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* Community: Iranian-Am forum in Washington DC
* Rights: Nominate Batebai for student peace prize

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* Film: New Kiarostami film in Washington DC
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Poetry: Shamloo commemoration in Colorado
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Heritage: Persian mummies must be returned to Iran

* Drama: Siaah baazi in Washington
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Rights: Nominate Batebai for student peace prize
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Rights: Signatures in support of Eshkevari
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TV: 1953 CIA Coup on History Channel
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Poetry: In memory of Shamloo, Portland
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Conference: Call for papers, Reza Shah's rise
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Satire: Man Einjaam.com satirical play
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Academic: Iran in Journal of Democracy
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Academic: Iran featured in New School quarterly

* Charity: Kahrizak first NGO okayed by U.S.
* Aid: Helping drought victims in Iran
* Art: Scholarship for artists
* Aid: Iran Water Aid endorsement
* Literature: Women writers of diaspora
* Festival: Iran in Chicago humanities fest
* Rights: Support freedom of the press
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

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* New Kiarostami film in Washington DC

The Iranian-American Cultural Association of Washington DC invites you to the premier of Abbas Kiarostami's critically acclaimed film "The Wind Will Carry Us" ["Baad Maraa Mibaareh"], with a discussion by renowned publisher and cinema expert Mr. Taghi Mokhtar. DATE & TIME: Friday, 10 November 2000; 6:30 p.m. PLACE: Visions Cinema/Bistro/Lounge, 1927 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., (202) 667-0090 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Shamloo commemoration in Colorado

The Persian Society of Colorado presents a special evening in memory of Ahmad Shamloo. Round table discussion with Esmail Nooriala, Shokooh Mirzadegi and Asghar Vaqedi. A film about Shamloo's life will also be shown. Time & place: Friday November 3 at the Community College of Aurora >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Persian mummies must be returned to Iran - Letter

Please provide your comments regarding the following letter. Moreover, if you are interested in signing the final version of this letter, please send an e-mail to Professor Mohammad Ala (mala@calstatela.edu): Recent news of five mummies in their sarcophagus which were stolen from Iran, and at present time are in Pakistan, concerns us a great deal. These mummies with the jewels and other valuable artifacts must be returned to Iran. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian-American forum in Washington DC

Come to a COMMUNITY FORUM to discuss the ways we, as a community, can CONTRIBUTE TO IRAN. This NON-POLITICAL, NON-RELIGIOUS gathering is not sponsored by any organization, but by a caring group of Iranian Americans who want to find ways to help the development of our homeland... Herter Room at Johns Hopkins SAIS at 5:30 pm on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 to start giving back to the country we all love. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Siaah baazi in Washington

Masood Rahnama, the renowned Iranian play writer and director, on a short leave of absence from his playwriting and teaching job at the University of Vienna, will be bringing Siah Bazee to Washington. Dates: Friday November 10t @ 8:00PM, Sunday November 12th @ 5:30PM. Location: Thomas Jefferson Community theatre 125 south old Glebe road Arlington Va. Call House of Iran at 703-442-8100 . Tickets are available in all Iranian stores in the area.

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* Nominate Batebai for student peace prize

You can nominate Ahmad Batebi for a student peace prize in Norway. Batebi was arrested during the student protests in the summer of 1999. The Economist magazine published his photograph on its front cover. You can write your own nomination letter or use the letter here and email it to: prize@isfit.ntnu.no

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* 1953 CIA Coup on History Channel

Sunday , October 29, 10:00 PM-12:00 AM, History Channel (U.S.): "Anatomy of a Coup: The CIA in Iran" -- In 1953, a military-backed coup overthrew Iran's elected Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, and returned the Shah Reza Pahlavi to power. The U.S. role was an open, if never officially acknowledged, secret. Now the CIA's own, still classified history of the operation has come to light. It reveals how the CIA and British Intelligence conspired to initiate and plan the coup to maintain control over Iranian oil. CIA agents, family members, and historians tell how the CIA plotted its first successful coup.

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* In memory of Shamloo, Portland

In the Memory of Ahmad Shomloo, Andisheh Center proudly invites you to a night of commemoration of The National Poet of Liberty , with guest lecturer: Mansour Khaksar, poet and member of Iranian Writers Guild, and a special music performance by Dr. Dariush Dowlatshahi and Jane Barthelemy. And finally The premier US presentation of "Shomloo the Master Poet of Liberty", a documentary about shomloo with his latest personal interviews produced by Bahman Maghsoudlou. Time: 6 pm Saturday October 28th, 2000 at the Georgia Pacific Room (Rm 190), School of Business Administration, 631 S.W. Harrison, Portland, Oregon.

