Thursday, May 31, 2012

great theater


"The Bilderberg Club, where great theater has created the world and European crises'

The summit of the most influential form the government seeks to lead the planet


The Bilderberg Club, which annually brings together the most influential people in the world, represents a large theater which has created the crisis in Europe and is intended to deprive of sovereignty to the countries of the region. So says journalist and writer Cristina Martín Jiménez.
According to the analyst, it is the "body that can change not only the structure of countries, but also comprehensive unions like the European Union or North America." 

Challenge: create a world government


Bilderberg is composed of people who have great influence, allowing them to amend statutes in their countries of origin or influence governing structures. In fact, they love to decide who will be future presidents of certain countries, "says the journalist. 

Thus, Martin Jimenez stressed that recently it was "secretary general of theNATO , Javier Solana, said Europe has to be a possible world government laboratory. What does this mean? What is here in Europe where Bilderberg is working and experimenting to see how it would work this world government aspires. " 

"The global economic crisis and European, in my view, has been created by this club. We are witnessing a great theater, "concludes the analyst. 


The Bilderberg Club holds its annual conferences behind closed doors, without informing the media of their discussions and unpublished findings of the same. 

This year we expect the arrival of a record number of activists, more than 1,000 people have expressed their desire to attend the protest. Due to this fact, this year's Bilderberg Club has strengthened security measures and has made every effort to 'clear the ground' and avoid incidents. "

a new approach to peace?


Going Directly to Israelis and Palestinians

With no prospect of meaningful negotiations between the Palestinians and the Netanyahu government, a new approach to peace is needed, one that focuses on the Israeli and Palestinian people themselves. Though not a perfect analogy, let’s call it UNSCOP-2 because the work of UNSCOP, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, in 1947, is the closest precedent for what is needed today.
UNSCOP was charged with coming up with a solution to the Palestine question, and after visiting the region to hold hearings, and then traveling to Europe to interview Holocaust survivors, the committee called for two states, one Arab and one Jewish. It produced a detailed plan that included an economic union, a map of the proposed border and a separate international regime for Jerusalem. This proposal was embodied in the historic Partition Resolution (UNGA 181) approved by the U.N. General Assembly in November 1947.
Here is how we might proceed today:
• The U.N. Security Council (or the General Assembly if the United States does not support this approach) will establish a special committee composed of distinguished international figures acting in their own capacity. Possibly it would be headed by a former American statesman or senator.
• UNSCOP-2’s first task would be to determine if there is any possible peace agreement that would be acceptable to a majority of both the Israeli and Palestinian people.
• The committee would go to the region where, over a period of several months, it would conduct a transparent inquiry into the possibility of genuine peace.
First and foremost, it would listen to the Israelis and the Palestinians. Its hearings would be televised. It would conduct public opinion research and study the record of past Israeli-Palestinian negotiations — in particular, the Clinton Parameters and the progress made at Taba and in the Olmert-Abbas round. UNSCOP-2 would seek new ideas for resolving the most difficult issues, such as refugees.
• Assuming the committee concludes that there is sufficient popular support on both sides for a specific peace agreement, it would then develop a draft treaty which it would forward to the Security Council for further action.
• In a departure from 1947, no effort would be made to impose this treaty. Rather, the Security Council would call on Israel and the Palestinians to use the UNSCOP-2 proposal as the starting point for negotiations in which the two sides would seek to determine if they can agree on any mutually acceptable improvements. The United States could be invited into the process to play the role of honest broker.
Would the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government accept this people-based process? Governments always resist relinquishing control, and they may reject this proposal. Nevertheless, the process should go forward even if one government, or both, fails to embrace it. We should not make any assumptions in advance about how the two governments will respond once UNSCOP-2 has carried out its task.
Once UNSCOP-2 successfully identifies a set of compromises that both peoples can support, perspectives may shift. Possibly, in response to a directive from the Security Council, both sides will accept the UNSCOP plan as the basis for resumed negotiations. If that is not possible, the Security Council will have to consider its next step.
One option then would be for the Security Council to pass a resolution which embodies the UNSCOP plan and calls on Israel and the Palestinians to announce their acceptance. Were this to happen, provided that UNSCOP-2 has identified a solution that is accepted by majorities on both sides, both governments would be under enormous internal pressure to say yes. Should either Israel or the Palestinians be the first to agree to the proposed treaty, the pressure on the other side from its own people would grow even greater.
Agreement may not be immediate. However, an end-of-conflict plan that emerges from this process will have the staying power of historic resolutions such as 181 and 242. Supported by majorities on both sides, it will be an offer that political leaders cannot indefinitely refuse.
Shlomo Ben-Ami was Israel’s foreign minister, 2000-2001. Thomas C. Schelling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005 for his work on conflict and cooperation. Jerome M. Segal directs the Peace Consultancy Project at the University of Maryland’s Department of Philosophy. Javier Solana was the European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, 1999-2009."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rockefellers and Rothschilds team up


