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«Current Concerns», n°21, September 18, 2018
Belt and road
311. Belt and road Zurich (Switzerland) | 22 September 2018
“Silk Road 2018 – A new approach to trading”. International Conference in Nuremberg on 25 July 2018, by Nils Opel / Intra-American power struggle – world peace in danger. Germany is still following in the wake of the US war alliance, by Willy Wimmer / Is there still a solution for the Syrian Idlib without too many victims? / Joint Statement by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Republic of Turkey / How to deal with Chemnitz and Germany?, by Karl Müller / The global market must not destroy our food security and our rural agriculture. Initiative for Food Sovereignty: substantive arguments, by Marianne Wüthrich / “No new state control instruments, but implementation of the existing regulations!, Interview with Rudi Berli / European Union and Europe are two different things, EFTA is forward-looking, by Winfried Pogorzelski / Jean Ziegler: Paths of hope, by Dr Peter Küpfer / “Political ideas come and go, the children (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°20, September 10, 2018
Transnationals and war, peoples and peace
310. Transnationals and war, peoples and peace Zurich (Switzerland) | 10 September 2018
The Twilight of the War. The undermining of the right of peoples to self-determination by transnational financial elites will come to an end, by Thierry Meyssan / Peace chances for the Middle East have increased, A ParsToday interview with Willy Wimmer / What does the meeting between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin signify? De-escalation and concentration on problem solving are the order of the day, by Karl Müller / Framework agreement with Brussels or self-determination of Swiss citizens? Direct democratic freedom of choice as a red line, by Marianne Wüthrich / Not only Switzerland has much to lose, by Dieter Sprock / “There is reason for hope” / Visit to a Russian children’s home, by Maria Koch / Burnout in schoolchildren takes on alarming extents / “Food, Education and Health for everyone”. An inspiring book for family and school / Vintners’ cooperatives in the Ahr valley (Germany) – a success story. “We do not have any generational or sales problems here”, by Gerda (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°19, August 21, 2018
Food Security
309. Food Security Zurich (Switzerland) | 24 August 2018
Required – an uprising of the sheep against the death sentence of the dominant financial and trade policy! Food security must be raised to the level of a human right, by Heinrich Wohlmeyer / Yes to productional agriculture without agricultural free trade – no to further weakening of federalism / Fair-Food-Initiative and Popular Initiative “For Food-Sovereignty” / Federal competence for byicycle paths? How do we stick to federalism? / Politics still ignoring the people From secret diplomacy to media manipulation, by Karl Müller / Trump-Juncker deal: The big bluff, by Eberhard Hamer / How Putin and Trump put an end to the war against Syria, by Thierry Meyssan / The Nicaragua coup. Western politics and media switch to attack mode against Nicaraguan government, by Jens Bernert / More than 100 years ago in Panama ..., by J.R. von Salis / We empower parents to say yes to waiting for the smartphone / Rubber boots instead of kitchen apron. Cooking apprentices gain know-how in stable and field, (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°18, August 12, 2018
Sovereignty and economic globalization
308. Sovereignty and economic globalization Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2018
The sovereign state is indispensable – especially in a globalised economy, by Marianne Wüthrich / Safeguarding and expanding rights – securing prosperity / US domestic policy sabotages détente with Russiam by Hannes Hofbauer / Words from Helsinki that the world has been waiting for, by Willy Wimmer / The West’s fury and bitterness about Russia’s successes; Following on from the modest movement towards détente achieved at the Putin-Trump meeting, what next?, by Brian Cloughley / French major enterprises have to abandon their commercial activities in Iran, by Hayat Gazzane / Is “Antifa” the German mainstream? This is no way for the country to come to rest, by Karl Müller / Driving bans for diesel? A plea for more objectivity, by Rainer Schopf / Why I like to be a Swiss, by Wolfgang van Biezen / The value of language teaching for the preservation of the ancient languages, by Thibault Mercuzot, Delphine le Corfec and Patrick (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°17, July 25th, 2018
What happened to Russia and the USA?
