About the Author


Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee describes how FBI harassment led a 54 year old psychiatrist, single mother 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 experienced when I used my financial and social position, as a doctor, to assist two former Black Panthers who had occupied 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 black postal worker and union activist named Oscar Manassa. The US government comes down hard on dissidents, whistleblowers and activists. As I recount in my memoir, Oscar also experienced extensive covert harassment prior to his brutal murder. Moreover immediately following his death, the US Postal Inspectors (an intelligence arm of the federal government blocked a homicide investigation by seizing the evidence file from the Seattle police.

The whole experience was a personal epiphany, leading to the frightening discovery that the democratic institutions of power have been taken over by an invisible shadow government.

At the beginning of 1987, I was a naïve hard working private psychiatrist concerned with growing joblessness and homelessness in Seattle’s African American community. By the end of the year, I had been intimately acquainted with America’s shadow government and the criminal activities US intelligence is notorious for – illegal narcotics trafficking, arms dealing, money laundering and covert assassinations of foreign and domestic leaders and activists.

My personal experiences would eerily foreshadow the burgeoning of the US intelligence state after 9-11. Any activist over fifty will tell you that the US government has targeted dissidents, whistleblowers and activists as far back as World War I with illegal wire taps, surveillance, break-ins, indefinite detention and extrajudicial assassination. Ironically all these previously illegal activities are totally legal under The Patriot act and the National Defense Authorization Act.

The Most Revolutionary Act won a 2011 Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice award.

Dr Bramhall on radio:

Jim and I discuss the Arab Spring, the recent takeover of the State Capitol in Madison Wisconsin, left gatekeeping foundations, and how the destruction of the middle class will hasten revolutionary change.

Click here to listen (fast forward through music):


We talk about the New Zealand political climate, the 911 Truth Movement and Noam Chomsky’s puzzling stance that there was no US government involvement in either 911 or the JFK assassination. We also discuss the role of insurance lobby and Big Pharma in blocking the establishment of universal single payer health care in the US, as well as Climategate and the BP oil spill. Finally we discuss my involvement with Seattle’s African American Museum and the resulting government harassment that I describe in The Most Revolutionary Act. I talk about the murder of a postal worker named Oscar Manassa and the rip-off of the federal worker compensation program to fund the Contra war against Nicaragua.

Click here to listen (fast forward through music):


E.G. and I talk about my harassment by the FBI and my decision to emigrate to New Zealand. We also discuss the demise of child psychiatry in the US – owing to the unwillingness of private insurance companies to cover mental health services for children and adolescents. And the failure of Obamacare to address this serious issue and the need for the US to create a true national health care system. We finished with a lengthy discussion about bullying, a special interest of mine as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

(click on link)

Chris and I discuss how I was first targeted, following my decision to support the occupation (of an abandoned school)  that led to the formation of Seattle’s first African American Heritage Museum – as an alternative to the crack cocaine epidemic among the city’s African American teenagers. We also talk about my research into HIV AIDS, my hospitalization and the Veterans Administration psychologist I worked with who also helped GIs illegally stationed in Cambodia in the sixties and seventies (and terrorized into keeping quiet about it).

(click on link  – show is syndicated – fast forward the music to hear interview)

Rob and I discuss the phone harassment, break-ins, attempts to run me down – and my psychiatric hospitalization. We also talk about the political activities that seemed to lead the government to target me – including my research into HIV AIDS – and my inability to get help from the Seattle police. Then we cover the whole area of conspiracies in general, which are more accurately called State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS)

  1. Thanks moorbey, Signed the petition and posted on Facebook and Twitter.

    • 53 years ago the Mafia and America’s corrupt government murdered President Kennedy. In this explosive new book I prove these dark forces did in fact assassinate President Kennedy on 11/22/1963. This 351 page book has over 100 photographs and countless links insuring you will be convinced Harvey Oswald was what he claimed and that was he was in fact just a patsy. This fascinating new book hopefully will force our fascist government to, release all the countless documents their hiding under NATIONAL SECURITY before the 2039 deadline they now cling to…WAKE UP!

