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«Current Concerns», n° 11, 1 June 2014
Peace In Europe – “We just need to want it.”
196. Peace In Europe – “We just need to want it.” 1 June 2014
Obama urged to show restraint on Ukraine Memorandum to: The President From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity / The result of the referendum on primary health care means one thing above all: the people want a good family doctor – the opposite is planned, by Erika Vögeli / Now more than ever! / „Merkel and Hollande should not take part in cornering Putin“, by Willy Wimmer / Peace In Europe – “We just need to want it.”, by Karl Müller / No credible security on the ground without the support of a powerful air force! After the “No” to the Gripen the opponents bear a responsibility!, by Konrad Adler / We could have bought more than 600 Gripen! / Swiss democracy and the problems of freedom in the European Union, Speech by Václav Klaus / A plea for citizenship and democracy Withdrawal from the labour battle – instead of fighting over the minimum wage by Ivo Muri / If oil and gas no longer flow and power supplies fail – then what?, by Tobias Salander / Haggling for the upstream and (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 10, 17 May 2014
Yes to Gripen
195. Yes to Gripen 17 May 2014
Yes to Gripen on 18 May – “Do not delegate our own security to other countries” / “We are willing to assert our independence, sovereignty and neutrality in the future, as well”, Interview with Karin Keller-Sutter / “As an armed neutral and non-aligned state, we do provide an efficient air force ourselves”, Interview with Walter Suter / Army-eliminators in cahoots together with transatlanticists. Do individual exponents of the SP together with the GSoA want to lead Switzerland into NATO? / Consequences of a Gripen zero-decision – we lose the capability of defending Switzerland!, by Konrad Alder / No to federal proposal “Basic Health Care” / The family medicine initiative had a different goal – therefore No to “Basic Health Care” / Media representatives – compliant instruments of army opponents? / Counter-proposal to the initiative “Yes to family medicine” is counter-productive!, by Fritz Trachsel-Zürcher / Danish experiences demand a No, by Urs and Lene Knoblauch / Where would it lead us if (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 08, 19 April 2014
No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland
193. No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 April 2014
No grassroot medicine for highly developed Switzerland. Our family doctor concept mustn’t be cut down. No to the bluff package “Federal Decret on primary health care”, by Susanne Lippmann-Rieder and Viviane Kaiser / Control of the healthcare system by Federal Councillor Berset and “his” FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health)? The Swiss healthcare system must be in the hands of the Swiss cantons, by Marianne Wüthrich / No army without an air force. Gripen: a useful purchase on favourable terms / Thurgau women for a strong militia army, for the Gripen and for a save roof over Switzerland/ “Giving priority to the human right to self-determination”, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / “‘Passive neutrality’ and offering the good services – a guarantor of success”, Interview with Roland Rino Büchel / What can the citizen do in the conflict between the “West” and Russia?, by Karl Müller / “Authorities” in Kiev reject federalism and language rights Kiev “administration” prefers to flirt with NATO, by James (...)
 
«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 (...)
 



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