Disturbing: Obama’s media shield law makes prosecuting journalists even easier

21Wire + RT | The White’s latest move in selling American values down the river towards tyranny.

21st Century Wire Episode 1 (Part 1 of 3) – Grey Wolf

21 Century Wire investigates Hitler’s possible escape from his Bunker to Argentina.

Kim Dotcom: ‘I want to encrypt half of Internet, to protect us from total govt spying’

Internet at a crossroads: In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet freedoms and freedom to encrypt – with his latest project ‘Mega’. Dotcom also claims that the late Aaron Schwartz was the man who ‘stopped SOPA, […]

Saving Private Face: Manning ‘awarded’ 112 days off potential life sentence

Private Bradley Manning, accused of sharing classified US army files with the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, will get a 112 days cut from his eventual sentence. The victory for his defense team comes after a judge ruled that Manning’s 9 months in prison amounted to pre-trial punishment and was excessively harsh. Retired colonel Morris Davis told […]

Engineered Chaos: Swedish Teens Riot Over Paedophile Instagram Account

21st Century Wire says… As we can now see, Facebook and other social networking giants will be playing their specific roles in the coming internet chaos and clampdown – by merging online applications and thus enabling mass invasion of privacy, virtual problem-reaction-solution scenarios can spark new outrage and be used by regulators and professional trolls […]

Settlements Snarl: ‘Israel gambles on US protection from intl law’

Israel says it will go ahead with plans to build 1500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem – the part of the city that’s considered Palestinian land. The project was given an intermediate green light by Israeli officials on Monday. This comes less then a month after the UN granted Palestine non-member observer status. Palestinians […]

New nuclear talks with Iran may be possible in coming weeks, U.S. says

Washington Post Joby Warrick The United States and five other world powers are hastily preparing for possible new talks with Iran amid signs that the country’s leaders might be willing to meet as early as next week to discuss scaling back nuclear activities in return for future sanctions relief. The six powers have agreed on […]

Not So Noble, Or Peaceful: EU Nobel Peace Prize Disappointment

The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of the group. It’s being given to commend the EU for fostering peace. But not everyone agrees – hundreds marched through the Norwegian capital in protest. RT’s Peter Oliver looks at why many believe the EU doesn’t deserve […]

Fear and Loathing in Belize: John McAfee Gets New Suit, Prepares Legal Defense

21st Century Wire LATEST FROM THE JUNGLE (and the dangers of early retirement files): Yesterday, December 4, VICE broke the news that anti-virus mogul and “person of interest” in a Belizean murder case John McAfee has retained the services of high-power attorney Telésforo Guerra after fleeing to Guatemala. Later that afternoon, John and his lawyer […]

Everyone In US Under Virtual Surveillance, All Info Stored, No Matter The Post

Whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades – virtual privacy in US, Petraeus affair and whistleblowers’ odds in fight against the authorities are among key topics of this exclusive interview… ….