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«Current Concerns», n° 08, 19 April 2014
No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland
193. No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 April 2014
No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland. Our family doctor concept mustn’t be cut down. No to the bluff package “Federal Decret on primary health care”, by Susanne Lippmann-Rieder and Viviane Kaiser / Control of the healthcare system by Federal Councillor Berset and “his” FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health)? The Swiss healthcare system must be in the hands of the Swiss cantons, by Marianne Wüthrich / No army without an air force. Gripen: a useful purchase on favourable terms / Thurgau women for a strong militia army, for the Gripen and for a save roof over Switzerland/ “Giving priority to the human right to self-determination”, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / “‘Passive neutrality’ and offering the good services – a guarantor of success”, Interview with Roland Rino Büchel / What can the citizen do in the conflict between the “West” and Russia?, by Karl Müller / “Authorities” in Kiev reject federalism and language rights Kiev “administration” prefers to flirt with NATO, by James (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 07, 2 April 2014
Neutral Switzerland needs an operational air force
192. Neutral Switzerland needs an operational air force Zurich (Switzerland) | 2 April 2014
Neutral Switzerland needs an operational air force. Yes to the Gripen-Funding-Act, Interview with Jakob Büchler / No to the bluff package “Federal Decree on primary health care”, by Susanne Lippmann / Statement of Hans Hess in the Council of States on 11 March 2014 / In the crisis over Ukraine, Switzerland must remain absolutely neutral!, by Gotthard Frick / President Putin’s view is understandable, by John J. Mearsheimer / Günther Verheugen: “It is a fatal breaching of a taboo, to tolerate – for the first time in this century – nationalist ideologues, downright fascists, in a government.” / President Putin’s address on the accession of Crimea / Agreement on the Settlement of Crisis in the Ukraine / “As humans we are responsible for the well-being of all”, by Thomas Kaiser / Humanitarian Services, the passionate heart of Switzerland since 150 (...)
 
191. The Inheritance Tax Agreement between Switzerland and France is to be rejected Zurich (Switzerland) | 2 April 2014
Don’t cave in on every noise from Paris, Washington or Berlin! The Inheritance Tax Agreement between Switzerland and France is to be rejected, by Marianne Wüthrich / Direct democracy and obligations under international treaties. Considerations in civic education after the referendum of 9 February 2014 by Marianne Wüthrich / The major airfields and our Alpine routes are of great importance to every power in case of war. We urgently need a new fighter aircraft capable of defending our airspace in cases of emergency, Interview with Gotthard Frick / Ukraine: Regime change à la USA. Flaring-up a new Cold War, by Thomas Kaiser / “Take the burning fuse out of the barrel, as long as there is time”. The West, Russia, China and the Ukraine, by Willy Wimmer / “Washington’s blatant hypocrisy”, by Paul Craig Roberts / “Acting in compliance with international law”. Extracts from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press conference on 4 March 2014 / “We all know well who created the crisis in Ukraine and (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 05, 5 March 2014
“Hear the Swiss signal, Europe!”
190. “Hear the Swiss signal, Europe!” Zurich (Switzerland) | 10 March 2014
“Hear the Swiss signal, Europe!”, by Eberhard Hamer / The Swiss miracle, by Alain Bournazel / Protect the essentials, by Marie-Hélène Miauton / Many people would like to call the Swiss people’s rights their own, by E.-M. Föllmer-Müller and Karl Müller / The freedom of movement of persons: People must not become a merchandise, by Henrietta Hanke Güttinger / Swiss people, I understand you, by Pierre Chappaz / Hijacking reveals serious security gaps. Politicians need to act swiftly, by Thomas Kaiser / A land without Air Force is unprotected. Yes to the army is to say: yes to Gripen / Why we need a new Jean Rudolf von Salis so badly, by Karl Müller / Can Washington overthrow three governments three governements at the sime time?, by Thierry Meyssan / European Jihadists in Syria! A result of European interference?, by Albert A. Stahel / Reconsidering development policy – A feasible way to overcome hunger and malnutrition, by Henriette Hanke Güttinger / Superficiality and bluff instead of (...)
 
