By Henry McRandall
Editor & Publisher
Finally, after a very long struggle to overcome some enormous financial and technical challenges, we are able to launch www.WRISEUP.COM as a DAILY online-only newsmagazine that examines Canadian, U.S. and world affairs – politics; economic affairs; environmental affairs; social & cultural affairs; health & healthcare; labour & the workplace; crime & punishment; freedom, privacy, human rights and government/corporate surveillance; science & technology; etc. – from a very-hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, no-sacred-cows, non-partisan but decidedly anti-Establishment, anti-status-quo, anti-corporate and anti-free-trade perspective.
We’re starting small – just a few illustrated articles every day of the week plus a daily read opinion poll each day. But as we grow we plan to increase the volume and variety of our daily content mix and add a YouTube channel on which we would initially feature just short daily “news rants” but also grow to include a variety of other content.
Unfortunately, however, we are very cash poor and although we share the perspective that access to information should be free, we are forced – at least in the first year of daily publication – to charge an extremely small annual subscription fee. While many mainstream daily newspapers are often charging as much as $20 A MONTH – or even more – for access to their biased content, we are asking our readers to pay just $3.65 for a full year – or JUST ONE CENT PER DAY.
We are going to be aggressively exposing the massive corruption and criminality of a system that seems now to exist solely for the benefit and further enrichment of the Top1%. And we are going to be promoting efforts to undermine the illicit power of the criminal Top1% and to give real power – and a fair share of the economic pie – back to the people – the Other99%.
For more than 500 years, the “ownership class” in our corporate-capitalist system has been employing a “divide & conquer” strategy to covertly induce the Other99% to deal with their challenges and frustrations by blaming and attacking each other. When we – the Other99% – allow them to do that, the only people who benefit are the Top1% whose greed has become insatiable and whose illicit wealth and power continues to grow by the day. The only way the Other99% can ever regain control, create a real democracy and get back their fair share of the economic pie is if we turn away from the efforts of the wealthy and powerful to divide us against each other and create a massive coalition that will grow to be far too strong for the Top1% to ever crush again.
We are going to be on the frontline of this effort to bring the savage Top1% under control, to demand social justice for all – across Canada, across North America and around the world – and to give power back to the masses. Will you join us in that mission?
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By Henry McRandall