Warm water bath
April 28, 2000
Gonou is a wam water bath near Bandar Abbas. Nader Davoodi was just
passing by and took a few pictures for our pleasure. >>>
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Muzzling the reformers' voice
April 19, 2000
T E H R A N
A BOLD press has, for some time, disguised the powerlessness of Iran's
reform movement. Liberal journalists have slammed into everything and everybody,
from the intelligence service to a former president to senior ayatollahs.
But this week the conservative establishment muzzled the flamboyant press,
sucking out the breath of reform. By April 27th, no fewer than 16 newspapers
and journals had been shut down by hardliners in the judiciary, leaving
the news-stands bare of all such trouble-makers >>>
As Iran is becoming more and more liberal and "Westernized"
in goods ways as well as "bad" ways (losing its traditional culture),
how is homosexuality perceived among these modern day changes?
Matt Fotouhi writes:
I have lived in the U.S. since 1978. I consider myself an educated
and open-minded individual respecting all other religions and personal
beliefs. As a Moslem, I consider this piece of writing offensive and I
respectfuly ask that you don't promote such writings in your paper ["Abolfazl insurance"].
* Cracked me up
Gelareh Abedi writes: Do me a
favor: please tell Alireza Sadeghi that his poem titled Rostam
and Afrasyab cracked me up. GREAT JOB.
Poetry: Rumi concert in New York
A musical celebration of rumi titled RUMI: FIRE OF LOVE will be held
at St. Peter's Church 54th St. and Lexington Avenue in New York City on
April 29, 8:00 pm. Featuring: Shahram Shiva, Michael Harrison & Ensemble
with John Ragusa, John Funkhouser & RA Fish. Incantations of Rumi's
poetry with original music. For tickets/info call 1-800-275-4809.
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Check our fourteen new books from Iran including an authoritative history
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* Taherzadeh, Manochehr: Aakharin
barg * Eyvazi, Mohammad Reza. : Rangin
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Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:
She's gone--no one has ever been so good a friend;
Gone before my heart was full, or ready for an end.
She's gone, and with her the cure for this pain.
The rose is gone and still the thorn remains -- Rumi
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May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Albright "very concerned" by
Iran political tension and newspaper closures
April 27 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright expressed concern
Thursday at ongoing political tension in Iran, where the judiciary has ordered
the closure of numerous newspapers supporting reform >>> FULL TEXT
Student protests grow at press closures
April 27 (AFP) - Students held their biggest protest yet late Wednesday
at the closure of pro-reform newspapers by Iran's conservative press court,
press reports said Thursday >>> FULL TEXT
Judiciary shuts last two reformist papers
(Reuters) - Iran's hard-line judiciary shut down the last two major national
newspapers from the reformist camp Thursday, bringing to 16 the number of
publications banned this week >>> FULL TEXT
Khamenei endorses media crackdown
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday endorsed
the recent crackdown on reformist newspapers, describing the publications
as ``deviant'' and urging his supporters not to remain silent >>>
New ban on papers fuels Iran crisis
April 27 (AFP) - Iran's conservative judiciary stoked up tension again Thursday
by ordering the closure of the two most important reformist newspapers,
including that of President Mohammad Khatami's brother >>> FULL
Election campaign reopens in Iran as political
April 27 (AFP) - Campaigning opened for the second round of Iran's parliamentary
elections Thursday amid continued political uncertainty >>> FULL
Iran frees eight accused of serial killings
April 27 (AFP) - Iran Wednesday freed eight of the 22 people accused of
serial killings of opponents of the regime and intellectuals in late 1998
on "clear proof" they were not guilty, the justice department
said >>> FULL TEXT
Golshiri in hospital
Tehran (Iran daily) - Novelist Houshang Golshiri has been hospitalized
in Tehran for an undisclosed lung ailment >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Western-style art re-emerges years after
9, 2000, TEHRAN, Iran (The Dallas Morning News) - Of course, after two decades
of cultural isolation, putting on display what was previously off-limits
does raise certain questions for Iran's patrons of the arts. For example:
Who is this Mick Jagger? >>> FULL TEXT
Two views on Afkhami's film
Tehran (Ham-Mihan) - Two views on Behrouz Afkhami's "Shoakaraan".
The reviews have been generally positive but it has been attacked by the
conservatives >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Asian Cup draw
(Football Asia) - The draw for the finals of the 12th Asian Cup has pitted
together two of the region's superpowers, the defending champions Saudi
Arabia and Japan, in the same group... Iran, winners of the Asian Cup in
1968, 1972 and 1976, were the nation with most to smile >>> FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
Al-Nasr does NOT want Karimi
(Hamshahri) - Ali Karimi had to two practice sessions with the UAE's al-Nasr
but he was not able to impress the team's German coach >>> FULL
TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Ham-Mihan) - Farhad Majidi scores a goal in his Austrian's team's 4-0 victory.
Plus latest news about Mahdavi-Kia and Ali Daei >>> FULL TEXT IN
Dr. Ebrahim Yazdi leader of Nahzat Azadi and former foreign
minister reacts to this latest ban on the reformist oress. Mehdi Sharif
spoke to him. >>>
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We clearly are very concerned about what is happening there now, and
would hope this is not the overwhelming trend... Those who have voted for
President Khatami or for the Majlis reform members are younger generation.
They are the future of Iran.
-- Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State
April 28, 2000
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