307. What happened to Russia and the USA? Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2018
“Let us not accept Russia’s turning to Asia”, by Hélène Carrère d’Encausse / USA and Germany after the NATO summit in Brussels / Politicians and their personal stance, by Karl Müller / President Putin, Russian federation – and president Trump, divided states of America, by Willy Wimmer / Trump and Germany’s path to a regulatory power, by Henrik Paulitz / The dollar as a universal power, by René Zeyer / Plain language required instead of diversion! Negotiations Switzerland – EU: Status before the summer break, by Marianne Wüthrich / Sweden— security guards at school, by Inger Enkvist / “Questions are the antechambers of knowledge”, by Carl Bossard / The Gotthard stagecoach. The most beautiful vehicle in Switzerland, by Heini Hofmann.
 
«Current Concerns», n°15-16, July 13th, 2018
Can a bank fight against the financialisation of the economy?
306. Can a bank fight against the financialisation of the economy? Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 July 2018
The Raiffeisenbanks in Switzerland and the principle of cooperation, by René Roca / Summit of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin / “The purpose of Raiffeisen is the common self-help” Felix Walker calls for the bank to return to its cooperative roots, by Georg Koch / What can Germany hope for?, by Karl Müller / Europeans should not follow the American sanctions against Iran!, by Roland Hureaux / Angela Merkel definitely rejects Emmanuel Macron’s United States of Europe, by Alain Morau / The front against Russia is caving in, by Eberhard Hamer / “Working for human rights takes patience, perseverance and passion”, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / Alfred de Zayas’ 23 principles of international order / More than a well-founded plea against German war policy. Willy Wimmer’s new book „Germany in Upheaval“, by Johannes Irsiegler / EU-Europe faces a self-inflicted shambles, by Willy Wimmer / Human trafficking and sexual slavery along the Danube, by Barbara Hug / The need for ethical and moral (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°14, June 29th, 2018
Confrontation against Russia
305. Confrontation against Russia Zurich (Switzerland) | 1 July 2018
Sanctions from the perspective of International Law, by Hans Köchler / Why should Germany lead in a confrontation with Russia?, by Karl Müller / Joint Statement at the Singapore Summit on 12 June 2018 / Everybody wants to set the course towards understanding and peace / Italy wants to see the sanctions against Russia ending, by Daniele Pozzati / Institutional Framework Agreement Switzerland-EU – strategy or confusion?, by Marianne Wüthrich / What does “the adoption of EU legislation”mean? Concrete examples / Cross-border commuter financing as the next stumbling block / Winterkorn: Peak salaries no longer without liability, by Eberhard Hamer / How powerful is geography? / The New Hambach Festival 2018, by Klaudia and Tankred Schaer / All education comes from doing, by Carl Bossard / Why marijuana is played down and who makes money from it, by Gabriella Hunziker / Hornets are better than their reputation. The exterminator is not always needed!, by Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 16th, 2018
The humanitarian consequences of sanctions against Syria
304. The humanitarian consequences of sanctions against Syria Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 June 2018
UN-Expert: Unilateral coercive measures exacerbate humanitarian crisis in Syria, by Idriss Jazairy / It can only work on equal terms. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: prior to the meeting on June 12 in Singapore, by Willy Wimmer / History of a media campaign: The Geneva affair around the Syrian white helmets, by Guy Mettan / Against the arrogation of power by the “markets”. Freedom, the rule of law and democracy are the responsibility of the citizens, by Karl Müller / From the currency union to a debt union – via a union based on joint liabilities, by Eberhard Hamer / A framework agreement some time ago. The USA intervenes - Switzerland comes under pressure, by Werner Wüthrich / A visit to our twin town of Gatchina, by Doris and Gerhard Feigenbutz / Reading pleasure, cultural and knowledge transfer. On the importance of the Swiss Youth Literature, SJW, by Renate (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°11-12, June 3rd, 2018
Sanctions, War, and Law
303. Sanctions, War, and Law Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 June 2018
Korea and the power interests of geopolitics. Some fragments on the history of the Korean peninsula, by Erika Vögeli and Peter Hediger / Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula / Panmunjeom: From an icon of division to an icon of peace / Wars of aggression are criminal offenses. Persons who wage a war of aggression render themselves personally liable to prosecution / Swiss mission in Korea. Swiss army members for the two commissions NNRC and NNSC / Reminding the state and the citizens of the basic principles of the constitution. Germany’s perspectives in a world that has fallen apart, by Karl Müller / How the project Nord Stream 2 became a game of power poker, by Bruno Bandulet / Battlefield Nord Stream 2, by Prof Dr Eberhard Hamer / Between left-green hegemony and radical Pegida movement. Ulrich Greiner: A return to the foundations of our culture, by Winfried Pogorzelski / The postage stamp as cultural property and micro-artwork. For the (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°10, May 17th, 2018
Which relations between Switzerland and the EU?
