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The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee
by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
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Release Date: 05/15/10
Genre: Memoir
Pages: 336
Publisher: Eloquent Books
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Print 978-1-60911-858-7 17.95
Author Page: Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
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The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee describes led a 54 year old psychiatrist, single mother and social activist, to close my 25 year Seattle practice to begin a new life in New Zealand. It begins by describing the fifteen years of covert harassment I experience when I used my financial and social position, as a doctor, to assist two former Black Panthers who were occupying an abandoned school to transform it into an African American Museum. What began as unrelenting phone harassment and illegal break-ins, progressed to six attempts on my life and an affair with an undercover agent who railroaded me into a psychiatric hospital.

My main motivation for writing the book was the murder of a postal worker and union activist I worked with named Oscar Manassa.  As I recount in my book, Manassa also experienced extensive covert harassment prior to his brutal murder. His death was a personal epiphany – as I recognized that Americans who challenge powerful government or corporate interests are denied the protection of the US criminal justice system. The Seattle police were blocked from undertaking a homicide investigation when the US Postal Inspectors (who are actually an intelligence arm of the federal government) seized Manassa’s evidence file.

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