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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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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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