302. Which relations between Switzerland and the EU? Zurich (Switzerland) | 22 May 2018
Straighten up EU-Switzerland relations. “Switzerland does not need a framework agreement with the European Union”; by Felix W. Zulauf / “Federal Council hampers small hydro power plants development”, by Marianne Wüthrich / Swiss agricultural policy – what next? / How Switzerland saved itself. Fundamental book on the history of Switzerland in the Second World War / A framework agreement with the EU, which is almost unknown to the public... The previous history; by Werner Wüthrich / “To facilitate the emergence of a community of common destiny”. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) take position to sensitive issues of world politics / The NATO states need to change their business model, by Karl Müller / Military strike against Syria must be brought to the International Criminal Court, by Eva Maria Barki / “Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics”, by Wolfgang van Biezen / Basics of a personal common (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°9, May 2nd, 2018
After the tripartite aggression of Syria
301. After the tripartite aggression of Syria Zurich (Switzerland) | 6 May 2018
Backgrounds to the crisis in Venezuela, by Alfred de Zayas / “We have to stop wars”, Interview with David Beasley / “If we don’t want a war, there is no way around a policy of détente”, Interview with Gabriele Krone-Schmalz / USA – Declaration Against the Expansion of the Syrian War / France cannot be proud of bombing Syria. The French want a strong leadership, but an independent one, by Roland Hureaux / No reason to rise the all-clear signal, by Karl Müller / We must not let ourselves thoughtlessly being drifted into war. Prudent British voices on the crisis over Syria / The digital transformed and individualised school – an economistic concept without any pedagogical foundation, by Marianne Wüthrich / Natural law and popular sovereignty – important elements of democracy in Switzerland (part 2). Ignaz Paul Vital Troxlers conception of democracy, by René Roca / Nursing – an eternal profession, by Moritz Nestor / Even in medicine it depends on the concept of man. An important book: “Allergien (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°8, April 18, 2018
The anti-Russian hysteria
300. The anti-Russian hysteria Zurich (Switzerland) | 24 April 2018
German-Russian town twinning – a contribution to international understanding and peace. 30th anniversary of the partnership between Volgograd and Chemnitz, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller, Klaudia Kruck-Schaer and Tankred Schaer / Harassment around the Electricity Agreement Switzerland – EU, by Ernst Pauli / A voice of humanity. Farewell to SRF foreign correspondent Iren Meier / The Skripal Incident – Another Anti-Russian Provocation, by Christopher Black / Learning from history! Germany needs to improve its relationship with Russia, by Karl Müller / Germany is the country in which the conflict would be carried out militarily, by Sigmar Gabriel / Disturbing acts of political vigilante justice, by Frank Elbe / Switzerland does not expel Russian diplomats / Cain, where is your brother Abel?, by Moritz (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°7, April 3, 2018
No financial crash for the 1‰
299. No financial crash for the 1‰ Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 April 2018
The next crash has been planned. Who wants to profit … and who should pay the bill, by Professor Dr Eberhard Hamer / OSCE report largely confirms correct election process. Vladimir Putin elected with 76 per cent of the votes / Washington wrecks cyber security talks, by Arkady Savitsky / NATO and EU are escalating the “Bogeyman Russia”, by Karl Müller / Preservation of Swiss agriculture – neither nostalgic nor unworldly, but a requirement of time, by Marianne Wüthrich / “I am a farmer, not a businessman!”, Interview with Benoît Biteau / Dementia – a disease difficult to comprehend, by Rita Brügger / A new chapter of the cabbage story. Sauerkraut revival thanks to an innovative idea, by Heini Hofmann / “Painting without ceremony” Gabriele Münter art exhibition in Munich, by Gisela Schlatterbeck-Kersten and Ingo (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°6, March 24, 2018
Russia and Israel
298. Russia and Israel Zurich (Switzerland) | 2 April 2018
Delicate diplomacy in the Middle East, by Willy Wimmer / Switzerland proves: Life is very good outside the EU, Interview with François Asselineau / The wars of US imperialism in the Middle East, by Matin Baraki / Italy in arms: from the Baltic Sea to Africa, by Manlio Dinucci / What to do in times of war?, by Karl Müller / Dangerous tensions in Germany are increasing, by Eberhard Hamer / Media land consolidation – preparing for further democratic dismantling?, by Christian Fischer / Children in the network of global corporations. Plea for a responsible and honest discussion about the task of our elementary school / German children “in the network of global corporations”, too, by Maria Koch / Let’s read together, by Renate Dünki / Wilhelm Röpke today. Why this great liberal economist and author is still so relevant, by Werner Wüthrich / Ernst Würtenberger – artist, literary lover and educator. Two exhibitions in Constance and Gaienhofen, by Urs Knoblauch / “Herzroute AG” (Heart route) (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°5, March 6, 2018