 
 
 
«Current Concerns», n° 39, 27 december 2013
Switzerland can defend its independence
186. Switzerland can defend its independence Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 December 2013
How Switzerland can defend its independence in a changing environment. “Abandoning state sovereignty means degenerating into a vassal state”, Interview with Professor Dr Albert Stahel / FATCA: “The real victims will be national sovereignty and citizens’ and consumers’ rights”, Interview with James George Jatras / The US legal system cannot be compared with the European concept of the rule of law, Interview with Pirmin Schwander / US and Russia are fighting about Ukraine, by Eberhard Hamer / “Shadow CIA” Stratfor on Ukraine: drive back Russia and look on Germany / The way of peace. Direct Democracy and Security, by René Roca / Strengthening the ties between the generations. Strengthening humanity and social connectedness – one of the comprehensive tasks of school, by Eliane (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 37-38, 20 december 2013
FATCA, an extraterritorial law, violated the sovereignty of Switzerland
185. FATCA, an extraterritorial law, violated the sovereignty of Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 December 2013
FATCA – adoption of extraterritorial law in Switzerland. Sovereignty of Switzerland and other countries violated to a high degree, Interview with Lukas Reimann / Direct democracy is the best protection against the loss of reality by presumptuous “political elites”. The people are the sovereigns – there is nothing to quibble over the right to the initiative, by Marianne Wüthrich / Why that constant Russia bashing?, by Karl Müller / Draft of “Curriculum 21” – unusable. Children are deprived of valuable learning and life time / Curriculum 21 – Education cuts in the school subject mathematics, by Marcellina and Robert Tauschke / Lessons in geometry and design neglected Contents fail to meet the developmental age, by Marcellina and Robert Tauschke / Fragmentation versus a holistic approach in the school subject German. Does Curriculum 21 meet the objectives of teaching German sustainably? by Elsbeth Schaffner / Suggestions for language teaching at the elementary level / English – How to (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 35-36, 8 december 2013
Referendum against US FATCA !
184. Referendum against US FATCA ! Zurich (Switzerland) | 8 December 2013
Referendum against US FATCA: Muster the courage to say “no” / FATCA has serious disadvantages for Switzerland, by Hans Geiger / Bush officials targeted ex-chief of Nobel Prize-winning agency, by Marlise Simons / US global monitoring system serves primarily economic imperialism, by Prof Dr Eberhard Hamer / Why should the Germans not be able to decide direct-democratically?, by Karl Müller / Instead of artificially producing “special needs students”– return to remedial teaching, by Eliane Gautschi and Henriette Hanke Güttinger / DSM – ICD – ICF – classify first, then manage! / Another international expert calls ADHD an invention, by Moritz Nestor / New special needs school concepts are instruments of change / The power of empathy leading the way. Impact of positive and negative expectations on the development of children, by Corinna Schmied and Renate Caesar / Radioactivity and cancer, by Ernst Pauli / A child finds its way into life, by Andreas Bau / The smallest domestic carnivores Ermine (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 34, 22 november 2013
Foreign Affairs Committee declares request for EU membership irrelevant
183. Foreign Affairs Committee declares request for EU membership irrelevant Zurich (Switzerland) | 22 November 2013
Foreign Affairs Committee declares request for EU membership irrelevant. The adoption of EU law has been clearly rejected, Interview with Roland Rino Büchel / Conference of Cantonal Governments (CCG) – Governance of executives instead of federalism and democracy, by Marianne Wüthrich / Strengthening the family, by Erika Vögeli / “Who takes care for the children at home, should be treated exactly the same way”, Interview with Jakob Büchler / Excerpts from the Council’s debate on the Family Initiative / A contribution to the discussion on Curriculum 21, by Elsbeth Schaffner / Family policies in an international context, by Karl Müller / World Food Day 2013: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security”, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / “I think it is necessary, today more than ever, to educate ourselves in solidarity”, by Pope François / 2013 – the International Year of Quinoa, by Andrea Roscher-Muruchi / Sovereignty, law and democracy versus power politics, by Hans (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n° 27, 9 September 2013
Federalism as a guarantee of peace and Switzerland as a model
176. Federalism as a guarantee of peace and Switzerland as a model Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 September 2013
