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«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 (...)
 
 



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