WRISEUP.COM launches a journalistic revolution, offering “News FOR the Other99%, BY the Other99%” – our promise, our pledge & our plea to you

By Henry McRandall
Editor & Publisher
WRISEUP.COM

After being illegally blacklisted as an international journalist and publishing consultant – after 25 yearsHenry of toiling in key senior editing, writing and/or reporting positions at some of the largest and some of the most respected mainstream daily newspapers across the U.S. and Canada – I set my mind to trying to develop a financially viable digital alternative, an independent and authoritative media entity that would tell the other side of the stories being peddled by the corrupt corporate media.
While I take some pride in my skill with words – in English and French and, to a limited but growing degree, also in Spanish – and with numbers, I might just be the most technically and technologically IL-literate person any of you might ever encounter. So in 2009 I launched www.WRISEUP.COM and began the march up the steep curve to Internet literacy. Begun as a hobby and a vehicle for venting my own frustration at a system that was no longer working for the vast majority, I began to explore a variety of options for the viable monetization of such an entity on an ongoing basis. After developing an editorial archive of more than 700 illustrated essays, performing nine years of beta testing and spending several thousand dollars test-marketing a variety of strategies, we have finally reached the point where we feel we can now offer a credible AND VIABLE alternative – “News FOR the Other99%, BY the Other99%.”
WRISEUP.COM is a very-hard-hitting digital newsmagazine that examines Canadian, U.S. and world affairs – politics; economics; social & cultural affairs; environmental affairs; health & healthcare; labor & the workplace; war & peace; law & order; crime & punishment; freedom, human rights, privacy & government/corporate surveillance; science & technology; etc. – from an anti-corporate, anti-Establishment, anti-status quo, “leftish” but non-partisan perspective. No holds are barred and we recognize NO SACRED COWS. Continue reading “WRISEUP.COM launches a journalistic revolution, offering “News FOR the Other99%, BY the Other99%” – our promise, our pledge & our plea to you”

The biggest threats to U.S. & world security today are The Madman In The White House, his gangster regime & his slimy base of Klansmen, neo-Nazis, white supremacists & other delusional, hate-mongering & war-mongering thugs

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The abject and nauseating failure of Republican United States President Donald Trump on Saturday to aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaDonald Trumpimmediately name and denounce the alt-right coalition of white supremacist, neo-Nazi & KKK thugs responsible for that morning’s deadly violenceaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCahrlottesville riots in Charlottesville, Virginia will no doubt go down in history as one of the greatest moral failings of any national leader since the end of World War 2.
As I watched the Orange Orangutan disinterestedly read from a script obviously written by someone else aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSteve Bannonand then gaze intently into the TV cameras as he emphasized at the end that he was blaming “many sides”, it appeared to be Donald Trump’s clear intention that the delusional hate-mongering and war-mongering losers who make up his base would understand that those final three words,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWords Matter the three words that he emphatically repeated – “On many sides” – were spoken from his own heart and that the scripted preamble that he’d read without glancing at the camera or displaying any emotion whatsoever were simply a meaningless text provided to him by someone else. Continue reading “The biggest threats to U.S. & world security today are The Madman In The White House, his gangster regime & his slimy base of Klansmen, neo-Nazis, white supremacists & other delusional, hate-mongering & war-mongering thugs”

A Canadian mega-billionaire who should be in jail for massive crimes against humanity

