In their hands
Iran's fate decided by the masses
Photographs by Dokhi Fassihian
February 18, 2000
Voting in Majlis elections in Tehran >>>
GO TO FEATURE
Leaving their mark
Voting in Majlis elections
Photographs by Siamak Namazi
February 18, 2000
Voting in Majlis elections in Tehran >>>
GO TO FEATURE
Conspiracy at Desert One
By Bernace Charles
Chapter Twelve & Thirteen >>>
GO TO FEATURE
Khatami votes & pleads for "brighter future"
TEHRAN, Feb 18 (AFP) - With his plans for a freer Iran
in the balance, President Mohammad Khatami pleaded with voters Friday to
"speed the way to a brighter future" as they flocked to the polls
to elect a new parliament.
Khatami, whose supporters are duelling with conservatives for control
of parliament, urged a massive turnout in the election that could give
him finally his long-sought pro-reform majority in the legislature.
"I hope the results of this election will allow us to speed the
way to a brighter future on this historic day," he said after casting
his ballot Friday morning at a Tehran mosque >>>
All-USA Academic Team
Sarvenaz Zand, 21
Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore
Major: Biomedical engineering
Career goal: Physician
Achievements: As director of peer counseling center, expanded outreach
programs to make the center more proactive; helped create peer counseling
program at middle school >>>
Thanks to Payman Arabshahi
* Things have changed
Mahrokh Novidi writes: My principal Khanoom Momen iat Dr. Valyollah
Nasr High School ordered me in her office and asked me to take part in
the Zan-e Rooz competition for Ms. Intelligence (Dokhtar-e hoosh
va daanaaee) competition...
I took part in the match and won third place. It was not bad: I won
a motorbike and a sewing machine. A good woman must know how to ride a
motorbike and sew clothes for her kids and husband (ha ha!, it was the
70t's - old style feminism).
One year later, I took the university entrance exam and was in the university
(National University of Iran). Some months later, the revolution came along
and the universities were closed. I left Iran for Austri.a. I finished
my studies, got a good job, married an understanding sensible husband and
we have a sweet four-year-old daughter.
Last summer as I was in Iran, I went to Shahanshahi Park and visited
two of my friends from high school. It was not the park of my childhood
and I had nothing to talk about with my friends. Things have changed; we
One of my friends told me: you were not here in the past twenty years
and "you can not understand what it was like during the war and all
the other things" >>>
* Redirect energy
K Khadivi writes:
The unfulfilled expectations of the revolution, heartbreaks due to
the continued injustice in Iran, and succumbing to the daily pressure of
the Western mass media are taking their tolls, again. It's the season for
bashing anything Iran-related!
Have you changed a lot and want to pursue other venues in personal growth?
cool! Not wanting to assist Iran, when she most needs it, isn't dishonorable.
But, please spare the rest of us with over-intellectualizing the virtuosity
of "rootlessness," "degar-disi," and the like.
Comfortable in the West and admiring many of its contributions to the
civilization, I still loooooooove Iran, despite her imperfections. My heart
doesn't belong to her ONLY when all's well!
Redirect a bit of your energy from developing cute sarcasms about the
cultural pit falls toward care and action benefiting Iran and good things,
beyond literary tributes, will ensue.
* Abadan Hotel
Ron Styles writes:
I found that picture of the Abadan Hotel most interesting ["Abadan
1999"]. I was wondering if there are any other pictures of the
hotel on the Internet. I was working there in 1966-67 and we stayed in
the buildings directly behind the hotel. All our meals were in the hotel.
Film: Akrami's documentary in Los Angeles
Jamsheed Akrami's documentary FRIENDLY PERSUASION will open a program
of films from Iran presented by the UCLA's Film & Television Archive.