Federalism as a guarantee of peace and Switzerland as a model. “Such a confederation provides a guarantee for peace both to its own members as well as to its neighbours”, by René Roca / History and its lessons. The failure of Swiss politics when it comes to the defense of Swiss sovereignty, by Thomas Kaiser / The principle of the militia army is a main pillar in the Federal State of Switzerland, Interview with Hermann Suter / Updated scenario: The implosion of Switzerland at the gates ?, by Albert A. Stahel / Surviving in malicious times. Switzerland 70 years ago, by Peter Koller / “Over the last 50 years, Southeast Asia has made all its tremendous progress without war”, by Klaus Umbricht / “A culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue: this is the only way to peace”, Angelus by Pope Francis / “Pope Francis – On Heaven and Earth”. Dialogues about God and the (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 26, 29 August 2013
Only a militia army is a guarantor of freedom, security and democracy
175. Only a militia army is a guarantor of freedom, security and democracy Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 August 2013
Only a militia army is a guarantor of freedom, security and democracy, by Jakob Büchler / A militia army is the only reasonable army for our country, Interview with Jakob Büchler / “The Efta court of law – the small brother of the European Court of Justice (ECJ)” Name confusion: “Efta court of law” has nothing to do with the Efta, by Dr Marianne Wüthrich / Only the federalist public health system guarantees a rapid and effective containment of epidemics Therefore a clear No on 22 September 2013 by Dr A. Bau / Strengthening our army and our civic responsibility. No to the abolition of the militia, by Urs Knoblauch / Sovereignty, law and democracy versus power politics, by Alfred de Zayas / View of man and natural law, by Dr René Roca / The Germans begin to discuss their sovereignty, by Karl Müller / The euro crisis is far from being resolved, by Eberhard Hamer / Sapere aude! Dare to think!, by Prof Dr H. (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 25, 12 August 2013
Cyclic processes in political life
174. Cyclic processes in political life Zurich (Switzerland) | 12 August 2013
Cyclic processes in political life, by Jean-Rodolphe de Salis (Part 4) / Citizens and foreign policy, by Friedrich Traugott Wahlen / Farewell and gratitude To the United Chambers of the Federal Assembly / Economic war against Switzerland: Romandy is fighting back – what about the rest of Switzerland? France following the arrogant footsteps of Germany and the United States / “The people must have the final say”, by Benjamin Lebreton and Jean-Daniel Balet / Broad coalition against the inheritance tax agreement with France, by Philippe Nantermod / “The miserable performance of Mrs Widmer-Schlumpf has disastrous consequences”, by Philippe Barraud / “They gave the keys of the house to the CIA and other US agencies” 12 years of the consequences of NATO case of alliance … and the war, interview with Dick Marty / The United States – in a permanent state of war, by Professor Dr Albert A. Stahel / The USA and their allies – “limited sovereignty” modelled on the Brezhnev Doctrine, by Willy Wimmer / (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 24, 24 July 2013
Cyclic processes in political life
173. Cyclic processes in political life Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 July 2013
“Cyclic processes in political life”, by Jean-Rodolphe von Salis / “The long march into the EU – to step back into the ranks is imperative for the Swiss Federal Council! We leave it at that: No foreign law and no foreign judges”, by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / “We Swiss need no further agreements with the EU – and certainly not at this price” / “Russia, our best ally”, by Guy Mettan / “Undermining the militia army would mean the downfall of Switzerland!”, by Marie-Hélène Miauton / “The introduction of the veto in the Canton of Baselland An important step in the development of direct democracy in Switzerland”, by PhD René Roca / “We congratulate Professor Dr Albert Stahel. Our suggestion for his birthday: the reintroduction of the 1945/46 Swiss national anthem” / “Farewell, Gyulsary!”, by Chingiz Aitmatov / “The German “Länder” constitutions have set clear goals to educational policy”, by Karl Müller / “A plea for “old” values and traditional learning”, by Hans Fahrländer / “Literature for the young: (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 22/23, 8 July 2013
‘No’ to the revision of the Epidemics Act
172. ‘No' to the revision of the Epidemics Act Zurich (Switzerland) | 22 July 2013
“A clear ‘No’ to the complete revision of the Epidemics Act”, by Dr phil. Henriette Hanke Güttinger, Dr med. Susanne Lippmann Rieder, Dr iur. Marianne Wüthrich / “Federalism – a guarantor of a meaningful fight against epidemics. No to the abolition of the good federal health care system in Switzerland”, by Dr iur. Marianne Wüthrich / “EHEC endemic epidemic: Successful disease control due to federalist structure”, by Dr med. Andreas Bau / “Shall the FOPH be enabled to identify vaccination opponents nationwide by only one mouse click?”, by Dr med. Karla Neuhus / “Only a well-equipped militia is a guarantor for the security of our country. Courage to change course – Swiss security policy at a turning point”, by Thomas Kaiser / “Russia, the ideal arms supplier for Switzerland”, by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel / “Communes are laying the ground for the international success of the location Switzerland”, by Federal President Ueli Maurer / “Ticino people cultivate Swiss sense of unity and solidarity”, by Rico (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 20/21, 29 June 2013
Cyclic processes in political life
 
