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Current Concerns (Switzerland)

«Current Concerns», n°21-22, October 10th, 2016
What future for the EU?
259. What future for the EU? Zurich (Switzerland) | 11 October 2016
The EU is facing an existential crisis, by Dr Bruno Bandulet / Future Workshop EU Europe? After the Bratislava Summit – and what they think in the US, by Karl Müller / Chief editor of the “Zeit” exercises self-criticism / Mass migration and state failure – legal, political and cultural aspects of the refugee crisis, by Hans Köchler / Resistance against the dismantling of direct democracy is announced to the National Council’s decision dated 21 September 2016, by Marianne Wüthrich / Elections in Russia – almost 75% of the votes for “United Russia”. Putin’s policy confirmed by a constitutional majority, by Robert Stelzl / “It takes an outcry of humanity”. Wide condemnation of euthanasia for 17-year-old / TTIP – economic content (part 2), by Dario Rivolta / CETA/TTIP – the 3rd phase of colonialism, by Eberhard Hamer / Swiss franc and direct democracy (part 1). What is going on with our money?, by W. Wüthrich / Education for all in Kakuma / Swiss cultivated mushrooms – fresh harvest all year round, (...)
«Current Concerns», n°20, September 23rd, 2016
Law Enforcement and Prevention of Terrorism
258. Law Enforcement and Prevention of Terrorism Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 September 2016
Reaffirming our common security values, Interview with Colonel Alain Bergonzoli / Migration on the Swiss South border – rules also apply for migrants, by Marianne Wüthrich / Are legal vacuums developing in Switzerland? Police calls for broad support by population and policy / On the decline of German “mainstream” and the possibility of ethically oriented politics, by Karl Müller / Where does the EU drift to? / TTIP – the legal form of the arbitration, by Dario Rivolta / Bologna, Pisa, Curriculum 21. What have educational reforms to do with cultural hegemony?, by Dieter Sprock / The significance of singing for our souls, by Rita Brügger / Switzerland’s biggest alpine cheese dairy. An inspiring model for all alpine regions, by Heini Hofmann.
«Current Concerns», n°19, September 14th, 2016
No peace without Nation-Sate
257. No peace without Nation-Sate Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 September 2016
Sovereign national state and international stability in the current era, by Prof Dr Ilias Iliopoulos / Focussing again on the rights and duties of the national states. For a Europe as a collaboration of sovereign states which respect the right and preserve peace, by Karl Müller / Hillary Clinton stands for war, by Hannes Hofbauer / Trump, candidate for peace?, by Rainer Rupp / Migrants at the Swiss South border. Inventory from the Swiss perspective, by Marianne Wüthrich / Correctly recognising the signs of the times. Is Germany preparing for a war? Consequences for Switzerland / Think of emergency supply / “He would rather put his money into a crate…” About the ethical cooperation banking association’s responsibility, by Georg Koch / Responsibility for the whole “Isenthaler Wildheuer und Wildheulandschaft” (Isenthal wild haymaking and landscape of wild hay harvesting) awarded the Landscape of the Year 2016 by the ‘Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation (SL-FP)’, by Urs (...)
«Current Concerns», n°18, August 23rd, 2016
Criticism of the Chicago Economic School
256. Criticism of the Chicago Economic School Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 September 2016
A prosperous and equitable development for all is possible – here and now. It is not real economy but false theories that prevent real economic development, Interview with Richard A. Werner / Turkey, Russia – François Hollande’s permanent “Munich”, by Nicolas Dupont-Aignan / What does the strength of a country characterise? Current reflections on socio-psychological processes, by Barbara Hug / Being a citizen on the way towards a multipolar world, by Karl Müller / Who will be Austria’s next president? Direct democracy as a touchstone / 125 years popular initiatives to amend the Federal Constitution. A blessing for Switzerland – a model for other peoples, by Marianne Wüthrich / The assessment of the validity of popular initiatives being a matter of the Parliament. Interview with Thomas Minder / What are the reasons for English at an early age in Switzerland?, by Gisela Liebe / Warm mountain water for sustainable fish farming. Tropenhaus Frutigen, a tropical house in the alps, as pioneer of (...)
