Mikael of ImpeachforPeace Empowering citizens to hold our elected (or otherwise in power) servants accountable

October 17, 2008

Obama supporters physically attacked at Palin rally in New Hampshire

Filed under: News — Mikael @ 10:57 am

Obama: “Don’t boo now, just vote!”

March 26, 2008

Like I said before, RFK not killed by Sirhan Sirhan

Filed under: News — Mikael @ 4:05 pm

As reported on this blog in reference to a BBC “Newsnight” expose’ in a post entitled “Who Killed the Kennedys After All?”, Robert Kennedy was not assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

This video is from MSNBC News Live, broadcast March 26, 2008.

March 19, 2008

“A More Perfect Union” speech by Barack Obama

Filed under: Impeach for Peace,News — Mikael @ 12:22 am

February 3, 2008

President Barack Hussein Obama

Filed under: News — Mikael @ 4:20 pm

ImpeachforPeace.org does not endorse nor support political candidates, but on this blog I have the freedom to express my personal belief that of the candidates remaining, there is only one I would like to be my president: Barack Hussein Obama. I include his middle name to negate the venom the xenophobic naysayers have attempted to attach to it. I just hope he comes around to support full accountability for the crimes of all members of the Bush Administration.

September 29, 2007

Master Marceau dreams of flying

Filed under: News — Mikael @ 12:34 pm

[You may or may not know that I am a mime artist, actor, ballroom dance instructor and spent parts of two summers studying with the great master of the art of mime: Marcel Marceau. I just sent this to a closed Yahoo Group comprised of students of our recently departed Master teacher.]

I have not yet been able to take the proper time to formulate an appropriate response that a loss of this magnitude merits.

I do, however want to encourage someone – anyone – to begin collecting these quotes and stories and collating them into a book from his students for eventual publication.

I will say briefly that for me there has not been so much a sense of loss – maybe because my relationship with Marceau was not one that involved personal communication, but was rather mostly as an infrequent student yet lifelong admirer and emulator. Perhaps it is also because Marceau for so long has lived in that universal place and communicated to all of us from there through his work and through his teaching which continued to echo in our minds and hearts long after each and every session with him had ended.

In my show at a Community College theater two nights ago in Worthington, Minnesota Marceau was momentarily very present – much like Rob Rivest mentioned earlier on this forum – and I suddenly thought:

At long last Marceau can view and enjoy and even subtly critique and guide each and every one of our performances and rehearsals simultaneously.

For this reason I smile through a gentle heartache when I think of his passing. He now lives completely in that world to which he has been so clearly and consistently referring as long as we have known him.

Much like the spiritual inheritance I clearly received from each of my parents in the months and years after their deaths six and four years ago, we can all expect to have gifts from our master teacher visited upon us – each lovingly crafted to most precisely further our unique branch of the magnificent tree that is the art of mime we embody together.

I eagerly await to see how Marceau lives, grows, develops and blossoms through each of you as his artistic and spiritual influence is more fully released through your souls into this world.

“Have I told you about the time I met Charles Chaplin?”

“I am Marceau… but he is Charles Chaplin!”

NPR Interview with my true mentor, Gregg Goldston, who was a long-time student and friend of and performer with Marceau

March 5, 2007

From Texas cell, Canadian, 9, pleads for help

Filed under: Impeach for Peace,News — Mikael @ 3:21 pm

Family in limbo after unscheduled stop in Puerto Rico
UNNATI GANDHI – Globe and Mail Friday, March 2nd, 2007
(Kevin’s letter to his Prime Minister: ‘Dear Mr. Prime minister haper I don’t like to stay in this jail. I’m only nine years old. I want to go to my school in Canada. I’m sleeping beside the wall. Please Mr. Priminister haper give visa for my family. This place is not good for me. I want to get out of the cell. Just pleace give visa for my family. My home land is in Canada, My life is over there. I’m also sleeping beside wasroom. Mr. Priminister haper pleace bring me and my family to Canada. Thank you so much.’)

AUSTIN, TEX. — Even if you try to look past the eight-metre-high chain-link fence, beyond the scores of uniformed guards patrolling the perimeter and away from the cameras, metal detectors and lasers, there isn’t the slightest evidence of children inside the T. Don Hutto Family Detention Center.

No one is playing outside; there are no sounds of laughter.

But inside the thick, whitewashed walls of this former maximum-security prison in the heart of Texas are about 170 children — including a nine-year-old Canadian boy named Kevin.

Call it international limbo. Detained by U.S. Customs officials after their flight to Toronto made an unscheduled stop on American soil nearly four weeks ago, Kevin and his Iranian parents, Majid and Masomeh, feel they are being held hostage not only by the physical parameters of Hutto, but by the politics of nationality.

“We can’t go home because I am Canadian but my parents are not,” Kevin said in a telephone interview with The Globe and Mail — no personal interviews have been granted.


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