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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 Other 99%, BY the Other 99%.”

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 “If you want this anti-Establishment, anti-status quo “REAL NEWS” alternative media outlet to survive, PLEASE DO NOT block our ads: Our plan, our plea & our pledge to you”

NEWS: The current chaos in the corporate-capitalist U.S. duopoly reflects a society descending into delusion and dementia

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

To believe that the United States is actually a democracy, one would have to have slurped down too many glasses of the acid-laced Kool-Aid; and to believe that the Democratic Party in the U.S. – or the Liberal Party, or even today’s NDP, in Canada – is actually leftist, one would have to have binged on some delusion-inducing elixir.
Let us ask ourselves: What kind of “democracy” would have forced American presidential voters in 2016 to choose between Satan Trump and Lucifer Clinton – and absolutely no other viable option?
Similarly, how bizarre was it in September, 2015, to hear RIGHT-WING NDP leader Thomas Mulcair fritter away his party’s huge lead in the polls – amid the election campaign – by promising that a Mulcair government would balance the budget its first year in power, even though Canada was in the throes of a nasty, lingering recession?
And also similarly, how bizarre was it that “boyish” Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau – mired in a distant third place in the polls – was able to call his wife, Sophie Gregoire, after that day’s campaigning to boast that Mulcair had just handed the Liberals a majority? The very next day, Trudeau announced that his Liberal Party would be willing to run a deficit of as much as $30 billion in order to create much-need high-wage jobs.
The brainwashed sheep of both Amerikkka and Canada can choose to believe – at their own peril – that their own respective countries are paragons of democratic virtue. Yet despite their lofty and “sacred” constitutions, neither country has ever truly been a democracy and neither country was ever meant – by their respective “Founding Fathers” – to actually BE a democracy.
In both countries, the intent of the early “Euro-Amerikkkan” and “Euro-Canadian” settler master class always was that ALL power would always be wielded exclusively by white male property owners. Continue reading “NEWS: The current chaos in the corporate-capitalist U.S. duopoly reflects a society descending into delusion and dementia”

NEWS: If he can’t stop speaking with a “forked tongue”, the “boyish” Justin Trudeau should abandon his cynical facade and show Canadian voters who and what he really is

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

In bygone years, an indigenous leader confronted with rampant treaty violations by the federal government would have accused the prime minister of the day of “speaking with a forked tongue.”
But on issue after issue, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems intent on subtly playing both sides of the street, glibly pretending to be everyone’s best friend. After two years of hyperbolic rhetoric at his now almost daily photo ops, it’s clear that while the pretty words might gush nonstop, the actions backing the pretty words are minimal at best.
Trudeau and his Liberal regime are long on cheery rhetoric, but extremely short and timid when it comes to action. It’s not vacant and vacuous words that will steer Canada forward. It’s hard-nosed legislative action that might discomfort some of the comfortable that will do so. And thus far what little real action there has been in support of the joyful rhetoric and the pretty words must be viewed as being reluctant at best. Continue reading “NEWS: If he can’t stop speaking with a “forked tongue”, the “boyish” Justin Trudeau should abandon his cynical facade and show Canadian voters who and what he really is”

SPORTS: Too often slagged by Toronto hockey fans, defenceman Roman Polak is grossly underrated & could prove to be an unsung hero if the Maple Leafs are to go far in this year’s NHL playoffs

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It’s been an awfully long time since the Toronto Maple Leafs have been a serious contender for the Stanley Cup and there are countless Torontonians – and Ontarians – who’ve waited what seems to be a lifetime for their favorite team to finally step to the fore and give their loyal fans something to really cheer about.
But one thing is clear: Despite all the offensive prowess the Leafs have shown this season and the sometimes Herculean efforts of Nos. 1 & 2 goalies Frederik Andersen and Curtis McIlhenny, they still have some troubling woes behind the blueline, deficiencies that could become glaring in the playoffs if, by some unfortunate chance, Roman Polak is not a big part of the Buds’ playoffs defence.
Consider this: Continue reading “SPORTS: Too often slagged by Toronto hockey fans, defenceman Roman Polak is grossly underrated & could prove to be an unsung hero if the Maple Leafs are to go far in this year’s NHL playoffs”

FLASHBACK: 59 yrs. ago this week, revolutionary hero Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba from a U.S.-backed and Mafia-controlled dicator – and Uncle Sam still can’t quite get used to it

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It required a massive and grueling struggle, but after two long years, Fidel Castro and his 28th of July movement finally deposed CIA-installed and U.S.-Mafia-controlled Cuban dictator Fulgencio Bautista, who had seized power in 1952.
Ousting a dictator as brutal as Bautista – who had the backing of the world’s dominant superpower – was a daunting challenge for a ragtag peasant army. The names of most of those valiant fighters might never be known to us, but among them were three moral and intellectual giants – Fidel Castro and his younger brother, Raul – both of whom would come to preside over the Caribbean island nation – and Che Guevara – who would be a key part of the socialist Castro government from 1959 until he left Cuba in 1965.
Che Guevara went on to inspire and lead revolutionary movements elsewhere in Latin America and also in Africa before being caught by the CIA and a band of Bolivian army underlings in October, 1967. Continue reading “FLASHBACK: 59 yrs. ago this week, revolutionary hero Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba from a U.S.-backed and Mafia-controlled dicator – and Uncle Sam still can’t quite get used to it”

NEWS: The grotesque & rapidly growing gap between The Rich & The Rest is now so enormous that even a return to boom times could plunge the middle class into the cauldron of financial collapse

