The 21st Century Wire – “News for the Waking Generation”
WHAT ARE WE?
We are an open source public service, non commercial online news and analysis resource, working with an array of volunteer contributors aggregating news and opinion from all over the world.21st Century Wire receives regular submissions from writers and blogs internationally on a daily basis and is not responsible for the opinions and statements of its Citizen Journalists whose articles appear on our site – who opinions and statements are those of the authors. If you would like to contact the author of any article by 21st Century Wire, simply email the editor with any request you may have.
If you have a comment on a particular article, you may post it in the comment section located at the bottom of each article.
Our site was officially launched in Dec 2009 at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, initially as a vehicle to expose the collectivist mythology behind global warming and climate change, and has since expanded coverage to include exposés on intelligence, foreign policy, the war on terror, technology and Wall Street. Besides demonstrating freedom speech and thought, one of the main intentions of 21st Century Wire is to empower readers by giving them the tools to decode mainstream propaganda. Inspired by sites like Infowars.com, we try to offer a historical perspective on contemporary issues and where possible, provide strategic reference links throughout our content- allowing you the reader to delve deeper into the issues- if you so choose…
The 21st Century is the beginning of a new information epoch and you, the reader, are the freshman class of critical thinkers in terms of news analysis and consumption. In its totality, there is an immense volume of information to be had on the internet but we truly believe that in this new decentralised, grassroots and egalitarian world-wide web, the cream will eventually rise to the top.
In spite of the internet revolution, the corporate mainstream media (MSM) still clings to a predictable and monolithic format which is one of the reasons why the alternative media is winning large portions of their audience every day. We know the free internet is all about choice and interaction, and not about being force-fed a narrow band of information from a few major networks. It’s not about being a passive couch surfer, it’s about you- going out and digging to find the blog or video you are looking for. That’s why you are here now- and not reading news off of CNN.com, FOXNEWS.com or the TIMES ONLINE.
Try explaining that one to a room full of highly paid media execs.
Aside from the independent media remit, our number one intention here is to get you thinking, and hopefully inspire you to take on an active role yourself, perhaps by creating your own website or information portal. This may be by using free blog software, creating your own podcast, Youtube channel, or just by utilising social networks like Facebook or Twitter.
The editorial policy of 21st Century Wire is simple and resides above partisan politics and the traditional Left vs Right paradigm which we believe only serves to divide people who have more in common than not. Rather than aligning our slate with any particular party or ideology, we will attempt to deliver content that looks squarely at power, its architecture, as well as the seeds corruption. We will also try to stay within that which can be proven, or at least corroborated by credible sources. So our remit is to identify, inform, enlighten, expose – and offer solutions where possible. We will take a controversial position on an issue if we feel that the Mainstream Corporate Media is trying to bury the truth by simply reporting canned government propaganda. Without a doubt, 21st Century Wire is not everyone’s cup of tea, but we hope that those who do read here will be of the open minded sort.
It’s a tall order for sure, but we promise to do our very best…
Founder, Writer & Producer
Producer and features writer, is an informed, highly opinionated and passionate commentator specializing in current affairs and geopolitics. Patrick is host of the new ’21st Century Wire’TV show on PSTV SKY channel 191 in the UK which premiered in August 2012, and is a regular contributor to Russia Today (RT Moscow). He has also appeared as a guest on ITV/ITN, Al Jazeera English, Coast to Coast AM, The Alex Jones Show, Press TV, Edge Media(UK), and Germany’s Channel 3, and has published featured articles appearing on popular news sites like Infowars, London Guardian, Global Research, OpEd News, Market Oracle, Tech Radar, Huff Post, American Free Press, Examiner.com and IndyMedia, and many more.
Master of Web
A new edition to the team, Peter is the engine who keeps the wire moving. He brings life experience to reporting the news – a veteran investigator, retired corporate hack and formerly with Granada Television/ITV.
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UK-based writer, speaker and political pundit. A valuable member of the 21st Century team, Basil has gathered extensive political experience in and around the centres of influence and corridors of power in the UK, read history at Cambridge University, is a skilled intelligence analyst, as well as being an accomplished sport and horse racing pundit.
Nicholas MyraNicholas is a former actor, television documentary producer, and a voice for the voiceless. He currently spends his free time pursuing his true passion – motorcycles, and can be found most summers touring Europe, and America via Harley Davidson. He is also working on his first novel about his media experience, with any luck – due out in late 2013.
Researcher & Whistleblower
Although he still remains a bit of a mystery to us, it’s no mystery why the 21st Century Wire gets regular and extraordinary news tips and ideas, and works as a stringer for the Guardian in London, and others. A vast scholarly resource and a political sharp-shooter, he is no stranger to world of media (some even claim hewas the internet before it was even invented). With a lengthy list of credentials, he is the ideal inside man- or deep throat if you will, for the wire…
Andrew McKillopAndrew is a writer and energy markets analyst for 21st Century Wire. He has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has extensive experience as an EU energy policy consultant and project administrator, including the development and financing of alternate energy. Andrew is also author of the groundbreaking nuclear critique, The Doomsday Machine, as well as other books and published research papers available for review online.
Changes are afoot… In recent months the content on this site has been syndicated via a number of popular sites on the web and our articles have attracted interest from a number of formidable writers and contributors, and there are plans to relaunch the site to a new and more dynamic platform later this year in Winter of 2012. In addition we have just completed our first season of ’21st Century Wire’ TV show on SKY TV in the UK. And much, more to come…
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