NOTE: The El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce instigated in and participated in the so-called "94803 Task Force" which artificially set up and provided the impetus for the County's takeover of El Sobrante via the "Downtown El Sobrante Appian Way Redevelopment Plan." In addition to Metropolitan Transportation Commission grants, the usual tax exempt foundation (Carnegie Mellon) cash was injected into this effort to transform El Sobrante via "smart growth" high density housing as mandated by the soft UN Treaty Agenda 21This task force set goals in line with the County's direction to change El Sobrante from a quiet semi-rural unincorporated entity, to a high density transportation hub with highly regulated "smart growth" type building along the Dam Rd. and Appian Way corridors.



By Betty Freauf

January 1, 2002

Most people, including Chamber of Commerce members, would be astonished to learn the extent of power that organization exerts over international, national, state and local policies. With the exception of a few leaders at the top, most members never learn about the inner sanctum of the Chamber which appears to think locally but actually acts globally.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other blankets were formed in 1912 and the International Chamber in 1919. Individual Chambers were invited to join these blanket organizations and most of them did. Their existence helps to explain why separate Chambers of Commerce all over the country -- even the world -- frequently adopt similar local policies or support the same legislation. (1)

The International Chamber of Commerce is one of many international/ national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Organizations associated with the United Nations through the ECOSOC have surrendered their own sovereignty to the United Nations' world dictatorship. They belong to the regional government world management system. They cannot be counted on to support the U.S.
constitution. (2)

Along with the Chamber of Commerce, we find other NGO interlocks such as the International Planned Parenthood, International Free Trade Unions, World Assembly of Youth, League of Red Cross Societies, International Social Security Association, World Veterans Federation. At last count 2012 international and national organizations have consultative status. (3)

The Economic and Social Council was the one thing lacking in the old League of Nations that was replaced by the United Nations. The ECOSOC opened the way for the Chamber to have direct and continuous influence upon international affairs, even though it was a non-governmental organization.

The "NGO community" may be referred to as the New Global International that is refining and expanding the mission of the Socialists International. (4)


The idea of a "civil society" (ostensibly represented by the NGOs) is a way of presenting the process as if it were a democratic one when, in fact, it isn't at all. The U.N. uses NGO delegates to essentially stack the deck at its policy conventions in order to easily ratify its predetermined platform. (5)

The ECOSOC passed a resolution in 1996 stipulating that NGOs with consultative status must "be in conformity with the spirit, purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations" and that the organizations "shall undertake to support the work of the United Nations." (6)

While some groups may have joined the United Nations in an NGO status hoping to be a small ripple in a big pond, the outcome could be frustrating and disheartening because of the evil one-world forces against them.

And while we are hearing about wars and rumors of war, perhaps Robert Hunter with the Center for Strategic and International Studies said it best: "It is important that it goes right because it is getting the American people used to this kind of operation... it is creeping the American people up on the idea of accepting the use of American forces under United Nations command." (7)

The Chamber of Commerce gets it direction from the International Chamber of Commerce which has special recognition at the United Nations. Unfortunately, the Chamber presidents don't know this. Most of them are good local folks who want to help their community. (8)

The United Nations continues to serve, as it has since its inception in 1945, as a major Marxist spy and propaganda apparatus and a hotbed of anti-Americanism. (9)


Multinational corporations and tax-exempt foundations, in cooperation with the U.S. government, your local schools and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are restructuring not only our educational system by preparing children for a one world government and alienating them from their parents in the process, but our free society as well. The Chamber hierarchy has been up to its eyeballs working for world government ever since the foundation of the United Nations, which is nothing more than a Communist front.

The New York Times (7/11/1998 P. 9) said, "After heavy lobbying by the computer industry and the Clinton administration, the Senate rejected a proposal to tighten control of the sale of American supercomputers to China and Russia and instead voted for further study of the issues..." So it was the computer companies and the Chamber of Commerce which pressured the GOP for Red Sales and the sunset of U.S. Security. (10)

The alleged defrocked former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, who has never renounced his love, admiration and respect for Marxist/Leninist ideology, is now ensconced in the commandant's residence of the Presidio in San Francisco. He lives there and operates his Gorbachev Foundation USA from those beautiful grounds. (11)

And from its confines issues pronouncements about the coming global despotism envisioned by his Soviet predecessors, such as Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev and Andropov. (12)

His 1994 World Forum concentrated on "fundamental challenges and opportunities confronting humanity as we enter the next century... we are giving birth to the first global civilization... Inherent within the Forum is the potential for establishing a global brain trust to continue into the next century... and to provide the framework for stability and regulated human interactions..." (13)

Bill Gates and other corporation executives attended "The State of the World Forum" in San Francisco in 1995. This Forum is a thinly veiled call for convergence and world government. (14)

Truly, we have not only helped wheel this latest Trojan Horse inside the gates, we are stabling it in the finest of sumptuous quarters and feeding it the most delectable of our abundant produce -the fertile, febrile brains of our highly impressionable youth. (15)

It has been frequently observed that history repeats itself, and that those who will not learn the lessons of the past are condemned to repeat them. Lenin understood the appeal of potential trade and bragged that, when the time came to hang the capitalist class, they would be competing for the contract to provide the rope. (16)

So if some Americans are wondering about the "state of the union" and why it is in the shape it is in, we need look no further than the Chamber of Commerce and other NGOs. While your local Chamber members may be vehemently opposed to much of what the International Chamber supports, they have no say in the real decision making any more than dues-paying teachers to their unions. The leaders at the top are the final authority.

(1) 1994 Winter Edition, Florida Forum News. Article by Erica Carle
(2) 8/3/2000 Wisconsin Report. Article by Erica Carle, "Who Cares About the Constitution."
(3) Ibid
(4) 10/17/1994 New American P. 5
(5) 7/16/2001 New American P. 28
(6) Ibid
(7) Barbarians Inside the Gates (c) 2000 P. 369 - Author: Donn de Grand Pre'
(8) 1/21/1999 Wisconsin Report
(9) 1/4/1998 New American P. 7
(10) July 1997 Howard Phillips Newsletter
(11) Book: Barbarians Inside the Gates P. 357
(12) Ibid
(13) Ibid
(14) 9/18/1995 New American P. 42
(15) Barbarians Inside the Gates P. 358
(16) Jan. 1998 Christian Anti-Communism Crusade Newsletter P. 2

© 2002 Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved

Betty Freauf is a former Oregon Republican Party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, a precinct worker for many years and twice ran unsuccessfully for the Oregon state legislature. The Republican tradition is to stay neutral in Primary races but in Betty's case, they supported her opponent. E-Mail: