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A collection of published essays on political change. It discusses my reasons for leaving the US and political and social features that make New Zealand uniquely different from my native country. It goes on to explore the train wreck global capitalism has imposed on the planet, the phenomenon of psychological oppression, and the role of the corporate media in preserving the status quo.
Sixteen-year-old Angela Jones is the primary caretaker of her invalid mother. Having taken on the responsibilities of an adult, she is still treated as a child by law. A 23-year-old political activist opens her eyes to the urgent issues facing humanity, including the sinking economy and catastrophic climate change, problems that will result in devastating consequences for her future life.
Ange is arrested for participating in the non-violent blockade and occupation of the Capitol and winds up in a juvenile detention facility. While there, she finds herself fighting for the right to live independently, in opposition to the laws that require her to be released to a parent or guardian. The Battle for Tomorrow is a rallying cry for all young people fighting for equal rights protection against age discrimination.
The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee describes how government harassment 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 experienced 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.