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Our site marks a path forward to understanding core issues of our times, often ones that are controversial or censored from public dialogue. As a nonprofit with grassroots funding, we provide reliable and verifiable information on major cover-ups and corruption, as well as bold ideas on human consciousness and solutions to societal problems.
Weaving together critical thinking and embodied sensemaking, our organization challenges media establishment narratives that divide us instead of bringing us together for the common good. We invite you to join our cause and explore this information with an open mind and heart.
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Our newsletters are carefully curated, drawing from the best of the corporate and independent media landscape. Every week, we research and summarize reliable news reports on high-level corruption and cover-ups. We also research and summarize stories that inspire hope and explore solutions to our world’s pressing problems. There are over 12,000 revealing news summaries in our archive.
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We live in a complex world. Mainstream media rarely tells us the whole story. Our site serves as a research tool and comprehensive archive for educating the public on deep government and corporate corruption. We provide easy access to whistleblower reports and declassified government documents. We also compile in-depth summaries, essays, news articles, and videos on important topics avoided by the mainstream.
"Propaganda ends where simple dialogue begins."
— Jacques Ellul, French political and social scientist
All information on WantToKnow.info is taken from the most reliable sources available, both corporate and independent. They can be verified using the links provided to their original, respected sources.
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Our newsletters are carefully curated, drawing from the best of the corporate and independent media landscape. Each week, we research and summarize over a dozen key media articles that challenge mainstream narratives on important issues shaping society. Once every two weeks, we also send out an inspiring story or news to a separate email list as a balance to the challenging material on cover-ups and corruption. Explore our newsletter archive to see past messages.
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"The collective fear, secrecy, polarization, and loss of purpose within all of us have allowed leaders to subvert democracy, and to take away our freedoms. By each one of us making a commitment to work on these issues both inside ourselves and out in the world, we are changing our collective direction for a brighter future."
— Fred Burks, PEERS Founder
This website has received over 24 million visits since it was first established in 2003, with a dedicated mission to provide our readers with reliable, verifiable information.
We compile information from trustworthy sources. The perspectives we draw upon are varietal, and they’re not always aligned with social consensus. Our approach invites our readers to make better sense of the complex issues society is facing, in order to be informed and balanced in our thinking. To help with this sensemaking, we’ve put together Information Centers on a dozen of the most critical topics.
Did You Know?
Understanding the magnitude of secrecy, corruption, and power abuses hidden from public awareness is vital to a democratic society. Yet reporting on the problems of the world is not enough. Solutions to society's problems are often under-reported and reforms go unrealized. We’ve summarized and categorized over 3,000 inspiring news articles since the beginning of our organization in 2003, focusing on solutions, bridging divides, and unique human stories. Explore our Inspiration Center.
"We became so enamored of topple-the-mighty journalism that we forgot about raise-up-the-people journalism."
— Geneva Overholser, award-winning journalist, educator and scholar
Key Members of the PEERS Team
WantToKnow.info is a website of the nonprofit Public Education and Empowerment Resource Service (PEERS). We are a small organization with a large network of volunteers of people with diverse backgrounds in media activism, social justice advocacy, grassroots organizing, and metaphysics and spirituality work. The work of WantToKnow.info relies on a group of courageous, dedicated researchers and concerned citizens from around the globe who have made key contributions to our site. Some of these people have written key books which are concisely summarized on this website. Others have sent valuable information revealing major cover-ups.
Our website was founded by Fred Burks, who served as a language interpreter for presidents and other government officials around the world including G.W. Bush, Clinton, Gore, and Cheney. Late in his career, he stumbled down a rabbit hole where he discovered significant levels of global deception and manipulation. His courageous whistleblowing was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Learn more about the fascinating history of PEERS and WantToKnow.info.