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Free Kurdistan!

Sunday, 12 July 2009 by Mike Gogulski
people | 20 Comments »

I received a wonderful gift from a new friend I met at the Liberty Camp a couple weeks ago in Martin, Slovakia. It is a necklace with a pendant in the shape of Kurdistan, bearing the Kurdish national emblem and colors. [caption ...

Demystifying renunciation

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary, mind control | 9 Comments »

The questions folks have about what I've done in renouncing my US citizenship and becoming intentionally stateless seem endless sometimes. It seems that what information is out there in the public sphere doesn't lead many to a clear picture of ...

Re-documented!

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 ...

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 ...

Stateless person’s travel document: approved

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 23 Comments »

On Monday (16 February 2009) I submitted an application to the Slovak Aliens' Police bureau for a stateless person's travel document under the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. There was much waiting around the office to do, ...

Sunni’s Salon interview

Monday, 9 February 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 5 Comments »

I'm honored to be the featured interview for Sunni Marvillosa's final installment of her long-running "Sunni's Salon" series. The interview runs to about 10,000(!) words, and ranges rather widely, from discussion of my statelessness through psychology, anarchism, religion and psychedelic drugs. ...

I’m officially stateless

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 22 Comments »

Got a call yesterday (29 December 2008) from the US Embassy that my Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States has been received here in Bratislava. The staffer offered me the choice of picking it up in person or ...

Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 9 Comments »

Yesterday I did a studio interview with Christopher George of Radio Slovakia International. We spoke for maybe twenty minutes, and the interview was edited down to about eleven minutes. Audio, direct from Radio Slovakia International, unedited, 12.3MB, 26min 52sec (my segment ...

Elsewhere, part 1

Monday, 15 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 4 Comments »

First in a potential series tracking media and blogosphere reaction to my renunciation of US citizenship. Call it self-aggrandizement if you like; part of the point of doing this was to raise public consciousness regarding issues important to, guess who?, ...

Press release

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 49 Comments »

Welcome, new friends and new visitors. If after reading this article you would like to trace the story back to the beginning -- at least, to the beginning of this blog -- please click on the diary category link. Enjoy ...
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