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The Guardian: Manus Island refugee 'needs medical treatment in Australia' after alleged knife attack

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:02:41 GMT
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Refugee who lives in the immigration detention centre suffered serious injuries when he was allegedly robbed by locals, advocates say - WARNING: Graphic images belowA man who was allegedly attacked with knives during a robbery on Manus Island last week needs to be brought to Australia for medical treatment, advocates have said.The man, a refugee living at the Australian-run immigration detention centre, suffered serious injuries on Wednesday morning when he was allegedly robbed by some locals, according to the Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani. Continue reading...

BBC World: Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35:46 GMT
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The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.

The Guardian: Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud: The young hothead who would be king

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:05:13 GMT
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The new heir to the Saudi kingdom is a man with vast ambitions, but it is his international aspirations that are causing the most concernThe sudden elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to the position of crown prince and heir apparent to his father, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, is a welcome surprise for many Saudis. It is also a matter of deep concern for some of the kingdom's neighbours, notably Iran, which is locked in a region-wide power struggle with its Arab arch-rival that increasingly risks sucking in the US and Russia.For younger Saudis frustrated by the kingdom's hidebound traditionalism and inflexible religious laws, Prince Mohammed is seen as a reform-minded new broom who could sweep the country to a brighter, more open future.

The Guardian: Iran's president heckled at rally after criticism by supreme leader

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:02:58 GMT
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Protests in Tehran suggests escalation in power struggle between Rouhani and Khamenei after landslide re-electionIran's president, Hassan Rouhani, has been heckled at during an annual pro-Palestinian rally in Tehran, a week after he was criticised by the supreme leader, as a power struggle between the two appeared to escalate.Rouhani, who was participating in the Quds rally, which is held on the last Friday of Ramadan, had to be rushed to his car after protesters shouted slogans comparing him to Abolhassan Banisadr, the country's first president who was impeached and later exiled after falling foul of the clerical establishment. Continue reading...

The Guardian: British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:57:37 GMT
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Niranjan Rasalingam had no lawyer and was at first unaware of his full sentence for role in ATM card scam that he deniesA court in Myanmar has sentenced a 30-year-old British man to 17 years in jail in a case that has attracted criticism after he was held for more than a year without charge.Niranjan Rasalingam, an accountant from Croydon, was arrested in 2014 alongside three Indian nationals on suspicion of stealing 25.2m kyats (Β£13,744) using cloned ATM cards in Yangon. Continue reading...

BBC World: Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:12:57 GMT
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The Gulf state is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran.

The Guardian: 'Close al-Jazeera': Saudi Arabia issues Qatar with 13 demands to end blockade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:45:36 GMT
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The list also demands the nation cut back ties to Iran and sever all links to the Muslim Brotherhood Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbour close al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.In a 13-point list "” presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis "” the countries also demand an end to Turkey's military presence in Qatar. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the list in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the dispute. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Iran nuclear chief warns US over support for Saudi Arabia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:15 GMT
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Ali Akbar Salehi, who helped negotiate 2015 deal, says US risks upsetting balance of power in Middle EastThe head of Iran's atomic energy organisation, one of the architects of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, has warned the US to stop upsetting the regional balance of power by siding with Saudi Arabia.Writing in the Guardian, Ali Akbar Salehi said "lavish arms purchases" by regional actors – a reference to the Saudi purchase of $100bn of US arms during Donald Trump's recent visit to Riyadh – would be seen as provocative in Tehran and that it would be unrealistic to expect Iran to remain "indifferent". Continue reading...

NYT: Fears Grow That U.S. Is Inching Toward Bigger Role in Syria War

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:09:42 GMT
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A fighter jet landing on the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. This month alone, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane, came close to shooting another and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops on the ground.

NYT: New Iran Deals for Airbus Jets Increase Pressure on Trump

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:56:16 GMT
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The agreements, for 73 aircraft, suggest an industry bet that the Trump administration will not block such transactions despite its hostility toward Iran.

The Guardian: Rift between Iran's ayatollah and re-elected president widens

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:28 GMT
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Hassan Rouhani questions political legitimacy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after supreme leader embarrassed president at high-profile meetingTensions are mounting between Iran's supreme leader and the country's president after the latter's landslide victory in last month's election. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 78, has sharpened his criticism of the reformist president, Hassan Rouhani, including humiliating him in a meeting of the country's most senior officials. Continue reading...

NYT: U.N. Leader Softens His Predecessor's Criticism of Iran Missile Tests

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:02:57 GMT
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Any American-led effort to further penalize Iran for its missile tests could be complicated by a softer stance by the new United Nations secretary general, AntΓ³nio Guterres.

