Post-revolutionary dereliction on stage
March 9 2000
Mohammad Rahmanian has two plays currently on stage. The two appear
on intermittent nights in the same house -- Salon-e Chahar-su. Their subject
mater and mood are widely disparate, even though they share the same actress
(Mahtab Nassirpour) and actor (Habib Rezaii) on the lead.
According to the author, THE INTERVIEW was first conceived in 1985,
part of a television program. It was a history program intended on introducing
the audience to the Algerian revolution. Rahmanian had to research extensively
for the production. That included books by the renowned psychologist and
theoretician of the Algerian revolution, Franz Fanon. The studies led to
an interest in the fate of revolutions in general >>>
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Conspiracy at Desert One
By Bernace Charles
Chapter Thirty >>>
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In Iran, search for beauty leads to the nose job
Only permitted to expose their faces and hands because of Islamic law,
young Iranian women flock to plastic surgeons in latest trend.
By Scott Peterson
Christian Science Monitor
March 8, 2000
What is the hottest fashion accessory in Iran today? A nose job, judging
by the increasing number of young women here whose noses are graced by
gauze bandages and tape. Plastic surgery to lift droops, smooth bumps,
and taper the distinguishably long Persian nose has become as popular in
Iran as the youth-driven reform movement >>>
Thanks to Laleh Khalili
March 8, (BBC World Service) -- Dolphins trained to kill for the Soviet
navy have been sold to Iran - but what they will do in the Persian Gulf
is a mystery. >>>
Dealing with Ali Akbar
By Banafsheh Zand
This morning, as usual I logged onto Iranian.com to be confronted with
on Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Haven't we had it with this murdering
thief's grandstanding? Why is he not being held accountable for his sins?
Rasool Nafisi writes:
Mr. Fisk's piece ["Revealed:
Role of a president in the murder of his people"] has a few factual
errors which make the whole article unreliable.
He maintains that Rafsanjani was the first to disclose the Iran-Contra
affair. Anyone familiar with Iranian politics knows how impossible that
could be. In fact the first to blow the whistle on the affair was Mehdi
Hashemi, Ayatalloah Montazeri's son in law who leaked it to a Lebanese
journal (he was summarily executed, and initiated the rift between Montazeri
and Ayatollah Khomeini).
Fisk also claims unequivocally that both Saidi Sirjani and Said Emami
were murdered by potassium injection. The official announcement is that
they died by heart attack and swallowing hair removing paste respectively.
Does Mr. Fisk have any new information to confirm they were murdered? He
has not made such a claim in the article and no source has been mentioned.
Lastly, Mr. Fisk writes that Rafsanjani did not gain more than 25 percent
of the votes in Tehran, but he did. Calculate the number of voters divided
by the number of votes for Rafsanjani and see.
* Don't give up
Ahmad from Atlanta writes
in reply to Kasra's article "She
Dear Friend : I know exactly how you feel and I was as naive as you
are and experienced a simmilar situation and ended up having a child as
well. We aredivorced now.
If I am not wrong, according to immigration rules, her Green Card becomes
valid two years after she has received it and only if you are still married
and only if you still are willing to petition for her. Therefore, if the
same rule still exists, the ball is in your court and you may void her
Truthfully, I think you got lucky that you got to know her BEFORE you
ended up having kids. This way she can go her way and you never have to
see her again.
Get on with your life and leave this ugly memory behind you. But don't
give up on beautifull Iranian girls, they are the best. Next time PLEASE
do your homework and marry someone with a clear background.
Music: "Ey Iran" at Kennedy
In celebration of the new millennium and Persian New Year at event is
scheduled for 21st of March 2000, 6:00 -7:00 pm, on the Millennium stage
of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. "NAVA", the Iranian Classical
Ensemble presents: Sorud "Ey Iran" by young Iranian players.
The audience around the stage is encouraged to sing along, as the young
performers lead by Shahriar Saleh play this national song of Iran.
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This week's new books from Iran include a fascinating history of the
Iranian students confederation from 1953 to 1979, Simin Behbahani collected
works,a critique of fascism in Iran by leading reform columnist Akbar Ganji
, and >>>
New music albums
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Four newly elected women MPs challenge
chador as required garb
March 9 (AFP) - Four Iranian women newly elected to parliament are questioning
the need to wear the chador, the black head-to-toe wrap which has been standard
garb for female MPs since the 1979 revolution, a Tehran daily reported Thursday.
The four women, who won election on the reform ticket in last month's polls,
say a scarf concealing their hair and a long coat is sufficent to meet the
requirements of Iran's Islamic dress code, the Ham-Miham newspaper said.
>>> FULL TEXT
Iran seeks to end U.S. trade ban
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's foreign minister said today his government
sought better trade relations with the United States, particularly the removal
of bans on Iranian goods. ``We would welcome the lifting of U.S. sanctions
on Iranian goods and would consider it as a positive move,'' Kamal Kharrazi
told a Tehran news conference >>> FULL TEXT
US praises Iran, Saudi support for more
March 9 (Reuters) - The Clinton administration said Thursday it welcomed
Iran's decision to work with OPEC rival Saudi Arabia in backing a crude
oil production increase that would replenish world supplies in hopes the
move will calm inflation fears and stabilize prices by the end of April.
>>> FULL TEXT
Dissident case judge repalced
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The government has replaced the judge and investigators
looking into the 1998 murders of five political dissidents, an Iranian
newspaper reported Thursday. No reason was given for the decision, the
Hamshahri daily said, quoting an official Islamic Republic News Agency report
that said the investigation has taken more than a year because of its complexity
and ``sabotage.'' >>> FULL TEXT
Accused Jews to have lawyers designated
March 9 (AFP) - Thirteen Iranian Jews accused of spying for Israel are to
have their lawyers appointed for them by the revolutionary tribunal after
failing to notify the court of their own choice by the legal deadline, officials
said Thursday. "The deadline has passed for the accused to designate
their lawyers," judiciary spokesman Hossein Mir Mohammad-Sadeqi told
AFP >>> FULL TEXT
Iran unlikely to back significant increase
in oil output
March 9 (AFP) - Iran may have accepted in principle to increase oil production
during Wednesday's talks in the Saudi capital, but a Tehran analyst said
Thursday it would remain firmly opposed to any significant hike in output.
"I don't think Tehran will throw its lot into backing a significant
increase in production," the European petroleum industry analyst told
AFP >>> FULL TEXT
(Asr-e Azadegan) - Hamid Mossadegh's poems recorded in his own voice has
gone on sale, months after the first anniversary of his death >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Asr-e Azadegan) - Different organizations have picked their own best films
in the Fajr film festival >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Hamshahri) - Fifty-thousand documents at Golestan palace have been organized,
including from "Pahlavi I" and "Pahlavi II" eras (new
titles?) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Iran Varzeshi) - Khodadad Azizi is on his way to sign a contract with the
San Jose Clash. But during his stop in Dubai he says he'd like to play for
al-Nasr! >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Iran Varzeshi) - Esteqlal failed to defeat Bushehr's Iransooter. What's
wrong with these guys? >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Iran Varzeshi) - Esteqlal sucks these days, but its youth team is kicking
major butt, so to speak >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
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Chador bee chador
A lot of people who surrounded (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini and who
greeted him did it clad in a coat. The Islamic dress code is not limited
to the chador in Islamic law or in our traditions.
-- Tahereh Rezazadeh, newly-elected MP from Shiraz
March 9, 2000
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