In search of peace at the MSC
297. In search of peace at the MSC Zurich (Switzerland) | 5 March 2018
The compass needle still points towards confrontation. For this very reason: More support for the voices of peace!, by Karl Müller / Switzerland in dialogue with Russia Duma Members of Parliament visit Berne, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / A voice for peace with Russia / Nothing but NATO parties are running for elections, by Manlio Dinucci / Why the Swiss sovereign would hardly agree to an institutional framework agreement with the EU, by Marianne Wüthrich / New referendum on direct democracy started Government to remember election promises, from the editors of the Austrian “Wegwarte” / Austria is a democratic republic.. Its law emanates from the people. A new parliamentary citizens’ initiative / The think tanks lodge themselves in the heart of the state. Expert networks try to paralyse all and any resistance to neo-liberal dogma, by Dostena Anguelova and Roland Gori / Strengthening human education and community or consolidating power strategies and neoliberal economy? / Resistance to (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°4, February 23, 2018
Anti-Russian paranoia
 
«Current Concerns», n°3, February 8, 2018
Catholic social teaching
295. Catholic social teaching Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 February 2018
“The control mechanisms in the current financial system have become so overwhelming”. Quadragesimo Anno more topical than ever, by Heinrich Wohlmeyer / It’s true: NATO with its eastward expansion has violated all pledges made. Russia’s deepest fears have been realized, by Eric S. Margolis / The “post-Mobutist” Congo: The USA is betting on Rwanda. Congo – kleptocracy with no end in sight? (part 4), by Peter Küpfer / No country can live with a political lie for good, by Karl Müller / Reasoning against an “ice age” in East-West relations. Gabriele Krone-Schmalz outlines solutions, by Carola and Johannes Irsiegler / “To deny students the important literary texts means depriving them of their identity”, Interview by Alexandre Devecchio / Oscar Bernhard, the founder of mountain rescue. Doctor, chamois hunter, mountain guide and pioneer of accident medicine, by Heini (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°1, January 10th, 2018
Venezuela : democracy to the test of unconventional war
293. Venezuela : democracy to the test of unconventional war 11 January 2018
“There is a great aspiration for peace and justice”. The Independent Expert of the United Nations visited Venezuela, by Alfred-Maurice de Zayas / Make 2018 a year of international understanding, by Karl Müller / Switzerland – EU: A relation of equals? Legal certainty in good faith looks somewhat different, by Marianne Wüthrich / Catalonia –now only a genuine dialogue remains!, by René Roca / Basque Country makes proposal for mediation / German government should set new course / How can democracy in Germany become more direct?, by Christian Fischer / Cold War and transatlantic networks – yesterday and today. On the exhibition “Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and Cold war”, by Urs Knoblauch / The Sonderbund War – the last armed conflict on Swiss soil, by René Roca / Willy Randin honoured with the Albert-Schweitzer-Prize 2017. Schweitzer’s works and ideas have strongly influenced his life, by Fritz von (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°32, December 31st, 2017
Europe and Russia
292. Europe and Russia Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 January 2018
Europe and Russia – No further jeopardising of commonalities. The event with Gabriele Krone-Schmalz and Matthias Platzeck in Eastern Brandenburg (Germany) met with great interest, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / US, NATO and EU – a joint war coalition, by Willy Wimmer / NATO continues to prepare deployment area in Eastern Europe. Peacebuilding measures are becoming ever more urgent / EU-drums-of-war – is this a motivation to campaign for a better world?, by Karl Müller / Take over of OSCE Chairmanship to Italy. Hardly any progress for Eastern Ukraine / “In the Spiderweb of Secret Services – Why were Olof Palme, Uwe Barschel and William Colby murdered?”, by Barbara Hug / Peruvian Department of Education withdraws “gender ideology” school curriculum / Family as school of life, by Sonja van Biezen / Teacher would be, no, it is a fulfilling profession, by David Holzmann / Curriculum 21 – Did the dice fall? New learning techniques or paradigm shift? / continued on page 13 Reading as a cultural (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°31, December 15th, 2017
