It’s time for Canada to lead a worldwide retreat from the savage travesty of corporate-style “free trade” that’s done nothing but further enrich the world’s Top1% – at the expense of everyone else

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Throughout his presidential election campaign last year, compulsive liar Donald Trump aaaaaaaaaaaaaTrumprepeatedly attacked free trade and promised to end it. His attacks and his promises were appropriate. But since becoming aaaaaaaaaaaaacompulsive liarspresident, babbling billionaire “The Donald” has toned down his language about free trade almost to a whisper. Instead of tearing up those “free trade” deals, the neo-fascist U.S. president now only wants to “tweak” them. I guess, as warmongering “closet bigot” Hillary aaaaaaaaaaaaaHillaryClinton was taped surreptitiously telling the billionaire backers of her own failed presidential campaign, politicians make one set of aaaaaaaaaaaaaTrickle Downpromises to the public and another behind closed doors to the real, un-elected Ownership- Class rulers who pull the strings of the puppet political prostitutes they’ve already bought and paid for.
The simple truth is that EVERY ONE of these corporate-style, so-called “free trade” deals – aaaaaaaaaaaaaFree Tradecombined with 35 years of their massive Siamese-twin scam of so-called “trickle-down” economics – has aaaaaaaaaaaaaCETAdone absolutely nothing other than grotesquely further enrich the billionaires and mega-millionaires whose illicit wealth is already far, far, far more than any of them deserve and whose unbridled greed and psychopathic exploitation of workers have devastated most of the Other99%. It’s time to drive a stake through the heart of blood-sucking “free trade” – and there is no country in the world better positioned to lead the march back toward a greater level of economic and social justice and political sanity than Canada. Continue reading “It’s time for Canada to lead a worldwide retreat from the savage travesty of corporate-style “free trade” that’s done nothing but further enrich the world’s Top1% – at the expense of everyone else”

Leapfrogging the LEAP Manifesto: Massive & urgently-need political, social & economic change CANNOT be deferred any longer. The time to upset the apple cart is NOW!!!

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The fast-dwindling flock of diehard Canadian federal NDP (New Democratic Party) supporters finds itself zNDPdesperately searching for an elusive elixir that might somehow save the tattered party from the real possibility that it could be wiped out in the next federal election. And as party members struggle for a solution to the massive damage inflicted upon this once-proud working-class party by its bizarre rightward shift under zMulcairright-wing leader Thomas Mulcair in the midst of the 2015 federal election campaign, one must wonder if today’s “centrist” NDP is even capable of achieving a policy consensus leftist enough to avert such a catastrophe.
More “leftish” members of the party are pinning their hopes on adoption of the so-called LEAPzNaomiandAvi manifesto – authored by Canadian international best-selling non-fiction author Naomi Klein and her husband, Avi Lewis – the son of former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis and grandson of former federal NDP leader David Lewis.zDavidLewis And while the LEAP Manifesto has many fine qualities and makes many worthwhile proposals, it also has some glaring weaknesses: zLEAPIt is too tepid in its overall thrust; It is somewhat unrealistic in its approach to transitioning from fossil fuels to entirely renewable energy; It is out-of-touch with unrelenting working-class challenges and stresses; It is too wishy-washy with regard to foreign trade and Canada’s role in international affairs; It is too narrowly focussed in its proposals for radical and urgently-needed change; It fails to propose an urgent timeframe in which to deliver the changes it proposes or the strategies and tactics through which they might be achieved;zOutofTouch and It was written from the socioeconomically-detached perspective of persons who’ve likely never missed a meal in their entire lives. Continue reading “Leapfrogging the LEAP Manifesto: Massive & urgently-need political, social & economic change CANNOT be deferred any longer. The time to upset the apple cart is NOW!!!”

