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«Current Concerns», n°14, June 25, 2019
How EU and NATO generate crises
331. How EU and NATO generate crises Zurich (Switzerland) | 25 June 2019
Why are the teachers in turmoil?, by Claude Meunier-Berthelot / Test tasks in German 2017 for the examination of the basic competences (ÜGK), by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) / How EU and NATO generate crises and pave the way for wars, Interview with Ullrich Mies / By proceeding against Julian Assange, America will dig its own grave, by Karen Kwiatkowski / What exactly is the “Mittelstand”? Its importance for society and economy, by Eberhard Hamer / Should Switzerland automatically have to adopt EU law in future? / A more direct democracy in Germany (Part 3). Federalism, by Christian Fischer / A valuable cultural bridge. To the newly published art book “Julius von Klever - Maler am Mare Balticum” by Alfried Nehring, by Urs Knoblauch / About the pedagogical value of confidence, by Carl Bossard / Hilal starts to speak, by Ursula (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 12, 2019
Towards extradition of Julian Assange
330. Towards extradition of Julian Assange Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 June 2019
VIPS: Extradition of Julian Assange threatens us all, Memorandum for the governments and people of the United Kingdom and the United States from Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity (VIPS) / What future for Brexit?, by Nicola Ferronato / The “good guys”, the “bad guys” and the war. A brief review of the EU parliamentary elections, by Karl Müller / How political culture suffers in Germany / Squaring the circle. Parliamentary commissions call for additional negotiations on Framework Agreement with EU, by Marianne Wüthrich / Border cantons demand reinforcement of Border Guard Corps / Switzerland has not become safer by Schengen, Interview with Barbara Keller-Inhelder / The Swiss militia system – a historical outline, by René Roca / ETH study – Neutrality at all-time high / Children and youth and direct democracy, by Rita Brügger / Power outage in Switzerland – big emergency exercise in Austria / A new reading book for family and school. Awaking joy of reading – With what and how?, by (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°12, May 31, 2019
The Assange Affair
329. The Assange Affair Zurich (Switzerland) | 5 June 2019
“Whistleblowers like Julian Assange are the heroes of our time” / “Unfortunately, it is my belief that Julian Assange will not see a fair trial”, Excerpts from an appeal by Mairead Maguire / UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy seriously concerned by Ecuador’s behaviour in Assange and Moreno cases / UN Special Rapporteur on Torture says “collective persecution” of Julian Assange must end now / UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention expresses concern about Assange proceedings / Not only agriculture ends with the destruction of the peasantry, by Heinrich Wohlmeyer / Sovereignty at the service of peoples. Samir Amin – Perspectives for Africa’s independent development / Tremendous effects of the EU internal market? Bertelsmann policy paper confirms: The gap between EU countries is becoming ever wider, by Marianne Wüthrich / Building a residence with processing room and farm shop. Closer to Queen and Bear, by Max Hugentobler / Young people in Berne are championing the mountain villages / Freedom of (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°11, May 14, 2019
How avoid war
328. How avoid war Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 May 2019
“We would like to avoid war – that is the most important thing!”. About the difficulties of overcoming prejudices, Interview with Pyotr Olegovich Tolstoy / “There is no sovereignty and no resistance without identity”. Supplement to the conference in Belgrade from the end of March 2019, by Fulvio Grimaldi / Military expenditure at its highest level / Protection of free will formation in direct democracy. Federal Supreme Court repeals a federal vote for the first time, by Marianne Wüthrich / An extraordinary Federal Supreme Court decision A discussion with Rainer J. Schweizer / The crux of the black and grey lists… recently also in the EU, by Werner Wüthrich / Cultural depravity – the core problem of mass shootings, by Bob Barr / Not a single problem is solved by marginalising the Germans as right-wing. Many questions arise based on the study of the political centre commissioned by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, by Karl Müller / Germany faces the social question again. The high price of global (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°9, April 17, 2019
The Belgrade Peace Conference
326. The Belgrade Peace Conference Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 April 2019
“Stop confrontation, start dialogue!” Successful Belgrade Conference “Never forget – peace and prosperity instead of wars and poverty”, Interview with Živadin Jovanovi / Belgrade Declaration – Never to Forget: 1999 – 2019 (Excerpts) / Sanja – a greeting to the conference / “We need peace, so we should join forces, we should carry this in our hearts”. Voices from the Belgrade Conference, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / Uranium ammunition contaminates the world. A new book about a weapon that was a taboo issue over many years, by Gabriella Hunziker / Contemplating Germany. Listening and talking to each other, by Karl Müller / Johann Gottfried Herder. A fierce opponent of colonialism, cultural arrogance and racism, by Moritz Nestor / Brexit – Lessons to Switzerland. Great Britain and Switzerland are ready for free cooperation between sovereign states, by Marianne Wüthrich / “I am still grateful to Swiss Mountain Aid today”. Gstaad/BE: Construction of a new stable, recorded by Max Hugelshofer / Equal (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°8, April 2, 2019
Can democracy be reduced to computers?
