Trilateral Commission

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The Trilateral Commission is a private organization, founded in 1973 at the initiative of the heads of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Bilderberg Group, among them David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski. It groups approximatively 300-350 elite corporate and political figures from Europe, Japan, and North America. The Trilateral Commission is one of the three most important global elite planning groups (the others being the World Economic Forum and the Bilderberg Group).


Holly Sklar notes:

In 1973 the Trilateral Commission was founded by David Rockefeller, Chase Manhattan Bank chairman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, and other like-minded "eminent private citizens." Some 300 members (up from about 200 members in 1973) are drawn from international business and banking, government, academia, media, and conservative labor. The Commission's purpose is to engineer an enduring partnership among the ruling classes of North America, Western Europe, and Japan-hence the term "trilateral"-in order to safeguard the interests of Western capitalism in an explosive world. The private Trilateral Commission is attempting to mold public policy and construct a framework for international stability in the coming decades. ..."trilateralism" refers to the doctrine of world order advanced by the Commission...
Trilateralists don't make a habit of speaking directly and openly to us, the mass of world citizens (whether they are in government or out of government). But from their publications and other statements as well as by their actions, we can glean a clear sense of their ideology, goals, and strategy...
To put it simply, trilateralists are saying: (1) the people, governments, and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations; (2) control over economic resources spells power in modern politics (of course, good citizens are supposed to believe as they are taught; namely, that political equality exists in Western democracies whatever the degree of economic inequality); and (3) the leaders of capitalist democracies-systems where economic control and profit, and thus political power, rest with the few-must resist movement toward a truly popular democracy. In short, trilateralism is the current attempt by ruling elites to manage both dependence and democracy-at home and abroad.[1]


The three current chairmen are:

Some other people who are or have been members:

External links

Further Reading

  • Trilaterals Over Washington, Vol. I and II by Antony C. Sutton and Patrick M. Wood, The August Corporation (1979/81), ISBN 0-933482-01-9
  • American Hegemony and the Trilateral Commission (Cambridge Studies in International Relations) (collective), Cambridge University Press (November 7, 1991), 318 pages, ISBN 052142433X
  • Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and elite planning for world management, Black Rose Books (1980), 604 pages, ISBN 091961843X
  • Trilateralism the Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management by Holly Sklar, South End Press (November 1, 1980), 616 pages, ISBN 0896081036
  • The Rockefeller triangle: A country editor's documented report on the Trilateral Commission plan for world government by Bill Wilkerson, Idalou Beacon (1980), 44 pages, ASIN B0006E2ZE4
  • Who's who of the elite: members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Skull & Bones Society by Robert Gaylon Ross. - 2nd revision. - San Marcos, Tex : RIE, 2000, ISBN 0964988801
  • Tous pouvoirs confondus : Etat, capital et médias à l'ère de la mondialisation by Geoffrey Geuens, EPO (15 March 2003), 470 pages, ISBN 2872621938


  1. Holly Sklar, (ed) Trilateralism - an overview, excerpted from the book, Trilateralism, South End Press, 1980
  2. Eli Lilly and Company Martin S Feldstein Accessed 31st January 2008