"Two of the best-known business clans in global finance are joining forces, with the Rothschild banking dynasty set to acquire a stake in the Rockefeller group's wealth and asset management business.
Chaired by Lord Jacob Rothschild, RIT Capital Partners is a £1.9 billion ($3 billion) investment trust, which mainly focuses on capital growth through investing in a range of assets from equities to bonds and private equity from around the world. Now, the trust says it’s taking up a 37 per cent stake for an undisclosed sum in the parent company of Rockefeller & Co that was previously held by Société Générale Private Banking. 
Société Générale, which has owned a stake in the Rockefeller wealth and asset management since 2008, appointed a new head of private banking in March, as it moved to overhaul the business.
The firms intend to work on investment solutions and other areas of shared expertise to further serve the needs of their clients and investors according to the statement.
The partnerships unite 96-year-old David Rockefeller, and Jacob Rothschild, 76 – whose personal ties span five decades and as stated by Rockefeller “the connection between the two families remains very strong.”
Lord Rothschild, chairman of RIT, added, “The creation of this partnership with the Rockefeller family is truly historic. We look forward to the development of our joint investment activities across the global capital markets.”
The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of September.
Established in 1882 by John D. Rockefeller, an American industrialist and one of the richest men in recent history, Rockefeller & Co provides asset management and advisory services and has $34 billion (£21.78 billion) of assets under administration.
The Rothschild banking dynasty started when Mayer Amschel Rothschild opened a business in Frankfurt in the late 18th century.
The family’s name is associated with some historical deals, such as helping finance Britain's war against Napoleon in the 19th century and raising funds for a loan allowing the British government to buy the Suez canal."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens LINK

from infowars: "The European Union is now moving to create a mandatory electronic ID systemfor all EU citizens that would be implemented across Europe to standardize business both online and in person, authenticating users via a common ‘electronic signature.’ A single authenticating ID would guard access to the Internet, online data and most commerce. It is nothing short of an attempt to phase in a Mark of the Beast system, and a prominent Bilderberg attendee is behind the scheme.
Neelie Kroes is the EU’s Digital Agenda Commissioner, and is introducing legislation she hopes will force “the adoption of harmonised e-signatures, e-identities and electronic authentication services (eIAS) across EU member states.”
The extent of such a system would, of course, expand over time, particularly as many EU nations have resisted the big government encroachment of ID requirements on civil rights grounds, which even now smack of the Nazi regime’s draconian “papers please” policies that empowered their other avenues of tyranny. According to EurActiv.com, Neelie Kroes would later “widen the scope of the current Directive by including also ancillary authentication services that complement e-signatures, like electronic seals, time/date stamps, etc,” as the supra-national body attempts to corral more nations into participation.
This big brother system will be implemented in Europe first and later pushed in North America and the remainder of the globe, as the world is nudged step by step towards a total cashless control grid in the name of ‘safe, verifiable commerce,’ and of course, in the name of “security.” Nevermind that the plan would invite the hacking of identities and fast track forgeries. In the case of Europe, special emphasis is placed in part on “establishing a truly functioning single market” — part of the larger EU goal even now floundering.Neelie Kroes has been a long term Bilderberg attendee, showing up annually since 2005. She was on the official list for the 2006 meeting in Ottawa, Canada, then the 2007 meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, 2008 in Chantilly, Virginia, 2009 in Vouliagmeni, Greece and 2010 in Sitges, Spain as a delegate from the European Commission.
But in 2011, Kroes came to the table in St. Moritz, Switzerland with a new title: the EU’s Commissioner for Digital Agenda, so obviously now seeing development on that agenda was not unexpected. Kroes latest effort will surely be bolstered during the 2012 meeting now just days away..." Link

