during a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting
in the Austrian village of Telfs,
June 13, 2015.
© Leonhard Foeger / Reuters
The meeting will be attended by,
...but don't expect them to talk about it in public.
What happens at the
Bilderberg meeting stays at the Bilderberg meeting.
The group will also discuss the scourge of,
...as well as the state of play in the US before the 2018 midterm elections and US world leadership more generally.
The list of topics also
but it provides no further detail.
Others have noted the
irony of a group of billionaires and politicians holding a secret
meeting in a fancy hotel to discuss inequality.
Washington Post columnist
Anne Applebaum will also be
there, alongside her husband Radoslaw Sikorski, who was
forced to resign as Poland's minister for foreign affairs in 2015
after damaging recordings of him and other politicians were leaked
to the public.
Well, for one thing, the meetings are notoriously secretive. Almost no information is available to the public; no minutes are taken and no report is written up after the fact.
Meetings are held under
Chatham House Rule, which means
that attendees can discuss the meeting and information gleaned from
the meeting, but they cannot identify any of the speakers.
Conspiracy theorists are convinced that the meetings are used to discuss the creation of a one-world government and a 'New World Order,' away from the prying eyes of the plebeians and unwashed masses.