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The Guardian: Oxfam's deputy CEO quits amid charity sexual abuse scandal - politics live

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:43:16 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including the international development secretary's meeting with Oxfam officialsOxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims 3.43pm GMT Philip Hammond, who, along with fellow soft Brexit advocate, Amber Rudd, will not be joining cabinet colleagues making keynote speeches on the UK's Brexit plans - leading to allegations he has been gagged - will nevertheless be meeting some important European allies over the next fortnight.Chancellor may not be delivering a Brexit speech over next two weeks but he is heading out on a tour of European capitals starting with Oslo and Stockholm, then The Hague, Madrid and Lisbon. 3.

The Guardian: Crown jewel: the soft power of William and Kate's Nordic visit

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:00:43 GMT
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Royal couple will offer plenty of photo-ops but their real aim is to bolster Britain's influenceFrom the colourful cobbled squares of Stockholm to the snowy enchantment of Holmenkollen hill, Oslo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to both countries next week will deliver myriad photo-ops to saturate local media.The royal couple will also deliver, the Foreign Office hopes, a clear message: Britain may be leaving the EU, but we are still part of Europe. Continue reading...

BBC World: Residents of Oslo, Norway ski along streets

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:08:05 GMT
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Thick snow in the Norwegian capital didn't stop these people getting about.

NYT: Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: "?Damn Your Money!'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:37:38 GMT
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President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, second from right, addressing the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday.

NYT: In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:44:01 GMT
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Free parking and charging stations for electric cars in Oslo. Norway offers generous incentives that make the vehicles cheaper to buy, and other benefits once they are on the road.

BBC World: Drunk man's New Year's Eve taxi ride through three countries

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:08:24 GMT
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An Oslo man may have some New Year's regrets after getting a £1,640 taxi home from Denmark via Sweden.

The Guardian: Norway leads way on electric cars: 'it's part of a green taxation shift'

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:42:29 GMT
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Nearly a third of all new cars sold in the country this year will be plug-in models and experts expect that share to skyrocketWhile tourists explore Oslo's history in the grounds of the centuries-old Akershus fortress, below their feet is a harbinger of the city's future.Here in the catacombs sit scores of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and BMW i3s, plugged into the charging points of the world's largest public garage for electric cars. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Norwegian herder ordered to put down dozens of reindeer in controversial cull

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:57:17 GMT
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Sami herder claims cull is infringement of indigenous rights, but Oslo says policy is needed to prevent overgrazing of fragile tundra landscape Days before Rudolph and his team set off with Santa's sleigh on their annual round-the-world dash, a Norwegian reindeer herder has been ordered to put down dozens of their real-life relatives in a controversial cull.The supreme court in Oslo rejected an appeal by Jovsset Ante Sara, a small reindeer herder from the indigenous Sami community in the Norwegian Arctic, ruling he must comply with an earlier order to cull 41 of his 116-strong herd. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Nuclear annihilation 'one tantrum away', Nobel peace prize winner warns

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:16:06 GMT
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Australian-founded International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons urges support for UN treaty banning themThe destruction of humankind is one "impulsive tantrum away", the Australian-founded winner of the Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, warned overnight on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear testing regime."Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" the Ican head, Beatrice Fihn, said in Oslo after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Nobel peace prize winner voices fears over North Korea

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:29:24 GMT
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Head of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons expresses concern over "extremely dangerous situation'The winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has voiced alarm about the "extremely dangerous situation" in North Korea."We are seeing right now an extremely dangerous situation that makes a lot of people very uncomfortable," Beatrice Fihn, the head of ICAN said shortly before receiving the award in Oslo. Continue reading...

The Guardian: From Oslo and Brisbane to Manchester and Merseyside: the north-west derbies go global

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:02:20 GMT
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World's fans head for England's Premier League double drama United v City and Liverpool v EvertonIt is, as Dag Langerød says, "a massive day" Manchester United versus Manchester City, with Liverpool against Everton as an aperitif. Two derbies, major events in a footballing calendar, have fallen on the same day, throwing an unusually intense spotlight on the north-west of England.This corner of the British Isles has the Lake District, Antony Gormley's statues in the sea and, in Coronation Street, perhaps the most famous soap opera in the world. But in the era of a globalised television audience for sport, this is a weekend to illustrate the depth and reach of England's most successful footballing region. Continue reading...

