Friendships amid the Yugoslav civil wars
Written and photographed by Jahanshah Javid
April 12, 1999
I looked at the address I had written down from the Manhattan Yellow
Pages and the skyscaraper in front of me. Was this the right place? It
was not the most fashionable section of New York's south-side but I thought
I'd give it a shot.
The modeling agency was just two rooms; the reception area and the manager's
office. I sat and judged the handful of people waiting for their turn:
mmmaybe, forget it, you're kidding right?, Yes!, not bad...
- "Jeehanishe... Yavid?"
- "That's me."
- "You're next. Go on in."... GO
Gen. Sayyad Shirazi
Leftist opposition group condemns MKO terroism
April 12, 1999 - The Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran has
condemned the Mojahedin Khalq's policy of terror, even against senior officials
of the Islamic Republic. The group says terrorism leads to more oppression
and limits the opposition's ability organize within Iran ... FULL
April Fools in Iran
Neshat newspaper in Iran
carried the April Fool's news about the two U.S. senators going to Iran.
The next day it published this explanation: ... FULL
* She has never told her family
Ramin Tabib writes: I loved
Ms. Nadjmi's piece in The Iranian ["Siaah Sookhteh"]. This was
as good as it could get. I salute her hopeless bravery and intended martyrdom,
and I hope she has a strong armor ready. I can already imagine her boycotted
wedding, the pointed fingers in the streets and the whispers and skewed
glances of all the iranians. But I hope she will always remember that there
once existed the house of Capulet and the house of Montague, and a revolution
can start with only one kiss!
* No monopoly on prejudice
N. Behzad Fazel writes:
I read with interest the piece on prejudice towards non-Europeans ["Siaah Sookhteh"].
A few points:
- I don't know if the average Iranian has "engraved" prejudicial
images into his/her inner beliefs. But certainly we don't have a monopoly
on prejudice. Tribalism seems to be ingrained in all cultures. Certainly
skin color didn't play a big role when the Hutus were massacring the Tutsis
in Rwanda to the tune 800,000 ... FULL
* Art: Aileen Falah's art in DC
WHAT: EXHIBIT - Aileen Falah's Paintings, and Sculptures
WHEN: Friday March 12 - Saturday April 24 (Exhibit hours Thursday-Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
WHERE: Project Space, 625 E St. N.W. Washington DC
DETAILS: The opening ceremony will be from 8:00PM until 10:00 PM on Friday
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Iran raps Western, Iraqi links with rebel
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran, angry at the murder of one its generals
by the country's main rebel group, condemned Sunday what it called Western
support for the Mujahideen Khalq ... FULL TEXT
Slain Iranian general buried, army chief
April 12 (AFP) - Iran's political leaders joined thousands of mourners Monday
for the funeral of a top general assassinated in an attack claimed by the
opposition as the army's chief of staff blamed the United States for the
slaying ... FULL TEXT
Montazeri condemns assassination of Iranian
April 12 (AFP) - Leading Iranian dissident Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri
on Monday denounced the assassination of a top general in an attack claimed
by the Iraq-based opposition People's Mujahedeen ... FULL TEXT
U.S. firm ARCO in talks on Iranian oilfields
MANAMA, April 12 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Atlantic Richfield
Co (ARCO) said on Monday it was holding talks with Iran on developing unnamed
onshore oilfields in the country. ``Our ongoing talks with Tehran are now
focused on certain onshore fields,'' ARCO Executive Vice-President Don Voelte
told an oil conference in Bahrain ... FULL TEXT
Daughter of former Iranian president to
appear before revolutionary court
April 11 (AFP) - Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi
Rafsanjani, is to appear before a revolutionary court for publishing a new
year's message from the widow of the ousted Shah of Iran in her newspaper,
the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday ... FULL TEXT
New conservative daily hits the stands
April 11 (AFP) - A new conservative daily hit the newsstands in the Iranian
holy city of Qom Sunday, pledging to keep to the values of the Islamic revolution.
Entekhab (Choice), founded by a Islamic propaganda organization and run
by conservative MP Taha Hashemi, said it would work "within the strict
framework of the Islamic Republic's values and laws, and remain loyal to
the Revolution." ... FULL TEXT
Estqlal's new boss
(Hamshahri) - The Esteqlal soccer clubs has chosen Mehdi Dadras as its new
managing director... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated April 12
dollar now offered at 780-805 tomans in the U.S. and 810 tomans in Iran
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
Iran Sports Net
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In Massachusetts, mourners at a wake may not eat more than
Dast-e shekasteh beh kaar meereh; del-e shekasteh beh kaar nemeereh.
(A broken hand mends, but not a broken heart)
Photo of the Day
Shirazi's funeral procession
Musician of the Week
Ali Sabaie handed a tape and said there were a lot of rare
Googoosh tracks on it. Rare indeed!