World’s Most Powerful People at Bilderberg: Where Is The Mainstream Media?

Bilderberg was founded in 1954 and is an annual private conference of 120 to 150 people of the European and North American political elite, leaders from industry, finance, academia and the media.

Along with Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change and Dan Dicks of Press For Truth, I infiltrated the conference last year. We were surprised to find the entire White House Press Corp. staying in the Bilderberg hotel in Austria.  We wondered if Bilderberg was finally going to be more transparent.

We asked media if they were there to cover the Bilderberg conference and they said they had never heard of it! When we asked why they were there, they said they were covering the G7 in the days just before and had flown in via helicopter near Munich where it so happened Bilderberg was meeting.

We told them they should stay and cover Bilderberg, because unlike at the G7 (which as far as I can tell is just a big party) the real key decisions and discussions happen at Bilderberg.

They told us that they were flying out the day before Bilderberg starts and one of them told us, “We’re not real journalists, we’re actors, we just go where they tell us to go and cover what they want us to cover.”

Fast forward one year. Bilderberg is being held in Dresden, Germany.

There is no mainstream media covering the event, even though, on the attendee list, is a columnist from the Washington Post, the Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News, the Editor-In-Chief of The Economist, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times.

Instead it has been a dozen or so “alternative media” types that have been trying to cover the event.

We managed to stay in the Kempinski hotel where the Bilderberg conference was held on Monday and Tuesday. We never had less than three plainclothes police following us around, videotaping and taking our pictures.

Dan and Luke even managed to get into the conference room. It was set-up with about 120 chairs, all with microphones and all facing three big-screen TVs.  I had the hotel also reserved for Sunday but soon after check-out I received word that I was “blacklisted” from the hotel.

Blacklisted from Bilderberg Hotel - The Dollar Vigilante

I posted that on Facebook and it did not help their Yelp rating!

On Wednesday, the day before the conference was set to begin, the police grabbed Luke Rudkowski off the street and threatened him with physical violence.  They demanded to come back to his (our) new hotel room to do a search and that’s when Dan Dicks and myself were detained outside of the hotel.

Luke Rudkowski Dan Dicks Jeff Berwick Bilderberg Polizei - The Dollar Vigilante

Luke asked them if they were sent by the Bilderberg group to harass us and they said, “yes.”

They demanded to search me and wanted my passport and I refused, asking, “For what reason?”

The police (about eight of them surrounding us) responded, “We don’t need a reason. We are in a secret zone.”

I asked him what that meant, that we were in a secret zone, and he said, “That means I can do whatever I want.”

Finally, after about an hour of searching and detaining us, they let us go and warned us, “If we see your faces again, we’re going to hurt you.”

We pushed them on it and at least asked where this secret zone ends and they were very vague, at one point saying all of Dresden is a secret zone.

Luke pushed further and wanted to know where exactly we could go without “being hurt.” Finally they seemed to make up a number, saying, “You cannot go withing 50 meters of the barricades around the Kempinski hotel or we will arrest you.”

Luke was very angry and said he was not going to let them push him around.  We decided to go for dinner about 80 meters from the hotel. All the rest of the alternative media who were there met with us, including Rob Dew and Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars, Lauren Southern of Rebel Media, Alex Poucher of and Dee from Ruptly.

We told Luke that if he was going to defy their orders that we should all be there to livestream with all our cameras so that the world was aware of what was going on and he agreed.

We then got up from the dinner table and took no more than 10 steps towards the hotel when we were surrounded by at least six police cars and countless police.

Immediately, we were all live streaming.  You can see it from Luke’s perspective here.

Or from Dan’s perspective here:

I think because there were so many of us live streaming, the police began to behave somewhat.  They did take all our passports again and also searched all of us.  But we were eventually let go and did an Oscar’s style selfie in celebration.

Oscars style selfie at Bilderberg with Alternative Media - The Dollar Vigilante

They then agreed to let us within 50 meters of the barricade to do our job, reporting on what is happening.  So, it was a small but important victory.

The rest of the night we always had police and police vans following us taking our pictures and then the next day both Dan and Luke were detained again three times each and Dan was even told if he puts up any video regarding the Bilderberg event he will be sued.

So, that leaves the question, if nothing important is happening here, then why are the mainstream media actually involved in the conference but not covering it.  And why are they working so hard to keep us all from reporting on it?

The truth is that a lot of big plans come out of Bilderberg.  In this interview with Tony Gosling, who used to be an investigative reporter with the BBC and has now gone independent to report on these things, he talks about how it is public record that the idea for the European Union came from Bilderberg decades ago.

He also outlined why they will likely not allow Britain to Brexit.

Some of the world’s most powerful people are in Dresden this week. But not one mainstream media organization is covering it.  Many have been invited however, but not real journalists.  They are there to promote whatever decisions are made behind closed doors.

Turn off your TV. It’s called programming for a reason. Tune into alternative media that is willing to regularly risk life and liberty.

The mainstream media is inside Bilderberg, wining and dining on the most luxurious meals, all paid for by taxpayers. But here we are,the alternative media, harassed and threatened, trying to tell the world what is really happening.

As George Carlin said, “They have a big club… and you ain’t in it!” We most certainly were not “in the club” here in Dresden this week.

Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante and creator of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and cryptocurrency conferences including his own, the world's largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco, as well he has been embarrassed to have appeared in the fake mainstream media including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Jeff also posts video content daily to YouTube, Bitchute, LBRY and 153News.


