Liberty in ACTION!

Friday, 3 July 2009 by Mike Gogulski
art, people | 7 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2582" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Barbora, Martin, Slovakia, 30 June 2009"][/caption]


Monday, 29 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | Comments Off on OFFLINE

Dear Friends, I was very stressed and exhausted the first 2 days of Liberty Camp here in Martin, Slovakia, because I was trying to do this and support a number of online projects at the same time and keep up with ...

Liberty Camp question: What is capitalism?

Friday, 26 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 8 Comments »

In my first day of Liberty Camp sessions as instructor/facilitator/whatever today in Martin, Slovakia, I introduced each session by asking group members to answer the question "What does capitalism mean to you?" in less than sixty seconds each. With a single ...

Smokers thwarting the tax man one carton at a time

Monday, 22 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 2 Comments »

Huh, I just noticed yesterday that one of the ads running on my site from is for cheap cigarettes. claims to be selling major brand cigarettes at damned cheap prices by most places' standards. Ownership in Dominica, operating company ...


Wednesday, 29 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
activism, art, history | Comments Off on приглашение

приглашение (Russian: pri·GLA·sheh·nye, ): invitation I received a wonderful gift. A t-shirt bearing this famous photograph, taken on 21 August 1968 at Šafárikovo námestie, Bratislava, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia: [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="by Ladislav Bielik, ...


Friday, 27 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 4 Comments »

So the other day I schlepped on back down to the Aliens' Police office to pick up my replacement sticker for my Slovak temporary residence permit (povolenie na prechodný pobyt). Fortunately, I went at a time when there was only ...

Liberty Camp 2009 – Slovakia

Monday, 23 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
activism | 6 Comments »

Once again this year, the Language of Liberty Institute, with local partner INESS - The Institute of Economic and Social Studies, is organizing a Liberty Camp from June 25 - July 1. This year's camp will be held in Martin, ...

Back in The Village again

Monday, 9 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 42 Comments »

I just returned from the Slovak Aliens' Police office, where I received my freshly-minted 1954 Convention Travel Document (cestovný doklad osoby bez štátnej príslušnosti). I also submitted an application there for issuance of a replacement sticker for my residence permit, which ...

You are not the bank’s customer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 18 Comments »

I walk into the nearest branch of Tatra banka, where I keep all of my accounts. I proceed to the cash window. I have two tasks: Exchange a quantity of Slovak koruna banknotes for euro notes Purchase a number of commemorative coins for ...

Elsewhere, part 2

Monday, 22 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | Comments Off on Elsewhere, part 2

Second in a series tracking media and blogosphere reaction to my renunciation of US citizenship. The first part is here. Thanks to everyone who has been helping spread the word! Mainstream media: I received an email on Wednesday asking if I would ...
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