Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

New January(-ish) Issue Out Now

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The DGSE – France’s Own Peeping Tom

While revelations of the unchecked authority of the NSA are blowing through international media, one group of tech-savvy cowboys are ducking their heads below the table and holding their breath. The DGSE, or Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure*, has … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Editors

Thank you for all your help and support for the first ever Beach Party. We saw it as a great success. As for the poster, many of you saw the image as obvious bad taste in a good way, which … Continue reading

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France Strangling Free Speech (and Itself)

In the autumn of 2012, French Twitter erupted in a battle of racist jokes and insults. Our judicial system, in its response, has shown itself incompetent, irrelevant, and, moreover, racist. This is why you should be alarmed: The Courts Are … Continue reading

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Mariner Celebrates 2 Years With Kick-Ass Issue

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You Can’t Talk About That

The Mariner would like to remind its readers that  any projection about the results of tomorrow’s election is illegal. The law not only forbids mention on the major portals of published media, but even on your very personal Twitter and … Continue reading

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The Cops Have No Balls: 32 People Arrested for Singing to Protest Arrest of Man Arrested for Singing

As oldhands at the reporting game, we here at The Mariner like to think we’ve seen it all. We thought we had seen it all the other week when this headline came across our desks: CONVICTED FOR SINGING BRASSENS It … Continue reading

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From Tahrir to Finistère

“No fewer than 10 bloggers sit in Syrian prisons, while Egypt has detained 31 over the years. Morocco has arrested at least six…” Jillian C. York of Al Jazeera, The nations of the Middle East are notorious for stifling dissent … Continue reading

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You Can’t Say That…

Ryan Giggs had an affair with Imogen Thomas, denied it, and obtained a ‘Super-injunction‘ rendering any mention of it within the wide-reaching jurisdiction of British law a punishable offense. There, we said it. Rather than curl up nice and silent … Continue reading

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