«Current Concerns», n°17, August 15th, 2016
The Swiss Patern of Collaboration
255. The Swiss Patern of Collaboration Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
Successful due to tradition, by René Roca / Agriculture and direct democracy (part 2). Rude awakening in the First World War, by Werner Wüthrich / “In my judgement we are approaching a global disaster”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / A crescendo of the powers of peace is possible, by Karl Müller / The twilight of NATO, by Thierry Meyssan / Asia belongs to the peoples of Asia. The Shanghai Forum 2016 – view from Serbia, by Zivadin Jovanovic / China is setting up the menu for Global Financial Order, by Ariel Noyola Rodríguez / Tim Anderson: The dirty war on Syria. Washington, regime change and resistance, by Carola and Johannes Irsiegler / How television affects our youth. A teacher in a dialogue with her class, by Anne Noll / Lino and the fundamentals of arithmetic, by Anne (...)
«Current Concerns», n°16, July 29th, 2016
New Cold War or European Collaboration ?
254. New Cold War or European Collaboration ? Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
EU Eastern Policy and the new East-West Divide. The 1989 Revolution in Eastern Europe and the New World Order, by Prof Dr Peter Bachmaier / What about protection of german citizens and german territory?, by Willy Wimmer / German politicians warn of danger of war and call for change / The Warsaw Summit documents a NATO avoiding the truth and preparing for war, by Karl Müller / Modern slavery? – Asylum seekers as a source of cheap labour, by Hansjörg Rothe / Who is in charge in our country? (Part 2), by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / “Now it is the Parliament’s turn, it must assume political responsibility”, Interview with Andreas Glaser / Automatic exchange of information: anticipatory Switzerland, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “Syria between shadow and light – People talk about their war-torn country”, by Carola and Johannes Irsiegler / Looking for a beautiful picture book? / Free-range and suckler cow husbandry. “The handling of the animals has to be adjusted to the new situation”, by Heini (...)
«Current Concerns», n°15, July 12th, 2016
253. Brexit Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
EU Basics. Your Guide to the UK Referendum on EU Membership, by Richard A. Werner / Europe after the British Referendum, by Karl Müller / Enemy Image Russia. “Current situations can be better understood if the history of the respective developments is explained”, Interview with Hannes Hofbauer / New book – Willy Wimmer: The Moscow File / UN rights expert warns against bypassing national parliaments / has the British referendum to do with the Swiss Regulation of Immigration? Current issues of the implementation of Article 121a of the Federal Constitution: Immigration Control, by Marianne Wüthrich / Switzerland – thoughts about Brexit – Britain’s decision, by Dieter Sprock / SRG does not fulfil its obligations. The abuse of its monopoly status for political interference as exemplified by Brexit / The significance of the Hippocratic Oath in our time, by Josias Mattlia, Ursula Knirschb, Raimund Klessec and Sabine Vuilleumier-Kochd / The tapping of the St. Moritz fountain: the oldest wooden (...)
«Current Concerns», n°14, June 30th, 2016
The imaginary ennemi of NATO
252. The imaginary ennemi of NATO Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 July 2016
For a reasonable relationship between NATO and Russia, by Dario Rivolta / NATO in Eastern Europe. “Enemy stereotype Russia” at the Brussels meeting of the defence ministers, by Karl Müller / Iran demands indemnity of US for “moral and material damage” / China and Serbia expanding cooperation, by Zivadin Jovanovic / Contesting the election: evidence of significant irregularities. The Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption has instigated investigations / By signing TTIP the German Government will sacrifice agriculture to the interests of industry, by Eberhard Hamer / Where will Swiss agriculture go from here?, by Werner Wüthrich / Who’s in charge in this country?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Federal popular initiative: “Swiss law instead of foreign judges (Self-determination initiative)”, Interview with Lukas Reimann / ADHD – bringing a long overdue discussion to a conclusion, by Bernadette Fontana / Curriculum 21 as a location disadvantage for (...)
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 18th, 2016
NATO and the EU, the two pillars of US domination
251. NATO and the EU, the two pillars of US domination Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 June 2016
“American dominated NATO is building a new wall straight through Europe”. “Germany does not send the signals that only Germany can achieve”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The sanctions against Syria and the Syrians must be lifted immediately. Appeal of Christian dignitaries from Syria / Brexit opponents paint a picture of doom for the country. But there is an alternative to the EU, by Karl Müller / Van der Bellen wants to raise EU submission to a dogma that supersedes democratic decisions. Non-party Persons Committee to exit EU: Abolish postal votes again! / Natural Law – the foundation of justice and peace, by Urs Knoblauch / Agriculture and direct democracy (Part 1). From the beginning to First World War, by Werner Wüthrich / Elephant of Murten − 150 years anniversary – a tragicomic lesson. “Executed” with an artillery cannon, by Heini (...)