The Guardian: UK government must sign UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons now | Letters

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:06:11 GMT
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As Ican prepares to accept the Nobel peace prize for its work on focusing the world's attention on the damage that nuclear weapons do, it is imperative that the UK government commits to a world free of them, say the 17 signatories to a letter to the GuardianThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) will receive the Nobel peace prize in Oslo on Saturday for focusing the world's attention on the damage that nuclear weapons do, and for its work to persuade states to negotiate the UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, whose adoption the majority of the world's states have supported. Nuclear weapons cause indiscriminate death, unimaginable, long-lasting suffering and irreparable environmental damage.

NYT: Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace Prize Committee

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:34:50 GMT
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The Norwegian politician Carl I. Hagen arriving for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2015.

NYT: In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:20:14 GMT
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Four hundred reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo on Tuesday.

The Guardian: Norwegian heiress gets off lightly ? with ?£23,000 drink-driving fine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:39:28 GMT
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Court accepts plea from Katharina G Andresen, ranked world's second-youngest billionaire, that she had no fixed income Most students would feel a £20,000-plus fine for driving over the limit was calamitous, but Katharina G Andresen got off lightly.Andresen, 22, was handed a NOK250,000 (£23,000) fine by an Oslo court this week after she failed a roadside breathalyser test while on her way to the family chalet in the ski resort of Hafjell, three hours north of the capital, for the Easter weekend. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Norway's $1tn wealth fund proposes ditching oil and gas investments

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:50:42 GMT
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Advice from bank running world's biggest sovereign wealth fund for government to dump oil and gas holdings jolts energy industryThe bank that runs the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund has told the Norwegian government it should dump its shares in oil and gas companies, in a move that could have significant consequences for the sector.Norges Bank, which manages Norway's $1trn fund, said ministers should take the step to avoid the fund's value being hit by a permanent fall in the oil price. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Elif Shafak joins Future Library, writing piece to be unveiled in 2114

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:00:21 GMT
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The Turkish novelist follows Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón in creating work for publishing project that will only be printed 97 years from nowThe Turkish novelist Elif Shafak is to follow Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón as one of the 100 contributors to the Future Library, an art project that will only be seen by readers in 2114, when the spruce trees to make its paper have been fully grown.Dreamed up by the Scottish artist Katie Paterson, the Future Library is, in Paterson's words, "a living, breathing, organic artwork, unfolding over 100 years".

NYT: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Starts at Oxford

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:28:35 GMT
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Malala Yousafzai at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo in 2014.

The Guardian: Nobel peace prize 2017 ? live

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:40:29 GMT
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Follow the latest updates as this year's winner is revealed, with nominees thought to include Pope Francis and the White Helmets 8.40am BST Hello and welcome to the Guardian's live coverage of the the Nobel peace prize 2017.Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, is due to announce the winner in the grand main hall of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in central Oslo at or soon after 11am local time. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Nobel peace prize 2017: who are the likely nominees?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:13 GMT
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The Peace Research Institute Oslo and the betting markets have settled on the following frontrunnersThe winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize will be announced in Oslo on Friday, selected by a panel appointed by the Norwegian parliament from a total of 318 known and reported candidates.Apart from the victor, the names of the nominees are officially kept secret for at least 50 years, but nominators including former laureates, politicians and academics often disclose their candidates. False reports are also common. Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'Were you followed?' Václav Havel's secret plays staged in London homes

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:25:11 GMT
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Updating the covert living-room theatre of protest in 1977 Czechoslovakia, an interactive trilogy shows how easily our own freedoms can be dismantledOn the corner of a suburban Richmond street I'm standing with others awaiting instructions. We have been summoned to this spot by email, and will shortly be taken to a secret address nearby. As we enter the house, someone is taking photographs. "Were you followed?" we're asked. "Did anyone see you?" We settle in the living room and bottles of Czech beer are handed round.In the UK, nobody risks imprisonment for going to the theatre, but elsewhere in the world that is not true. Some British-based companies seek to up the excitement by veiling their shows in secrecy and performing them at undisclosed addresses.