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* Call for papers: Reza Shah's rise to power

The Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies is organizing an international conference on the subject of "Various Dimensions of the 3 Esfand (21 February) Coup and Ascension of Reza Khan to the Throne." Date: February 2001. Place: Tehran, Iran. Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 6 November 2000. Deadline for submission of articles: Monday, 8 January 2001. Tel: (9821) 200-5425, 200-3490 Fax: (9821) 262096. Email: iichs@neda.net . Web: http://neda.net/iichs

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* Man Einjaam.com satirical play, Falls Church

Man Einjaam.com, the satiracle, farsical (in Farsi ;-), one-man show, has arrived! How about you...are you going? THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, at 8:00 pm (so try to show up at 7:30 ;-) in Falls Church High School 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, Virginia Phone: 301 251 1578 email: hsorurie@yahoo.com >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran in Journal of Democracy

This October's edition of the Journal of Democracy has a revealing collection of articles on democracy and pluralism in Iran. Contributors include Ladan and Roya Boroumand, Haleh Esfandiari, Ramin Jahanbegloo, and myself. In addition, there is an interesting selection of essays from the Iranian press, including pieces by Mahmoud Fazeli Birjandi, Hassan Youssefi-Ashkevari, and Ali-Reza Dast Afchan--as well as an editorial from the March 199 edition of Kiyan on the question of tolerance. I look forward to comments on the ideas presented in this collection of essay.

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* Iran featured in New School quarterly

The New School for Scosial Research in New York has published it's socio-political quarterly, Social Research, for this season exclusively with articles on Iran. I thought you might be interested to announce the publication for your subscribers. You may look up additional information in the following website >>> GO HERE

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* Kahrizak first Iranian NGO okayed by U.S.

Kahrizak (www.kahrizak.org/) was founded in 1971 by the late Dr. Mohammad Reza Hakimzadeh in a small, dilapidated house in southern Tehran...

Kahrizak Foundation, a California tax-exempt corporation, was created to co-ordinate the activities of Kahrizak and the Ladies Charitable Society in the United States. Authorization has been obtained from the Department of Treasury to transfer donated funds from Kahrizak Foundation's account in the U.S. to Kahrizak in Iran...

The Ladies Charitable Society collects donations and holds fundraising events in October and March of every year >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Signatures in support of Eshkevari

From: Arien Mack <mackarie@newschool.edu>

Hamid Dabashi and I have written a statement about Hojatoleslam Eshkevari, for which we are gathering signatures. I am attaching the letter below, along with the list of those who have already signed, and I hope you will post it so that those who do not send a letter of their own may add their support to this one >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Scholarship for artists

Gallery Ovissi, private art Gallery in Northern California, & Evolving Perceptions, Iranian art organization based in Washington DC are proud to announce:

IRANIAN ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP -- $1000 Cash Award

Scholarship is open to all Iranian and Iranian-American students, 18-30 years of age, studying and living in the United States If eligible please submit the following >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran Water Aid endorsement

WATER AID, the project to raise awareness and profile of Iran's current severe drought problem has attracted the attention of many international personalities and more are expected soon.

Recent endorsers of the project include; Ashis Nandy, author, political psychologist and sociologist, Noam Chomsky, author, great American thinker and political activist, as well as two of Iran's most prominent film makers: Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Women writers of Iranian diaspora: Deadline extended

A new collection of writing aims to bring together the chorus of voices by and about women of the Iranian Diaspora. We are seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction essays for a new collection of writing by and about Iranian women in the Diaspora. Works that particularly challenge the notion of a homogeneous Iranian female and that reflect a feminist perspective are encouraged. This new collection of writings authored by women attempts to give voice to the unique visions, concerns, and struggles that have been central for Iranian women in the Diaspora >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran in Chicago humanities fest

CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL XI, NOW!
NOVEMBER 2 ­ 12, 2000

Programs Focusing on Iran
(Excerpted from the Complete List of 150 Programs)

Tickets are available after September 5: · In person: Symphony Center Box Office, 220 S. Michigan Avenue · By phone: PhoneCharge 312.663.0339 · Through the Chicago Humanities Festival website, www.chfestival.org . Please refer to the program number when ordering tickets. Advance tickets are $5 each, unless otherwise indicated >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Helping drought victims in Iran

Iranian Health Foroum e-News (www.iranianhealthforum.org) -- To help the victims of Iran's worst drought in 30 years, donors can make their contributions directly to the Iranian government or to relevant UN agencies. (See news here)

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to serve as a channel for unearmarked contributions to be used for relief assistance. These will then be allocated in consultation with theGovernment of Iran and relevant organizations in the United Nations system.

Funds should be transferred to:

OCHA account No. CO-590.160.0
Swift code: UBSWCHZ12A at the UBS bank of Switzerland
P.O. Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2
with reference: OCHA - Iran - Drought

OCHA provides donors with written confirmation and pertinent details concerning the utilization of the funds contributed. For coordination purposes, donors are requested to inform OCHA Geneva of bilateral relief missions/pledges/contributions and their corresponding values by item.

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* Support freedom of the press

An unprecedented attack has started against the press in Iran. Some 22 newspapers, weeklies, and other publications have been ordered shut by the judiciary. We condemn the closing of the newspapers and the jailing of their editors and writers. We support freedom of expression for all. We condemn suppression of the people's rights and voices in all shapes and forms. We ask that you join us by placing the "Free Iran Press" ribbon on your site. You are welcome to link the ribbon to this page, or copy it to your site. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Donations to journalists in Iran

To those who want to support the independent press and their laid off staff in Iran: You can send donations to a relative/friend in Iran and ask them to deposit to: Bank Saderat-e-Iran  Account # 1617  Branch Code: 2921 in Tehran (Palestine Enghelab Branch). People in Iran have so far (May 11) donated over 13 million tomans.

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