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«Current Concerns», n° 40, 24 September
On the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Prayer and Repentance 2012
139. On the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Prayer and Repentance 2012 Zurich (Switzerland) | 24 September 2012
« On the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Prayer and Repentance 2012 » / « “Gratitude and modesty are values that are falling into oblivion” », Interview with National Councilor Jakob Büchler / « “Switzerland’s Good Offices paved the way for the 1962 Evian Accords”», by Dr rer. publ. Werner Wüthrich / «Criminal Justice and the Dictates of Realpolitik », by Hans Köchler / «Catalans seek autonomy», by Raphael Minder / « Direct democracy is alive in Germany as well », by Ewald Wetekamp / «Popular demand and referendum in the German states» /«Citizens’ participation requires free access to information», by Burga Buddensiek / «The Federal Government knows well: Obtaining stolen data is clearly criminal» / « Preserving cultivated land in difficult farming conditions », by Michael Götz / « “Voglio fare il Cittadino” – I want to be a citizen (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 38/39, 17 September
A lasting peace is possible within the framework of a stable nation
138. A lasting peace is possible within the framework of a stable nation Zurich (Switzerland) | 17 September 2012
« “A lasting peace is possible within the framework of a stable nation “ », by Olivier Delacrétaz / « Non-Violent revolutions: are they exploited by the USA? », by Prof Albert / « “Switzerland ought to play her role as an intermediary”», Interview with National councillor Geri Müller / «Russia’s Davos Putin, Kissinger can agree on Syria », by M. K. Bhadrakumar / «Only clear determination to take defensive action helps against “pseudo-events”», by Tobias Salander / « Let’s no longer give in to pressure from abroad! », by Jean-Daniel Balet and Flavien de Muralt / «Singapore, peacekeeper and balancing power in the Far East» /«“If a plane, it should be Gripen”» / «“Going to court”», by René Schneider / « The Federal Council’s Health “Foreign” Policy – not submitted to the people and parliament », Dr iur. Marianne Wüthrich / « Free Switzerland is a model for Germany », by Reinhard K. Sprenger / « Germany must again become a state under the rule of law», by Karl Mueller / «The model for the German drill ground in the (...)
«Current Concerns», n° 37, 10 September
Hit Syria – Target Russia
137. Hit Syria – Target Russia Zurich (Switzerland) | 10 September 2012
« Hit Syria – Target Russia », Interview with Professor Andrei Ilyich Fursov / « Diplomat: USA let private military companies do the dirty work in the war zones » / « “Moscow demands international investigation of terrorist attacks in Syria”» / «Switzerland: Our country currently experiences attacks of unprecedented violence around its financial center », by Pascal Décaillet / «A country is seeking its own rules», Dr Niels Peter Ammitzboell and Dr Barbara Hug / « 10 September 2012 Current Concerns Page 11 “The ‘Green Economy’ is the new colonialism, with whom our peoples shall be conquered” » / «Bolivia: Morales opens Lithium conveyor», by Benjamin Beutler /«The honest way would be “more sustainable”», by Dr Muruchi Poma / «Switzerland is grassland», by Heini (...)
136. German taxpayers: Why don't you demand tax sovereignty for your municipalities and federal states? Zurich (Switzerland) | 5 September 2012
« German taxpayers: Why don’t you demand tax sovereignty for your municipalities and federal states? » / « A questionable approval », by Pierre-Dominique Schupp / « “We demand that the banks don’t deliver any more staff data”», by Arthur Rutishauser / «The national bar associations in Germany and Switzerland are warning » / «The sovereignity of every state is guaranteed under international law», Interview with the president of the “Aktion für eine Unabhängige und Neutrale Schweiz” / « Recover the sense of our national dignity », by Michel Halpérin / «The origins of Obama’s killer strategy», by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel /«Europe: To strive for observer status at the Nonaligned Movement», by Kaveh Afrasiabi / «United States: mixed picture with an alarming note» / «Cracks in the system» / « “Germany is at the wheel” » / « Which “well-paid people” are backing the SPD breaches of the law? » / « Criminal complaint against North-Rhine-Westphalian Finance Minister Walter-Borjans » / « Belief in progress and (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 34/35, 27 August
Germany is rolling in money
135. Germany is rolling in money Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 August 2012
« Germany is rolling in money » / « Contra the anti-historians » / « Germany’s attacks on Switzerland are counterproductive», by Karl Müller / «Referendum: “Try before you trust!” », by Felix Staratschek / «The present discussions about a one-time plebiscite on the ESM are dangerous and not honest» / « We will not yield to the principle of violence », by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / «The German state – a conspiratorial partner?» /«Why Switzerland must be our model», by Hildegard Stausberg / «Switzerland vs. Germany» / «How to arouse children’s and adolescents’ interest in real life» / « Matthias Schlubeck – an example of the courage to face life On the concert with organist Ludger Janning and the well-known panpipe player Matthias Schlubeck in the Protestant Church in Aadorf TG », by Urs (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 33, 20 August
