WRISEUP.COM launches a journalistic revolution, offering “News FOR the Other99%, BY the Other99%” – our promise, our pledge & our plea to you

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 Other99%, BY the Other99%.”
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 “WRISEUP.COM launches a journalistic revolution, offering “News FOR the Other99%, BY the Other99%” – our promise, our pledge & our plea to you”

Has all-out revolution become the only possible solution to the corporate-capitalist sham “democracy” that’s beggaring almost the entire world?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Almost anywhere in the world one looks today there is chaos or near-chaos as the looting of the global aaaaaaaaaaCorrupt Mediaeconomy by the Top1% – aided and abetted by their puppet political prostitutes in almost every corridor of power, by the corrupt corporate-controlled mainstream media,aaaaaaaaaaPublic Schools by the public education systems, and by many organized religions – has savaged the finances of a very large portion of the Other99% – the rank-and-file, frontline workers who actually create ALL wealth. The massive transfer of wealth and of income aaaaaaaaaaDistribution of Wealthfrom the productive majority to the parasitical and predatory Ownership Class over the past 35+ years has been nothing but the most massive unprosecuted swindle in the 500-year history of corporate capitalism.
And the “democratic elections” – especially across North America and the European Union – aaaaaaaaaaSham Democracythat were supposed to be the mechanism through which entire national populations could arrive at an equitable consensus on the distribution of wealth, income and power have now been reduced – almost everywhere – to nothing more than political theater and the most diabolical sham ever perpetrated upon the masses. To put it quite simply, the western world’s sham called “democracy” has now been “captured” by the Ownership Class – or the Top1% – who’ve turned the legislatures across North America and the European Union into their playpens and the “elected” representatives of the people into little more than puppet political prostitutes – the “toys” of the real but un-elected “master class.”
The usurpation of almost all political, social, economic and judicial power by an un-elected, psychopathic and extremely small minority has – in recent decades – reduced the trappings of so-called “democracy” to nothing more than a cynical and duplicitous facade. It has rendered anyone who dares to dissent – even by mere peaceful protestaaaaaaaaaaPeaceful Protest – against the skyjacking of national/global wealth and power instantly susceptible to heinous brutality by militarized police forces, aaaaaaaaaaMilitarized Policecriminal prosecution on trumped-up charges and, oftentimes, even much worse. Continue reading “Has all-out revolution become the only possible solution to the corporate-capitalist sham “democracy” that’s beggaring almost the entire world?”

When Prime Minister Trudeau SUCKS UP to Donald Trump – the most evil, deceitful & dangerous man on Earth – it’s obvious his Liberal Party is shifting back to its corrupt ways of old

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

In the less than 18 months since the NDP’s inept right-wing leader, Thomas Mulcair, served federal LiberalzzzThomas Mulcair leader Justin Trudeau a majority election win on a silver platter, zzzJustin Trudeauthe “boyish” and “charismatic” prime minister and his cabinet have been routinely breaking promise after promise and tilting rapidly back toward the sleazy, right-wing, pro-Establishment, pro-status-quo ways of their storied past.
Why on Earth did Trudeau today give his full backing to Trump’s insane attack on the airbase zzzSyria missile attackthat has been so crucial to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in their heroic efforts to defeat ISIS? Does Trudeau The Boy not realize that no one has yet uncovered ANY evidence whatsoever that it was the Syrian armed forces – rather than the U.S.-financed and -armed rebels – responsible for this week’s zzzSyria chemical attackreprehensible chemical-weapon incident? Which side are Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau really on in the so-called War On Terrorism? The attack on that crucial Syrian airfield would seem to suggest that the national leaders of both the U.S. and Canada are actually trying to help ISIS in its pursuit of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Consider the facts: Continue reading “When Prime Minister Trudeau SUCKS UP to Donald Trump – the most evil, deceitful & dangerous man on Earth – it’s obvious his Liberal Party is shifting back to its corrupt ways of old”

A wary world watches helplessly as an abysmally-ignorant, certifiably-insane, fear-mongering, hate-mongering and war-mongering bully and buffoon takes charge of a society already devolving into lunacy

