Trilats Maintain Press Stranglehold; TC Meetings Confirmed

• Powerful internationalist group has tentacles throughout mainstream media.

By Mark Anderson —

The shadowy Trilateral Commission (TC)—the younger partner of the even more secretive Bilderberg group in the realm of privatizing government—has for several years maintained a little-known stranglehold on much of the press.

TC members who commingle journalism with “Trilateralism” include Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, and Mortimer Zuckerman, who’s both chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of New York’s Daily News. Columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and David Ignatius of The Washington Post also push the TC party line at every opportunity.

In addition to such strategically placed penmen, the official TC roster lists about a dozen other members from the United States and Europe, who are reporters, commentators, or current or former news executives, including:

  • Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, Toronto’s The Globe and Mail  
  • Caroline Daniel, Editor, Financial Times, London
  • Bo Lidegaard, Executive Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Denmark
  • Lee Cullum, contributing columnist, The Dallas Morning News
  • Michael Duffy, Executive Editor, Time magazine, Washington
  • Donald Graham, former Washington Post Company owner; longtime Bilderberg attendee during his Post tenure

Furthermore, TC members employed in the media—ignoring the firm journalistic rule to avoid clear conflicts of interest—even moderate or lead discussions at the TC’s meetings. In November at the TC’s quarterly meeting in Denmark, Lidegaard, the above-named Danish editor, actually co-chaired the meeting, even while he heads the TC’s “Danish Group.” And at the TC’s main annual meeting in Washington last December, Seib and Simpson moderated and otherwise took part in panel discussions, further illustrating the near extinction of detached journalism.

And if that is not bad enough, several ultra-wealthy figures and organizations with links to Bilderberg, the TC, and similar globalist outfits have been forming media networks of their own. Networkers include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is mainly responsible for underwriting the Project Syndicate news and commentary website, whose contributors include Trilateralist and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, as well as Bilderberg regular Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Gates and fellow Microsoft executive Craig Mundie have been frequent Bilderberg attendees, with Mundie still serving on the Bilderberg Steering Committee.


As reported in the newspaper’s last edition, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists—which was virtually unheard of until it was credited with “breaking” the Panama Papers tax-evasion caper—is a project of the Center for Public Integrity, whose top financiers include George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Apart from this positioning of key writers and financing outfits who recite the internationalist script for news consumers, the actual messages they convey are strategically timed.

And one does not even need to be a journalist to sing the “Trilateral tune” for news audiences.

Several “Trilats,” like Mr. Summers, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, and Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass—who all sport Bilderberg pedigrees and maintain highly influential posts in society—aren’t employed in media but still play a major role in channeling the TC credo through influential news outlets.

Haass and Bildt are among at least nine worldly columnists whose scribblings have frequented various op-ed pages and Project Syndicate’s site during 2016’s first quarter to rail against a British referendum June 23, in which voters will consider exiting—Brexit—the European Union (EU).

On the Project Syndicate website, Haass wrote recently: “A British decision to sue for divorce would add to centrifugal forces already in evidence. Nationalism and populism, already on the rise for both economic and social reasons, would gather even more momentum.”

Haass also dreaded that if Brexit were to succeed, Americans might take that as a signal to become more isolationist and demand more attention to their own nation’s problems.

Bildt, who chairs the Global Commission on Internet Governance, recited rancid rhetoric that’s much the same: “For the United States, Brexit would be a betrayal of a key element of foreign policy championed by every American president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin would certainly rejoice. And nationalist forces across Europe would suddenly feel that the future is theirs.”

And while both men fear that Brexit’s passage would reinvigorate Scotland’s so-far failed effort to leave the UK, Haass surpassed Bildt in peddling fragmentation fears: “Britain’s decision about its relationship with the EU will not happen in a vacuum. In fact, the timing could hardly be worse. Europe is already facing a perfect storm of fiscal strains, anemic economic growth, massive inflows of migrants and refugees, and renewed Russian aggression. As if that weren’t enough, there is the unraveling Middle East, advancing climate change, terrorism, and now a new disease—the Zika virus— on the march.”

These guys never mention that their globalist ambitions are to blame for these troubles. In seeking their global imperium, they spawn the wars that have driven people from the Middle East into Europe.

The Trilateralists and their ilk need only look into the mirror to see where the problem lies.

AFP Nails Down Meetings of ‘Trilats,’ Bilderberg’s Kin

By Mark Anderson

In a rare departure from the usual rude resistance—which in past years meant doors slammed in the face of AFP’s former ‘Trilat’-tracker, the late Jim Tucker—the main office spokeswoman for the Trilateral Commission (TC) in Washington acknowledged, somewhat hesitantly, that the group’s North American regional meeting is slated for September 9-10 in Mexico City. She also acknowledged that the main Annual Meeting for 2016 just wrapped up April 15-17 in Rome.

AMERICAN FREE PRESS also learned for this exclusive story, more in advance than ever before, that the TC’s European regional gathering will take place in November in Lisbon, Portugal, with the dates soon forthcoming. The Asian regional meeting venue reportedly is not finalized.

However, while even such basic details for years have been nearly impossible to confirm this far ahead of time, the spokeswoman would not budge on providing the agenda of the just-concluded Rome meeting, nor about the upcoming meetings.

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“Everybody has to agree about posting the meeting agendas,” she said, while figuring that the Rome meeting’s outline, even with that meeting having concluded, may not be published online for several months. “We don’t often publicize stuff ahead of time,” she added. “You get crazies who show up at the meetings.”

The TC—whose meetings rival the once-a-year Bilderberg Meetings in importance and come close to matching Bilderberg’s ultra-secrecy—meets four times a year, however, holding their big annual meeting and three regional ones. AFP also understands that the largest of the TC’s gatherings, the Annual Meeting, will take place stateside in 2017, likely in Washington, D.C. The last Annual Meeting held there was in 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a favored venue.

And as AFP has noted, Bilderberg 2016 takes place June 9-12 in Dresden, Germany. That summarizes the year ahead for these two “deep state” world-planning outfits whose operations center on keeping the world safe for the debt-based, privately run monetary system, free trade and neo-liberal monopoly capitalism in general.

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AFP Roving Editor Mark Anderson is a veteran reporter who covers the annual Bilderberg meetings and is chairman of AFP’s new America First Action Committee, designed to involve AFP readers in focusing intensely on Congress to enact key changes, including monetary reform and a pullback of the warfare state. He and his wife Angie often work together on news projects.