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«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 (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 7, 18 February 2013
Diversity, Competition and ‘Resilient Dynamism’
158. Diversity, Competition and ‘Resilient Dynamism' Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 February 2013
« “Diversity, Competition and ‘Resilient Dynamism’ ” », Address by President Ueli Maurer / « Catalonia: Learning from Switzerland », by Jaime Arias / «“The iceberg of national debt” », by Gerhard Schwarz / «“Exempt the National Bank”», by Martin Lanz / «“The terror cynics – in Mali against, in Syria with al-Qaeda” », by Jürgen Todenhöfer / «“The French intervention in Mali – what next?”», by Prof. Dr Albert A. Stahel /«“Militia principle as a model for peace – against neo-feudal étatism and military interventionism ”», by Tobias Salander / « 1992: The rejection of the EEA », Dr Peter Forster / « “Prevention of laws instead of Prevention Act” », by Gottlieb F. Höpli / « Is an economy for the benefit of all an option?” », by Reinhard Koradi / «“From opposition to an upright posture ”», by Anton Friedrich / « “I fear for democracy” », An interview with Konrad Adam / « “Ruttnern – an ancient snow path technique” », Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 6, 11 February 2013
The EU, Bologna and the next thousand-year Reich ...
157. The EU, Bologna and the next thousand-year Reich ... Zurich (Switzerland) | 11 February 2013
« “The EU, Bologna and the next thousand-year Reich ...” » / « Dual vocational education and training – a blessing for every country’s youth », by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / «““You cannot sign that!” How seven men instigate the greatest revolution at Swiss universities. The incredible story of the Bologna reforms” », by Matthias Daum / «“The teacher is super-important!”», by Martin Spiewak / «“The teacher shall and must be the helmsman of learning again”! » / «“Direct democracy needs good education The federal Swiss education system – a jewel of diversity in unity”» /«“Quality management by marking schemes dumping ”», by Prof Dr Hans Peter Klein / « Our children are no force-fed geese Well-paid teachers as mere computer suckers », by Dr phil Henriette Hanke Güttinger / « “What are schools’ tasks?” », by Roland Güttinger / « Current Concerns “Strategies of Life” (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 5, 5 February 2013
Big central states as risk of war
 
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