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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 (...)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Incredible story of Youssef Nada Geneva (Switzerland) | 25 July 2008
Under the cover of the « war against terror », the United States and the European Union have granted unlimited powers to secret services and police. Emergency measures which were introduced on a provisional basis in 2001, outside any judiciary control, have become permanent. Since September 2001, at least 80,000 people, mainly Muslim, would have been kidnapped, kept in secret prisons, and tortured by CIA and FBI agents. Hundreds of others have been put on the UN « black list ». That’s what happened to the businessman Youssef Nada, 77 years old, an Italian citizen of Egyptian origin, accused by U.S. President, G.W Bush of financing Al-Qaeda. Two judiciary investigations resulted in a non-suit, but Mr. Nada didn’t get his name deleted from the UN « black list » (*). His assets remain frozen; he is barred from travelling to or transiting in any country. He can’t go outside the tiny enclave of Campione - an Italian enclave inside Swiss territory - where Silvia Cattori went to meet (...)