The Guardian: Czech actor Jan T?ska dies, aged 80, after fall from Prague bridge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:35:23 GMT
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Actor who emigrated to the US during Czechoslovakia's communist era was best known for his appearances in The Karate Kid Part III and Quantum Leap Actor Jan Tříska, who moved to the US after being banned by Czechoslovakia's communist regime, has died after falling from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80. Prague theatre director Jan Hrušínský confirmed Tříska's death on Monday. The actor died in Prague's military hospital overnight due to injuries from the fall on Saturday, the circumstances of which remain unclear. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Nabil Elouahabi: "?Identity is important, but it can also be limiting'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:59:39 GMT
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The actor on his role in feted diplomacy drama Oslo, evading typecasting and his other life as a night-time driver for the NHSNabil Elouahabi, a British actor of Moroccan heritage, is currently performing in the hit play Oslo, which moves from the National Theatre to the Harold Pinter next month. Written by acclaimed US playwright JT Rogers and directed by Bartlett Sher, the production first played in New York to rave reviews and critics here have been equally glowing in their praise of a gripping political thriller with wit, verve and heart. Oslo concerns Norwegian power couple Terje Rød-Larsen and Mona Juul (played here by Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard) who organised secret talks between representatives of the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation in 1992.

The Guardian: Issa Amro is merely the latest casualty of Palestine's war on free speech | Diana Buttu

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:09 GMT
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The Palestine Authority is trying to silence anybody prepared to stand up and criticise its actions or those of Mahmoud Abbas. This should worry us allLast week, Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro was released from Palestinian Authority (PA) police custody following a week-long illegal detention. His crime? Calling for the release, on Facebook, of a journalist detained by the PA for criticising Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the authority itself. Related: The talking is over, the occupation goes on. Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? | Jonathan Freedland Continue reading...

BBC World: Norway jails top policeman for smuggling hashish

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:36:48 GMT
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Eirik Jensen led a unit tasked with fighting organised crime in the capital Oslo.

The Guardian: The Middle East peace process makes great theatre ? but in reality, it's dead | Jonathan Freedland

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:05:11 GMT
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The award-winning play Oslo depicts the high drama of Israeli and Palestinian negotiations of the past. But on the ground today, the picture is much bleakerIf you want to see Israelis and Palestinians attempt to make peace, you should head for the National Theatre in London because you certainly won't see them doing it anywhere else, least of all in the land they both call home. On stage, it's all there. The sweat, the tears, the angst are laid bare in Oslo, the Tony-award winning play whose London transfer is just beginning. It tells the improbable story of the secret back-channel opened up by two Norwegian diplomats in the early 1990s, which ultimately led to the White House lawn, where Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands, watched by a smiling Bill Clinton, 24 years ago.

The Guardian: Margit Goodman obituary

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:49:45 GMT
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My mother, Margit Goodman, who has died aged 95, came to Britain just before the second world war, after which she served as a social worker and Citizens Advice Bureau manager in north London for three decades.Born in Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia, into a middle-class Jewish family, Margit was the daughter of Irma (nee Pisinger) and Julius Freudenberg, who ran a grocery business. After the German occupation of her country, she was sent to Britain on one of Nicholas Winton's Kindertransport trains in June 1939, and spent the second world war working in Glasgow hospitals. When she was prevented as a foreigner from qualifying as a nurse, she moved to work at a factory in Hertfordshire. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Pictures reveal Carlos the Jackal's clandestine life in communist Prague

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:45:44 GMT
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Covert images show how Czech security services kept close watch on international assassin and Munich terrorist Abu Daoud in 1970s and 80sOne summer day in August 1979, Carlos the Jackal, international terrorist and assassin, managed to lock himself out of his luxury hotel room in Prague, and got so angry that he started running along the corridors yelling and waving a large revolver.The Venezuelan, born Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, is serving a life sentence in France. But in the 1970s and early 1980s, he lived freely and sometimes outrageously under the watchful eye of the communist Czechoslovakian regime, making Prague's Intercontinental Hotel his second home. Continue reading...