«Current Concerns», n° 19, 13 June 2013
Cyclic processes in political life
 
 
«Current Concerns», n° 18, 20 May 2013
National security by “management by knocking one’s head”
169. National security by “management by knocking one's head” Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 May 2013
« “National security by “management by knocking one’s head” ” », by Peter Regli / « “Phoney outrage from Brussels” », A commentary by Wolfgang Koydl / «“Solutions to the euro crisis without turbulences and violence Wilhelm Hankel and Oskar Lafontaine raised their voices” », by Karl Müller / «“We need a European currency system again Under the given circumstances the single currency must be given up”», by Oskar Lafontaine / «“Courage to change course – Swiss security policy at a turning point”» / «“Europe can learn much from Latin America” », Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa in an interview with Harald Neuber / « “Cut off the spin doctors’ road to war” » / « “The “Arab Winter” or the end of Western hegemony in the Middle East” », by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel / «“The future of the Middle East and Afghanistan from the perspective of General McChrystal” », by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel / «“Quality management by marking schemes dumping”», by Prof Dr Hans Peter Klein / « “General education classes – preparation for life as a (...)
 
168. Against small-mindedness As locusts over the biblical Egypt political correctness came over Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 13 May 2013
« “Against small-mindedness As locusts over the biblical Egypt political correctness came over Switzerland” », by Dr Peter Forster / « “Will there soon be a referendum on freedom of expression in Switzerland?” », by Matthias Erne / «“Switzerland has the potential to resist political blackmail” » / «“Should the Federal Government consider releasing GM plants...”» / «“People’s initiative “Save Our Swiss Gold” already shows impact”» / «“Instead of attacking peace-loving neighbors, Germany should think about its tax policy” », by Karl Müller / « “Cooperatives – the alternative to the construct of homo oeconomicus” », Dr Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / « “Afghanistan – history is repeating itself” », by William Dalrymple / «“Afghanistan – a comparison between the Soviet Union’s war from 1979 to 1989 and the occupation by the United States from 2001 to 2014” », by Professor Dr Albert A. Stahel / «“Beekeeping as a contribution to the protection of birds Exotic ornamental trees are popular in our gardens and parks – this to the (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n° 14, 15 April 2013
"With the power of the two currencies out of the crisis”
165. "With the power of the two currencies out of the crisis” Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 April 2013
« “Economist Wilhelm Hankel explains why the return to the Deutsch-Mark alone is not sufficient” », Interview with Professor Dr Wilhelm Hankel by Manfred Schermer / « “From the Arab Spring to the Arab Winter” », by Professor Dr Albert Stahel / «“From the financial crisis via a real-economy crisis and crisis of society to a crisis of meaning ” », by Professor Dr Eberhard Hamer / «“Re-start of EU exit referendum”» / «“Questionable credits for school buildings are driving the next generation into debt”», by George Szpiro / «“Russia as a seapower in the Eastern Mediterranean?” », by Professor Dr Albert Stahel / « “The strategy of the new Silk Roads – a peace model for Eurasia” », by Tobias Salander / « ““Cuckoo, cuckoo” – (still) calling from the forest” », by Heini Hofmann
 