The Guardian: Reporter fired over prospective business deal involving arms sales with source

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:43:38 GMT
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Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon was offered a 10% stake in fledgling firm by Farhad Azima, an aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIAThe Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals – including one involving arms sales to foreign governments – with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10% stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. It was not clear whether Solomon ever received money or formally accepted a stake in the company. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Miranda Kerr asked to relinquish jewels linked to Malaysian laundering case

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:01:03 GMT
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Australian model finds herself caught up in a multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprioAustralian model Miranda Kerr should hand over millions of dollars in gifted jewels that were allegedly purchased using money stolen from a fund established by Malaysia's prime minister, a Malaysian NGO has said.US prosecutors say the jewellery "” including a $3.8m (Β£3m) 8.88 carat diamond pendant from New York-based designer Lorraine Schwartz "” was gifted to Kerr by Jho Low, a financier at the heart of the corruption scandal that has engulfed the Malaysian government. Continue reading...

The Guardian: The Guardian view on the fall of Raqqa: the deadliest phase | Editorial

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:15:04 GMT
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The noose is tightening around Islamic State at a time when the Middle East is in tumult. Miscalculations or accidental incidents could easily spark a wider conflagration, whose spiralling effect no one could then controlThe rush to Raqqa, Islamic State's capital on the banks of the Euphrates in Syria, marks the beginning of a new and perilous phase in one of the world's most dangerous battle zones. The capture of the capital of Isis's self-declared caliphate would be partly symbolic – the end of a fountainhead of terror – and partly material: Raqqa would provide a treasure trove of information about the workings of Isis. What is clear is that when Isis is routed, there's a race to control vacated territory.

NYT: American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:21:12 GMT
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The downing of the drone was the latest indication that the air war between the United States military and forces loyal to the Syrian government is likely to continue or even escalate.

The Guardian: US shoots down second Iran-made armed drone over Syria in 12 days

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:47:00 GMT
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US says fighter shot drone as it approached outpost near borders of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan, the same day Russian jet came close to US warplane over Baltic SeaUS forces in southern Syria have shot down an Iranian-made armed drone for the second time in 12 days, in a further sign that Washington and Tehran's agendas are colliding along the Syrian-Iraqi desert frontier.A US fighter opened fire on the drone in the early afternoon because it was approaching a US outpost at al-Tanf, a strategic point near the Syrian, Iraq and Jordanian borders, according to the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (Isis), Operation Inherent Resolve. Continue reading...

BBC World: Syria conflict: US jet 'downs drone' near Jordan border

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:10:29 GMT
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The Iranian-made drone was thought to be armed and threatening US troops on the ground, officials say.

The Guardian: I want to stroll Tehran's streets at night, like men can: writer Fereshteh Ahmadi | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:44:04 GMT
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Under Hassan Rouhani's less repressive regime, female authors are starting to see their books in print, and daring to dream of greater independence Even the gentle references to sexuality in Fereshteh Ahmadi's short story Harry Is Always Lost meant it was hit by the censors. The female protagonist is late catching a flight. In a frantic taxi journey to the airport, she is with a man, but it is not clear if they are dating or are husband and wife. On the plane, she sits next to a strange man, who starts a conversation and ends up giving her a lift when they land in Tehran. This stranger drives so fast that the wind blows her scarf away, leaving her struggling to cover her head until they manage to buy a new one. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor faces deportation after visa denied

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:52:51 GMT
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Lawyers for Brisbane woman – whose campaign was supported by ministers and fellow former pupils – say decision will "˜rip her away' from her husband Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been given six months to leave Australia despite a long-running national campaign for immigration minister Peter Dutton to intervene and allow her to remain in Brisbane.The former Yeronga state high school student had her application for a partner visa rejected by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on Wednesday, in a decision her lawyers said would "rip her away" from her husband, Milad Jafari, and her community. Continue reading...

NYT: Saudis Say They Seized 3 Iranians Planning "?Terrorist Act' at Sea

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:28:15 GMT
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Saudi officials said their navy had seized three members the Revolutionary Guards Corps heading for an oil rig in a boat loaded with explosives. Iran said the men were "simple fishermen.

The Guardian: 'We have nothing to live for': anguish of family split by detention system

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:44 GMT
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Iranian man tells of his struggle to care for troubled teenage son on Nauru after wife and daughter taken to Australia for medical treatmentA refugee family cleaved apart by Australia's offshore detention regime say their lives have been destroyed by being forcibly separated for more than three yearswithout prospect of being reunited.Jalal – not his real name, but a pseudonym to protect family members – is an Arab-Iranian asylum seeker who has been stranded with his son on the island of Nauru since they were transferred from Christmas Island three and a half years ago. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Iranian family of Grenfell victims call on UK to grant them visas

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:38:41 GMT
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Fatemeh Afrasiabi's children live in Iran and her daughter says UK authorities in London and Tehran have been unhelpfulThe family of two Iranian sisters who are presumed to have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower have spoken of their grief, amid uncertainty over whether the Home Office will grant visas for relatives to attend their funeral.The sisters, Sakineh (65) and Fatemeh Afrasiabi, lived on the 18th floor of the tower block despite the former being disabled and only able to move with a walker. Sakineh's children told the Guardian that she was rehoused in Grenfell last year after her requests for an accessible flat fell on deaf ears. 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 version4900
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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.
**** 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!