Volume IV, Number 28
Other pieces/articles in this issue
>>>Stalin, the court of the red Tzar
>>>Jamshid and the lost mountain of light
>>>Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axisf
Here and there
>>>Renowned Iranian physician passes away in Virginia
>>>Googoosh recovering from back operation
>>>Funny comic animation of the first NowRuz
>>>Music CD from bay area artist Soroush
>>>Rosatam and Sohrab puppet opera in Tehran
>>>Some wonderful animation by Iranians inside Iran
>>>Website for helping children - victims of war
>>>Jiroft Lived on Developed Agriculture 5000 Years Ago, Iran"
>>>Mazandaran's site back to 11,000 years ago opens to public
>>>The Lottery Ticket
>>>Shooting an Elephant
>>>Taghyeer-e regim yek zarorat-e ejtenab napazir
>>>Anha ke az Ayandeh mitarsand
>>>March 8th, International Woman's Day
>>>Ellen MacArthur, Britain's newest world record holder
>>>Ebadi Seeks Iran Solitary Confinement Ban
Vincent Van-Gogh - Listen, look and enjoy - Sent by P.M. Sadre
Articles in Persian
By: Dr. Jalil Doostkhah
Also from Dr. Doostkhah:
An interview by: Erfan Ghanei Fard
By: Dr. Dariush Homayoon
By: Dr. Houshang Nahavandi
By Sadaf Kiani
Articles in English
Today I finished teaching my American
literature course. For the whole academic year my mind kept bouncing
between Fennimores Coopers Last of the Mohicans and the
last hopes of preserving our countrys endangered civilization.
Robert Tait in Dizin
It would have made for a jarring sight
at any place of leisure. But the large black banners mourning the death
of the Prophet Muhammad and his grandson Hasan were cause for particular
dismay among the small army of skiing enthusiasts expecting a day of
care-free enjoyment on Iran's slopes. The proclamations signified that
the Islamic authorities
IRAN: Simply Crazy, or Crazy Like a Fox?
Iran-bashing; the most popular beer-parlor game these days.
Mere words cannot fully describe the
character of Jerome R. Corsi, the author of the new book, ATOMIC IRAN,
published by Cumberland House Publishing, Nashville Tennessee. The reader
might plug Mr. Corsis name in any internet search engine and watch
Sent by: P.M. Sadre
"Atomic Iran" author Jerome Corsi will lead a 128-mile walk from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., to help promote peaceful, democratic change in Iran and call on Iranians to protest their June 17 "sham" election.
Kazemi's Legacy: Standing up to the Mullahs
Alas, it had to be Zahra Kazemis life to again bring the worlds attention to the barbaric treatment Iranians, particularly women, get from Irans ruling regime. Still, it is very quiet out there. There was no condemnation and no serious international response to hold Tehran to account for its murderous conduct in light of new appalling revelations.
in the Theaters : " The Keeper : The Legend of Omar Khayyam "
Sent by: Shahrokh
The other night ABC's Nightline broadcast an interview from inside of Iran. I received a number of emails about the broadcast. I did not see it, but my readers follow the events in Iran closely they told me they were amazed at the questions in the interview and the naivete or deceit of the interviewer, Bob Woodruff. They were concerned that the American public was given a false understanding of what is happening in Iran. Many said the broadcast appeared to be shameful propaganda for the Iranian regime.
Iranian Now-Ruz (New Year), the Nissanu and the 365 Day Year
By: Dr. Kaveh Farrokh
To investigate the origins of the Iranian
Nowruz (literally New day, New Year), one is compelled to go back a
great deal in time, well beyond 3000 years in fact. The date of today's
Nowruz may have its origins in the Babylonian Lunar Year, known as the
By: Amil Imani
Moments and memories are incredibly shaping in my head and strangely moving right in front of my eyes. I am trying to visualize the future and the past. I feel I have become a little kid again. This is the same feeling I had every time Nowruz was approaching back in Iran. In this second, I am not contemplating about anything, except my beloved one, and with my stillness, I am trying to put my focus, on bringing Shirin back to life. Back to the same scene and underground passages of our childhood. I appear to be shivering, numbed, suffocated, in the midst of darkness of the overcrowded, past memory.
the talented, down to earth, almost genius writer, teacher, poet, literary critics of Armenian Iranian origin who lost his life in a horrific house fire in Salt Lake City, Utah in January 2005.
Life is not the same without "Nardo", his friends say
I met Dr. Alishan only once, years ago, at a friend's house in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had heard quite a bit about him and had read some of his works. When he entered the room, I was surprised to see a very young man, quite slim who did not fit the popular image of a university professor. He was down to earth, but obviously very smart. His friends, most of them young men from Kurdistan, teased him about different subjects, including his mild Armenian accent. They laughingly harassed him with Armenian jokes which had no adverse impact on his cheerful spirits. He knew how to respond; one by one, with his sharp comments and to the point counter-attacks. The tragic news of his passing shocked me and I felt a terrible loss, for I had a lot of respect for him and loved his sensitive, in-depth, and vast knowledge.
God bless his beautiful sensitive soul>>>Shirin
By: Pastor Mark Dankof
Sent by: Dr. Farrokh Kaveh
When the Arab armies challenged Sassanian Persia, no great feudal lords in command of their own armies came forth to defend the empire against the Arabs as they had once defended it against Rome and Byzantium. The explanation was that they no longer claimed a stake in the political system. In the latter years of the Sassanian era, an increasingly imperial court presiding over a bureaucracy commanded by minor aristocrats undercut the position, authority, and income of the regional kings who had pledged their allegiance to the King of Kings in return for just rule.