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Most of the civilized world must be gnashing its teeth as it views from afar – yet still from terrifyingly close – as a motor-mouthed madman takes the helm of a superpower whose population was already zzzDemented Trumptrending toward mass lunacy. Donald Trump’s ascension to power – and to control of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal –zzzApocalypse even has more than a few wondering whether the Biblical “end days” might be nigh as a boorish bigot with a very short fuse and an zzzBull in a China shopequally short attention span runs amok with the levers of power like a frenzied bull in a China shop.
The Donald’s obvious mental instability and the intellectual chaos that have gripped Washington, D.C.,zzzCivil War make it impossible to predict what will happen next and whether the flapping piehole of this malevolent idiot will result in a 2nd U.S. Civil War and/or a World War Three. Both possibilities will remain on the table until such time as the moron is zzzWorld War 3removed from the U.S. presidency – by resignation, by impeachment, by assassination, or even by his own Republican Party removing him – without an actual impeachment – under the provisions of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The question, however, that is boggling the minds of many observers is: Which will ultimately be more destructive – Trump’s domestic policies or his foreign policies? Continue reading “A wary world watches helplessly as an abysmally-ignorant, certifiably-insane, fear-mongering, hate-mongering and war-mongering bully and buffoon takes charge of a society already devolving into lunacy”

As the luster fades from the “boyish charm” of Cdn. PM Justin Trudeau, his Liberal govt.’s Year 1 legacy has turned his “leftish” campaign rhetoric into a litany of lies & public deceptions

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

After a lengthy honeymoon with the voters he so cynically deluded and manipulated in the 2015 federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government seems to be rapidly zzJustin Trudeausinking to levels of depraved corruption and deceit far greater than any of the horrific Liberal Party scandals of the zzLiberal scandalspast. As the polls show, however, the Canadian public is beginning to catch on to the fact that their shiny new emperor really has no moral clothes and seems mired in the intellectual sandbox of destructive neoliberal/neoconservative bullshit. The greatest tragedy of Trudeau’s heinous betrayals, zzThe Emperorhowever, is that less than three years before the next federal election, NONE of the other parties – including the once-social-democratic, working-class NDP (New Democratic Party) – is really offering anything better or even different.
Canada’s entire electable political class seems to have adopted the same shameful strategy of making “one set of promises to the public and another (the only promises that are really intended to be kept) behind closed doors” (to the same tawdry cadre of Top1%ers and shameful second-tier surrogates to which they are truly and exclusively accountable). There is now no one in any of the corridors of power not at least covertly committed to the same agenda of further enrichment and further empowerment of those who already have far, far, far more than their fair share of wealth, income and power – and at any possible expense to the Other99%.zzTop1%
Let’s consider Justin Trudeau’s real record after just 15 months in power and how so many of his government’s actions have been ludicrous and outright betrayals of the promises made in his and his party’s duplicitous campaign rhetoric: Continue reading “As the luster fades from the “boyish charm” of Cdn. PM Justin Trudeau, his Liberal govt.’s Year 1 legacy has turned his “leftish” campaign rhetoric into a litany of lies & public deceptions”

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!!!”

When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

A shocking new report issued this morning by the international anti-poverty coalition Oxfam makes it as bbOxfamclear as it can possibly be that the only way the Other99% can keep the pampered predators and parasites of the Ownership Class – the Top1% – from stealing ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from everyone else is through a sustained worldwide revolution that will topple the entire evil edifice of crony corporate capitalism.
bbPredatory billionairesWhen so-called “democratic” elections force voters to choose exclusively from among candidates and parties controlled lock, stock and barrel by a psychopathic and totally un-elected Real Ruling Class and when peaceful protests fall on deaf ears and elicit only a violent and brutal response from the powers-that-be, what other option is left for the exploited masses? Absolutely NONE. Continue reading “When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent”

Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It is no surprise that one of the many factors behind Lucifer Clinton’s devastating defeat at the hands of baHillary DonaldSatan Trump in last year’s U.S. presidential election was her oft-repeated vow to protect and extend the “legacy” of President Barack beObama's legacyObama. The dumb-headedness of this tactic is that what little “legacy” Barack Obama might have established as president is largely woeful – and NOT just because of Republican determination to block anything he tried to do. Continue reading “Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%”

It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The glaring similarity between the faux populist U.S. presidential election ddddonald trumpcampaign of Republican Donald Trump in 2016 and the Canadian federal election campaign of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015 should give everyone in either country who is not part of the Top1% cause to worry that they may have been duped dddjustin trudeauinto voting against their own best interests.
While Donald Trump has been all over the map in terms of policy pronouncements and post-election vows and threats, he has put the fear of the lord – at least publicly – into the minds of the auto industry and – most recently – the pharmaceutical industry. But while Justin Trudeau has been glad-handing everyone in nonstop and well-choreographed “photo ops”, the reality behind his oft-progressive rhetoric has been somewhat alarming and dangerous. Continue reading “It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class”