21st Century Wire is News for the Waking Generation™. Founded in 2009, we are a North American and Europe-based, grass-roots, independent hyper blog offering bold news, views and media analysis, working with a core team of writer researchers, and an array of volunteer contributors who write and help to analyze news and provide a diverse perspective and opinions from around the world. 21st Century Wire writers have appeared internationally on TV, radio and in print, as well as keynote speakers at leading alternative conferences and events.
The purpose of our website is to educate, promote learning on geopolitical and social issues, as well as provide much-needed independent commentary, news reporting, including criticisms and critiques of larger corporate and foundation-funded media outlets and their coverage. We also aim to deliver a consistent stream of independent research on subjects and views that are generally not covered in the corporate-owned and foundation-funded media spheres.
Besides demonstrating freedom of 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 brave and independent news sources like, UK Column, OpEd News, Live Leak, and Zero Hedge 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 free and critical thinkers in a new and dynamic information age. 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 – but this can only be achieved by keeping this internet ‘neutral’ and free from excessive government and corporate control.
In spite of the Internet revolution, the corporate Mainstream Media (MSM) still clings to a predictable and monolithic format regularly used to disseminate government, military and corporate disinformation, as well as outright lies and propaganda. This fact is the primary reason why the alternative media is winning an increasingly larger share of audiences every day. We believe the essence of a free Internet is really about choice, interaction, dialogue and debate – and not about being force-fed a narrow band of information of view points packaged by a few major media moguls. To realize the benefit of mankind’s opportunity in the 21st century, then you, the surfer of the information waves, cannot take information for granted. You must go out and dig to find the forum, the blog or the video that you are looking for. That’s why you are here right now — you are here because you are not getting your primary news and analysis from the likes of the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, FOX NEWS or TIME Magazine. If you try explaining that one to an Ivory Tower full of Big Media execs, they won’t get it, as too few have been able to grasp what has happened in the last 20 years, much less where the next decade is heading…
Aside from the independent media remit, our #1 intention here is to get you thinking, talking 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.
We oppose internet censorship in all its forms, especially through opaque regimes of control, run by elite committees comprised of ‘experts’ drawn from the Silicon Valley, corporate media, foundation and government-affiliated persons. We believe such measures can only lead to a restriction of free speech and expression in a time when those freedoms are more important than ever.
All articles and posts on this website refer to real and factual news content, as well as legitimate opinion and analysis, either in the form of original articles or aggregated news and editorial content. Every post or article contains source links and credits to either primary or secondary reference material.
The editorial policy of 21st Century Wire is simple and resides above partisan politics, political campaigns and the traditional Left vs Right paradigm which we believe only serves to divide people who have more in common than not. 21st Century Wire regularly features opinion and analysis from a range of commentators – from authentic Liberal Left, to Conservative Right, as well as from Libertarian and Constitutionalist perspectives. Rather than aligning our slate with any particular party or ideology, instead we strive to deliver content that addresses specific issues and trends, challenges the establishment’s orthodoxy on a range of issues, and most importantly – looks squarely at power, its architecture, as well as exposing the seeds of institutional corruption. In order to better educate and provide context to our readers, our posts include hyperlinks and excerpts from other authors and news sources online. We will also try to stay within that which can be proven, or at least corroborated by a range of credible sources, or by other rational, logical commentators.
In summary, our remit is to identify, inform, highlight, explore, challenge, enlighten and report on problems and solutions that are facing people, society and the world. It’s a tall order for sure, but we promise to do our very best…
- Patrick Henningsen – Features Editor & Founder
- Shawn Helton – Associate Editor
- Vanessa Beeley – Associate Editor
- Stuart J. Hooper – Special Contributor
- Jay Dyer – Special Contributor
- Branko Malić – Special Contributor
- Andrew McKillop – Special Contributor
- Daniel Spaulding – Special Contributor
- Randy Johnson – Special Contributor
- SARTRE – Guest Columnist
- The Daily Shooter – Guest Columnist
- J.R. Smith – Guest Columnist
- Peter Sterry – Guest Columnist
- James Hall – Guest Columnist
- Basil Valentine – Guest Columnist
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