The Most Revolutionary Act

Diverse Ramblings of an American Refugee

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
New Plymouth, New Zealand
December 02
Retired psychiatrist, activist and author with a new young adult novel - A Rebel Comes of Age - due for release on Dec 21, 2013. My 2010 memoir THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE describes the circumstances that led me to leave the US in 2002. More information about both books (and me) at


APRIL 16, 2014 4:09PM

New Evidence in JFK Assassination

farewell to justice

A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case that Should Have Changed History

by Joan Mellen (2013 Skyhorse Publishing)


Book Review

 A Farewell to Justice is an exhaustive review of the only arrest and trial stemming from the 1963 murder of President Jo… Read full post »

What the corporate media isn't telling us . . .

Also how left and right activists are being set up to fight one another  (this isn't new).

Make sure your firewall is intact before watching the video. I got a warning about a month ago that people were getting malware downloaded… Read full post »

APRIL 14, 2014 3:16PM

Israel's New Ethnic Purity Laws


60,000 African Refugees and 70,000 Bedouin Affected

Israel‘s obsession with Jewish ethnic purity has led to the enactment of open ethnic cleansing by the current Netanyahu government.

Aside from Israel’s genocidal policies towards Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2014 9:15PM

9-11 For Novices


The Pentagon is the Key

If you’re like me, you probably find the technological complexity of 9-11 Truth debates pretty daunting. This is what makes the following video by Barbara Honneger particularly valuable. Honneger breaks the scientific evidence down into discrete, easily dig… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 4:42PM

The Cato Institute and the Drug War


A visit to the Cato Institute website can be a mind bending experience. Imagine my astonishment on discovering that that my views on drug reform are virtually identical to those of an conservative think tank.

The Cato Institute’s position is that

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End the US Ban on Ibogaine

The psychedelic drug ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction and alcoholism in more than 190 countries, including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Russia, China and Ukraine. Sixty years of research has demonstrated ibogaine’s effectiveness in opiat/… Read full post »

APRIL 6, 2014 4:10PM

Nobel Prize for Walmart

APRIL 4, 2014 3:14PM

Reclaiming Adam Smith


Contrary to conservative claims, Adam Smith was a liberal who argued for government intervention to ensure economic growth and “general prosperity.” I find it intriguing that he attributes Britain’s global economic dominance to “division of labor”

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(This is the 9th of a series of emails about ending the right of private banks to issue money. It concerns WikiHouse and a proposal to remove the means of production from the monetary system through publicly owned Open Source technology.)

In the following video, architect Alastair… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2014 6:35PM

Canada Has Been Dissolved

Canada has been dissolved. Founding convention for the Republic of Kanata to be held June 14, 2014 in Winnebag. Canada is a rogue nation, created in genocide and conquest and sustained by crime and corruption. But this past year, its heads of state and church have been… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2014 3:49PM

New Plymouth Hits the Streets

NP TPPAphoto by Moana Williams

Thousands marched in New Zealand’s nationwide mobilization against the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on March 29, with more than a thousand in Auckland, 400 in Wellington, 200 in Hamilton and Nelson, 125 in Whangarei, 100 each in Tauranga, Napier,/… Read full post »

modernising money

(This is the fifth in a series of posts about stripping private banks of their power to issue money)

Modernising Money: Why Our Monetary System is Broken and How It Can Be Fixed

by Andrew Jackson and Ben Dyson (Positive Money 2012)

Book Review

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(This is the fourth of a series of posts about ending the ability of private banks to issue money.)

For the past 18 months ago, IMF economists Michael Kumhof and Jaromir Benes have been circulating a proposal to end the ability of banks to create money.

As Kumhof… Read full post »



 (This is the third in a series of posts about stripping private banks of the power to issue money.)

Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley* (1966 Macmillan) is an exacting account of how the Bank of England,… Read full post »

(This is the second of a series of posts about ending the right of private banks to issue money.)

The Secret of Oz (William Still 2009) primarily addresses the long battle to strip banks of their power to issue money. In the US, this struggle dates back to the… Read full post »

(This is the first in a series of posts about ending the right of private banks to create money.)

In January Jesse Myerson, writing in the Rolling Stone, called for five seemingly radical economic reforms in an article entitled Five Economic Reforms Millenials Should be Fighting For:  guarantee… Read full post »

zero waste

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time

by Paul Connett (Chelsea Green 2013)

Book Review

The Zero Waste Solution is about 100% waste recovery and reuse, the new gold standard in recycling. Paul Connett’s new book summarizes the state of play of the/… Read full post »

MARCH 22, 2014 7:18PM

How to Steal an Airplane

A great video by James Corbett on the history of remote controlled aviation. What the corporate media isn't telling you about the disappearance of MH 370 and cyber hijacking. If this turns out to be a cyber hijacking, it isn't the first. Growing evidence suggests the first… Read full post »


One of the most successful anti-corporate relocalization movements is virtually invisible in the corporate media – namely the 13 year old community rights movement. With the help of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), nearly 200 communities across the US have enac/… Read full post »

MARCH 17, 2014 10:00PM

A Film About Economic Relocalization

economics of happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge (2012)

Film Review

The term “economic relocalization” describes a global movement of loosely knit grassroots networks working to strengthen local and regional economies and systems of food and energy production. Most of the

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US Veto History Shows Flagrant Disregard for International Law

The western media is roundly condemning Russia for vetoing a Security Council resolution condemning tomorrow’s referendum on Crimean self-determination as illegal under international law. The US, as usual, is being extr… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2014 3:06PM

The Worker Revolution in Cleveland

In 2008, the Cleveland Foundation approached Democracy Collaborative co-founders Gar Alperovitz* and Ted Howard* about revitalizing Cleveland’s decaying inner city.  With the help of the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland’s muni… Read full post »

MARCH 12, 2014 3:58PM

Local Dollars, Local Sense


Local Dollars, Local Sense

by Michael Shuman

(Post Carbon Institute, 2012)

Book Review

Michael Shuman’s latest book, Local Dollars, Local Sense is valuable for three different groups of readers: sustainability activists seeking financial support for small locally owned businesses; lo/… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2014 11:37PM

Greedy Lying Bastards

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Greedy Lying Bastards

 Craig Rosebraugh 2013

 Film Review

The subject of the new documentary Greedy Lying Bastards is the multimillion dollar climate denial industry, which filmmaker Craig Rosenbraugh blames for the world’s failure to agree an international climate tr

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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds – Bob Marley, “Redemption Song”

Bob Marley tells us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, and it appears people are finally taking his advice. Throughout the industrial world, young pe… Read full post »