Nato’s illegal wars
291. Nato's illegal wars Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 January 2018
The decisive will to peace is a great force. An interview with Dr Daniele Ganser / Comments on the Nobel Peace Prize. Interview with Fredrik Heffermehl / Food security initiatives for the third time – let’s give it a chance! People’s initiative “For food sovereignty. Farming affects all of us”, by Marianne Wüthrich / Germany in autumn … 2017, by Karl Müller / “Political thinkers in the early modern period” or: Against amnesia of the other German history, by Moritz Nestor / Natural law and popular sovereignty – important elements of democracy in Switzerland (part 1). Ignaz Paul Vital Troxlers conception of democracy, by René Roca / Old? – Of course, why not. Poems by Franz Hohler – not only for older generations, by Winfried Pogorzelski / Dunant must not be forgotten / Two lovable books – recommended for reading.
Special supplement: Taxes and finances in Switzerland – determined by the people. State political background and its history, by Werner (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°29-30, December 1st, 2017
Agricultural policy
290. Agricultural policy Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 January 2018
Agricultural policy must take into account global developments, by Gotthard Frick / World Agriculture Report as the basis for a national agricultural policy / US boosts Special Operations Forces Presence at Russia’s Border, by Peter Korzun / Will the war against Russia be prepared?, by Karl Müller / Ongoing need to reduce human suffering in Syria, by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States of America / “One should take distance from the general public opinion”. When EU and NATO say “fake” they mean the elimination of our fundamental rights, by Willy Wimmer / US is driving further wedges between Russia and Europe, by Eberhard Hamer / With digitisation eliminating grown structures? Focus on Swiss employment law, by Marianne Wüthrich / School in continuous descent? Enough is enough!, by Felice Pensatore / About work, economics, power and economic ethics. A contribution to the discussion on the basis of Arthur Rich’s business ethics, by Dieter Sprock / 25 years (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°27, November 14th, 2017
Inconsistencies in the Swiss Federal Council’s policy
288. Inconsistencies in the Swiss Federal Council's policy Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 January 2018
Direct democracy is based on honesty, mutual respect and mutual trust. Inconsistencies in the Federal Council’s policy, by Marianne Wüthrich / Opening up of the agricultural market instead of protecting domestic production / Performance and political stability thanks to our federalism, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “They are the true face of France”, by Natacha Polony / UN expert calls for democratisation of the media / The Catalans have the right to choose their future freely, by Dr phil René Roca / Out of the frying pan into the fire?, by Karl Müller / Switzerland is breeding young IT zombies, who do not understand our complex world, by Klaus J. Stöhlker / Children should continue to learn cursive / A troubled child finds its way. How empathising can have an impact on children’s development and learning. A teacher tells about her work, by Miriam Spalinger / The rabbits of St. Peter’s Island – an obituary. Martin Luther was mistaken and Jean-Jacques Rousseau cheated, by Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°26, October 31st, 2017
The catalan crisis
287. The catalan crisis Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 November 2017
Legal aspects between Spain and Catalonia cannot be solved by railroading them through. Serious conciliation negotiations are now indispensable / The law on self-determination today, by Alfred de Zayas / Direct democracy in Austria? / USA and Germany opened Pandora’s box. Documents prove: double standards based on power politics provoked separatism, extremism and terrorism, by Živadin Jovanovic / China – a chance for cooperation / CETA put into effect – an affront to democracy, by Jacques Sapir / Germany must finally take its East seriously, by Karl Müller / Gert Polli: Europe is under dominance of US secret services, by Rainer Schopf / “No computer can replace a teacher”. Press conference of the “Alliance for a Humane Education” in Stuttgart, by Klaudia Kruck-Schaer / Dual vocational training – Success factor for the economic location and for our youth / Apprenticeship firms and workshops foster and maintain dual vocational training, Interview with Jaqueline Brunner / Success factor (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°24, October 3rd, 2017