Debt trap under construction for local school authorities
134. Debt trap under construction for local school authorities Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 August 2012
« Interreg IV – EU regional policy and Switzerland » / « Schools and education in the stranglehold of power politics » / « From the lucky bag of the education dealers Peter Fratton’s “House of Learning”» / «“Social impact bonds” – commercialisation and privatisation of government tasks » / «How do our children become citizens in a direct-democratic state?» / « “Why Europe should give up its desire for world power status and emulate the example of Switzerland” » / «Students in the East know more about contemporary history» /«Is Germany still a state under the rule of law? The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), is to decide» / «Climate Change – still an unverified hypothesis!», by Dr Wolfgang Thüne / «“Grandpa’s computer (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 31, 30 July 2012
The aim remains: swords to plow-shares
132. The aim remains: swords to plow-shares Zurich (Switzerland) | 30 July 2012
« The aim remains: swords to plow-shares An urgent about-turn » , by Fredrik S. Heffermehl / « The rebels and their supporters have lost the masks: terrorists instead of human rights activists » / « The collapsing US economy and the end of global dominance Europe is on the ropes and has no money with which to subsidize Washington’s wars of hegemony» by Paul Craig Roberts / «Rebuilding Iceland – modestly, but solidly », by André Anwar / «“The atrocities of war are the motivation for my commitment”», Interview with Nguyen van Rinh / « Immanuel Kant and international relations of modern times », by Professor Dr habil. Vyacheslav Dashichev / «“… fighting needn’t take place. That it ‘must’ take place is the most dangerous dogma of the belligerent misbelief.”»
« Current Concerns», n° 25, 18 June 2012
A kick against rubbish
126. A kick against rubbish Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 June 2012
« Remove PISA and Bologna / Withdraw competence from Schneider-Ammann Department /Decision rights on school and education back to the cantons where they are incorporated in the constitution and accessible to direct-democratic control » , by Sandra Buchser / « “Would you like to have a little neuro-linguistic soul-massage about schools and education”? » , by Dr phil. Judith Barben / « The green-red “Gemeinschaftsschule”1 project in Baden-Wuerttemberg » , by Karl Müller / «Nato goes to war – expecting everyone to march along » , by Karl Müller / «Courage of Conscience » , by Hans-C. von Sponeck/ « Federal Councilor Burkhalter – a compliant NATO-helper? » / « Statements from the Federal Parliament Building on the visit of Federal Councilor Burkhalter to NATO in Chicago » , Interview with National Councilor Carlo Sommaruga / « “We have no business with NATO“ », Interview with National Councilor Jakob Büchler / « “NATO-Cyber-Defense” = Digital First Strike? » / « “NATO not a good partner for Switzerland” » / (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 23, 4 June 2012
Syria is at the centre of the war about gas
124. Syria is at the centre of the war about gas Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 June 2012
«Syria is at the centre of the war about gas» by Imad Fawzi Shueibi / «Photo of 27 March taken in Iraq should now have been taken in Houla?» / «Russia warns Kosovo for training Syrian opposition groups» / «US soldiers abroad disguise as businessmen» / «US soldiers abroad disguise as businessmen» / «Iraqi mark on Houla massacre?» / «Syrian opposition sets up summer headquarters in Miami», by Jean Guy Allard / «On the eve of the talks the Afghanistan aid divides the NATO», by Alissa J. Rubin / «What is the meaning of the new agreement between the USA and the Islamic Republic Afghanistan?» by Professor Dr Albert A. Stahel / «Impressions from a visit to Iran», by Elias Davidsson / «NATO pursues its plans contradicting national and international law» by Karl Muller / «International treaties before the people», Interview with National Councilor Pirmin Schwander / «Expansion of people’s rights will lead to a better foreign policy» / «Nation-wide Managed Care: Evidently bad – a glance beyond the ocean», by Prof (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 22, 29 May 2012
No to “Managed Care”
« Current Concerns», n° 20, 15 April 2012
Weather instead of climate – a liberating idea
121. Weather instead of climate – a liberating idea Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 May 2012
«European Union plays the part of the driving force behind the climate change sham», by Dr phil Wolfgang Thüne, meteorologist/ «Questions to Dr Wolfgang Thüne» / «The “greenhouse effect” is mere fiction!» / «Central and Eastern Europe in the “new world order”», by Peter Bachmaier/ «COur men in Iran?», by Seymour M. Hersh/ «Inflation is coming», by Francis Gut / «Afghan endgame makes Pakistan shudder», by Brian M. Downing / «TRussian and Chinese companies have signed 27 cooperation agreements»/ «Wouldn’t the EFTA be the better solution?» / «“The structure of the police is to be completely smashed and turned upside-down” , by Joachim Lautensack, regional Chairman of the German Police Union in Baden-Wuerttemberg / «UN rights expert raises alarm over Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli Prisons» , Press release of the UN Human Rights Council of 2 May (...)
