Trilateral Commission


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Trilateral Commission

An informal group of 300 to 400 people from North America, Europe, and East Asia who meet several times a year to discuss public policy with an eye toward promoting globalization and integration. Membership is by invitation and current government officials are excluded from membership. However, many members go on to become high political executives. The Trilateral Commission has been controversial throughout its history, with some accusing it of promoting a one-world government. It was established in 1973 by David Rockefeller. See also: Council on Foreign Relations.
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Finally, I must say, as you correctly put it (and I know I will earn myself a lot of criticism for this), after careful analysis, Africa does need a kind of informal forum such as the Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission, and perhaps the CFR bar any ritualistic intervention.
Its architects of the 1970s, including those at the Trilateral Commission, targeted an "excess of democracy." But Dobbin fails to add that, at the same time, the Trilateral Commission also identified an equally dangerous target: nationalism.
WALLSTRoM receives Portuguese Environment Minister Isaltino MORAIS; Mr VERHEUGEN on an official visit to Malta; and Mr VITORINO on an official visit to Poland; Messrs MONTI and PATTEN to attend the Trilateral Commission and Forum 2000 Conference 'Bridging Global Gaps' (18-20, Prague); Mr SOLBES to take part in the first meeting on 'Policy, dialogue and co-ordination on the Euromed Facility', organised by the European Investment Bank in Barcelona
Hendershott blames the failed manhunt for Andrew Cunanan--the murderer of Gianni Versace--on a kind of pink Trilateral Commission. Fearful of powerful gay activists, you see, law enforcement officials ignored the "plethora of clues provided by his gay lifestyle."
They offered to establish a trilateral commission of inquiry with the US to investigate the arms shipment affair.
But it is crucial to note that this 1995 piece merely develops a line of reasoning Huntington began two decades earlier, in his work for the Trilateral Commission. In the commission's 1975 publication The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission, Huntington remarks: "The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960s was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private....
But they do believe he's a tool of David Rockefeller, and the Trilateral Commission, and the secret world government.
Rockefeller also tends to invest with other members of the Trilateral Commission, a semi-secret economic group that includes Agnelli, Niarchos, all of the presidents at least since Jimmy Carter, and many high ranking government and banking officials from all over the world.
Naturally, the secret society is as rich as the World Bank and as powerful as the Trilateral Commission and will stop at nothing to protect its interests.
The West, also despairing at the bickering between the two men, has put off the next meeting of a new trilateral commission set up to channel support from the European Union and United States in the hope they will bury their differences.
Martin, Ryukichi Imai and Helga Steeg (New York: The Trilateral Commission, 1996) 117 pp.