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«Current Concerns», n°25, November 14, 2018
Can international agreements override the Constitution?
315. Can international agreements override the Constitution? Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 December 2018
Self-determination – a human right, by Erika Vögeli / Accepting the self-determination initiative means strengthening direct democracy, by René Roca / Politics going over everybody’s head. With its hasty approval of the UN migration pact, the Bundesrat is losing its grip on reality / The UN Global Compact for Migration shows the urgency of the Self-determination Initiative / In the interest of all states: work for peace in Syria – now!, by Karl Müller / Joint Statement by the Presidents of the Republic of Turkey, the French Republic, the Russian Federation and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany / The Silk Road and Israel, by Thierry Meyssan / The NATO Wall, by Yvan Blot / Push for a direct democratic reform of the economy. The People’s Initiative of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland SPS of 1943 and further submittals, by Werner Wüthrich / A stage victory for pedagogical reason. Study by the University of Bonn shows the success of structured spelling didactics, by (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°23, October 16, 2018
Washington and Teheran
313. Washington and Teheran Zurich (Switzerland) | 29 October 2018
Will there be a regime change in Iran?, by Matin Baraki / Macedonia: Failed referendum will be ignored by the “Euro-American leaders”, Statement by the editors of the French EU-critical monthly magazine “Ruptures” / Safeguarding the Swiss state model. Popular initiative “Swiss law instead of foreign judges” (Self-Determination Initiative), by Marianne Wüthrich / “The EU is behaving like an agency for the enforcement of global financial and power interests.”, by Dieter Sprock / What is needed in Germany – constitutional law instead of political propaganda, by Karl Müller / From censorship to the mainstream. Media and mass manipulation, by Robert Seidel / An alternative to nationalisation and globalisation. On the conference about the Principle of Cooperatives of the Research Institute Direct Democracy, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / “The historical knowledge of the meaning of direct democracy is essential”, Interview with Dr. René Roca / Why Beat Richner didn’t get a Nobel Peace Prize. On the (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°22, October 9, 2018
Switzerland, a humanitarian spirit
312. Switzerland, a humanitarian spirit Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 October 2018
“It is possible!”. On the life’s work of Beat Richner, by Erika Vögeli / Pyongyang Joint Declaration / First and foremost the EU benefits corporations – not the citizens. In the field of trade policy, Austria should rejoin EFTA, Interview with Inge Rauscher / Just how mad have German politics become? Government is planning military operation in Syria, standing ovation in the Bundestag over absurd fascism accusation, strange campaign against the President for the Protection of the Constitution, by Karl Müller / The WHO Tobacco Framework Convention. An urgent demand for effective youth protection, by Rainer M. Kaelin / Wiki, who is that?, by Christian Campiche / Experiencing and sampling dual vocational training. SwissSkills 2018 in Berne, by Marianne Wüthrich / “Civil dialogue is and will remain a success story” Impressions from the closing event of the German-Russian Year of Municipal and Regional Partnerships 2017/2018, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller and Klaudia (...)
 
«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 (...)
 



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