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

There is an extremely wealthy man in Canada – a man whose massive wealth has come from inheritance and from ownership rather than from actually working – whose insatiable greed and callous and oftentimes lethal ruthlessnessaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGalen Weston typifies the corruption and the lawless impunity with which the Ownership Class or Top1% has been allowed to routinely function for far too long.
That man, who is the second wealthiest Canadian and the 147th wealthiest mega-billionaire in the world, is one of just five immorally and illicitly wealthy Canadians – and all from just two families – whose combined net worth is equal to that of 30% of all Canadians. And that man –aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaInherited Wealth whose mostly inherited wealth is equal to the combined wealth of almost 2.2 million average Canadians – had the audacity today to whine that next year’s proposed minimum-wage increasesaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLoblaws – in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta – would cost his massively wealthy national supermarket chain – Loblaw’s – $190 million over the course of 2018.
That insatiably greedyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaInsatiable Greed and lethally ruthless mega-billionaire is Galen Weston and he had absolutely NOTHING to whine about; in fact, he should be seeking ways to give back far, far more than he is continuing to receive. Consider, if you will, just how brutal that manaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMinimum Wage Increases has been in maximizing even further a private wealth that could not possibly be spent even over the course of several generations of descendants: Continue reading “A Canadian mega-billionaire who should be in jail for massive crimes against humanity”

Today’s hike in Cdn. interest rates is simply a savage attack on the working class & another insane transfer of wealth to the Top1% from the hard-pressed Other99%. It must stop! Now!

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

As he hinted last week, the Bank of Canada’s disastrous governor, Stephen Poloz, today increased the key interest aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaPolozrate BY HALF – from 0.50% to 0.75% – in a cynical move that serves no other purpose than to redistribute even more income from rank-and-file front-line workers who create ALL WEALTH to the parasitical and predatory aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaInterest RatesOwnership Class that has already stolen so much from ordinary Canadians.
And if Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at all sincere in his progressive rhetoric,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSmirking Trudeau he would immediately fire Poloz and/or begin the process of abolishing the central bank and returning control of interest rates and the money supply to the elected representativesaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMoney Supply of the people.
But that is not likely to happen because Justin Trudeau, just like Stephen Poloz, is both a part of and a representative not of ordinary Canadians but of the psychopathic Top1% whose unrestrained and unethical corporate-capitalist excesses aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaDeep Recessionare now close to plunging the nation into a very severe recession.
If questioned about this unjustifiable increase in interest rates and the devastating effect it could have on so many hard-working families, Trudeau will no doubt flash his “charismatic” smile – OR SMIRK – and begin spewing a torrent of pretty words about his government’s alleged commitment to the interests of ordinary Canadians. Continue reading “Today’s hike in Cdn. interest rates is simply a savage attack on the working class & another insane transfer of wealth to the Top1% from the hard-pressed Other99%. It must stop! Now!”

The shrill, sordid response of the federal Conservatives to Omar Khadr’s expected cash compensation shows Canada’s bastion of right-wing lunacy is still mired in the muck of racism & bigotry

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Canada’s federal Conservative Party is now going ape-shit over speculation that LiberalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGo Ape Shit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is about to apologize to heinously abused and illegally prosecuted child soldier Omar Khadr and confirm that the government will compensate KhadraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOmar Khadr child for the violation of his constitutional rights – to the tune of possibly $10 million or more.
Having such useless Conservative tools as Ontario MP Erin O’Toole demand that any such payment be awarded not to Khadr but to the families of his alleged American victims reveals that this fear-mongering, hate-mongering,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaErin O'Toole war-mongering party has not changed its vicious stripes – even with the election of a new leader almost as pretty but nowhere near as intelligent and open-minded as now politically-departed aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaScheerinterim leader Rona Ambrose.
On top of displaying their abysmal ignorance on national TV and appealing to the xenophobic instincts of their lunatic white-supremacist base, Continue reading “The shrill, sordid response of the federal Conservatives to Omar Khadr’s expected cash compensation shows Canada’s bastion of right-wing lunacy is still mired in the muck of racism & bigotry”

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz should be fired for even hinting at a possible jump in interest rates next week. It’s just a sleazy cash grab by the Top1% he works for & represents, & a reprehensible dereliction of his duty!