When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

A shocking new report issued this morning by the international anti-poverty coalition Oxfam makes it as bbOxfamclear as it can possibly be that the only way the Other99% can keep the pampered predators and parasites of the Ownership Class – the Top1% – from stealing ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from everyone else is through a sustained worldwide revolution that will topple the entire evil edifice of crony corporate capitalism.
bbPredatory billionairesWhen so-called “democratic” elections force voters to choose exclusively from among candidates and parties controlled lock, stock and barrel by a psychopathic and totally un-elected Real Ruling Class and when peaceful protests fall on deaf ears and elicit only a violent and brutal response from the powers-that-be, what other option is left for the exploited masses? Absolutely NONE. Continue reading “When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent”

Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It is no surprise that one of the many factors behind Lucifer Clinton’s devastating defeat at the hands of baHillary DonaldSatan Trump in last year’s U.S. presidential election was her oft-repeated vow to protect and extend the “legacy” of President Barack beObama's legacyObama. The dumb-headedness of this tactic is that what little “legacy” Barack Obama might have established as president is largely woeful – and NOT just because of Republican determination to block anything he tried to do. Continue reading “Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%”

It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The glaring similarity between the faux populist U.S. presidential election ddddonald trumpcampaign of Republican Donald Trump in 2016 and the Canadian federal election campaign of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015 should give everyone in either country who is not part of the Top1% cause to worry that they may have been duped dddjustin trudeauinto voting against their own best interests.
While Donald Trump has been all over the map in terms of policy pronouncements and post-election vows and threats, he has put the fear of the lord – at least publicly – into the minds of the auto industry and – most recently – the pharmaceutical industry. But while Justin Trudeau has been glad-handing everyone in nonstop and well-choreographed “photo ops”, the reality behind his oft-progressive rhetoric has been somewhat alarming and dangerous. Continue reading “It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class”

Will the NDP finally wake up & ditch woefully-inept right-wing leader Thomas Mulcair – before he totally bankrupts the once-proud working-class party?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Less than a month before last year’s federal election, the NDP was riding high in the polls and poised to not only notch its first-ever federal election victory but to do so with an even larger majority than theabbbthomas-mulcair Liberals ended up winning under Justin Trudeau. But on that day, September 25, 2015, woefully inept, right-wing NDP abbbbalanced-budgetsleader Thomas Mulcair stunned the entire country by suddenly making the bizarre promise that an NDP federal government would balance the budget in its first year in office – despite years of stubbornly-high unemployment and the seeming onset of a second Stephen Harper recession.
And it was that same night that neophyte Liberal leader Trudeau – whose party was in a very abbbjustin-trudeaudistant third place in the polls – went home after a long day of campaigning to tell his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, that Thomas abbbsophie-gregoireMulcair had just handed the Liberals a majority victory. And the boyish charmer was right; Mulcair had just demolished any hopes of an NDP win and handed Trudeau and the Liberals their smashing victory on a silver platter. So why is Thomas Mulcair still at the helm of the NDP and leading the party closer to total bankruptcy on a daily basis? Continue reading “Will the NDP finally wake up & ditch woefully-inept right-wing leader Thomas Mulcair – before he totally bankrupts the once-proud working-class party?”

Notwithstanding Justin Trudeau’s boyish charm & “leftish” rhetoric, his Liberal government is slinking back into its sleazy past ways & fast becoming 1 of the most corrupt governments in Canadian history

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Ever since winning its massive majority last October, the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has been aaaaaaaaaaaajustintrudeausinging its own praises and claiming to be an open and transparent government that consults the Canadian people and acts in the best interests of the people. The problem, though, is that its actions have been aaaaaaaaaaaabrokenpromisesanything but progressive – and make its rhetoric about transparency and public consultation nothing more than smoke & mirrors; nothing more than cynical deception and manipulation; and nothing more than a continued commitment exclusively to the vested interests of the Top1% – at great expense to the Other99%.aaaaaaaaaaaasmoke-and-mirrors It’s time to look behind this government’s phony facade and examine its real & scandalous record since coming to power. Let’s start by looking at some of Trudeau’s campaign promises: Continue reading “Notwithstanding Justin Trudeau’s boyish charm & “leftish” rhetoric, his Liberal government is slinking back into its sleazy past ways & fast becoming 1 of the most corrupt governments in Canadian history”