The Guardian: From the Observer archive: this week in 1968

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT
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Soviet troops occupy CzechoslovakiaThe Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia was not only a crime; it was a blunder of historic proportions. It is still too early to strike a final balance, as one bewildering rumour succeeds another.But one thing is certain. By sending in their troops the Russian leaders confessed their political bankruptcy and revealed the weakness of the entire Soviet system. They have, at the same time, increased that weakness. By occupying Czechoslovakia they have, in effect, announced that the Soviet system is so vulnerable that it cannot allow free speech and so brittle that it dare not permit experiment.The Soviet action demands condemnation: but just to condemn is an inadequate reaction. For this risks treating the Soviet behaviour as an aberration.

The Guardian: How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:07:02 GMT
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Supermarkets selling out-of-date produce and apps that identify food at risk of being binned are part of an ambitious plan to slash the nation's food waste"They might not taste quite the same," says Naeeh Ahmed, 37, holding up for inspection a pack of Old El Paso soft tacos. The tower of boxes in front of him are three weeks past their best before date but Ahmed, operations manager at the Best Før supermarket in Oslo, says they'll stay on display for a good few weeks yet. The same goes for the chocolate biscuits precariously piled up in the display four weeks past their best before date and the packs of Tassimo coffee pods that should have been sold in April.

The Guardian: The EU, war, peace, and dictatorships | Letters

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:44:34 GMT
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Frank Jackson considers alternative histories in which a European Union was created post-1918 and Yugoslavia was a member state; Harry Eyres says the EU, not the second world war, ended dictatorships in western EuropeJohn Rigby (Letters, 3 August) challenges the view that the EU and its predecessors have been responsible for maintaining peace in Europe since 1945. Of course, that proposition cannot be proved. But it is true that one of the primary motivations of the founders was precisely that, as a reaction to centuries of conflict with ever varying combinations of allies and enemies, culminating in the two world wars.

The Guardian: Bus seats mistaken for burqas by members of anti-immigrant group

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:26:36 GMT
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Comments posted on Norwegian "Fatherland first' Facebook group call empty seats on Oslo bus "terrifying'A Norwegian anti-immigrant group has been roundly ridiculed after members mistook a photograph of six empty Oslo bus seats posted on its Facebook page for a group of women wearing burqas."Tragic" and "terrifying" were among the comments posted by members of the closed Fedrelandet viktigst, or "Fatherland first", group beneath the photograph, according to screenshots on the Norwegian news website Nettavisen. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2017 ? in pictures

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:18:46 GMT
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Patagonia's icefields, Australia's changing tides, and volcanic activity in Alaska are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA this month Alaska's remote Bogoslof Island volcano erupted in a series of explosions starting in December 2016, triggering the highest aviation alert as it shot ash plumes at least 35,000ft into the atmosphere. By monitoring the volcano via satellite and seismologic data, scientists can provide a warning of when further eruptions could pose a risk to aircraft. This image shows just a small puff of smoke rising from the volcano, while a sediment plume drifts towards the top left of the image, turning the Bering Sea a bright blue-green. Continue reading...

NYT: The Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, in His Own Words

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:37:38 GMT
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A parade in honor of Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese intellectual awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while in jail, in Oslo in 2010. Mr. Liu was represented at the Nobel ceremony by an empty chair.

NYT: Liu Xiaobo's Fate Is a Grim Reflection of His Cause

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:27:27 GMT
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Liu Xiaobo, already in prison, was unable to attend the ceremony for his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 2010. His chair was left empty.

The Guardian: Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:23:38 GMT
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Deforestation in the Amazon is increasing amid cuts to protection, putting Norway's financial aid in jeopardy, says minister Norway has issued a blunt threat to Brazil that if rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not reversed, its billion-dollar financial assistance will fall to zero. The leaders of the two nations meet in Oslo on Friday.The oil-rich Scandinavian nation has provided $1.1bn to Brazil's Amazon fund since 2008, tied to reductions in the rate of deforestation in the world's greatest rainforest. The destruction of forests by timber and farming industries is a major contributor to the carbon emissions that drive climate change and Norway views protecting the Amazon as vital for the whole world. Continue reading...


A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007


I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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AnoBBS - free BBS software

AnoBBS downloads
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/bbsFunctions.php and progs/xAuth.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
- post and edit replies
- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
- delete BBS (admin)

The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

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AnoChat - free chat software

AnoChat downloads
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007


Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!