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    Re: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (in Marina de
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 25 2001, @05:32PM (#4400)
    Tony's Pages http://www.bilderberg.org/2000.htm
    Grattan's pages http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/grattan_healy/Bilderberg.html

    Dear friends,

    My colleague Laurence, who deals with Info Society questions in our Committee at the European Parliament (ITRE), spoke to me earlier about ICANN, which I decided to take a peek at this evening. I was aware that Esther Dyson was involved in such things, as I came across her when she attended last year's Bilderberg meeting here in Bruxelles. In fact she was the founding Chairperson of ICANN, and has just retired from that role. On their page I noticed that Carl Bildt has been wheeled in to do a key study (see below)!

    http://www.icann.org/announcements/icann-pr26jan01.htm

    How curious, as we filmed him entering the very same Bilderberg meeting!!

    I did wonder why Esther was present. It seems possible that the elite figure they need to get a hand on this delinquent medium, since they pretty much own every other one. And it offers them a possible route to influence over what is already a growing economic force, and may become a global political structure. So watch out!!

    Note that Bildt helped set up a media company in Bosnia, and I had some not so flattering reports about that adventure!

    Ciao, Grattan

    Correspondance between Denise Michael, full-time worker on the 'at-large study' and me (Tony)
    Most recent first - this section best read from the bottom up - sorry ;-)
    Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 18:37:41 +0000
    To: dmichel@atlargestudy.org
    From: Tony Gosling
    Subject: ICANN

    Dear Denise,

    Bildt cannot chair a credible committee - you must ask yourself do you want credibility or not?

    His stock in trade these days is forging an imaginary consensus to favour international bankers and big business.

    Your only hope is if the internet community at-large do not find out about his covert activities.

    I am not suprised your forum is not working. Your study would not stand up to even a whiff of public scrutiny or discussion.

    Tony

    At Mon, 19 Mar 2001 10:02:30 -0800, you wrote:

    >I'm implying that Carl Bildt is the Chair and will lead the ALSC's effort to
    >forge a consensus and submit a report to ICANN's Board on At-Large
    >participation in ICANN. If you have a view on At-Large and want to help
    >shape the ALSC's work, please frequent our website (www.atlargestudy.org) (a
    >public forum will be added soon).
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >Denise Michel

    >----- Original Message -----
    >From:
    >To:
    >Cc: ; ;
    >Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 9:44 AM
    >Subject: Bildt must not chair ICANN study
    >
    >
    >> Dear Denise,
    >>
    >> Can you be implying that Bildt's close involvement with Bilderberg is
    >> not a substantive issue? The reason I am circulating this information
    >> is because Bildt's very close involvement with Bilderberg makes him
    >> totally unsuitable for the job.
    >>
    >> It is usual for the Chair of such a study to be seen to be impartial.
    >> Bildt is a clandestine representative of the power elite.
    >>
    >> I think I can fairly say thee is no-one on the panel that represents
    >> the interests of free speech and ordinary people
    >>
    >> see http://www.atlargestudy.org/members.shtml
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> Tony
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >> At Mon, 19 Mar 2001 07:56:55 -0800, you wrote:

    >> >Thanks for your note. If you have substantive comments about the At
    >> Large
    >> >issue or believe that the ALSC membership is missing a particular
    >> skillset,
    >> >please send your views to comments@atlargestudy.org
    >> >
    >> >Thanks.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Denise Michel
    >> >dmichel@atlargestudy.org

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