Current Concerns, n°12, May 30th, 2016
250. TTIP Zurich (Switzerland) | 13 June 2016
TTIP – arbitration courts – an assault on democracy and the state of law. Human Rights compatibility of investor-state arbitration in international Investor-Protection Agreements, by Alfred de Zayas / “It is time for Europe to return to its own culture”. EFTA free trade versus globalisation made in USA, by Dieter Sprock / TTIP or the entrenchement of US hegemony in Europe?, by Stefan Haderer / The Greek tragedy, next act. Torture without purpose and sense, by René Zeyer / Brazil – misled, humiliated and robbed. Knocked back for decades in its development shortly after the Government was overthrown / How Angela Merkel is dismantling the CDU – and why this should concern all Germans, by Karl Müller / CETA shall apply already “preliminary”, by Eberhard Hamer / Putting the person back in the centre of medicine, by Nicole Duprat / Eugenic “Dreams of Genetics”, by Moritz Nestor / Federalism and direct democracy in the Swiss school system. On the popular vote about three education-bills in the (...)
Current Concerns, n°10-11, May 25th, 2016
No to the halving of the Swiss Army
249. No to the halving of the Swiss Army Zurich (Switzerland) | 7 June 2016
If I had been supernumerary – I wouldn’t be here today ... No to a barrier-free reproductive medicine, by Sylvia Flückiger / 10 reasons for a No to the Reproductive Medicine Act, RMA / CRISPR Cas 9 – “We are far from understanding the ‘concert of genes’ in the human genome”. A Moratorium to protect the human genome is needed, by Ursula and Walter Knirsch / No to halving of the Swiss Armed Forces. Referendum against the WEA (“Weiterentwicklung der Armee” – Armed Forces Development), by Marianne Wüthrich / German media, Russia and the “anti missile shield” – PR and politics, by Heinz Loquai / Again German tanks 150 km away from Leningrad? Berlin is the capital of the Orwellian “Newspeak”, by Willy Wimmer / After the AfD party convention – Germany in a craze for campaigns?, by Karl Müller / Fulfil the journalistic professional ethics and the political culture of democracy, by Urs Knoblauch / Abysses located in reality. Novel by Middle East expert Michael Lüders “Never say anything – NSA” / Curriculum (...)
Current Concerns, n°9, 4 May 2016
The public service in Switzerland
248. The public service in Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 May 2016
Which direction should the public service in Switzerland take? Reflections on the popular initiative “Pro Public Service”, by Marianne Wüthrich / It needs a Hayek of hydropower, by Ernst Pauli / The initiative can be implemented in a way that meaningful investment will be promoted, Interview with Prof Dr Rainer Schweizer / Collective commitment to our security, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “Diplomacy needs stability and a minimum of long-time perspective”, Interview with Renaud Girard / Rescue of Central Europe through cooperation with Russia?, by Albert A. Stahel / In the shadow of the red light. A new book by Manfred Paulus, by Dr Barbara Hug / “In summary the situation in Afghanistan is an imminent catastrophe”, by Dr Matin Baraki / Listen to the voice of the peoples / Teachers’ “Götterdämmerung”. A book review of a recent publication by Christoph Türcke, by Lis Calganini / Clear commitment to the educational sovereignty of the (...)
Current Concerns, n°8, 19 April 2016
Health and Economy
247. Health and Economy Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 April 2016
Medicine cannot really be human without care and interpersonal relationship. The rule of economics sickens our healthcare system, by David Holzmann / The US are poisoning the climate in Europe, by Willy Wimmer / NATO aggression – 17 years on. Panel dedicated to the memory of the victims, by the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals / Two kinds of politics, by Karl Müller / Think tanks – the invisible power. William F. Engdahl – Autocratic structures threatening democracies / Swiss Army – Stop marching and return to the Constitutional order!, by Marianne Wüthrich / Reflections on the Swiss Army from a constitutional perspective / “Switzerland is quasi part of large scale NATO manoeuvres”, Interview with National Councillor Adrian Amstutz / A credible alternative to the EU is desperately needed, by Dieter Sprock / Neutrality is a characteristic feature of the Swiss Confederation, by Wolfgang von Wartburg / Referendum – No to halving the Swiss Armed Forces! (Development of the Armed Forces (...)
