Participants of the controversial Bilderberg Summit were jeered and booed by protesters at the Hotel Sourvette in St. Moritz, Switzerland, this week.
The private invitation-only meeting is an annual event which has been held behind closed doors at Bilderberg hotels since 1954 and attended by about 140 key figures from Western European and North American nations, such as heads of state, government leaders, finance ministers, bankers, military chiefs and mega corporation heads.
Closed to the public and the media, the secretive nature of the privately organized ‘Bilderberg Group’ summit has led investigative reporters to claim that major policy decisions are being made at the unofficial gathering of global leaders, ‘fixing the fate of the world behind closed doors’ as part of the push for a ‘New World Order’.
Named after Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands, where the first three-day seminar was held in 1954, the Bilderberg Group is said to have been founded as a forum aimed at ‘promoting better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster co-operation on political, economic, and defence issues’.
Rarely mentioned in mainstream media, this year’s Bilderberg conference has made the headlines in Swiss news reports and alternative media channels with the first official release of participants’ names.
Among this year’s Bilderberg Group guests are: H.M. Queen Sofia of Spain; Henry Kissinger; United Nations World Food Programme director, Josette Sheeran; Coca-Cola chairman George David; Barclays PLC Chairman Marcus Agius; HSBC Holdings Group chairman Douglas Flint; Goldman Sachs chairman Peter Sutherland; The Economist Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait; Greek Minister of Finance George Papaconstantinou; Deutsche Bank chairman Josef Ackermann; and social media tycoons LinkedIn Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman and Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes.
Other prominent leaders on the list include: European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick, plus various US and EU conservative party leaders and minsters of finance.
Bilderberg protesters cite founding members’ ties to Hitler’s SS and and the apparent collaboration between Bilderberg Group members resulting in national policy changes as undermining democratic processes.
See the Google map below for the Bilderberg Summit location.