120. Responsibility to protect: Introduction and implementation, distrust and misuse Zurich (Switzerland) | 8 May 2012
«The R2P attempt failed miserably in Libya», by Dr h.c. Hans-Christof von Sponeck / «“Responsibility to Protect” – a theory without history?» / «Military alliance NATO-Islamists.”» / «Kosovo – the war of the ’68er», by Richard Holbrooke / «Claim to world domination: War against Yugoslavia as a prime example From reality ...», by Ralph Hartmann / «Israel: Getting back to decisions without hysteria “I think the Iranian leadership is composed of very rational people.”» / «Russia’s military exercises for possible US attack on Iran»/ «The new Animal Disease Act TSG, wolf in sheep‘s clothing?»/ «Wouldn’t the EFTA be the better solution?», by Willy Wimmer / «The Goldmen In praise of the conspiracy theory: Wolfgang Streeck gets to grips with the capital whisperers», by Jens Bisky, Süddeutsche Zeitung /«The European Stabilization Mechanism, or how Goldman Sachs captured Europe», by Ellen Brown / «It must be possible that banks go bankrupt» , by Frank Schäffler and Norbert F. Tofall / «The planned constitutional coup in (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 16, 23 April 2012
For a reorientation of Greece
« Current Concerns», n° 15, 10 April 2012
“De Gaulle was right with his ‘Europe des Patries’”
118. “De Gaulle was right with his ‘Europe des Patries'” Zurich (Switzerland) | 10 April 2012
«The EFTA – a vital alternative to the European Union», by Ewald Wetekamp / « EFTA and Council of Europe cover all needs – the EU is dispensible! » / « EFTA respects the sovereignty of the states » / «Europe at the crossroads: More personal responsibility and free cooperation between sovereign nations » , by Werner Wüthrich / « I would like to live in de Gaulle’s Europe » / « “When I realized that I could no longer look students in the eyes....”» by Kevin Roose / Drugs, guns and nukes: Iran as the new “Dope, Incorporated”? , by Tom Burghardt / « Instead of pursuing peace policy, German politicians assist in war preparations – it reeks of war » , by Eberhard Hamer / « In Switzerland there is no way around the people » by Marianne Wüthrich / « Active citizens – the crucial factor of direct democracy » / « Nature Park Schaffhausen » / «What matters in raising children Dealing with the children’s needs » , by Anita Schächter / « Françoise D. Alsaker: Courageously against bullying in kindergarten and school » / (...)
117. The relationship between de Gaulle and Monnet: “The duel of the century” Zurich (Switzerland) | 2 April 2012
« What would General de Gaulle have said about the European Stability Mechanism? », by Rita Muller-Hill / « “France and Germany vis-á-vis the European Union” » / « PPutting an end to the EU straitjacket Revitalizing the communes through encouragement and strengthening of the citizens », by Henriette Hanke Guttinger / « Election farce in the US: “Israelis are basically blackmailing Obama” » / « Germany delivers submarine to Israel » / « Afghan Air Force said to be the greatest smuggling operator for drugs, weapons and money » / « How to withdraw from Afghanistan? Russia considers an agreement with both US and NATO » / « Alain Juppé accused by his own administration of having falsified reports on Syria » / « Since when has Al-Qaeda been a friend of the West ? » / « Strengthening and enlarging EFTA as an alternative to Brussels! », by René Roca / « Hunger takes hold in Greece », by Gerd Hohler / « How American capitalism came to us ? » / « Russia and the changing world », par Vladimir (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 13, 26 March 2012
Austrian observers differ from OSCE assessment of Russian election
« Current Concerns», n° 12, 19 March 2012
Nuclear energy without radioactivity – no dream
115. Nuclear energy without radioactivity – no dream Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 March 2012
«Nuclear power station Mühleberg should be decommissioned »,by H.W. Gabriel, ingénieur / « Switzerland: We protect our territory and landscape ourselves » / «Is nuclear power phase-out a feasible alternative? », by Dr Ing Ernst Pauli / « Whose expert is Hans Rühle? », par Benjamin Weinthal / « Saying no to gunboat diplomacy », by Li Qingsi / « Iran issue is to be settled only by peaceful means / « “The vilification of the nature and dignity of man” », by Rainer Rothe / « When war comes, Ron Paul can say: “George Washington and I tried to warn you.” », by Michael Scheuer / «There would be a lot of good foundation for more cooperation between Europe and Russia », by Karl Müller / « Ukrainian expert: missile defense in Europe directed against Russia » / « An operation unveiling the pure manipulation of minds! », by Suzette Sandoz / «“The schools in Saxony are the best” » , by Dieter (...)
