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The Guardian: Iranian TV executive shot dead in Istanbul, Turkish media reports

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:36:53 GMT
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Saeed Karimian, founder of Farsi-language network GEM TV, reportedly shot dead along with his Kuwaiti business partnerThe Iranian founder of a popular Farsi-language satellite television network has been shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, according to Turkish media, months after reportedly being convicted of spreading "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic.GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian was travelling through Istanbul's Maslak neighbourhood after 8pm (1700 GMT) on Saturday when the car was blocked by a Jeep and shots were fired, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. Continue reading...

BBC World: Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:30:19 GMT
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Saeed Karimian, founder of Gem TV, had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court.

The Guardian: Iran's people care about elections. The so-called democratic fringe doesn't | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:52:50 GMT
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Trump's hard talk has buoyed Iran's exiled opposition, like the son of the late Shah and the shadowy MEK. But these intemperate voices are not to be trustedIn Donald Trump, opponents of the Iranian establishment bent on regime change have identified a new hope. The US administration, which often talks tough on Iran, has rejuvenated fringe exiled Iranian opposition groups who are irrelevant to modern Iran, yet appeal to gullible Americans. One such group is led by Reza Pahlavi, who gets attention mainly because he is the son of the late Shah, who was exiled during the revolution in 1979.

BBC World: Five things

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:36:08 GMT
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Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.

CNN Top Stories: Iran fast-attack boat nears US destroyer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:13:56 GMT
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The U.S. Navy says an Iranian boat was "unprofessional" and "provocative" by coming close to a U.S. destroyer in the Persian Gulf. It's not the first time.

BBC World: Iran election: Six candidates, six facts

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:16:11 GMT
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Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.

The Guardian: Israeli ambassador speaks of fresh Palestine peace initiative

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:38:27 GMT
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Speaking at tense event at Soas attended by pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters, Mark Regev says wider Arab world must be involved in talksIsrael is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies as pro-Palestinian activists mounted a vocal protest outside.Regev said that Israel "wants to see larger and greater involvement from the Arab world" in new peace negotiations. Pragmatic Sunni Arab states saw a "convergence of interest" with Israel in relation to Iran, and had "significant cards to play", he added. He also said that Israel had approached the Trump administration about "trying to get the peace process back on track".

CNN Top Stories: Mom looked on in horror as baby killed on Facebook

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:23:38 GMT
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Jiranuj Trairat could hear the sudden panic in her cousin's voice.

The Guardian: Massive Damascus airport blast 'consistent with Israeli policy'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:35:23 GMT
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Israeli minister suggests explosion in Syria that set off large fires was strike to prevent transfer of weapons to HezbollahThe Israeli intelligence minister, Yisrael Katz, said a massive explosion near Damascus airport on Thursday was consistent with his country's policy to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.Israeli warplanes have hit the airport and other bases around the Syrian capital in the past, targeting what it said were weapons stockpiles belong to the Syrian government and Iran-allied group. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Thai mother watched daughter being killed on Facebook Live

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:49:14 GMT
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Jiranuch Trirat stumbled across the footage of her 11-month-old child being killed by her boyfriendThe distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.The killing on Monday caused revulsion in Thailand and around the world, sparking renewed debate about what can be done by social media companies to more quickly remove live broadcasts of violent crimes, suicides and murders. Continue reading...

The Guardian: US Navy ship fires warning flare at Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:02:49 GMT
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The Iranian vessel came within 1,000 meters of the USS Mahan, prompting the guided-missile destroyer to "˜deploy a flare to determine the vessel's intentions'A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.The incident happened on Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Militants kill ten Iranian border guards in attack on frontier with Pakistan

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:34:32 GMT
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Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group, claims responsibility for killing of guards in Sistan-Baluchestan province on border with PakistanTen Iranian border guards have been killed by Sunni militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan, according to the Tasnim news agency. The militant group Jaish al-Adl, or the Army of Justice, has claimed responsibility, the report said. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Aaron David Miller, Richard Sokolsky: The Axis of Evil is back

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:16:39 GMT
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Trump's bellicose talk about rogue nations including North Korea and Iran isn't likely to yield dramatic changes -- unless he's willing to negotiate, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky

CNN Top Stories: US destroyer forced to alter course

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:23:43 GMT
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An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ship acted "unprofessional but also provocative" while approaching the USS Mahan, an American destroyer in the Persian Gulf on Monday, according to a US official.

NYT: Father in Thailand Kills 11-Month-Old Daughter Live on Facebook

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:11:23 GMT
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Jiranuch Trirat, second from left, holding the body of her 11-month-old daughter at a hospital in Phuket, Thailand, on Tuesday. The daughter's death was broadcast on Facebook.

The Guardian: Shirin Ebadi: 'Outside of Iran I knew I'd be more useful. I could speak'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:32:33 GMT
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Human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel peace prize before being forced into exile from Iran. She talks about Islamphobia, self-care and hopeOf all the places one might encounter Shirin Ebadi, Tallahassee should not be one. I was to meet her in the state capital of what is officially known as America's sunshine state, but is more widely regarded as America's weirdest state. Ebadi was in Florida for PeaceJam, which connects Nobel peace prize laureates with youth. But I found it hard to imagine the greatest Iranian human rights icon spending Persian New Year week at a teen camp on the Florida panhandle. "I go everywhere, I live on planes," she tells me on the phone and indeed days later I'm scheduled to meet her closer to my home in New York City.

The Guardian: 'Everything is tough': the soccer refugees threatened by Trump's travel ban

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:44 GMT
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We asked six players who came to the US how Trump's attempted ban, which would bar travel for citizens of some Muslim countries, has affected their livesSport lies down the list of concerns after President Trump's attempted travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries, but soccer has not emerged untouched. An MLS club is reported to have missed out on a Muslim player in part because of the ban, while Columbus Crew forward Justin Meram pulled out of the Iraq national team squad for reasons related to the ban.None of the six countries under the proposed ban are renowned soccer powers, but many immigrants from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen have used the sport to help integrate themselves into their new home.

The Guardian: British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran loses legal appeal

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:53:42 GMT
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The country's supreme court upheld the conviction of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held on national security charges for over a yearIran's supreme court has upheld the conviction of a British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years in jail on non-specific charges relating to national security, dashing her hopes of overturning the verdict through legal avenues. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency's charitable arm, had lodged a final appeal in January after the confirmation of her sentence in a lower court. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said on Monday that the supreme court had rejected her appeal. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Qatari royals released from captivity as part of Syria population swap deal

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:16:12 GMT
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Extraordinary pact brokered by Iran and Qatar sees release of 26 members of royal hunting party and evacuations from four Syrian townsA group of 26 Qatari royals held hostage in Iraq by an Iranian-backed militia have been released after nearly 18 months in captivity as part of an extraordinary regional pact centred on four besieged Syrian towns.The royals, many of them cousins of Qatar's emir, were handed over to the Iraqi interior minister on Friday by the powerful Keta'eb Hezbollah group, which seized the royals during a December 2015 hunting trip in the deserts of southern Iraq. 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
Codificator full version4835
Codificator postform4711
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!