The Club of Rome

An elite think-tank of royalty, governmental leaders, corporate  and UN executives -- all sharing the UN vision for global solidarity.

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The Hidden Control of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Quotes and Excerpts

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"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do consittute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples."

- Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 115.   Club of Rome, an elite think-tank working with the UN.

The initial membership list included:

DAVID ROCKEFELLER: Bilderberger, cofounder of the Trilateral Commission, former chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, scion of the world's most prominent oil dynasty, and all-around bad guy.

JOHN J. McCLOY: Former advisor to the Mussolini regime who had the honor of sitting in Adolf Hitler's private box at the Berlin Olympic games; later served as High Commissioner of Germany, during which time he signed an order freeing the majority of the Nazi war criminals that had been convicted at Nuremberg; still later, served on the infamous Warren Committee.

AVERELL HARRIMAN: Skull and Bonesman and high-level political operative through several presidential administrations; together with members of the Dulles family and the Bush/Walker family, established various business entities engaged in providing funding to Nazi Germany, even after the United States had entered the war.

KATHERINE GRAHAM: "Longtime publisher of the Washington Post and longtime CIA asset who once famously said, while speaking at the CIA's Langley, Virginia headquarters: 'We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."

Chief Emeka Anyaoku Former Commonwealth Secretary General
United Kingdom

The Hon. Frederick F. Chien President
Cathay Charity Foundation, Republic of China

Mr. Harlan Cleveland


The Hon. Frederik W. de Klerk, Former President of South Africa Nobel Laureate
South Africa

H.E. Jacques Delors, President, Groupement d'Étudeset de Recherches Notre Europe

Mr. Ihsan Dogramaci Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President of the University
Ankara, Turkey

Mr. Jay W. Forrester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50, Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

The Hon. Kurt Furgler Ex-President of the Swiss Confederation

H.E. César Gaviria Secertary General Organisation of American States
1609, 22nd Street
Washington, DC 20008, USA

Mr. Orio Giarini Director, The Risk Institute
Geneve, Switzerland

The Hon. Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the USSR President of the International Fondation of Socio-economics and Political Studies
Moscow, Russia

H.E. Arpad Göncz President of The Republic of Hungary Office of the President
Parliament Building
Kossuth tér 1-3
H-1357 Budapest, Pf 1, Hungary

H.E. Vaclav Havel, Former President of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Mrs. Hazel Henderson, USA

Mr. Enrique Iglesias General Secretary
Madrid, Spain

Mr. Daisaku Ikeda President Soka Gakkai International
Tokio, Japan

H.M. Juan Carlos I King of Spain Secretariat: El Visconde de Almansa
Palaciode la Zarzuela
Madrid, Spain

The Hon. Luis A. Lacalle Herrera Former President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Mr. Ruud F.M. Lubbers Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Keynote speaker at Gorbachev's 1995 State of the World Forum) The Netherlands

Ms. Wangari Maathai Co-ordinator
The Green Belt Movement, Kenya

Mr. Mircea Malitza Soseana Kibeleff, 24
Bucarest, Romania

Ms. Eleonora Barbieri Masini Professor Emeritus of Social Future Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Mr. Koďchiro Matsuura Director General
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - UNESCO
Paris, France

Mr. Manfred A. Max-Neef,  Professor of Economics
Universidad Australe de Chile

Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza Chairman (former head of UNESCO)
Madrid, Spain

Mr. Dennis Meadows Professor Emeritus
University of New Hampshire

Ms. Rigoberta Menchú Tum Peace Nobel Laureate President of the Rigoberta Mench'u Tum Fondation
Mexico, D.F., Mexico

Mr. Reinhard Mohn Member of the Executive Committee Bertelsmann Foundation

HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium Crown Prince of Belgium
Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium

H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands Noordeinde Paleis
The Hague, The Netherlands

Ms. Sadako Ogata Co-Chair, Commission on Human Security
New York

Mr. B. F. Paton President National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Kiev, Ukraine

H.M. Dona Sophia Queen of Spain, Secretaio General de la Casa: Don Raphael Spontorno
Palacio de la Zarzuela, Madrid, Spain

Mr. Carlos Robles Piquer Monte Alto 42
E-28223 Madrid, Spain

Mr. Zdzislaw L. Sadowski, Ex Deputy Prime Minister President, Polish Economic Society
Warsaw, Poland

Mr. Jose Angel Sanchez Asiain President
Madrid, Spain

H.E. Eduard Shevardnadze Former President, The Republic of Georgia
Republic of Georgia

Mr. Karan Singh Former Minister President,

India International Center

Mr. Mario Soares President Fundacao Mario Soares
Lisboa, Portugal

Mr. Hugo Thiemann President, The Industrial Innovation and Cooperative System S.S.A.
Geneva, Switzerland

The Hon. Richard von Weizsäcker Former President of Germany
Berlin, Germany

A New World Order without Ideologies

Presidential Address by  HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal [Jordan]
as President of the Club of Rome