Current Concerns, n°6, 22 March 2016
The Silk Road
245. The Silk Road Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 March 2016
Silk Road of 21st century: “One belt, one road”, by Zivadin Jovanovic / On the way to the tax haven, by Myret Zaki / What is the point of the plans to abolish cash?, by Eberhard Hamer / “I suggest that we rely on the ancient source of European democracy: the will of the people”, Extract of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s State of the Nation Address / Germany needs justice and freedom, by Karl Müller / The West and Turkey – an everlasting double game, by Willy Wimmer / 50 years ago Mobutu Sese Seko revolted in the Congo – A never ending Kleptocracy? A “deal” for thirty years – corruption, misery and strategic backgrounds, by Peter Küpfer / Avoiding damage – stopping the Curriculum 21 project. Three new publications indicate the Curriculum’s serious shortcomings / “I can only take responsibility for what I consider as being correct”, Interview with Oskar Freysinger / Ten theses about the school, by Oskar (...)
Current Concerns, n°5, 8 March 2016
Can the cooperation between great powers be?
244. Can the cooperation between great powers be? Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 March 2016
“Cooperation rather than confrontation”. Russia’s assessment of the current European security situation and possible solutions, Speech delivered by Dmitry Medvedev / Will Saudi Arabia ignite the fuse to start a new Middle East war?, by Andreas Becker / Switzerland has virtually become a NATO member, by Gotthard Frick / An independent policy towards the EU and NATO / Mass migration: Wake up, act. Reality as guidance / “Switzerland can still build bridges where no one else can beat the odds”, Interview with Didier Burkhalter / “Contaminating the culture of debate”. A troubled glance on Germany, by Karl Müller / More and more zones without rule of law in Germany. A police officer describes her everday life in German major cities / “… may this meeting be a sign of hope for all people of goodwill”. Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia / Leipzig Book Fair events hosted by “Genossenschaft (...)
Current Concerns, n°4, 22 February 2016
TTIP against the Sovereignty of the People
243. TTIP against the Sovereignty of the People Zurich (Switzerland) | 23 February 2016
The US are using Volkswagen (VW) to test their TTIP power, by Eberhard Hamer / German Association of Judges rejects to establish an Investment Court System for TTIP / “An important contribution to peace-building measures”. Preface to the first international edition of the “Body Count – the number of victims after 10 years ‘War on Terror’; Iraq – Afghanistan – Pakistan” (March 2015), by Hans-Christof von Sponeck / Multipolar World Against War. An Urgent Call for a Multipolar Coalition for Peace / Austria wants to get out of the EU. EU exit referendum in parliament – Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) requested plebiscite, Interview with Helmut Schramm / “Permanent preying on unprotected or inadequately protected children”, by Manfred Paulus / On a growth course with low wages, by Udo Bongartz / The significance of direct democracy to ensure the economic and social order of Switzerland. After the Second World War the people decided for a new Family Article, new Economic Articles and the (...)
Current Concerns, n°3, 12 February 2016
Peace requires truth
242. Peace requires truth Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 February 2016
India’s Ambassador confirmed: War in Syria was instigated from outside, Interview with V. P. Haran / “Barrel bombs” in the war on Syria. Almost no commitment to the truth, but a lot of war propaganda / String-pullers of the war in Syria, by Thierry Meyssan / Durchsetzungsinitiative (Enforcement Initiative) – This is about the enforcement of direct democracy, by Marianne Wüthrich / Liberals would favour the EFTA, by Dieter Sprock / How does Germany get out of the state of emergency?, by Karl Müller / Thoughts on China’s economic development / “Revealing to the child the wonderful world of knowledge and opening to it the gate to the world of adults”, by Rainer Werner / Mountain hare – the Alpine magic hood. He can outsmart predators, but not winter sports people, by Heini Hofmann / Learning by heart, by Rita (...)
Current Concerns, n°2, 26 January 2016
Towards a military alliance between Russia and China ?
241. Towards a military alliance between Russia and China ? 27 January 2016
How China sees Russia and the United States Beijing and Moscow are close, but not allies, by Fu Ying / “NATO is killing us with this course, and does so with the active support of our own German government”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The Russian Federation’s new security strategy / Demanding to end sanctions against Russia. Huge financial losses for agricultural businesses / Analysis of German intelligence agencies on “the state of the union regarding the surging waves of refugees” / “Limiting the consequences of the finance casino in Switzerland by means of direct democracy”. A transaction tax of 0.2 per cent would amount to 200 billion Swiss francs per year, Interview with Marc Chesney / Popular initiative “No Food Speculation!”, by Marianne Wüthrich / Unpredictable price developments with devastating impact on small farmers, Interview with Caroline Morel / From the parliamentary debate: Arguments of a high standard / Foundations increasingly set the tone in education policy, by (...)