Two articles by: Bahram Maskanian
The Worlds current economic and political atmosphere has reached a highly explosive state, almost at a point of no return. We, the people of the world need to unite more than ever before to defuse the time bomb of our own making: dictatorships, environmental degradation, poverty and our worlds massive human rights and economic plunder of people with no voice.
My dear fellow Americans, the current social and political events are clear indications of Americas social and political maturity, motivation and readiness to develop and maintain a true democratic system of government; but this democratic effort has been effectively stifled by the ruling elite. United States of Americas parliamentary dictatorship governing system has been masquerading itself as a washed-up democracy long enough. Its time now for America to try real democracy.
PERSIAN PARADE DAY
The second Persian Parade Day, expected to draw tens of thousands of participants and spectators will be held in New York City in commemoration of the Nowruz, the Persian New Year, along Madison Avenue at 41stStreet on Sunday March 20, 2005.
The cartoon is about a little boy named
Babak who is caught between two cultures and is trying to understand
the beauty of Persian culture through celebrating Norooz. Amoo Norooz
and Haji Firooz are there to help him through this life-changing process.
They take him on an epic stroll through the halls of Persepolis in his
dream, and teach him about his great heritage. Our stars include Oscar
Nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), legendary Iranian
actor Parviz Sayyad, Catherine Bell (lead star in CBS Show JAG) and
Ali Pourtash. We also have Pop Icon Andy doing an original Norooz song
especially for this movie. The animation is 30 minutes, produced in
both Farsi and English. Set to beautiful classical Persian music, the
cartoon is the first of its kind, high-quality and an instant classic,
with a universal theme showcasing the human spirit.
The death of a great man, of His Great Prince
Prince Alber, the new ruler of Monaco
Monaco's new ruler, Prince Albert, has spoken publicly about the tragic loss of his father last week. The 47-year-old gave a televised address commending Prince Rainier, just as it emerged his sister Stephanie would receive only one percent of the late monarch's estate.
The will stipulates that Rainier's two eldest children, Albert and Caroline, are to be allocated around £950 million each, while Stephanie, who is known for her turbulent love life, receives a relatively modest £17 million.
But for the moment the people of Monaco are more concerned with mourning their former leader, who is currently lying in state in the Royal Palace chapel. Their grief was reflected in Prince Albert's address, which made no mention of politics or his own role as Sovereign.
"Today is the time for prayer and of reflection for the memory of His Great Prince, who passionately loved his country and his people," he said. "Today we are all orphans of this great man, and the profound sadness and mourning we feel brings our hearts closer together and binds our community like never before."
Royals and politicians from all over the world are expected to make their way to Monaco over the next few days ahead of the funeral on Friday. The Grimaldi family is meanwhile hoping that Princess Caroline's husband, Ernst of Hanover, will make a speedy recovery. The 51-year-old prince fell into a coma last week after suffering an acute pancreatic infection, but latest reports say his condition is improving.
By: Darus Kadivar
More on Cinema
Copyright © Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
Charles and Camilla married at last!
Catastrophic Intelligence Failure
Sent by: P.M. Sadre
This week the governments of Austria and France have received Mr.
What President Bush is doing for
the democratization of the Middle East has no other historical equivalent
than what Prophet Muhammad did in the 7th century (A.D.) when he came
forth with a new religion: Islam.
Dr. Shahram Azam, an unassuming, intense man in his late 30s, had barely started his emergency-room shift when he admitted a female patient on a stretcher from Tehran's Evin prison at 12:15 a.m.
Recently Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice placed the governments of Zimbabwe and Iran among the six most repressive regimes in the world. However, she neglected to mention one major difference between the two. Zimbabwe, unlike Iran, is poor, has no oil.
Regime and Fraudulent Elections
In spite of the long 2-week New Year holiday in Iran, the political pot continues to boil.
Day We Will Never Forget
All Iranians love their New Year, Nowrooz. Literally meaning New Day, is a celebration of the first day of the spring.
Iran and the western powers are on a collision course as the clock ticks towards crucial talks in Paris next week about Tehran's nuclear programme.
Side is Europe On?
In March 14, 2005 issue of the Financial Times, under
the heading of 'Europe's leading role in the spread of democracy,'
Mr. Javier Solana, (High Representative for European Union's Foreign
Policy) asserts that 'the point of politics is to change things'.
"The advance of hope in the Middle East...requires new thinking in the capitals of great democracies - including Washington, D.C.
With Secretary of State Condoleeza Rices announcement last Friday that Washington would drop its objections to Iran's World Trade Organization membership,....
Peace and Honor
In an article published in the International Herald Tribune of March 8, 2005, Ray Takeyh, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations is recommending that:
Pahlavi's Speech at Harvard Business School
of Iranians Want to Emigrate'
TEHRAN -- The dream of many young Iranians is to leave
the country, and half consider themselves secular. These surprising
Should Apologize to Whom?
Audio of Clinton at Davos
Where is the country that Bill Clinton, a former president of the United States, feels ideologically most at home?
Seymour Hersh's expose for The New Yorker on the Pentagon's usurpation of the CIA?s past turf in covert operations dovetails with two other recent pieces of analysis to produce a frightening picture of the American Empire's latest moves against Iran
BEIRUT -- Since the liberation of Iraq, those interested in seeing the Middle East brought into the democratic mainstream have been asking: .......
Wall Street Journal
The Europeans are being disingenuous again. Sure, they "oppose" Iran's nuclear ambitions. But they have also made the calculation that they can live with a nuclear Iran just as they currently live with a nuclear North Korea.
Sent by: Ramin Davoodi
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has given Iran a boost in its face-off with the United States over its nuclear programme, saying he is convinced the Islamic Republic is not trying to build atomic weapons.