Origins of the non-intervention doctrine
285. Origins of the non-intervention doctrine Zurich (Switzerland) | 6 October 2017
Niklaus von Flüe: patron saint of non-intervention, by Paul Widmer / Remarks on the life of Niklaus von Flüe, by Erika Vögeli / Election of a new Federal Councillor / Swiss traditions must not be overgrown by EU law. A lesson from the parliament’s autumn session, by Marianne Wüthrich / Swiss participation in protecting EU’s external borders. National Council marks the red line / UN Independent Expert demands: “Silence the drums of war and disarm for development” / World Congress of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was held in York, by Matin Baraki / One war can hide another – after the Caliphate, Rojava, by Thierry Meyssan / Whom does an “independent” Kurdish state serve? / Who is controlling German politics? A new study on the influence of the US-American Council on Foreign Relations, by Karl Müller / Globalisers withdraw top technology from Germany, by Eberhard Hamer / Sovereign citizens cannot be polarised, by Christian Fischer / “Light, air, freedom” – (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°22-23, September 22nd, 2017
The Korean Crisis
284. The Korean Crisis Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 September 2017
On the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula Statement, by Hans Köchler / “How Europe becomes a plaything of politics and secret services”, by Felix Meier / Will the war costs become unaffordable for the US?, by Beat Kappeler / Protest against transports of tanks through Austrian territory. Open letter to the Austrian Federal Chancellor and Secretaries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and the Interior / Xi Jinping and Merkel consult about the situation on the North Korean Peninsula / How can states meet the US-chaos strategy. Divergent interpretations of US-warfare – divergent reactions, by Thierry Meyssan / Produce regionally what can be produced in the region. Press Conference on food security and food sovereignty in Bern, by Marianne Wüthrich / Agriculture and Direct Democracy (Part 4) Switzerland is seeking its way forward, by Werner Wüthrich / The importance of natural law for ethics and for the peaceful co-operation of the world community. Maria Raphaela Hölscher’s book “Natural law (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°10, May 2nd, 2017
Germany and Colonialism
275. Germany and Colonialism Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 May 2017
Colonial, postcolonial, neocolonial? Germany’s economic and educational strategy for Africa, by Armin Hofmann / Indirect foreign policy by NGO, by Eberhard Hamer / US-President Trump should rethink Syria escalation. A memorandum from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) / Now there is only one way open: To break away from the Anglo-Saxon Power Elites, by Willi Wimmer / Do not yield an inch to the Fascist cast of mind, by Karl Müller / Swiss Popular Vote on the Energy Act, what is important?, by Ernst Pauli / Where is the Federal Council’s foreign and energy policy heading to? New agreement with the EU – boon or bane?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Why e-voting? Pressure through the Swiss Federal Council and the Cantonal governments / In the beginning was the word and the image. Cultural highlights of the year 2017, by Urs Knoblauch / “But nobody has lost his homeland, who does not give it up in his heart”. Konrad Heiden’s Report on the Anti-Jewish Pogrom 1938, by Moritz (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°8, April 4th, 2017
NATO against Peace
273. NATO against Peace Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 April 2017
NATO is endangering our security, by Gabriel Galice, Daniele Ganser and Hans von Sponeck / On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis, by Dario Rivolta / Nikolai Starikov: The tragedy of Ukraine – a geopolitical diary, by Barbara Hug / Movement in German-Russian relations? / “We decide”. The right to binding popular vote is to be incorporated into the Austrian Federal Constitution / Back to field 1. Federal Council reaching its limits in the negotiations with EU / Which foreign policy position for Switzerland?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Why many of the previous free trade agreements do not correspond to the conditions of the common good, by Ewald Wetekamp / … because democracy is part of human dignity, by Karl Müller / Respect the democratic rules! Media release of the Zurich committee “Lehrplan vors Volk!” from 15 March 2017 / Pisa crash – Curriculum 21 jeopardises direct democracy / “Rose for Tamara” – a “human contact with the enemy”, by Moritz Nestor / What pedagogical passion can bring (...)
 
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