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About 21st Century Wire

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 writers, 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.

Please use the links and information below to learn about 21st Century Wire (21WIRE), our team, mission, editorial policy and more…

21WIRE TEAM – Meet The Muckrakers

Patrick Henningsen

Executive Editor & Founder
Read more about Patrick here.
Patrick’s posts

Patrick's Twitter

Vanessa Beeley

Vanessa Beeley

Associate Editor
Read more about Vanessa here.
Vanessa’s posts

Vanessa's Twitter

Shawn Helton

Associate Editor
Read more about Shawn here.
Shawn’s posts

Shawn's Twitter

Dr. Can Erimtan

Special Contributor
Dr. Can’s posts

Dr. Can's Twitter

Stuart J. Hooper

Special Contributor
Stuart’s posts

Stuart's Twitter

Jay Dyer

Special Contributor
Jay’s posts

Jay's Twitter

Niraj Srivastava

Special Contributor
Niraj’s posts

Niraj's Twitter

Marwa Osman

Special Contributor
Marwa’s posts

Marwa's Twitter

Bruno Guigue

Bruno Guigue

Special Contributor
Bruno’s posts

Bruno's Twitter

Martin Jay

Martin Jay

Special Contributor
Martin’s posts

Martin's Twitter

Andrew Korybko

Andrew Korybko

Special Contributor
Andrew’s posts

Andrew's Twitter

Andre Vltchek

Special Contributor
Andre’s posts

Andre's Twitter

Tim Anderson

Special Contributor
Tim’s posts

Tim's Twitter

Dilyana Gaytandzhiev

Special Contributor
Dilyana’s posts

Dilyana's Twitter

Miles Elliott

Mile’s posts

Miles' Twitter

Daniel Spaulding

Daniel Spaulding

Daniel’s posts

Daniel's Twitter

Andrew McKillop

Andrew’s posts


Special Contributor
SARTRE’s posts

James Hall

James’ posts


MISSION – Why We Do What We Do


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.

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 fiercely independent news sources like the UK Column and OpEd News, 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…



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…

SUPPORT 21WIRE – Help Us Keep Doing What We Do


21WIRE reader and listener-driven support helps us keep doing the important work we do. You can also support us by subscribing and becoming a member at 21WIRE.TV. Or visit our online shop

We want to increase reporting and analysis – and that’s where you come in. We rely on our readers’ support to help grow our investigative news coverage across the globe. To our loyal readers — please consider it, we’re just getting started. To our newest readers, we say welcome — donate when you are ready, but until then you can simply dig in and read our articles, and subscribe, share and engage with our growing community of loyal readers. Donations are accepted via PayPal, or by sending us some Bitcoin. Thank you!

CONTACT 21WIRE – Get In Touch With Us


We welcome your feedback and interest in what we’re doing. Please use the contacts below if you would like to get in touch with us.

For editorial queries, news tips and article submissions, please contact us at:

editor (at) 21stcenturywire (dot) com

For general and media queries, partnerships or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at:

mail (at) 21wiremedia (dot) com

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 410654
Kansas City, MO