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The Guardian: The house that Tateh built ... out of sand-filled plastic bottles

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:00:11 GMT
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In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica aka "the crazy bottle guy' has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast an eye over the construction of an odd, circular house. The half-built dwelling is the brainchild of Tateh Lehbib Braica, 27, an engineer who wanders among the workers. On the ground lie hundreds of sand-filled, 1.5 litre plastic bottles that serve as bricks. With them, Tateh has found a way to fight back against the harshness of the Algerian desert that is home to 90,000 long-term refugees from western Sahara. It's not yet that hot, but in summer, when the temperature rises above 50C, it will be impossible to venture out of doors.


BBC Africas: Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:41:07 GMT
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Tension in the area flared up when Moroccan troops moved in, breaching a UN-backed ceasefire.


The Guardian: Morocco rejoins African Union after more than 30 years

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:47:07 GMT
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The country left the Union in 1984 after a row over the status of Western Sahara. Morocco's readmission brings hope of peace-building over the territoryMorocco has been readmitted to the African Union more than three decades after it left when the continental body recognised the independence of the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Hopes that the move could pave the way for peace-building were bolstered after Western Sahara regarded by Morocco as part of its historic territory welcomed the readmission. Related: Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat to head African Union Continue reading...


BBC Africas: Western Sahara welcomes Morocco's African Union membership

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:07:22 GMT
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Could Morocco's return to the African Union lead to an end to the 16-year Western Sahara impasse?


BBC World: Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:37:48 GMT
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The African Union allows Morocco to rejoin decades after it left in protest over Western Sahara.


BBC Africas: Using plastic bottles to build refugee homes

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:24:29 GMT
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Tatah Brika, from Western Sahara, is building more durable homes for refugees by using two plentiful materials, plastic bottles and sand.


BBC Africas: Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:22:46 GMT
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Thousands of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara, have been living in refugee camps in Algeria for some 40 years. As the political deadlock continues, they face a cut in aid.


BBC World: Ocean thrill

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:24:24 GMT
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The disputed Western Sahara is a popular kitesurfing destination, even though conflict could resume.


The Guardian: An insider's guide to El-Aain: camel convoys and revolutionary rappers

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:47:25 GMT
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El-Aaiún (also known as Laâyoune) is the biggest city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. It only sprang from the desert in the 1930sA sleepy, hospitable, mysterious city Continue reading...


NYT: U.N. Renews Mission in Western Sahara in Divisive Vote

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:03:36 GMT
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A Security Council resolution renewed the peacekeeping mission but exerted little pressure on Morocco, which expelled dozens of United Nations workers last month.


BBC Africas: Western Sahara warning over UN row

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:18:32 GMT
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A conflict in the disputed territory of Western Sahara may flare up again if the UN's mission is not fully restored, an African Union envoy warns.


WAPO: Morocco expels 8 foreigners over Western Sahara protests

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:05:47 GMT
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Morocco's official news agency says eight foreigners have been expelled for supporting prisoners convicted for their roles in deadly protests in Western Sahara.


The Guardian: Where does the $8bn UN peacekeeping budget go?

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:56:35 GMT
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The United Nation's budget seems healthy, but across the world missions are facing alarming shortfallsThere are more than 100,000 peacekeepers wearing the blue helmet in 16 missions across the world, from Kosovo in eastern Europe to western Sahara in north Africa. Faced by multiple crises across the world, the UN will spend in excess of $8bn on its peacekeeping missions this year, an increase of 17% on 2015.But with criticism of operations in Congo mounting, and a sex abuse scandal dominating stories about the mission in Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping faces a crisis of credibility. In light of this, we thought it was time we looked at where the money from peacekeeping goes. Here's what we found. Continue reading...


WAPO: UN "?to spare no effort' to restore Western Sahara mission

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:34:16 GMT
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The United Nations says the secretary-general and his envoys are ready "to spare no effort" to restore the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation and end the controversy with Morocco " as called for by the U.N. Security Council.


WAPO: UN council wants Western Sahara mission fully restored

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 02:22:04 GMT
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The U.N. Security Council announced its support for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara late Thursday, calling for the controversy between Morocco and the U.N. secretary-general to be addressed so the mission can resume full operation.


WAPO: UN council wants Western Sahara mission fully restored

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:19:10 GMT
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The United Nations Security Council is calling for the controversy between Morocco and the U.N. secretary-general to be addressed so the peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara can resume full operation.


WAPO: UN official: Western Sahara mission threatened with closure

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:54:26 GMT
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A United Nations official is warning that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara will have to shut down unless Morocco reverses its unprecedented expulsion order.


WAPO: UN closes military office in disputed Western Sahara

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:38:04 GMT
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The United Nations says it has closed a military liaison office in the disputed Western Sahara after Morocco gave the U.N. observers there 72 hours to leave to protest remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


WAPO: UN accuses Morocco over actions on Western Sahara mission

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:41:57 GMT
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The United Nations is accusing Morocco of violating the U.N. Charter in ordering the withdrawal of U.N. civilians from the peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara and says the Security Council must take action.


WAPO: UN workers ordered out of Morocco amid Ban spat

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:59:29 GMT
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Morocco's government has ordered out scores of U.N. workers in Moroccan-held Western Sahara over an ongoing spat with the international organization.


WAPO: Morocco resumes contact with European authorities

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:56:43 GMT
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Morocco's government has announced its intention to resume contacts with the European Union amid disputes between the country and the international community over Western Sahara.


WAPO: UN: Morocco orders 84 UN staffers to leave Western Sahara

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:55:21 GMT
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Morocco has ordered 84 international staff members in the U.N. peacekeeping mission for Western Sahara to leave within three days, in protest at recent comments by the U.N. secretary-general about the disputed territory. The U.N. called the move "unprecedented.


BBC Africas: Morocco threat over UN peacekeepers

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:56:57 GMT
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Morocco threatens to pull its soldiers out of UN global peacekeeping missions after UN chief Ban Ki-moon refers to the "occupation" of Western Sahara.


WAPO: Morocco cutting support for UN Western Sahara force

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:34:37 GMT
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The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's recent comments about the disputed territory.


WAPO: UN chief angry at huge Morocco protest over Western Sahara

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 03:54:36 GMT
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disappointed and angry at the huge demonstration in Morocco against him over his remarks about the contested territory of Western Sahara " and astonished at the government's reaction, the United Nations said Monday.






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A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007

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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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AnoBBS - free BBS software
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AnoBBS downloads
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**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
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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
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- edit forumdata and users (admin)
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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
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AnoChat downloads
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Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
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**** 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

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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!