114. French soldiers and “journalists” operating the secret war in Syria Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 March 2012
« What does the French intervention in Damascus has to do with the Gripen purchase and the scrapping of modernized Swiss armored personnel carriers? » / « Basic resistance against the reduction of the army in Switzerland » / « Destruction plan for 350 armoured infantry fighting vehicle, combat value increased » / « At least protect the airspace » / « Foreign imposed ‘Regime-Change’ violates the UN Charter in letter and spirit”», by Alfred de Zayas / « Leipzig - city of books », by Walter Mayer / « The cooperative principle as the basis of Swiss political culture – past and present», par René Roca / « We are threatened by a vicious downward spiral », An interview with Professor Fredmund Malik / «Brazilian President critizes “developed” countries monetary expansion policy » / « Stop the boundless construction of second homes » / «High-density (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 6, 11 February 2012
Making resound the “European orchestra”
114. Making resound the “European orchestra” Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 February 2012
«European integration (Part 3) Making resound the European orchestra», by Dr Werner Wuthrich / «The American imperialism manifests itself in manifold and different forms», Charles de Gaulle / «The Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany is leaving the SME (Small and medium sized enterprises) behind without political representation», by Prof Dr Eberhard Hamer / «Replica to “Serious problems for the Air Force”», by Alfred Ramseyer / «Switzerland: Financial Directors of the cantons take an active role» / «Communes in the Upper Valais want to remain autonomous Model of a successful resistance by the population», by Dr Marianne Wuthrich / «The merging of communes has been imposed from above», interview with Damien Lachat /« Haute-Sorne: Yes to closer cooperation – no to fusion of municipalities», by Jean-Jacques Kottelat, Yves Girard, Damien Lachat und Willy Habegger / «Many malformations in newborn lambs», by (...)
« Current Concerns», n° 3, 29 January 2012
Consolidating the alliance of the confederates
113. Consolidating the alliance of the confederates Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 January 2012
«Victory for freedom of speech and state based on the rule of law», Edmund Entacher, «Officers and prominent political groups for maintainance of conscription», by Major General Ret. Dr Günter Hochauer / «Youth unemployment “What are the Swiss doing right to be so successful?”», by Florentino Felgueroso, Asturias / «What role should the economy play in our society?», by Reinhard Koradi / «“Cassis de Dijon” is not worthy of our Constitutional State», by Jean Luc Kissling / «“Towards an economy for the benefit of all” Launching the Swiss federal initiative», by Laurent Aubert / «Children’s Aid by the Swiss Red Cross», by Erika Vogeli / «We need a younger generation that tackle their tasks in life», by Dr Eliane Gautschi / «Will snow avalanches come after the mudslides?»
« Current Concerns», n° 2, 22 January 2012
For humane and responsible finances
« Current Concerns», n° 1, 15 January 2012
Philosophical reflections on human rights and human dignity
111. Philosophical reflections on human rights and human dignity Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 January 2012
“Philosophical reflections on human rights and human dignity”, by Professor Hideshi Yamada / “Politics must be based on ethics”, by Joachim Hoefele and Moritz Nestor / “Europe had a common cultural base”, by Peter Handke / “Can we measure poverty?”, by Professor Dr V. Nedeljkovic Nis / “Russia promises assistance to overcome EU’s economic problems”, Ria Novosti / “Huge financial assets in the euro-zone” by Gerald Braunberger / “EthikBank calls for sustainable assessment standards for state and corporate ratings”, Press release EthikBank / "US: Growing economic inequality destroys the foundations of society: fair play and sense of community", by Joseph E. Stiglitz / “The failure of the EU’s Mediterranean policies”, by Stefan Brocza / “Libya, what now?” by Dr Eva-Maria Follmer-Muller / “Between dogs and wolves”, by Anne-Marie Brisebarre / “The landscape of the Cévennes – in future nothing but a social laboratory?”, by F. Séguin / “Canada says good-bye to Kyoto Protocol”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / (...)

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