  1. george on June 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Bilderberg reporters: huevos mas grandes or deathwish?

    • FalconMoose on June 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Some one should do it, correct?

  2. LieutenantM on June 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    powerful media people are all INVITEES of course, and they agree not to report
    on the “doins” as their price of admission.

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  3. FalconMoose on June 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Hey……….where are the flashing lights? My God, a horrible gaggle of non-controlled media.

  4. FalconMoose on June 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm


  5. juniorminingpro on June 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    How coincidental, Alphabet CEO and Google cofounder skip shareholder meeting for first time on week of the BB conference.

  6. Margaret Treis on June 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Oh, my. Some freedom folk not welcomed at a Fascist tea! Well, pinkies up notwithstanding, let’s us freedom folk go around them, just as we are doing. First recognize just how IRRELEVANT these people are. I’m not kidding. Irrelevant does not equate to powerlessness, but it does equate to a lack of meaning to the 7 billion of us who have other plans. F–U, Bilderburg and the horse you rode in on.

  7. Rico on June 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    So why didn’t you guys separate into groups of 5? Each approaching from different directions all live streaming at the same time? Better yet, why not have a couple hundred reporters decent on the entire area at the same time?

    • Jeff Berwick on June 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

      There wasn’t a “couple hundred reporters” here, there was pretty much just everyone you saw in the picture above. Myself, Luke, Dan, Lauren Southern of Rebel Media, Rob Dew and Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars, Alex Poucher of and Dee of Ruptly.

  8. Berto on June 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Looks like the Gestapo is back in power in Germany

    • george on June 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Technically, the Dresden police are fulfilling the role of the Stormtroopers (the forerunners of the SS) by providing security at a political event. At least the dress code has changed – brown shirts are no longer de rigueur.

    • buscador on June 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Sweden is worse!

  9. indigo 7 on June 10, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Hey Jeff, get Luke to have someone follow him with a camera FROM A DISTANCE next time! Lets get some teamwork people
    also I’ve been plugging for ya every chance I get in comments sections of Youtube
    I pray for your safety every day!

  10. cory on June 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I appreciate the news on these events, but here are no solutions. Only drama, divide, speculation etc. Every year is the same, more promise of collapse and doom and gloom. It is obvious no can do anything about it so what’s the point of encircling your life around it? Put your head down, get to work and make a life for your self. All the pontificating and worrying in the world will not change these people or their plans.

    • Dave, Voluntaryist Webmaster on June 12, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Speak for yourself bro.

    • buscador on June 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      defeatism only leads the servitudeness for the cowards. If 7 billions really knew who the crooks are. How much power would they have? Five yrs ago here in Sweden people did not even know what a “false flag ops” was, neither gang rape. Today it is commonly known. Thanks to free media!

  11. Lisa L Clark on June 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    All of this around HRC claiming her title and Obama and Warren endorsing her – What are the chances?

  12. Robert on June 10, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for your courage in doing real reporting Jeff.

    • Baal on June 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Anyone remember JFK,lol.

  13. Dave, Voluntaryist Webmaster on June 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    What’s coming, and how you can help…

    As the small group of intrepid alternative journalists continues to shine light in dark places, the people benefiting from the darkness will continue trying to make their efforts more difficult and less productive. They will fail in that endeavor, but the more you help, the more spectacularly they will fail.

    What’s coming is multi-sourced sensitive information such as what the CIA, FBI, KGB, and other governmental agencies collect, but from Bilderberg and similar meetings. Established alternative news organizations will receive encrypted files and, once they publish it suffer heavy-handed efforts to reveal their sources. Such revelations will not be possible anyway, but the organizations that wish to help shine the light need to prepare themselves to prove to the psychos that what they want is not possible.

    The psychos will have to settle for agreements not to publish more of “that type of thing.” These agreements will first have to be made with organizations, but eventually the psychos will learn that the agreements have to be made with individuals, who will simply hop from old, threatened alt media to new alt media such as the great folks learning the trade at Rudkowski’s CMU. You do not need to put yourself is as much peril as Luke and Jeff do, and I recommend not doing so until you are as well-known as they are. The demise of either one of them would be a positive for liberty if only because of the tremendous attention it would bring to their work. I believe that is why they’re still alive. The psychos have to solve the “problem” they represent in some other way.

    Individuals like Victoria Roberts and Nancy G Edmunds are the only effective targets for the threats they use to keep things in the dark. In my mind, both of those women are being blackmailed. That is the only explanation I can find for their very public and on-the-record but highly illegal and immoral behavior. What that is, you may wonder, is the attempt to suborn perjury and the imprisonment of the victim when she stood on her conscience. The victim’s name is Doreen Hendrickson, and she deserves all the publicity she can get.

    The folks Jeff mentioned in the article all need equipment that can collect the information to be published (spy equipment). Once they have it, they will make the information they can collect with it available to trusted friends who will sneak it onto the Internet in anonymous ways at which point people like me will pick it up and pass it on to the media organizations that will publish it.

    If this endeavor interests you, please check out my profile on localbitcoins, where you can get my phone number and my PGP key. If one of us has sensitive info that ought to be published, we will figure out a safe way to make that happen.

  14. Margaret Treis on June 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Why don’t you go jump in the lake with your bogus internet job shit? Who knows what you’re really up to.

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