Indynewswire makes connections between everyday issues, affecting everyday people, living throughout the world. Indynewswire relies on audio and text published on Independent Media Center (IMC) websites with a focus on Santa Cruz Indymedia.

The Independent Media Center’s ground breaking website, Indymedia.org, launched in November of 1999 to counter-balance the commercial media’s coverage, or non-coverage, of the World Trade Organization’s third Ministerial meeting in Seattle and the demonstrations organized in the streets. Now there are hundreds of IMC collectives networked throughout Latin America, the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Oceania, as well as parts of Asia and Africa.