The soft side
Poems of Ayatollah Khomeini
November 10, 1999
Selected poems from Divan-e Imam (Tehran, 1998), the collected
works of Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini: ... GO
Revolution on trial
Khordad publisher Abdollah Nouri's defends himself in court.
Full report (PDF file) ... FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
An indonesian writes to The Iranian:
We, activists of pro-democracy movement in Indonesia, need some photoes
of Ayatollah Khomeini for our documentation. It's important for our journal.
We Need also the picture of Reza Pahlevi and his family. For Ayatollah
Khomeini, we especially need photo of him in front of his masses. Oh yeah,
also photo about Ali Shariati. Thank you very much for your attention.
Bahram writes: Thank
you for giving us the occasion of reading this beautiful article [about
visiting the Shah's tomb, "By
the pale-green stone"]. Thank you to Mr. Kadivar for sharing his
wonderful trip with us. I wish the young post-Islamic generation would
read this little "trip to the past" especially those in Iran.
Bravo, and thanks again.
* So far in the past
writes: It is like yesterday to many of us the day that the American
embassy was taken. I was studying in a small town in Kent, England when
a friend of mine who was a leftist sympathizer stormed to the cafeteria
of the college with a big smile and waving a clinched fist to announce
that the U.S. embassy had been stormed by a group of students!
There were many Iranian students everywhere in those days including
in Kent. Of course we looked with amazement at this friend and all had
a sneaky sense of triumph without fully understanding the full implication
of this act.
Today all those events seem so far in the past in our eyes and in the
eyes of Mr. Abdi, one of the hostage takers and Bruce Laingen one of the
to move on"]. In the political climate of Iran, it is very brave
of Abdi and others to offer their regret for this act.
As one commentator said yesterday in reply to the question "what
will happen if the American embassy opens tomorrow in Tehran?", the
reply was " a long line will be formed for visa applications to the
U.S.!" I think this sums up the true sentiment of the Iranian people.
* Rights: Human rights in Iran, Washington
The Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in Iran will hold a conference
in Washington DC on the topic of human rights. Speakers: 1) Dr. Abdolkarim
Lahidji (President of the League for the Defense of Human Rights in Iran),
2) Hassan Shariatmadari (member of the central council of National Republicans
of Iran). Time: 2:00p.m. Saturday November 13. Place: Marvin Center at
George Washington University Ball Room, 3rd Floor. Address: 21st and 'H'
Street NW, Washington DC.
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Hardline Iranian court ends hearings, Nouri
Nov 10 (Reuters) - Iran's hardline Special Court for Clergy on Wednesday
wound up hearings in the trial of leading reformist cleric Abdollah Nouri,
charged with political and religious dissent. The court gave Nouri, a former
vice-president, eight days to submit his final written defence. A verdict
from the panel of conservative clerics is due within a week after that.
Nouri has already predicted he will be convicted ... FULL TEXT
Iran to allow citizens to sue foreign governments
TEHRAN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Parliament on Tuesday passed a law allowing
Iranians to sue foreign governments for damages in local courts, a move
seen aimed primarily at the United States. The law allows Iran's courts
to hear suits on ``any act by foreign governments violating international
law'' if it leads to the death or injury of an Iranian citizen or financial
losses ... FULL TEXT
Conservative press slams supporters of
Nov 10 (AFP) - Iran's conservative press Wednesday slammed reformers for
supporting a spirit of dialogue with the United States, following Washington's
renewal of economic sanctions against Tehran. "The renewal of sanctions
against Iran by President Bill Clinton on Monday once more confirmed that
the US leaders are not straightforward, they say something and do something
else," the conservative Tehran Times paper said ... FULL TEXT
Norway to send business delegation to Iran
Nov 10 (AFP) - A Norwegian government-led delegation will visit Iran on
November 19 to explore business opportunities there, Norwegian press agency
NTB reported Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Iran eyes Thai gas fields
BANGKOK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Thailand said Wednesday that Iran was
considering a significant investment in its offshore gas fields ... FULL
ZaZa's latest success
10, 1999 (THE IRANIAN) - The logo music to KCSM, the new PBS TV station
in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been composed by the Iranian-American
artist ZaZa. The logo will run for the next two years ... FULL TEXT
Remembering Ale Ahmad
Tehran (Iran daily) - A conference will be held in Tehran tomorrow
to commemorate the late author Jalal Ale Ahmad. His friends and other scholars
will present their papers and there will be special exhibits as well ...
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
At least 54 arrested after football riot
in southern Iran: report
Nov 10 (AFP) - At least 54 people were arrested following clashes between
fans of rival soccer teams at a match in the southern city of Shiraz earlier
this week, the Kayhan paper reported Wednesday... FULL TEXT
What the hell went wrong?
(Iran daily) - Esteqlal v. Fajr Siasi: More on the causes of one of the
worst incidents in Iranian soccer history and what can be done to prevent
such incidents ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Off to Bangkok
Tehran (Azr-e Azadegan) - Javad Zarrincheh and Hamid Estili are
off to Bangkok to take part in the all-Asia match this weekend ... FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
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BBC feature on the outstanding historian of Persian literature,
Zabihollah Safa. Includes interview with Safa himself.
It's the Web doing one of the things it does best: Undergroundfilm.com
is "committed to showing and selling the work of independent filmmakers,
a sector of the creative community [with] little or no access to the traditional
tools of distribution."
You cannot enforce the hejab with clubs and batons.
-- Absollah Nouri, Khordad Publisher
November 10, 1999
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