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”