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

777- why this news at may 22?


"Duke of Cambridge reveals he tore up original guest list 

because it included names of 777 people neither he nor his bride-to-be knew"



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147896/Prince-William-slept-just-half-hour-eve-Royal-Wedding.html#ixzz1vlcACF35

Saturday, May 19, 2012

(rain)bow to whom?? London Olympics 2012 Mascots


"Wenlock - Official Mascot Of The 2012 London Olympics
On the official London 2012 website, we are told that Wenlock, the official mascot of the 2012 London Olympics, has a camera for an eye because that "lets Wenlock record everything".
How creepy is that?
No matter what Wenlock is doing, he is always watching and always recording...."

A recent Vanity Fair article by Michael Joseph Gross contained some additional details about Wenlock....
Even the 2012 cartoon mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, have the notion of surveillance built into their design. Wenlock and Mandeville are two slightly different-shaped silver blobs, meant to be drops of steel taken “from the last huge girder of the Olympic Stadium.” Each of their faces is taken up entirely by a single eye, which is meant to be a camera lens. The packaging for the plush-toy versions of both figures explains, “My single eye is like a camera letting me record everything I see.” (locog has also licensed toy versions of London bobbies and Buckingham Palace guards with camera lenses for faces.) Is the idea of giving children a surveillance toy, I asked Johnson, just a little creepy?
“Are you referring to Mandeville and Wenlock?” the mayor replied. “The thing that children up and down the country, indeed across the planet, are crying out to their parents to buy them for Christmas? Are you referring to our national icons as creepy? I think that’s—they will be, if they are not already, as cherished and as sought-after as—uh ... Schtroumpfs. Or Smurfs. They are the Schtroumpfs du jour. They will be infinitely collectible. What to you is a creepy, monocular, Cyclopean android-type thing is to many children a lovable, hilarious, uh, individual—that will comfort them at night.”

Of course this is going to do nothing to reduce the reputation the UK has for being a Big Brother surveillance society.
In the UK today, there are more surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else in the world. It has been estimated that there are close to 5 million surveillance cameras in the UK constantly watching every move that people make.
So Wenlock is a perfect mascot for an Olympics to be held in London.
The message that this "cute" little Olympic mascot sends is very clear....
Big Brother is watching you." LINK with thanks to Manal Fahmi!


out of a rainbow...


"Then the satraps, the administrators, and governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
5That at what time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up:
6And whosoever falls not down and worships shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
...
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
18But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up."

