Canada’s never-ending Senate scandals may be the worst in the entire world

DemocracyBy Henry McRandall
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Like the U.S. Senate, Canada’s Senate is supposed to be a chamber of “sober second thought,” charged with reviewing proposed federal legislation and promoting changes that might better serve the intent of the legislation. That, however, is where the similarity ends. In reality, it is nothing more and nothing less than a cesspool of unrestrained corruption and crime.

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How the Top1% uses racism & bigotry to keep the Other99% from uniting

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Ever since Europe discovered the so-called “New World” more than 500 years ago, racism, misogyny (hatred of women), homophobia and other forms of bigotry have been the most powerful tools in the Top1%’s bag-of-dirty-tricks to keep their victims – the Other99% – from ever uniting as one and challenging the illicit wealth and power of the self-anointed ruling class.

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As the EU & IMF tighten the noose, will Russia rescue anti-austerity Greece?

By Henry McRandallaaactive
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As the anti-austerity Greek government careens toward a default on its European Union “bailout”, will Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza government find a savior in Russian President Vladimir Putin? Tsipras’ scheduled appearance before the Kremlin tomorrow could provide an answer that could force the European Central Bank to back off on the issue of ongoing government austerity.

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Why are Teabagger ‘birthers’ giving right-wing nutbar Ted Cruz a free ride?

aaaaaaakochBy Henry McRandall
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Ever since Barack Obama launched his first campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2007, the so-called ‘birthers’ – primarily GOP Teabaggers but also a motley assortment of other white supremacists and right-wing nut jobs – having been screaming their coded racist chant that Obama was not qualified to be U.S. president because he was allegedly born in Kenya – or on Mars or some other fairy-tale place of origin. But now that one of their own – seriously demented Republican presidential nomination candidate Ted Cruz – who by his own admission was not born in the U.S. but in Canada – is running, we’re hearing nothing but pregnant silence from the ‘birthers’ who just couldn’t stop chattering about Obama. Why?

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Nonstop U.S./NATO aggression makes all westerners ‘terror’ targets

WarBy Henry McRandall
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It has now been almost 12 years since Bush The Boy (former U.S. president George W. Bush) strutted in a bomber jacket aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and declared “Mission accomplished” to a country and a world weary of the consequences of U.S./NATO aggression almost everywhere on Earth. Now that the U.S. and its “allies” had allegedly “liberated” and “democratized” Iraq by ousting dictator Saddam Hussein, everything would now once again be right with the world. But it didn’t quite work out that way.

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34 years of “voodoo economics” threaten the continued survival of all humankind

Capitalist fictionBy Henry McRandall
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When George H.W. Bush – or Bush The Daddy, if you prefer – was running against the Great Prevaricator (read – the Great Liar), Ronald Reagan, for the Republican presidential nomination in 1980, he correctly depicted Reagan’s proposed “trickle-down economics” as “voodoo economics”. In the past 34 years, the havoc created by “trickle-down” insanity has proven Bush’s initial depiction of the Reagan plan was bang on! But after Reagan won the nomination and chose Daddy Bush as his running mate, Daddy Bush changed his tune and the Other99% of Americans, Canadians, Europeans and others have paid a horrific price.

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Here’s how the Top1% lavish rewards upon their sleazy puppet political prostitutes

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By Henry McRandall
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Just weeks after resigning as Canada’s foreign affairs minister and as a long-serving Conservative MP (Member of Parliament), John Baird is already receiving the lavish post-politics awards he will be reaping for the favors he generously bestowed on the Top1% – at the expense of hard-working Canadian taxpayers – while a member of sleazeball Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government.

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The G20 plans war against the Other99%

(Urgent Note to www.WRISEUP.COM readers. You might also wish to read “Hungry, homeless and hopeless…” – a 10,000-word essay by Henry McRandall on skyrocketing poverty, hunger and homelessness across North America and the sordid politicial and economic events of the past 50 years that have caused today’s global economic catastrophe.)
Capitalist fictionBy Henry McRandall
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The G20 – the unelected global organization bringing together the leaders of the 20+ most powerful national economies in the world (plus 24 less economically-powerful countries included under the single EU [European Union] entity) – has just agreed on 900 NEW MEASURES to “improve the global economy” – or, to put it more aptly, to inject high-octane overdrive into the Top1%’s massive class warfare on the Other99%.

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It’s time to smash government ‘austerity’ & start a massive redistribution of wealth

The GapBy Henry McRandall
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Two new studies released in Canada and the U.S. respectively this week – and a host of other frightening recent economic developments – now make it inescapably evident that it is time to ditch “government austerity” and all the economic claptrap being spewed by the mainstream media, the gangster banksters and corporate robber barons, and the Top1%’s puppet political prostitutes and bought-and-paid-for academic assholes – the Reaganomics, or so-called “supply-side” economics, or so-called “trickle-down” economics, or – as former U.S. president George H. W. Bush aptly described it before being selected as Reagan’s vice-presidential running mate in the 1980 election – “voodoo economics” – and give power and wealth back to the people.

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Canada’s petty PM plays politics with the return of ‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery

Will the magic leaf be the downfall of Obama's brother?

Will the magic leaf be the downfall of Obama’s brother?

Harper believes he has the "divine right of kings."By Henry McRandall
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Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot”, Marc Emery, has just finished serving a five-year prison sentence in the U.S. and now languishes in an American deportation holding center – not even allowed physical contact with his wife, Jodie – while criminally corrupt Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper pettily pretends he is promoting “law and order” by waiting until the last possible day to issue the passport Emery needs to return to Canada.
Marc Emery’s crime? He sold marijuana seeds over the Internet to Americans needing medical marijuana but unable to access it because of the insane so-called “War On Drugs” and the medieval drug policies that have resulted from it. And how did those American buyers learn of Marc Emery? Most of them were referred to him by their own doctors, painfully aware of their own patients’ desperate need for relief from their own pain.
After his sentencing, Marc Emery had requested to serve his time in Canada – and such prisoner transfers between the U.S. and Canada are quite common -, in part because he would have been eligible for earlier parole. But Stephen Harper, in another holier-than-thou display of pettiness, refused to allow it.
So let’s take a look at the record of Stephen Harper and his Conservative party – not only on matters of “law-and-order” but also on economic matters. And let’s start with the economy.
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