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

When woefully compromised Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz hinted today that the country’s central bank aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaStephen Polozwould likely start jacking up interest rates next week, his sloppy announcement revealed not only that he is totally out of touch with the financial reality the masses are struggling against but also that his sole interest as controller of Canada’s monetary policy is in protecting the vested interests of the Top1%, of which he is a part –aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBank of Canada in gross violation of his mandate and the mandate of the Bank of Canada.
Poloz justified next week’s likely hike in interest rates with the assertion that his failure to do so at this time might risk causing a spike in inflation at some undetermined future time.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHigh interest rates His assertion was specious and fails even on its face not only as a justification for the threatened rate hike but also as a possible rationalization for his obvious abdication from the DUAL mandate of the Bank of Canada.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHigh unemployment
The Bank of Canada, as Canada’s central bank, is a quasi-public, quasi-private entity that serves no other real purpose than to turn over to the 5 big private-sector Canadian banks near total control of monetary policy, including the setting of key interest rates and controlling the money supply.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMoney Supply It’s simply yet another sop to the Ownership Class or Top1% Continue reading “Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz should be fired for even hinting at a possible jump in interest rates next week. It’s just a sleazy cash grab by the Top1% he works for & represents, & a reprehensible dereliction of his duty!”

What do Justin Trudeau & Donald Trump have in common? The tendency to make lavish but hollow campaign promises, cynically break those promises & then dance around the issue when it’s raised

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It’s almost impossible to think of a time when the two countries sharing the world’s largest border – Canada and the U.S.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaJustin Trudeau – have simultaneously been led by such shallow & shameless leaders whose actions – or near-total lack thereof – have belied the pretty words of their aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaDonald Trumpcampaign rhetoric & exposed a total disdain and contempt for the working classes they claim instead to champion.
While the “boyish charm” of Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his silver-tongued proseaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSilver-tongued prose have led him to a chummier relationship with the mainstream media than his U.S. counterpart and allowed him to deflect public attention from his own government’s failures aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaActs of Omissionand heinous acts of omission, President Donald Trump’s short attention span, his obvious disdain for honesty, his inability to keep track of hisaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLiars past lies, and his efforts to now browbeat and bully the mainstream mediaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBullies whose campaign largesse toward him played a large part in bringing this buffoon to power are now causing The Donald massive grief, behind their own distinct facades these two emissaries of the Top1% – of which they are both very much a part – lurks the inescapable truth that these two devious pretenders are much more alike than they are different: Continue reading “What do Justin Trudeau & Donald Trump have in common? The tendency to make lavish but hollow campaign promises, cynically break those promises & then dance around the issue when it’s raised”

The vultures of unrestrained & unrepentant criminal corporate capitalism have stooped to such a depth of depravity that in today’s dog-eat-dog global jungle & cesspool, if you’re not a sleazy predator then you are certain to be savaged prey

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The psychopathic and molly-coddled greed of the Top1% – the parasitic billionaires and mega-millionaires who create NO wealth but skim their massive and illicit private wealth off the backs and the blood, sweat and tears of the grotesquely exploited rank-and-file aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagreedfrontline workers WHO CREATE ALL WEALTH – has become so brutal, so murderous and so genocidal in its total immunity from felony prosecution or from any meaningful accountability that anyone who dares to not bow beforeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagenocide the altar of Mammon and prostrate themselves before the demented and delusional denizens of death and destruction now places their own very survival at peril.
This extremely tiny but un-elected cadre of self-anointed aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMasters“masters of the universe” have become so massively and undeservedly wealthy and so massively and undeservedly powerful that in their arsenal of barbaric weaponry for brainwashing and brutalizing the masses – the Other99% – the massively armed military and the increasingly militarized police forces of the governments they ownaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMilitarized Police in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and across the EU and much of the world, are no longer alone as the most devastating weapon in the class warfareaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaClass Warfare the so-called Ownership Class has waged non-stop against the Working Class for more than 500 years. No, the psychopathic Top1% now has at least five otheraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWeapons weapons of mass destruction and/or mass neutralization in its satanic arsenal – and they are: Continue reading “The vultures of unrestrained & unrepentant criminal corporate capitalism have stooped to such a depth of depravity that in today’s dog-eat-dog global jungle & cesspool, if you’re not a sleazy predator then you are certain to be savaged prey”

