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The Guardian: Nauru refugee caught between her son and 'high heart attack risk'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00:49 GMT
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Medical report says she needs to be moved urgently for treatment but border force won't allow her son to go with herDoctors have diagnosed a refugee held on Nauru as being at "high and imminent risk of "¦ heart attack or sudden death", but the Australian Border Force has refused to move her to a hospital that can treat her, because she won't leave her young son alone on the island. On five separate occasions since September 2016, and with increasing urgency, doctors have requested that Fatemeh, an Iranian refugee, be moved off Nauru for heart checks that cannot be performed on the island. Continue reading...

NYT: Netanyahu to Iran: "?Do Not Test Israel's Resolve'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:46:02 GMT
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who spoke at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, on Sunday, brandished a remnant of what he said was an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace.

The Guardian: Israel ready to act against 'dangerous' Iran, Netanyahu warns

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:20:19 GMT
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Tehran will not be allowed to put "˜noose of terror around our neck', PM says in Munich speechBenjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel would act against Iran if needed, not just its allies in the Middle East, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat. As tensions increase in the Middle East over Iran's roles in Syria and Yemen and as Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Iran plane crashes in south of country kills all 66 on board ? reports

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:25:48 GMT
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Aseman Airlines plane crashes in mountainous region near Yasuj, according to state mediaAn Iranian commercial plane has crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people onboard, state media reported.An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, about 350 miles (560km) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Continue reading...

BBC World: Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:33:21 GMT
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Israel's PM launches a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference it is "greatest threat to our world".

NYT: Plane Crash in Iran Kills 66 in Foggy, Mountainous Area

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:10:34 GMT
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Aseman Airlines said a turboprop plane carrying 60 passengers and six crew members had flown into a mountain, killing all aboard.

CNN Top Stories: Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:29:11 GMT
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A passenger plane flying from Tehran with 66 people aboard crashed in central Iran, local media reported Sunday.

BBC World: Passenger plane crashes in Iran mountains

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:22 GMT
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Passenger plane carrying some 60 people crashes in mountainous area of central Iran - local media.

The Guardian: More Nauru refugees depart for US as attack on Manus provokes panic

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:33:37 GMT
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Iranians excluded from group of 35 refugees Men on Manus Island allege PNG soldiers attacked themAnother 35 refugees are leaving Nauru for the United States on Sunday, the third group to depart Australia's offshore immigration centres this week.Almost all are single Afghan, Pakistani or Rohingya men, along with one Sri Lankan family and one Bangladeshi refugee, said Ian Rintoul of the the Refugee Action Coalition.The makeup further confirms fears that Iranians, who make up the largest national group on Nauru, have so far been excluded from the US intake. Iran was proscribed by Donald Trump's "travel ban". Continue reading...

The Guardian: Amid the chaos of Syria, will Israel and Iran launch an all-out war?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:05:29 GMT
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Neither country will benefit from a new Middle East conflict, but unless they cease military clashes, such as those inside Syria last weekend, hopes of peace remain fragileTensions between Israel and Iran have hit a new high following last weekend's unprecedented military clashes inside Syria. The fighting has intensified fears that the Middle East is heading for all-out war. But such alarming predictions assume both protagonists standing toe-to-toe, actuallywant to fight. Is this reallytrue?Iran is portrayed as a wanton aggressor, especially by the Trump administration and the Saudis.

BBC World: Iranian wrestler Karimachiani banned for throwing match

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:08:37 GMT
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Karimachiani would have faced an Israeli in the next round, and deliberately lost the match.

NYT: For 8 Days, Syria Felt More Like World War III

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:52:40 GMT
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Over the course of just eight days in February, the conflict in Syria intensified, with the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran all playing a part. Here's how one of the most chaotic weeks in the seven-year war unfolded.

The Guardian: Nuclear risk at its highest since Cuban missile crisis, says ex-energy secretary

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:30:38 GMT
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Nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz says world has been lucky to avoid accidental weapon launch – and risk is growingThe world has been lucky so far to escape the launch of nuclear weapons through miscalculation, but the odds of such a catastrophic accident are increasing, according to the former US energy secretary Ernest Moniz.Moniz, a nuclear physicist who played a central role in securing a landmark non-proliferation agreement with Iran in 2015, said the margin for error in avoiding disaster was getting thinner because of the introduction of new, smaller weapons, the broadening of circumstances in which their use is being contemplated, and a lack of high-level communications between major nuclear weapons powers. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Sir Peter Blake's killer arrested by police after 16 years on the run

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:13:28 GMT
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Brazilian police capture fugitive pirate who murdered world's leading sailor in 2001Brazilian police on a remote Amazon river island have arrested the man believed to have murdered the round-the-world sailor Sir Peter Blake in 2001. José Irandir Cardoso had been a fugitive for the last 16 years, after escaping from prison in 2002. He was captured by police during a routine stop-and-search in the town of Breves, on the island of Marajó at the mouth of the Amazon river, in the Amazon state of Pará. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever | Emily Thornberry

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:06:53 GMT
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Jeremy Corbyn's warnings on Iraq, Libya and Syria have proved terrifyingly right. And now Iran looks like the next battlegroundOn this day,15 years ago, I joined about one million others in central London to march against the impending Iraq war. We were not just part of the biggest political demonstration in British history, but the largest simultaneous protest event in the world, with millions marching in every continent. We gathered in Hyde Park and heard many famous voices speaking out against the war, from Labour politician Tony Benn to playwright Harold Pinter.When Jeremy Corbyn took the stage, he too was a familiar face to all peace march veterans and Islington residents like myself, but less so to other members of the crowd. But his words stirred the souls of everyone present.