FRIENDLY PERSUASION screens on Saturday February 19th at 7:30 PM at UCLA's
James Bridges Theatre in Los Angeles >>>
TICKETS ONLINE AT YOUR SITE
Books & Music from Iran
* Collected articles on the Iranian President Khatami
* The best
of Shamlou's poetry * The best poems of Hooshang Ebtehaj,
Sayeh * Novel based on the life of Molla
Sadra * Soovashoon
Simin Daneshvar >>>
Latest from music artists in Iran: Mohammad Nouri
* Mohammad Reza Shajarian
* Shahram Nazeri
* Hessamedin Seraj
* Nasser Cheshmazar
* Moniroo Ravanipoor
Iranian national soccer team
Three hours of interviews, trainings, matches, Biographies, and fans
of Iranian National Soccer Team, covering Iran's soccer history from 1978-2000.
Premium quality. Produced by: Alireza AmirGhasemi & Behrouz Deravi.
Copyright © Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved.
May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Khatami's reformist brother leads Tehran
Feb 18 (AFP) - Mohammad-Reza Khatami, who heads the reformist list in Tehran,
is leading the race in Tehran, and will be elected to parliament "in
the first round" according to an estimate given by the interior ministry
Friday evening >>> FULL TEXT
Iran awaits poll results as reformists
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranians awaited the results of crucial parliamentary
elections amid claims by reformists close to President Mohammad Khatami
that they were headed for victory over conservative rivals. Officials of
the Islamic Iran Participation Front said their own rough exit polls in
Tehran after Friday's elections had found strong support for reformers from
a big turnout >>> FULL TEXT
Reformists favored in Iranian vote
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament election today was expected
to lift reformists over conservatives who want Iran to stick to the ideals
of the two-decade-old Islamic revolution. A strong reformist showing would
strengthen President Mohammad Khatami in his campaign for individual freedoms
and rule of law >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami congratulates people on large election
Feb 18 (AFP) - Reformist Iranian President Mohammad Khatami congratulated
the Iranian people Friday for turning out in huge numbers to vote in parliamentary
elections, the official IRNA news agency reported. Initial official figures
put the turnout at a record 75 percent >>> FULL TEXT
Albright "interested" in large
voter turnout in election
Feb 18 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the large voter
turnout in Iran's parliamentary elections Friday "interested"
her, but she would not comment on claims by reformers that they were heading
for a sweeping victory >>> FULL TEXT
Oil powers call for more barrels in April
Feb 18 (Reuters) - Oil exporters Venezuela and Mexico appeared to heed the
United States' call for more oil Friday, as cracks appeared in OPEC's resolve
to stick to the quotas which have sent prices to nine-year highs. The United
States and Japan, the world's two largest economies, have both warned exporters
that they may release their strategic petroleum stockpiles if the OPEC cartel
and other producers maintained a squeeze on supply >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran (Asr-e Azadegan) - A number of concerts held during the
Fajr music festival will be repeated due to popular demand >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Ferdosi & film
Tehran (Asr-e Azadegan) - News books, including one that attempts
to help adapt the stories of the Shahnameh for possible film production
>>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran (Asr-e Azadegan) - Majid Majidi's "Color of Paradise"
was not among the recent Oscar nominations but it continues to do very well
at film festivals, including Berlin >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Feb 18, (Iran Sports Press) - The match between Persepolis and
Esteqlal has been postponed AGAIN >>> FULL TEXT
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) - Farhad Majidi has formally joined his
new Austrian soccer club >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) - Shiraz University women mountain climbers
conquer Mount Taftan (4000 meters high) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
For the latest news,
interviews and features on Iranian current affairs ... LISTEN HERE
Updated February 16
Buying: 825-830 tomans per dollar
Selling: 835-842 tomans per dollar
CALL TOLL FREE: 877-SEHHATY (877-734-4289)
Mention this code for a better rate:
FA 37 B
Home for the disabled and the elderly in Tehran. A great
site with lots of detailed information. Hope they will get financial support.
It's part personal page, part graphic design resource and
web exhibit -- genuinely warm and homespun, never cloying or copycat. Download
free backgrounds, buttons, bars, and icons from the "Trash Can Graphics."
From troubles of the world
I turn to ducks
Beautiful comical things.
-- F.W. Harvey
Photo of the Day
Woman Cow and Man