Has all-out revolution become the only possible solution to the corporate-capitalist sham “democracy” that’s beggaring almost the entire world?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Almost anywhere in the world one looks today there is chaos or near-chaos as the looting of the global aaaaaaaaaaCorrupt Mediaeconomy by the Top1% – aided and abetted by their puppet political prostitutes in almost every corridor of power, by the corrupt corporate-controlled mainstream media,aaaaaaaaaaPublic Schools by the public education systems, and by many organized religions – has savaged the finances of a very large portion of the Other99% – the rank-and-file, frontline workers who actually create ALL wealth. The massive transfer of wealth and of income aaaaaaaaaaDistribution of Wealthfrom the productive majority to the parasitical and predatory Ownership Class over the past 35+ years has been nothing but the most massive unprosecuted swindle in the 500-year history of corporate capitalism.
And the “democratic elections” – especially across North America and the European Union – aaaaaaaaaaSham Democracythat were supposed to be the mechanism through which entire national populations could arrive at an equitable consensus on the distribution of wealth, income and power have now been reduced – almost everywhere – to nothing more than political theater and the most diabolical sham ever perpetrated upon the masses. To put it quite simply, the western world’s sham called “democracy” has now been “captured” by the Ownership Class – or the Top1% – who’ve turned the legislatures across North America and the European Union into their playpens and the “elected” representatives of the people into little more than puppet political prostitutes – the “toys” of the real but un-elected “master class.”
The usurpation of almost all political, social, economic and judicial power by an un-elected, psychopathic and extremely small minority has – in recent decades – reduced the trappings of so-called “democracy” to nothing more than a cynical and duplicitous facade. It has rendered anyone who dares to dissent – even by mere peaceful protestaaaaaaaaaaPeaceful Protest – against the skyjacking of national/global wealth and power instantly susceptible to heinous brutality by militarized police forces, aaaaaaaaaaMilitarized Policecriminal prosecution on trumped-up charges and, oftentimes, even much worse. Continue reading “Has all-out revolution become the only possible solution to the corporate-capitalist sham “democracy” that’s beggaring almost the entire world?”

When Prime Minister Trudeau SUCKS UP to Donald Trump – the most evil, deceitful & dangerous man on Earth – it’s obvious his Liberal Party is shifting back to its corrupt ways of old

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

In the less than 18 months since the NDP’s inept right-wing leader, Thomas Mulcair, served federal LiberalzzzThomas Mulcair leader Justin Trudeau a majority election win on a silver platter, zzzJustin Trudeauthe “boyish” and “charismatic” prime minister and his cabinet have been routinely breaking promise after promise and tilting rapidly back toward the sleazy, right-wing, pro-Establishment, pro-status-quo ways of their storied past.
Why on Earth did Trudeau today give his full backing to Trump’s insane attack on the airbase zzzSyria missile attackthat has been so crucial to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in their heroic efforts to defeat ISIS? Does Trudeau The Boy not realize that no one has yet uncovered ANY evidence whatsoever that it was the Syrian armed forces – rather than the U.S.-financed and -armed rebels – responsible for this week’s zzzSyria chemical attackreprehensible chemical-weapon incident? Which side are Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau really on in the so-called War On Terrorism? The attack on that crucial Syrian airfield would seem to suggest that the national leaders of both the U.S. and Canada are actually trying to help ISIS in its pursuit of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Consider the facts: Continue reading “When Prime Minister Trudeau SUCKS UP to Donald Trump – the most evil, deceitful & dangerous man on Earth – it’s obvious his Liberal Party is shifting back to its corrupt ways of old”