164. The Nato-aggression against Yugoslavia from 1999 was a model of the new wars of conquest” Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 March 2013
« ““Humanitarian interventions” as a pretext for deployment of US-troops” », Interview with Živadin Jovanovi / « “The Nato-Aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999” », by Milica Radojkovic-Hänsel / «“Ten years already! Extracts out of the Conference volum “Nato Aggression. The Twighlight of the West” ” » / «“Nations without past have no future, either”», by Major Pierre Henri Bunel / «“Never forget The final docment of the Belgrade International Conference”» / «“EU wants to train and equip terrorists in Syria” » / « “The “EU Councils” try to seize direct power” » / « “France in economic decline” » / «“We want to hold on to the militia army” », Interview with National Councillor Jakob Büchler / «“Understanding Iran!”», Gotthard Frick / «“ Discontent about EU is increasing (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 12, 25 March 2013
“For an economy to the benefit of all!”
 
«Current Concerns», n° 11, 18 March 2013
The importance of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen
162. The importance of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 March 2013
« “The importance of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen for the cooperative movement of the 19th century” », by Dr phil René Roca, historian / « “A move to protect market economy from blatant abuse from the inside” », by Hansrudolf Schmid / «““Actions speak louder than words” A visit to the Schulze-Delitzsch-House in Leipzig” », by Klaudia and Dr Tankred Schaer / «“European single market – basic error of integration Against the of free trade doctrine”», by Professor Dr Karl Albrecht Schachtschneider / «“The EU is developing according to plan: from a community institution to a central institution”», by Professor Dr Eberhard Hamer / «“UN Security Council: No place for neutral Switzerland” », by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / « “Don’t we squander reputation and credibility” », by Walter Suter / « “Not simply close embassies!” », by National Councillor Luzi Stamm / «“Direct democracy presupposes a high degree of integration” », by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / «“A friend of the socially deprived”», by Walter Suter / «“Working with (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n° 9, 5 March 2013
Electric power supply in Switzerland
160. Electric power supply in Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 March 2013
« “A look at the business activities of the major Swiss power companies” », by Dr-Ing Ernst Pauli / « “We must do everything possible to increase production from local renewable energy” », Interview with Thomas Egger / «“The peace model Switzerland and the energy issue” », by Tobias Salander / «“Resource-poor landlocked Switzerland and its dependence on pipelines”» / «“Strengthening the rights of private and minority shareholders” », Interview with the former federal administrative judge Hans-Jacob Heitz / «“Of China, Senator Paul, and the terrible price of open borders”», by Michael Scheuer /«“US troop withdrawal from southern Afghanistan con- fronted with harsh reality”», by Matthew Rosenberg / « Goals and means of Obama’s high tech military strategy », by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel / « “Fourth Dresden Peace Prize for Stanislav Petrov” », by Anton (...)
 
159. Perpetual armed neutrality – Conditio sine qua non of the peace model Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 25 February 2013
« “Perpetual armed neutrality – Conditio sine qua non of the peace model Switzerland” », by Tobias Salander / « US praise for the model Switzerland already in the 18th century » / «“Giving each other credit of trust and partnership” », Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov / «“Shadow over the Elysée”», by Willy Wimmer / «“NATO missile defense system violates international law” », by IALANA / «“Cooperation with Russia”», by Dr Peter Forster /«“The “West” has to learn to rethink honestly ”», by Karl Müller / « Prevention of laws instead of Prevention Act », by Gottlieb F. Höpli / « “National family policy unnecessary” » / « Saying ‘yes’ to the Rip-off Initiative », by Dr Cornelio Sommaruga / «“Let us not become a society “à la française”! ”», by Jean-Daniel Balet and Antoine Spillmann / « “Should we feed the birds in winter?” », by Heini (...)
 



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