A battle-scarred & illegally-blacklisted journalist & lifelong activist prepares for war against the corrupt MSM Goliath

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It has now been 50 years since I began my vocation as an international print & broadcast journalist & publishing consultant, 51 yearshenry since I began my lifelong avocation as a leftist political and social activist, and more than 30 years since I was illegally blacklisted courtesy of a corporate media giant that assumed – apparently correctly – that it was above the law.
aaaaaaaaaaa60sGrowing up in Montreal and Quebec City in the Sexy Sixties (the 1960s, of course), I had a unique dual perspective on one of the most turbulent decades in modern history – a decade that almost resulted in a worldwide revolution – witnessing the massive events as a working journalist AND participating in many of those events as a committed activist. I was part of a generation that saw and experienced suffering and injustice and formed a mighty coalition to try and stop that suffering and injustice.
Today I see many more people – across Canada, the U.S.A. and much of the world – struggling to survive even more harsh suffering and even aaaaaaaaaaasixtiesmore heinous injustice and very few people are rising up or attempting to form that broad-based coalition and the unshakeable mass solidarity that will be necessary if the brutally-exploited Other99% are ever going to rise up and topple the common enemy
– the insatiably greedy Top1% whose massive and illicit wealth and power have made them – the gangster banksters and other corporate robber barons – seemingly immune to prosecution, taxation or even the least restraint. Continue reading “A battle-scarred & illegally-blacklisted journalist & lifelong activist prepares for war against the corrupt MSM Goliath”

There are only 2 ways Justin Trudeau can remedy his massive betrayal of public trust – either CANCEL the pipeline approvals OR IMMEDIATELY launch an ambitious national program of fast, frequent & FREE 24-hour-a-day public transit

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The announcement by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a few days ago that his government has approvedaaaaaaaaaaajustin two of three pipeline applications – any one of which could produce crushing environmental catastrophes – can only be regarded as a massive betrayal of the public trust he won in last year’s federal election with his “leftish” promises about protecting the environment, respecting aboriginal rights and health and other matters. We have now seen Justin Trudeau’s real face and contrary to his boyish charisma, his nonstop rock-star style photo ops all over the world and his vow of greater governmental transparency and public consultation, he is certainly not goingaaaaaaaaaaatransmountain to be a champion of ordinary Canadians. In fact, Trudeau now appears to be a total phony and his Liberal government no less corrupt than federal Liberal governments of the past.
The Trans Mountain pipeline will move one million more barrels of diluted bitumen – a day – to British Columbia’s ecologically-fragile southern coastline from the Alberta tar sands – mostly for shipment to Asia – and could have disastrous consequencesaaaaaaaaaaaoildisasters for southern BC’s population of close to 3 million people. The Line 3 twinning of a pipeline crossing 1,150 kilometres of land will triple thataaaaaaaaaaaline3 pipeline’s daily capacity to 890,000 barrels of diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to a refinery in Wisconsin. Continue reading “There are only 2 ways Justin Trudeau can remedy his massive betrayal of public trust – either CANCEL the pipeline approvals OR IMMEDIATELY launch an ambitious national program of fast, frequent & FREE 24-hour-a-day public transit”

What Canada can learn from Donald Trump’s victory – about “democracy” & about the perils of a “divide & conquer” strategy

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Amerikkka’s Ownership/Real Ruling Class should be somewhat concerned about the ongoing viability of the “democratic” sham it has foisted aaaaaaaaaaabostonteapartyon the Other99% ever since the semi-literate masses were conned into supporting the Boston Tea Party 243 years ago on the deceptive premise that the event was about creating a nation of freedom and of democracy.
By now, it must be evident to a growing swath of Americans that U.S. elections are about nothing more than “permitting the aaaaaaaaaaaoligarchyunwashed masses” to take their pick between two puppet political prostitutes who’ve been bought-and-paid-for and anointed by the Ownership/Real Ruling Class, to try and decipher which of the mere two viable choices is really the “lesser” of the two evils.

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