Current Concerns, n°1, 15 January 2016
Can Switzerland preserve its peace?
240. Can Switzerland preserve its peace? Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 January 2016
“We are well-advised to prepare for conflicts, crises and disasters”, by Lieutenant General André Blattmann / Syria - A peace agreement which would allow the losers to save face, by Thierry Meyssan / Community of values?, by Dieter Sprock / The German Federal Republic must not enter into war!, by Peter Schönlein / Prevent nuclear war! Why alternatives to the US neo-conservatives’ war policy and to NATO are a bid for survival of humanity, by Paul Craig Roberts / “We need an exit from the sanctions”. A criticism of the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia, by Eckhard Cordes / “A very dirty war is taking place in Yemen – but the world puts up with it”, Interview with Fritz Edlinger / Germany 2016 – The country needs the rule of law and not the state of emergency, by Karl Müller / “Basic needs are increasingly becoming business affairs”, Interview with Norbert Wohlfahrt / “What happpened to the EU Withdrawal Referendum?”, by Inge Rauscher / “All of us have something to give”, by Nicole (...)
Current Concerns, n°32-33, 31 December 2015
Policy of celebrations
239. Policy of celebrations Zurich (Switzerland) | 12 January 2016
A view on the commemorative year 2015, by René Roca / The cooperative principle – its significance for justice and peace, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / Development of EU law – What does it mean for Switzerland? Considerations from a viewpoint concerned with constitutional law and the politics of sovereignty, Interview with Thomas Minder / Only thriving for sovereignty may have a future, by Karl Müller / The importance of dialogue between civilizations for international relations, by Hans Köchler / 50 years ago Mobutu Sese Seko revolted in the Congo (part 1) A never-ending Kleptocracy?, by Peter Küpfer / “Understanding the sick person” Towards a medicine of care, by Sabine Vuilleumier-Koch / Teaching and educating – a school’s task, by Bernadette Fontana / 100 years “Christmas Eve”, by Hedwig Schär (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 31, December 19, 2015
238. Equality Zurich (Switzerland) | 19 December 2015
“We are a world of equals, and we should let nobody take this from us”, by Willy Wimmer / The uncontrollable Turkish watchdog of the United States, by Albert A. Stahel / War in Syria – what for?, by Karl Müller / There is no self-empowerment in international law, Interview with Hans-Joachim Heintze / Security policy on the wrong track! The fight against terrorism cannot be won by military activism / Setting the course for the sovereignty of the European nation states. No overthrow of national law by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Interview with Ruedi Lustenberger / Introduction of Curriculum 21 – in many cantons ever more doubtful / Zurich: “Referendum on Curriculum 21” submitted / Thurgau people vote on Curriculum 21 / The Initiative Committee goes on. Schwyz: No school reconstruction from above and outside – the people are to decide on the elementary school / Opposition parties in Baden–Württemberg criticise the Green-Red government’s education policy, by Arbeitskreis Schule (...)
236. “Justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity” Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 November 2015
Speech delivered by the Holy Father at the General Assembly of the United Nations / “Switzerland’s commitment to the peaceful coexistence of peoples”. Bilateral workshops between Russian and Swiss Presidents of Parliament, by Thomas Kaiser / Cooperation with Russia instead of escalation. Europe must not become a battlefield / Russia, the West and the war in Syria, by Karl Müller / hodes Forum 2015 – The World Beyond Global Disorder. Conference impressions, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller and Erika Vögeli / “What is required are new models of inclusive and equitable development”. Concluding remarks of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” on the occasion of the 13th Rhodes Forum 2015 / Yemen. Human Rights desaster and destruction of World Cultural Heritage, by Georg Wagner / “Liberalism and direct democracy”, by the Research Institute Direct Democracy / Direct democracy – hindrance or driving force for the economy? / The unknown history of women, by Stephanie Meier / Causing the European (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 26, October 18, 2015
Supranationaly against Switzerland
235. Supranationaly against Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 October 2015
The accession to a supranational organisation leads to the disintegration of the Swiss political system, by Thomas Kaiser / Is Switzerland a sovereign state? Considerations to the federal elections, by Reinhard Koradi / International criminal courts must not be misused, Interview with Dick Marty / “Moscow sticks to the rules”, by Willy Wimmer / The World beyond Global Disorder / “The identity of Sri Lanka must be redefined”. We need a reconciliation process in the relationship between Tamils and Singhalese, Interview with Professor SJ. Emmanuel / The string-pullers behind the scenes. How transatlantic networks are secretly subverting democracy, Interview with Hermann Ploppa / Judge at the German Constitutional Court warns: “The essence of the rule of law, the containment of politics by the law, has lost its effective power”. There is no alternative to more direct democracy, by Karl Müller / Now everything is clear again: La Suiza exista! “Alphorns instead of halberds” – the Expo Milano (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 25, October 6, 2015
Will Switzerland stop to ccoperate with NATO?