  2. Richard, that link isn’t working for some reason. I would be happy to review your book (and post it on my blog) if you care to make a review copy available.

  3. Hello Stuart, I’ve read and posted some comments on your thread re: the CIA’s influence on feminism over time, and have appreciated your work with that topic. However, I only yesterday came across some articles you had written several years ago while doing some web surfing: – The Cointelpro Role of Left Gatekeeping Foundations; The CIA And Nonviolence; and Does the CIA Fund Both the Right and the Left? Wow! Great work.

    I just want to tell you how much I appreciate and admire your research and writing. These topics are very close to my heart and interests also, and seldom to I find such well reasoned and researched discussions regarding these critically important issues. Given the absolute credibility free fall of MSM that we have witnessed over the campaign season, on everything from the election itself to the West’s attacks on Syria, I think these articles have even more importance than at the time they were written. For example Democracy Now’s Syria coverage, like its Libya coverage, make it virtually unwatchable and renders it simply another State Department mouthpiece. The same could be said for other “progressive” media sites that run the usual mix of information combined with disinformation, such as Counterpunch (in my opinion).

    As more people turn away from MSM and they “discover” such “progressive” sites, they tend to be very vulnerable to the more subtle propaganda presentation offered. For example Democracy Now’s Dakota Access coverage was quite welcomed and appreciated by many of us, however, by combining it with State Department propaganda on Syria, it no doubt confused many who are less familiar with that issue than with say domestic environmental issues. There lies the real danger in these “gatekeeper” sites, and there lies the real importance of your articles I’m referring to.

    I have not been able to find links to these particular articles through your blog site, but that may just be my own web site knowledge deficits. These are important articles and I hope they are read widely. Again, thank you for your work Stuart. Warm regards. – Gary Weglarz

  4. Hi Gary, thanks for the very flattering comments. I, too, was very disappointed in Democracy Now until I discovered that they were getting substantial funding from CIA-linked foundations. I haven’t posted the articles you mention on my blog – mainly because they seem a bit long and academic to me.

  5. metrobusman says:

    Hi SJB; just ordered yr ‘most rev…” and can’t wait to read it. I’m an anarchist in Seattle and have never heard of you or your problems with the Bureau. Discovered you by accident when a friend did a search at Dissidentvoice looking for siomething I’d written and found yr MvG piece.

    Signed up for yr e-mail subscription and it told me I was subscribed but never asked me for my address, so this is a very special blog indeed…

    Sincerely. Dave Fryett

  6. Aw shucks. Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you could find the book – I’ve been having an ongoing dispute with my publisher who keeps taking it off Amazon and Ingraham.

    • metrobusman says:

      Ordered it thru Amazon.

      Never written/published anything longer than an essay, so I’m wondering what yr publisher’s motive would be in making the book unavailable? Being of conspiratorial bent: pressure from our friends at the Bureau?

      • Purely pecuniary. I’m with a print on demand publisher – which means I paid for cover, layout and publicity. My contract includes making the book available to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Ingraham and two years ago they tried to collect $100 a month from under performing others to continue these listings. I refused and they took my listings done until I threatened legal action for breach of contract.

  7. Roger says:

    Amy who makes $2M/year – I think you live in fantasy land or just don’t know the difference between real and alternate facts (aka lies). Suspect you know very little, if anything about George Soros other than that he is rich!

  8. Great links, metrobusman. I especially like the post about Chris Hedges. I wrote something for Dissident Voice once about the hatchet job he wrote in 2012 about the black bloc. In my view, he’s far more open in his attacks on the left – and more dangerous. I also note how quick the so-called alternative media was to suppress Harper’s accusations of plagiarism against him in 2014: https://newrepublic.com/article/118114/chris-hedges-pulitzer-winner-lefty-hero-plagiarist

  9. That was just around the time he went out on medical disability – so I’m not sure.

  10. franklparker says:

    Popped by to thank you for the follow. You flatter me!

  11. No worries, Frank. You have an interesting blog.

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