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!!!”