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Thursday May 6, 1999 / Ordibehesht 16, 1378, No. 720

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Three voices
Iranian feminist perspective

By Armin Ali-Akbar Rahmanian
May 6, 1999
The Iranian

In this essay, I will explore the voice of Iranian women through their poetry, and their use of voice to create agency for themselves, a necessary condition for the advancement of feminism in Iran and worldwide. I have chosen to focus on the works of three contemporary poets: Parvin Etessami (1907-41), Simin Behbahani (b. 1927), and Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-67) ... GO TO FEATURE


Tehran's jailed mayor a former cleric turned maverick politician

TEHRAN, May 6 (AFP) - Gholamhossein Karbaschi, who was jailed for corruption and misuse of public funds Thursday after a year-long legal battle, is a former cleric who as Tehran mayor changed the face of Iran's over-crowded capital.

Karbaschi was convicted and sentenced to two years in jail last year but only gave himself up on Thursday, still protesting that he was no thief and accusing his detractors of seeking to turn "justice into injustice." ... FULL TEXT


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* Khar mard-e rend

Khodadad Rezakhani writes: In response to Mr. Almassi's letter about "zerangi": The way you described zerang was wrong. A zerang person is not a cheat, liar, or opportunist. A zerang person knows what to do in every situation and has the ability to pull his gilim out of the water! (How do you like that? Persian idiom for you!) What you are referring to is not zerang, that is khar mard-e rend!

* Iranian-American men just as bad

Shahrzad Irani writes: It was funny reading your criticism of Iranian girls in the U.S. ["Real Iranian girls?"] I hear the same things from my girlfriends about Iranian men living here! Few years ago, my blood would be boiling over your stereotyping. In a few years, you too would look at life differently. Relationships are hard work. Nothing that comes easy is appreciated for long. So, just because an Iranian-American girl does not bat her eyelashes at you all the time, does not hang on your every word, or is careful about her marriage choices, it does not mean she does not have much to offer. And more importantly: What do you have to offer her? ... FULL TEXT

* Dignity?

Najmeh Khalilii writes: I congratulate you on your sincere affection towards Iran and Iranian culture ["Real Iranian girls?"]. Nonetheless, just as you are praising Iranian girls for their dignity and self-respect, you contradict yourself by comparing them to touchable (or untouched!) objects, pieces of cake and lower species created and put there to serve as your virgin brides! Are you sure that you understand the meaning of dignity?

* Rights: In defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam, Berkeley

"In Defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam and in Protest to the Violations of Human Rights in Iran" ... Sponsored by: "The Committee for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)". University of California, Berkeley, May 8th ... DETAILS HERE

Book of the Week

    The Hand of Poetry
    Five Mystic Poets of Persia : Translations from the Poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz

    In 13th century Persia, spiritual teaching was given in the guise of poetry. From this vast treasury, Coleman Barks has selected a broad assortment of poems form the works of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. These are combined with the lectures originally given by Inayat Khan in San Fransisco during 1923, which discuss the signifigance of the poets for our lives. The book is quite possibly the best anthology of Persian Sufi Poets currently available ... GO TO BOOK

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Tehran's former mayor jailed on corruption charges

TEHRAN, May 6 (AFP) - Tehran's popular former mayor Gholamhossein Karbaschi began serving a two-year sentence for corruption on Thursday despite last-ditch efforts by his moderate supporters to stop him going to jail. Karbaschi had given himself up to a Tehran court following a warrant issued against him last week, more than a year after he was first arrested on charges he denounced as a purely political smear campaign by his hardline detractors ... FULL TEXT

Assassination plot uncovered in Iran, Islamic militants arrested

TEHRAN, May 6 (AFP) - Twelve members of an Islamic militant group have been arrested for plotting to assassinate Iranian leaders, the official IRNA news agency reported Thursday, citing a senior judicial official. "Members of the group were preparing a list of people to assassinate, including a number of Iranian figures," IRNA quoted Mohammad Niazi, a prosecutor for the Tehran military court, as saying ... FULL TEXT

Bid to kill former president Rafsanjani foiled: report

TEHRAN, May 6 (AFP) - Iranian authorities have foiled an attempt on the life of influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani by a radical religious movement, a newspaper reported Thursday. The assassination bid was "discovered and neutralised," the English-language Iran News reported, without giving any date or other details about the attack ... FULL TEXT

Saudi defence minister ends landmark visit to Tehran

TEHRAN, May 5 (AFP) - Saudi Defence Minister Prince Sultan ibn Abdel Aziz left Tehran on Wednesday, ending a four-day landmark visit during which Iranian leaders repeatedly called for a defence pact with Riyadh. "Riyadh's main objective was to discuss means to promote and strengthen bilateral relations with Iran," Prince Sultan said before departing for Islamabad ... FULL TEXT

BP Amoco backs Iranian route for Caspian exports

London, may 6, irna - a top executive of bp amoco has challenged u.s. opposition to iran being used as a route to export caspian oil by warning there will be problems with costs without iranian involvement. vice-president tony hayward of the newly merged uk-u.s. group suggested wednesday that iran must be involved in the development of solutions for oil exports from the land-locked states, according to reuters ... FULL TEXT

Iran lifts economic sanctions against Argentina: official

BUENOS AIRES, May 5 (AFP) - Iran unilaterally lifted economic sanctions against Argentina imposed after Buenos Aires accused Tehran of being responsible for a bomb on a Jewish center here, an official here told AFP Wednesday night ... FULL TEXT

Persepolis needs younger players

Tehran, (Iran daily) -- Now that Persepolis has clintched the Azadegan Leaguge championship title, it has to look to the future and consider younger players ... FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN

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