‘Occupy’ repression comes to little London

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The police crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Occupy movement is spreading across Amerikkka and has now even come to Canada.
Last week, city council in my home city of London, Ontario held a public meeting, after which Mayor Joe Fontana, a right-wing former federal Liberal junior cabinet minister, promised that Occupy London could maintain its encampment in downtown Victoria Park as long as the protest remained peaceful.
It has.
But today, Fontana met behind closed doors with the medium-sized city’s top cop and the head of bylaw enforcement, after which the wealthy mayor noted that a complaint had been lodged about people sleeping in a public park and that it was “time for the protesters to go home.” Continue reading “‘Occupy’ repression comes to little London”

When society’s elite are all on the take

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

What are the masses – the poor, the working class and the middle class – to do when everyone in authority – the top one percent and their puppet political prostitutes – are all on the take?
There seems to no longer be a single spot on earth where the masses can take refuge from deceitful and destructive depredations of the predatory corporate capitalist economic world order.
Even as the masses attempt to vent their righteous frustration and anger, they are brutally assaulted by the forces of “law and order” – the “law and order” of the millionaires and billionaires.
How are the masses to respond when they are being ridiculed and pilloried by the mainstream mass media and brutalized by corrupt cops who are too stupid, too stunned and too brainwashed to realize that they are not part of the top one percent but of the bottom 99 percent?
Whatever happened to all those “righteous” cops and military officers who call the Alex Jones show every day and swear on their mothers’ lives that they will uphold the constitutional rights of the masses? Where’s their purported loyalty to that constitution? Or is it all just a pack of self-serving lies? Continue reading “When society’s elite are all on the take”

Corporate capitalism’s in a state of chaos

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The ongoing global crisis of corporate capitalism has sunk to new depths with surging mass support for the worldwide Occupy Wall Street movement. In fact, the top one percent have suddenly become so disturbed by what they’re seeing that they don’t know how to respond.
“First they will ignore you,” warned Mahatma Ghandi, the Indian pioneer of passive resistance, more than 60 years ago. “Then they will ridicule you. Then they will fight you. And then you will win.” I hope his prophecy still rings true.
The Occupy movement is now into its fifth week and there is scantly a corner of Amerikkka – or the world – that hasn’t been infected. But the talking heads of politics and the mainstream media – the puppet prostitutes and proxies of the top one percent – have not been able to muster a coherent response. Continue reading “Corporate capitalism’s in a state of chaos”

What the Occupy-ers should be demanding

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Perhaps what has been most appealing about the month-old “Occupy” movement has been its initial lack of formal leaders or formal demands; but as the movement expands and coalesces, the urgency of reaching some sort of agenda consensus will grow.
As a longtime predictor and promoter of just such a global uprising, I propose to humbly offer a few suggestions as to what some of its most crucial demands should be.
The model I offer here – and enumerated in no particular order – is proposed in its precision for American protesters; but it can readily be adapted to the particular circumstances of Canada or any other country. Continue reading “What the Occupy-ers should be demanding”

‘Occupy’ must learn from Tea Party errors

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It has been 20 years since Soviet Communism collapsed and triumphant apologists for corporate capitalism were jubilantly declaring “the end of history.”
Well, I have news for the glorious banksters and criminal corporate executives: “History has been reborn, risen like the phoenix from the ashes of its own demise.”
It has now been more than two and a half years since WRISEUP.COM began predicting and promoting a massive global uprising against the cruel corporate capitalism that is beggaring most of the world. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know it would come so soon.
If this is indeed the true beginning of the mass insurrection against capitalist greed and corruption, it hasn’t come a moment too soon.
Inspired, of course, by the Arab Spring and other protests – primarily in Europe– Occupy Wall Street has come, in less than four weeks, to produce the launch of more than 1,300 similar movements across Amerikkka. Continue reading “‘Occupy’ must learn from Tea Party errors”

Ottawa strikes out at workers’ union rights

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The right-wing federal government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper lashed out again today at the rights of unionized Canadian workers to withdraw their services.
It was the fourth time this year the anti-labout Tory zealots have lashed out at workers already disadvantaged in a slatned industrial bargaining process.
Labour Minister Lisa Raitt was forthright in stating her intention to prevent a legal strike but also alarmingly brutal in her intent.
Close to seven thousand Air Canada flight attendants were scheduled to hit the pavement at midnight tonight.
But the sorry Tory cavalry rode to management’s rescue, referring the matter to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board mere hours ahead of the walkout. Continue reading “Ottawa strikes out at workers’ union rights”

Don’t let Obama hijack Occupy Wall St.

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

In less than four weeks, the mass protests that started with a small camp-in on New York City’s Wall Street has spread across Amerikkka and even to a growing number of foreign countries.
But beware! Forces are already at work to co-opt and corrupt this admirable uprising.
Among those who would seek to control and captivate the movement, alas, are United States President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party.
In their rhetoric, the Democrats have always tried to brand themselves as the champions of the masses – the poor, the working class and the middle class – the 99 percent who are getting screwed over daily by the top one percent – the millionaires, mega-millionaires, billionaires and mega-billionaires who have already stolen almost everything worth stealing.
But if actions do indeed speak louder than words, then the Democrats’ cynical actions over the past 30 years put the lie to their rhetoric of championing the cause of the masses. Continue reading “Don’t let Obama hijack Occupy Wall St.”

The central banks must be brought to heel

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The downward spiral of most of the world’s economies will never be halted unless one major set of players is brought to heel – the central banks of most advanced industrialized nations.
In the U.S., the Federal Reserve, and in Canada, the Bank of Canada, are two typical examples of privatized central banks careening out of control.
In both countries, as in most others, the central banks are controlled not by either country’s “democratically” elected government but by a cabal of private banksters who are robbing their countries and their countries’ citizens blind.
Part of the explicit idea behind private bank control of countries’ central banks is to protect private investors against any possible caprices of democratic government. The more implicit idea behind it is to so control the economy as to keep all the money where it is. Continue reading “The central banks must be brought to heel”

Occupy Wall St. as American as apple pie

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

What started out as a single camp-in on New York City’s Wall Street has – in just three weeks – spread across the U.S. and across much of the world and the political and mainstream media puppets of the socioeconomic elite – the millionaires, mega-millionaires, billionaires and mega-billionaires who have already looted almost everything – are desperate to abort this democratic movement before it is even born.
That’s why – led, of course, by Faux News and the gaggle of right-wing radio talk show morons – many of the talking heads have started denouncing the protests as “unAmerican.”
They may be “unAmerikkkan” but they are certainly not “unAmerican.” Continue reading “Occupy Wall St. as American as apple pie”

A decade of Afghan anguish and agony

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of the onset of the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan, one of the poorest and most primitive countries in the world.
What hell hath this unholy war, its sister war in Iraq and the new mini-wars in Libya, Yemen and Pakistan wrought?
Has it made even the tiniest sector of the world any safer? Has it prevented any suffering? Has it been worth the cost in blood and treasure? Has anyone won anything?
The original rationale for the NATO (read Amerikkka and its client states) invasion of this dirt-poor, factually-defenceless country was to kill or capture Osama bin-Laden and his alleged al-Qaeda compatriots.
Well, Osama’s dead now. But he was killed at his long-time hideout in Pakistan, not in Afghanistan. Even the most ardent supporters of the war acknowledge that there are no longer any al-Qaeda forces in a country that can barely even subsist after more than three decades of almost-constant war – first at the hands of the Soviets and then at the hands of the Amerikkkans and their allies.
Who has benefitted from these wars other than the military-industrial-energy-media complex? Continue reading “A decade of Afghan anguish and agony”