Friday, May 18, 2012

barcelona



BARCELONA, May 14. (IRIN) -
   Economist and Carles Gasòliba exeurodiputado has been named president of the Center for International Studies Studies in Barcelona (CIDOB) instead of Narcis Serra, has been reported in a statement.
   He has named the board of the foundation of this 'think tank', which has renewed its membership to provide input to outstanding members of the Catalan civil society.
   Thus, the trustees is composed of six people - Gasòliba, Serra, Salvador Alemany, Joaquim Boixareu, Josep Ribera and Javier Solana as president of honor - as well as six institutions - Generalitat, Barcelona City, Barcelona Provincial Council, Area Metropolitan Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence - and five universities - UB, UAB, UPF, UPC, UOC -.
   Carles Gasòliba (Barcelona 1945) From 1982 to 2004 he was secretary-general of the Patronat Català Pro Europa under the presidency of Jordi Pujol. From 1986 to 2004 he was a Euro MP for CiU in the Liberal Group of the European Parliament, and was spokesman for same in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. In 2004 he was elected CiU Senator for Barcelona, and was also Chairman of the Senate Committee for the Economy and Treasury. During the same period he was an MP in the European Council. He has been a member of European Parliament delegations to Japan, South America, Mexico and Central America.
At present he is Chairman of AXIS. Consultoría Europea, SL; Senior Advisor to RJ Consultoría de Empresas, and Special Advisor to FIPRA International of London. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of EUCOMED (Medical Devices Association) in Brussels. He is Chairman of the Spanish Committee of the European League for Economic Cooperation (LECE) and of its Mediterranean Committee in Brussels. He is a board member of the Fundació Cercle d’Economia.
Carles A. Gasòliba is Trustee and Chairman of the Board of CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) as from 14 May 2012" Link, Link

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Solana:"Russia stays home"


"MADRID – Just three days before his return to the Kremlin as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin met behind closed doors at his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, outside Moscow, with US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who was there to transmit President Barack Obama’s renewed determination to strengthen cooperation with Russia. But Donilon returned home empty-handed: Putin will attend neither the G-8 summit on May 18-19 at Camp David, nor the NATO summit in Chicago on May 20-21, despite Obama’s effort to accommodate Russia by moving the G-8 summit from Chicago.

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CommentsAs a result, what would have been the first meeting between Obama and Putin after his return to the Russian presidency has been postponed until the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, set for June 18-19. This delay has provoked much speculation.
CommentsSome point as a cause of Putin’s absence to recent tensions between Russia and the United States arising from Putin’s increasingly harsh response to the protests by his opponents at home. Others suggest that Putin’s aloofness stems from Kremlin infighting.
CommentsWhatever may be driving Putin’s behavior, this month’s two summits will affect relations between the two countries considerably, given the global security issues to be discussed by the G-8 and the need to arrange for Russia’s participation in NATO’s anti-missile shield.
CommentsTwo matters – besides the shaky global economy – are especially important for the G-8 summit. First, Iran’s nuclear program is now on the diplomatic front burner. After more than a year of deadlock, negotiations resumed in April. Russia, as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, participates in these talks, and its cooperation is essential to resolving one of today’s most vexing international problems.
CommentsMuch the same can be said of Russia’s role in resolving the crisis in Syria, owing to the strategic relationship that the two countries have maintained since the Cold War. Indeed, with the growing possibility that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria might fail, and that civil war might erupt, Russia could be the international community’s only effective interlocutor left.
CommentsIn addition, it is essential to align the positions of Russia and the West on the anti-missile shield system now being developed by NATO, which will be a subject for discussion in Chicago. The principal aim of the system is to protect Europe and the US from possible attacks by short- and medium-range ballistic missiles from Iran and North Korea. But Russian leaders are skeptical about the true objectives of a shield, believing that it would undermine Russia’s security by curtailing the retaliatory (and thus deterrent) capacity of its nuclear missiles.
CommentsIn 2009, the “approach by stages of adaptation” launched by Obama seemed to ease bilateral tensions and prepared the way for the 2010 New START arms-reduction treaty, in which Russia and the US took a strategic leap to cut the number of nuclear-missile launchers by half. Following on this progress, at the end of 2010, the Russians agreed to study the possibility of cooperating with NATO on anti-missile defense.
CommentsBut the US was unable to offer legal – not just political – guarantees that an anti-missile system based in Europe would not obstruct Russia’s strategic potential. As a result, Russia is now so mistrustful that its military chief of staff, General Nikolai Makarov, recently declared that his country would not rule out pre-emptive attacks to destroy any part of the anti-missile shield that it views as a threat to its own security.
CommentsOne of the main arguments for this posture was Russia’s uncertainty about whether later steps in the “approach by stages of adaptation” might be a threat to its strategic ballistic missiles. Moreover, Russia opposes the deployment of military facilities in countries – like Romania – that joined NATO after 1999, a point made recently by former US ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution.
CommentsIn view of the seriousness of the questions under consideration at the two summits, Putin’s presence would have been helpful. In addition to the inherent value of improving the personal chemistry between leaders, reducing tensions in the relationship between Russia and the West has become indispensable, given that negotiations over the missile shield, Iran, Syria, and other issues are bound to be long – and that the solutions are linked.
CommentsIndeed, acceptable solutions today would open the way for an unprecedented nuclear-arms agreement in 2013. This is a matter of major importance, for which a good understanding between Russia and the US is essential.
CommentsWe must do everything within our power to realize Donilon’s proposal to Putin to, in essence, “reset the reset” and bridge the gap between the two countries concerning the future disposition of their nuclear arsenals. For Obama, success would vindicate the Nobel Peace Prize that he was awarded in 2009. Russia, we can be sure, would benefit as well."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