325. Can democracy be reduced to computers? Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 April 2019
Direct democracy is no computer game. Launch of the federal popular initiative “For a secure and trustworthy democracy (e-voting moratorium)”, by Marianne Wüthrich / On such an important question, the people must have the last word A conversation with Franz Grüter / Arguments against e-voting / E-voting can not examine whether the result corresponds to the will of the people, Interview with Hernani Marques / 20 years after 24 March 1999 – the NATO war crimes against Yugoslavia must not remain unpunished, by Karl Müller / From currency war to military war, by Eberhard Hamer / “The ultra-left is playing a decisive role in spreading violence”, Interview with Eric Delbecque / More direct democracy in Germany (part 1). Referenda (popular votes), by Christian Fischer / Work – necessary evil or fulfilment and self-realisation, by Marita Koch / The Cooperative Idea – A Cultural Heritage of Humanity / Mary Ainsworth taught us how to understand our children and ourselves, by Klaus and Karin Grossmann (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°6-7, March 18, 2019
The alternative to Macron’s “Appeal to the citizens of Europe”
324. The alternative to Macron's “Appeal to the citizens of Europe” Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 March 2019
Europe – federal-diverse, constitutional, democratic, by Heinrich Wohlmeyer / Resolution of the “Forum for Direct Democracy“ to discuss the Framework Agreement with the EU / I appeal to the UN to protect Venezuela from the US attempted coup d’état. Open letter by Alfred de Zayas / Yellow Vests: “The movement is legitimate and democratic”, Interview with Ivan Rioufol / Consequences of the bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia with depleted uranium in 1999. First International Symposium in Niš, Southern Serbia, June 2018, by Barbara Hug and Niels Peter Ammitzboell / The observance of the peace is imperative and responsible, by Willy Wimmer / The observance of the law on peace would be responsible, by Eberhard Hamer / Direct democracy – ideal path towards a peaceful Germany?, by Karl Müller / “Critique of Migration – Who Profits and Who Loses”, by Ewald Wetekamp / “Human rights must be lived”. Peace does not reign, peace must be brought about – Part 2, by Moritz Nestor / Introduction of the (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°5, March 5, 2019
The Munich Security Conference 2019
323. The Munich Security Conference 2019 Zurich (Switzerland) | 7 March 2019
Come down from your high horse! A review of the Munich Security Conference 2019, by Karl Müller / Peace treaty with the Taliban. Admission of defeat by the USA, by Albert A. Stahel / US and EU bury the INF treaty, by Manlio Dinucci / Are the US planning to attack Iran? / Dubious elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. No reason to celebrate, by Dr Peter Küpfer / Yellow Vests – prelude to new forms of representation, Interview with Etienne Chouard / Institutional framework agreement as an instrument of European state-building. Prominent Swiss personalities on the framework agreement with the EU (Part 2), by Marianne Wüthrich / The EU – a stocktaking exercise 2019. How 512 million people are being managed, by Robert Seidel / The lonely tractor or some thoughts on education, by Dr Eliane Perret / Events of the cooperative Zeit-Fragen/Current Concerns on the Leipzig Book (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°3, February 5, 2019
Venezuela attacked
321. Venezuela attacked Zurich (Switzerland) | 5 February 2019
“The United States government must cease interfering in Venezuela’s internal politics”. Solutions can only be brought about through negotiation. Open Letter by Noam Chomsky, Laura Carlsen, Miguel Tinker Salas, Greg Grandin, Alfred de Zayas / US attempted coup in Venezuela violates international law, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / Reviving democracy. Direct democratic goals of the Gilets Jaunes, by Diana Johnstone / Theresa May’s error, by Roland Hureaux / The Franco-German Treaty of Aachen endangers Franco-German relations, Press release by Mouvance France / The preparations for war in Europe proceed: “Integrity initiative” and “Aachen Treaty”, by Karl Müller / Who is this demanding EU actually? Switzerland must no longer allow itself to be blackmailed, by Dieter Sprock / The other side of the coin. Supplement to the urban sprawl initiative, by Marianne Wüthrich / Vote to Self-determination initiative: Quo vadis, direct democracy? / From adjustment syndrome to mainstream obedience?, by (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°2, January 23, 2019