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Just a few days ago, the Bank of Canada jacked up its base interest rateaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRisingRates by one quarter point and hinted at the possibility of more rate hikes to come in 2018 – depending, to some extent, on what ultimately happens with the NAFTA re-negotiations. And, of course,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWageStagnation all the gangster banksters raised their prime lending rates by a similar amount.
The rationale for jacking up interest rates was to “prevent the economy from over-heating.”
That same clarion cry from the Bank of Canada and from the puppet politicalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaDowJones prostitutes of the Ownership Class – or Top1% – is heard whenever unemployment drops sufficientlyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTheGap that workers finally have a wee bit of power to press for higher wages. Continue reading “NEWS: The grotesque & rapidly growing gap between The Rich & The Rest is now so enormous that even a return to boom times could plunge the middle class into the cauldron of financial collapse”

NEWS: Can a tiny Halifax Ecojustice committee pave the way for a new multiracial & multicultural coalition promoting social justice & fighting the corporate agenda?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The collapse in the early 1970s of the broad coalition of disparate interest groupsaaaaaaaRevolutionaryFight that nearly launched a worldwide revolution and forced the Top1% andaaaaaaaBanquetTables their puppet political prostitutes in all the corridors of power to brush a few more crumbs off their banquet tables in the late 1960s for the less fortunate, left a voidaaaaaaaVoid in the arena of social and political activism that has yet to be filled. Continue reading “NEWS: Can a tiny Halifax Ecojustice committee pave the way for a new multiracial & multicultural coalition promoting social justice & fighting the corporate agenda?”

NEWS: What’s with the Trudeau government’s bizarre fetish for even more job-killing, so-called “free trade” deals?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It was rather startling to hear Liberal Prime Minister Photo-Op (Justin) Trudeau aaaaaaTrudeauFetishannounce at the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,aaaaaaDavos that Canada has now agreed to sign on to yet another job-killingaaaaaFreeTrade

and environmentally destructive so-called “free trade” deal – the TPP,aaaaaTPP now renamed – for some bizarre reason – the CPTPP or something.

Continue reading “NEWS: What’s with the Trudeau government’s bizarre fetish for even more job-killing, so-called “free trade” deals?”

NEWS: Halifax finally tears down the statue of its genocidal terrorist founder – British aristocrat Edward Cornwallis

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Like his fellow emissaries from the European Ownership Class or Top1% who oversaw the invasion and brutally genocidal occupations of all of the so-called “New World” (i.e. the Americas), British so-called “governor” of Nova Scotia and “founder” of Halifax, Lieutenant-General Edward Cornwallis, made absolutely no effort to conceal his hatred of the indigenous Mi’kmaq population and his plan to slaughter as many of them as possible as the so-called “mother country”, England, prepared to loot yet another colonial conquest.
Long before returning to England and marrying the daughter of the first British prime minister, Cornwallis boldly offered a huge bounty to any white man who could “take prisoner or scalp” a Mi’kmaq. He later added another bounty to any white man who took Mi’kmaq woman and children prisoner. Yet while the textbooks in Canada’s public schools have always tended to depict the indigenous peoples as the primary aggressors after the so-called “settlers” began arriving, the simple truth is that most of the actual savagery was perpetrated by the European invaders. Continue reading “NEWS: Halifax finally tears down the statue of its genocidal terrorist founder – British aristocrat Edward Cornwallis”

NEWS: Donald Trump’s white-supremacist, “divide-&-conquer” goals re immigration could trigger widespread U.S. social unrest & long-term economic decline

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It may be difficult to discern – from minute to minute – exactly where The Madman In The White House stands on U.S. immigration policy, but one thing is undeniably clear: he believes that Amerikkkans whose skin color resembles his should be at the top of the Amerikkkan social & economic totem poles and that everyone else needs to “know their place.”
As much as Trump’s efforts to further divide – and thereby further conquer – an already dangerously divided U.S. population may excite his “deplorable” supporters and inspire them to fantasize about a return to some mythical past American “greatness”, the simple truth is that his undeniable racism, misogyny (i.e., hatred of women) and all-around bigotry – if they should become the base of future U.S. immigration policy – can only lead to both social and economic disaster. Continue reading “NEWS: Donald Trump’s white-supremacist, “divide-&-conquer” goals re immigration could trigger widespread U.S. social unrest & long-term economic decline”

NEWS: Today’s horrific crisis in indigenous child welfare was the inevitable result of 500 years of genocidal brutality – sanctioned by terrorist British aristocratic occupiers

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Seventy-three years after the Allied seizure of the death camp at Auschwitz, Poland, neither the mainstream media nor the puppet political prostitutes of the Top1% seem willing to ever let us forget the Holocaust unleashed by the depraved mind of Adolf Hitler.
I’m certainly NOT a Holocaust denier. It certainly happened, and it certainly WAS one of the most horrific chapters in history. But it also CERTAINLY was NOT THE WORST genocide in history. The TWO worst – both of which continue to this day – were the two ongoing genocides that began largely in North America 500 years ago. Those were the still unfinished genocides against the Africans who were kidnapped and brought to the so-called “New World” to be slaves FOREVER and against the indigenous peoples from whom the entire so-called “New World” was stolen. Continue reading “NEWS: Today’s horrific crisis in indigenous child welfare was the inevitable result of 500 years of genocidal brutality – sanctioned by terrorist British aristocratic occupiers”