encouragement


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Javier Solana encourages students of ESADE to adapt their leadership to global challenges
Updated Wednesday 16/05/2012 00:07
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Javier Solana encourages students of ESADE to adapt their leadership to global challenges
Digital HR . "You can not do your work well-or as managers in the company, or the financial system, either in the public sector, if you consider the global environment we are living and the global challenges we face." These words come from Javier Solana, President of ESADEgeo, and were delivered during the lecture "New global players and challenges", which provided exclusively for participants in the Part-Time MBA program on 10 May.
"You have to get used to are no longer the center of the world and be prepared to speak the languages ​​of others-not only English, learn about their cultures and traditions, if you really bring fruitful conversation with them. You will need it for business. "During his speech, Solana encouraged participants of Part-Time MBA leadership to adapt to global challenges and to understand that today's problems are global in nature and therefore require global solutions. "If we fail to find global solutions, the future will go wrong and we can not deal with the problems of today," according to President ESADEgeo. The Asian giant

Solana stressed the extraordinary transformation that China has experienced in recent years and reminded participants of Part-Time MBA the importance of taking into account the influence that this Asian country is putting on the big picture. "Today, China produces more engineers, most physical and chemical scientists all out of all universities in the United States. In a few years, China is likely to become the leading world power, "said Solana.
A multipolar world
Another major challenge, as the president of ESADEgeo, governance will adapt to this new "multipolar" world in which the old actors are giving way to new emerging global powers. "This is a changed world to be multipolar , which is undergoing a massive transfer of power between the West and the Pacific, a world in which actors have appeared that have helped establish a whole new division of power, as you probably have not ever given in history. "
Solana encouraged students of Part-Time MBA to lead given the great influence of new global players. "Today we could build a more powerful G7 G7 economies classic like India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia and Russia. In 40 years, it is likely that no European country among the ten richest countries in the world. If we fail to integrate more clear to countries that now have much weight, not be able to solve the problems of today. "

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    speaking in dark sentences


    some people are in the know before others and communicate this with symbols and dark sentences. The following eye-opening Spanish article shows how these people use codes to share information among themselves on Twitter, as an example they present also the "Solanian way" on how this can be done:

    "How to bypass censorship on Twitter: the example of France

    The elections in France have followed closely on Twitter. Although the French electoral law prevents any poll published before eight o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday , users have used code names such as the hashtag # radiolondres, and word games to dodge the rules.
    As in the first round of elections in France, Twitter users have jumped from new electoral law to make intelligent use of language, to discuss the advance polls.
    A French law, which came into force in 1977, does not allow the publication of results of exit polls surveys until eight o'clock in the afternoon on election day. By extension, this rule also applies to social networks . In this election process has been demonstrated to be ineffective.
    The victory of François Hollande , by 51.7% vs 48.3% of Nicolas Sarkozy, has been known before in Twitter. French users have used the same 'hashtag' already served in the first round of elections to camouflage the earliest surveys: # radiolondres . It is a name chosen by the way, with a clearly biting the isolation experienced during the Second World War, when in occupied France had to eavesdrop on the issue of the BBC.
    [Photo story]
    Until eight o'clock Sunday afternoon, # radiolondres has worked as a haven for those who were hungry for information about the election results.
    To circumvent fines of up to 75,000 euros prescribed by electoral law , French users have invented metaphors and puns. Translate Hollande as a name for Amsterdam and Sarkozy for Budapest, since the Hungarian origin of the name of the president, has been part of the general trend . The Spanish politician Javier Solana referred to one of these 'tweets'.
    [Photo story]
    But this way of disguising the message has not been the only one. The metaphors have gone further, as shown by the reference 'discs are expensive, "which goes on to say that a DVD of the series Les Minipouss (cartoons whose title in English was' The Littles', a reference to Sarkozy's height, which measures 1.65 inches) costs Euro '47 '.
    It is not the only personal statement about Nicolas Sarkozy. Another tweet, collected at the site Télérama.fr , announces: "The child did not grow up in the castle, again, the small will not grow up in the castle," emphasizing that the daughter who recently had the presidents with Carla Bruni will leave the headquarters of the Elysee.
    There have also been references to Sarkozy's wife, model, actress and singer. Another message said: "C'est qui m'a dit quelqu'un your chaussais du 47" (It's someone who told me that your shoe-size is 47), paraphrasing the title of one of the songs of Carla Bruni 'Quelqu'un m'a dit "(Someone told me)."
    (By Paul G. Berjarano) LINK

    Monday, May 07, 2012

    merchants of despair


    "More drought and flooding, pests and extreme weather events can count on the proliferation of the planet's mid-century. The international policy issues think tank, said a recent report by the Club of Rome now.
    Forrás: MTI/Ujvári Sándor
    "Every year twice as much greenhouse gas will be issued than the forests and seas could swallow it" - summed up the Club of Rome report in 2052 on Norwegian economic specialist and Jorgen Randers future research, the study's authors. The international political issues, think tank founded in 1968, on Monday released its new report on climate change.
    "The negative effects will be significant. Of mankind to exploit the planet, in some cases already before the 2052 crash were local to live" - ​​said the report from Randers in Rotterdam. "The sea is half a meter higher in the Arctic summer ice will disappear, the 'new' weather will hit both the tourists and the peasants as well" - he said.
    According to experts, the greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 only reached the top, but it is too late to the average global temperature rise to the curb is still acceptable to the rate of two degrees Celsius. 2080, the planet's average temperature is 2.8 degrees higher, this in itself may cause increasing climate change.

    Future researchers believe the number of births will be less.
     In 2040, Earth will live in the most, that is, 8.1 billion people, but from then on will reduce the number of inhabitants. "Things do not go the usual rut, if we want our grandchildren to live on a planet which has a future, and with which they treated well" - said Ian Johnson, Secretary of the Club of Rome.Randers believes the continued growth of the economy, bad for the climate and natural treasures.
     Revealed that researchers calculate that the economy could not bring profit, taking into account the price at which the environmental requirements. The Norwegian experts believe that the world GDP will grow more slowly than expected because of economies of many countries to exploit the development potential.
    The panel as early as 1972, among the first to warn of the limits of growth and pollution, creating a sensation around the world. The present document is the leading scientists, economists and futurists made participation. The club has former and current heads of state, UN diplomats, businessmen, academic researchers members . The active members are Dutch Queen Beatrix, Javier Solana, former NATO Secretary General, Hans-Peter Dürr quantum physicist and philosopher of science, as well as Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union's last head of state." Link