Interpreting History
320. Interpreting History Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 January 2019
War and peace. The tasks of the historical sciences, by Wolfgang van Biezen / 1244 – A Key to Peace in Europe. Defending Serbia’s right to the province of Kosovo and Metohija, by Marina Colic / The yellow vests movement or the unhealed wound of the 2005 referendum, by Arnaud Benedetti / Lessons for democracy when looking at France, by Karl Müller / Legalising Cannabis – who will profit from it?, by Jürg Barben / Free-for-all in the cannabis industry?, by Werner Wüthrich / Reflections on the popular initiative “Stop urban sprawl – for sustainable urban development (urban sprawl initiative)”, by Marianne Wüthrich / Education in the service of peace. To the book by Sara Randell “Ending the War — Operation Sunrise and Max Husmann”, by Winfried Pogorzelski / Cooperative Medical Centre Town of Tengen founded, by Jörg (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°1, January 11, 2019
France — Revolt of the common people
319. France — Revolt of the common people Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 January 2019
Yellow Vests: Future scenario, by Myret Zaki / Urgent search for an industrial policy! by Jacques Myard / “The Italians would like to decide for themselves how to live”. Direct democracy of Switzerland is a landmark for the new Italy / The United States refuse to fight for the transnational financiers, by Thierry Meyssan / The purchase decision. How Macron became president … or why to prefer a reading lamp / Time to get out of Syria, by Eric Margolis / US President wants to pull out troops …but Germany, France and Great Britain insist on continuing the war effort, by Karl Müller / Right to self-determination, sovereignty, Lisbon treaty, by Alfred de Zayas / Framework agreement Switzerland-EU. Union Citizens’ Directive and ban on state aid as next heavy load, by Marianne Wüthrich / State economic development would be jeopardised, Interview with Simon Hirsbrunner / Traditionally and generous Switzerland’s immigration policy – determined by the people. Historical background, by Werner (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°27-28, December 11, 2018
The Kerch provocation
317. The Kerch provocation Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 December 2018
Ukraine stages new provocation in Kerch Strait: pursuing hidden agenda, by Peter Korzun / Once again the escalation is taken to a higher level. German-French arbitration offers not credible, by Karl Müller / When you want to sanction states, you call them “terrorists”, by Thierry Meyssan / Endanger nationalists and neo-Nazis in Ukraine peace throughout Europe?, by Matthias Erne / Extremist nationalism in Ukraine / Federal Council and Parliament show unusual resistance. Stocktaking at the beginning of the 2018 winter session, by Marianne Wüthrich / Rostock – Centuries of experience in dialogue with Russia, Interview with Roland Methling / “Children Accuse – Children-Victims of NATO aggression against FR Yugoslavia”, by Barbara Hug / “Austria’s peace message to the world”. On the national exhibition “200 years Silent Night! Holy Night!”, by Urs Knoblauch / Cooperative founded – Future of the Peter-Sodann-Library now assured.
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«Current Concerns», n°26, November 28, 2018
Migrations as weapons of war
316. Migrations as weapons of war Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 December 2018
For a factual clarification of history, causes and effects of migration. A new book by Hannes Hofbauer, An Interview with Hannes Hofbauer / Sustainability and free trade – No to one-way liberalisation. Consistent approach to sustainable development, by Schweizerische Vereinigung für einen starken Agrar- und Lebensmittelsektor (SALS) / National Council and Council of States will vote on UN migration pact in winter session, by Marianne Wüthrich / Who in Germany has broken with democratic practice? The German Bundestag debated the UN migration pact, by Karl Müller / Critique on UN migration pact comes from different sides in Germany / The Brexit, the EU and British Democracy, by Nicola Ferronato / Thinking about Stalingrad means: Never again war!. Heinrich Gerlach and his novel “Durchbruch bei Stalingrad“ (Breakthrough at Stalingrad), by Werner Wüthrich / Colonial goods – success against the mainstream. Nostalgic grocery store with charm, by Heini (...)
 



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