building in the heart of this desert city, a group of State Department officials has been setting up offices as part of an ambitious effort by the United States to better monitor Iran and encourage political change there.

Getting Serious About Iran:

For Regime Change

Amir Taheri

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.

Caught Between Israel and Iran

November 13, 2006
Geopolitical Diary

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert flew to Washington on Sunday for a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush. Before leaving Israel, he told reporters that this was the right time to discuss expectations about Washington's Middle East policy during the final two years of the presidency.

Dove' fly toward Iran

National Review Online
Stanley Kurtz

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 America’s position in Iraq.

In Memory of Shahla Samii

By: Reza Bayegan

Unfortunately I never got to meet Shahla Samii. My contact with her was through e-mail and in connection with a political campaign waged by a few individuals who were hoping against hope and were using whatever last resources at their disposal to speak up against tyranny and injustice in their homeland.

An object lesson for barbarians

The Orange County Register

Perhaps Saddam's execution will catch the attention of other dictators

Fereydoun Hoveyda 1924-2006
Amir Tehari

Russia, China Won't Back Iran Sanctions

November 02, 2006
The Associated Press
Steve Gutterman and Edith M. Lederer

Russian and China indicated that they will not support a draft U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions on Iran for its refusal to halt its nuclear enrichment program.

Islam, Terror and the Second Nuclear Age

October 29, 2006
The New York Times
Noah Feldman

For nearly 50 years, worries about a nuclear Middle East centered on Israel. Arab leaders resented the fact that Israel was the only atomic power in the region, a resentment heightened by America’s tacit approval of the situation.

Infighting among the Mullahs

By: Amil Imani

The Mullahs presently ruling the country of Iran are in a fight for their life on two fronts. Of course, you have to look past the narrow prism of the mainstream media to see the serious schisms in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

British police could quiz Khatami on torture claim


MOHAMMAD KHATAMI, the former Iranian president, faces possible police questioning when he arrives in Britain this week to accept an honorary degree from St Andrews University.

Razmaayesh America and other countries on the Persian Gulf


US General: Strikes on Iran possible by 2007

US Air Force General reveals details of possible US aerial offensive against Iran should diplomacy fail to solve dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambition; says 'doing it alone' is not an option for Israel

Giving Iran the Bomb

October 31, 2006
The Wall Street Journal
Bret Stephens

Does the Bush administration seriously mean to give Iran a nuclear bomb? Look carefully at the confidential text of a forthcoming U.N. Security Council resolution, and the answer, it would seem, is yes.