The Guardian: Iran urged by UN to respect environment activists after wildlife campaigner death

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:09 GMT
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Officials say Kavous Seyed Emami used endangered Asiatic cheetah surveys as pretext for spying, but no evidence has been citedUN officials have urged the Iranian government to respect the work of environmental activists following the death in custody last week of wildlife campaigner, Kavous Seyed Emami.Emami was buried on Monday, but several members of the organisation he founded, the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, remain in jail and the deputy head of the Environmental Protection Organisation, Kaveh Madani, was detained for 72 hours over the weekend. Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'You don't sound American', TV host tells Muslim blogger from Oklahoma

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:56:26 GMT
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Hoda Katebi interviewed on Chicago's WGN News morning showKatebi, 23, senses shift in "˜Islamophobic opinions' under TrumpAn Iranian American Muslim fashion blogger was told on a US television network "you don't sound like an American" after she criticised US policy in the Middle East.Hoda Katebi, 23, was invited onto Chicago's WGN News morning show to speak about her book, Tehran Streetstyle, but was caught off guard when one of the presenters asked her about nuclear weapons. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Iranian intellectuals call for referendum amid political unrest

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:09 GMT
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Letter with 15 signatories says Iran's leaders have failed to deliver on republican idealsA group of prominent Iranian intellectuals have said they have lost hope that the Islamic Republic can reform, and have called for a referendum to establish whether the ruling establishment is still backed by a majority.A day after Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, touted the idea of holding a referendum as a means to heal Iran's deepening political divisions, 15 figures – including some based in Iran – said leaders had failed to deliver on republican ideals. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, say family

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:01:03 GMT
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Husband of woman jailed in Iran makes claim to UN and has resumed campaign for her releaseThe treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran, amounts to torture, her family have claimed in an appeal to the UN. Richard Ratcliffe, who has resumed campaigning for his wife's release after promises of an early release or a furlough were unfulfilled, said that a submission had been presented to the UN special rapporteur on torture. It has outlined why in their view her 22 months of imprisonment over allegations of spying amounted to torture, given "the conditions of solitary confinement, the psychological pressures in the arbitrary detention and court proceedings, and her use as a tool of pressure in wider diplomatic affairs".

NYT: A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia's Richest Fisheries

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:59:18 GMT
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A fishing boat approaching harbor in Zhoushan, China. When the Sanchi, an Iranian fuel tanker, sank in the East China Sea in January, it released the largest spill in decades, threatening important fisheries.

NYT: In Iran, Environmentalists Now Seen as Spies

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:19:06 GMT
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President Hassan Rouhani of Iran arriving at a news conference, with a portrait of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, last week in Tehran.

The Guardian: Israel and Iran consider next move after Syrian clash crosses red line

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:44:11 GMT
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Neither wants a fully fledged war despite the language, but further confrontations are expectedArch-enemies Iran and Israel crossed a line this weekend that both have been warning about for years: a direct confrontation between their militaries.In just a few hours, a potentially devastating precedent was set between two of the region's most bellicose states when Israel downed a drone in its airspace that it claimed was Iranian. After responding by bombing what Israel said was an Iranian target deep in Syria, one Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed amid a barrage of Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. Having lost its first jet in decades, Israel again hit what it said were Iranian targets, this time near Damascus. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Israel: Iranian drone we shot down was based on captured US drone

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:29:27 GMT
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The Israeli military said an Iranian drone it shot down over the weekend was based on an American stealth drone that was intercepted by Iran six years ago.

The Guardian: Renowned Canadian-Iranian environmental activist dies in jail in Tehran

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:33:38 GMT
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Family demands independent autopsy after judiciary claims Kavous Seyed-Emami ended his own lifeIran's judiciary has claimed that an Iranian-Canadian activist has ended his own life in detention because of the weight of evidence against him in a spying case, an Iranian news agency reported. Kavous Seyed-Emami's son on Saturday wrote on Twitter that his father, arrested on 24 January, had died in prison. Environmental activist Seyed-Emami, 63, a dual national, was a sociology professor at Iran's Imam Sadegh University. 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.
Codificator downloads
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Codificator postform4980
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.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

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.

Download | About AnoBBS v. 1.0

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.

Download | About AnoChat v. 1.1

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!