234. Will Switzerland stop to ccoperate with NATO? Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 October 2015
“On-site assistance – that is the Swiss principle”. Withdrawal from Partnership for Peace, Interview with Luzi Stamm / Wanted: Representatives who are not casting one eye at Brussels, by Marianne Wüthrich / An alliance from left to right in the National Council disapproved of transport aircraft / New US-nuclear weapons in Germany – a concealed military build-up, by Herbert Klar and Ulrich Stoll / New nuclear weapons in Büchel – the tip of the iceberg of multiple cases of bending the law / Democracy and its praxis / “Stop the erosion of democracy”. UN rights experts urge Governments across the world, by Alfred de Zayas and Dr Maina Kiai / New developments in the Middle East? / The solution of the Syrian crisis, an important step towards a multipolar world, by Georges Corm and Gabriel Galice / Foundations in the role of instigators. Swiss education policy in the sights of international foundations, by Peter Aebersold / Politics must rest on ethics, by Moritz Nestor / Citizens’ letter for (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 24, September 23, 2015
Switzerland and Russia
233. Switzerland and Russia Zurich (Switzerland) | 6 October 2015
“Russia has played a very crucial role in the independence and neutrality of our country”, Interview with Oskar Freysinger / Angela Merkel in Switzerland – a review / Robbing Greek national wealth, by Henriette Hanke Güttinger / Syria – from the colonial interests of Britain and France to securing raw materials for the USA, Interview with Karin Leukefeld / Direct democracy relies on historical knowledge, by René Roca / The significance of direct democracy to secure social peace (part 5). People’s rights as a instrument and guide in the economic crisis, by Werner Wüthrich / Art as a “textbook of life”. On Russian 19th century painting and the work of the “Peredvizhniki”, by Urs Knoblauch / Manifesto for Europe. We want Europe to be based on peace and (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 23, September 15, 2015
Reliable provision of essential services
232. Reliable provision of essential services Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 September 2015
Without the reliable provision of essential services there can be no sound political and economic order. What it will come down to in the coming elections, by Reinhard Koradi / Why Russia?, by Willy Wimmer / Promoting Swiss Hydroelectric Power. The only trump of domestic power production, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “With respect to Russia, there is no noticeable difference between the EU and the US”, Interview with Philippe Migault /The West’s seeming impotence, by Stefan Haderer / America’s long war against humanity. A new book by Michel Chossudovsky, by Henriette Hanke Güttinger / “The failure of the new learning culture”. Education researcher demands: “Give up this misguided course, immediately”, by Karl Müller / Built without a foundation and yet on sand. Heretical thoughts on community schools and Curriculum 21 / The “Great Stucki” – a Swiss negotiator with character, by Marianne Wüthrich / Comprehend more precisely. Ethics and culture – Leo Tolstoy, Ilya Repin and the “Travelling Artists” (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 22, August 26, 2015
Tensions between Moscow and Washington
231. Tensions between Moscow and Washington Zurich (Switzerland) | 31 August 2015
“I would really like to see Europe demonstrate some real independence and sovereignty”, Interview with Vladimir Putin / Obama should release MH-17 intel Memorandum for the President, by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) / Crash of Malaysia Airlines MH-17 – Statement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation / Transfer union instead of Grexit, by Eberhard Hamer / Greece cannot escape the tragedy. Euro-Europe increasingly shows the grimace of dictatorship, by Karl Müller / Why the agricultural policy 14–17 is undermining Switzerland’s sovereignty, Interview with Jakob Büchler CVP / Local agriculture is part of the provision with basic food supplies, by Reinhard Koradi / No centralised control of education in federalist Switzerland, by Marianne Wüthrich / Commemoration of General Guisan’s “Rütli-Rapport” in 1940, by Elisabeth Nussbaumer and Trudi (...)

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