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«Current Concerns», n°24, October 3rd, 2017
Origins of the non-intervention doctrine
285. Origins of the non-intervention doctrine Zurich (Switzerland) | 6 October 2017
Niklaus von Flüe: patron saint of non-intervention, by Paul Widmer / Remarks on the life of Niklaus von Flüe, by Erika Vögeli / Election of a new Federal Councillor / Swiss traditions must not be overgrown by EU law. A lesson from the parliament’s autumn session, by Marianne Wüthrich / Swiss participation in protecting EU’s external borders. National Council marks the red line / UN Independent Expert demands: “Silence the drums of war and disarm for development” / World Congress of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was held in York, by Matin Baraki / One war can hide another – after the Caliphate, Rojava, by Thierry Meyssan / Whom does an “independent” Kurdish state serve? / Who is controlling German politics? A new study on the influence of the US-American Council on Foreign Relations, by Karl Müller / Globalisers withdraw top technology from Germany, by Eberhard Hamer / Sovereign citizens cannot be polarised, by Christian Fischer / “Light, air, freedom” – (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°22-23, September 22nd, 2017
The Korean Crisis
284. The Korean Crisis Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 September 2017
On the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula Statement, by Hans Köchler / “How Europe becomes a plaything of politics and secret services”, by Felix Meier / Will the war costs become unaffordable for the US?, by Beat Kappeler / Protest against transports of tanks through Austrian territory. Open letter to the Austrian Federal Chancellor and Secretaries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and the Interior / Xi Jinping and Merkel consult about the situation on the North Korean Peninsula / How can states meet the US-chaos strategy. Divergent interpretations of US-warfare – divergent reactions, by Thierry Meyssan / Produce regionally what can be produced in the region. Press Conference on food security and food sovereignty in Bern, by Marianne Wüthrich / Agriculture and Direct Democracy (Part 4) Switzerland is seeking its way forward, by Werner Wüthrich / The importance of natural law for ethics and for the peaceful co-operation of the world community. Maria Raphaela Hölscher’s book “Natural law (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°10, May 2nd, 2017
Germany and Colonialism
275. Germany and Colonialism Zurich (Switzerland) | 3 May 2017
Colonial, postcolonial, neocolonial? Germany’s economic and educational strategy for Africa, by Armin Hofmann / Indirect foreign policy by NGO, by Eberhard Hamer / US-President Trump should rethink Syria escalation. A memorandum from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) / Now there is only one way open: To break away from the Anglo-Saxon Power Elites, by Willi Wimmer / Do not yield an inch to the Fascist cast of mind, by Karl Müller / Swiss Popular Vote on the Energy Act, what is important?, by Ernst Pauli / Where is the Federal Council’s foreign and energy policy heading to? New agreement with the EU – boon or bane?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Why e-voting? Pressure through the Swiss Federal Council and the Cantonal governments / In the beginning was the word and the image. Cultural highlights of the year 2017, by Urs Knoblauch / “But nobody has lost his homeland, who does not give it up in his heart”. Konrad Heiden’s Report on the Anti-Jewish Pogrom 1938, by Moritz (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°8, April 4th, 2017
NATO against Peace
273. NATO against Peace Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 April 2017
NATO is endangering our security, by Gabriel Galice, Daniele Ganser and Hans von Sponeck / On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis, by Dario Rivolta / Nikolai Starikov: The tragedy of Ukraine – a geopolitical diary, by Barbara Hug / Movement in German-Russian relations? / “We decide”. The right to binding popular vote is to be incorporated into the Austrian Federal Constitution / Back to field 1. Federal Council reaching its limits in the negotiations with EU / Which foreign policy position for Switzerland?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Why many of the previous free trade agreements do not correspond to the conditions of the common good, by Ewald Wetekamp / … because democracy is part of human dignity, by Karl Müller / Respect the democratic rules! Media release of the Zurich committee “Lehrplan vors Volk!” from 15 March 2017 / Pisa crash – Curriculum 21 jeopardises direct democracy / “Rose for Tamara” – a “human contact with the enemy”, by Moritz Nestor / What pedagogical passion can bring (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°7, March 21th, 2017
Human rights and direct democracy
 
«Current Concerns», n°6, March 8th, 2017
The Syrian conflict
271. The Syrian conflict Zurich (Switzerland) | 8 March 2017
Germany’s role in the Syrian conflict, by Dr Salem El-Hamid / Syria – between civil war and world war, by Wolfgang van Biezen / Dialogue instead of hysterical information wars, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov / Germany’s sinister role in global politics, by Karl Müller / Media – Europe part of an intra-American conflict? / What role could Europe play? / CETA – fait accompli against democracy, by Natacha Polony / “Post-truth” – a big deception, by Jacques Perrin / A cultural heritage of humanity, by Dietmar Berger / Cooperatives – more than a legal form, more than a mere cultural heritage, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / Events of the “cooperative Zeit-Fragen—Current Concerns” at the Leipzig Book Fair / Against rural depopulation of the younger generation – a vegetable garden for the family, by Philippe Randin / “Where is our country headed?”, by Moritz (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°5, February 21st, 2017
Free trade and protectionnism
270. Free trade and protectionnism Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 February 2017
Why free trade is not always an advantage ...and why protectionism can also mean protection, by Karl Müller / Germany threatened by currency war, by Sebastian Müller and Heiner Flassbeck / Export surpluses: blessing or curse?, by Eberhard Hamer / 500 years of reformation, or when the elites ignore the people. Speech given by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer / The “wrong” opinion before the election campaign. Censorship in Germany? / News from Federal Berne. Alternative draft to the “Rasa-Initiative”: legislative process by consultation is in progress, by Marianne Wüthrich / Gender – theory or re-education programme?, by Gerlinde Höschter / The refugees are to be prepared to rebuild their country, by Roland Hureaux / “There is no use in altitude training” – but no way! The attack on altitude training was a barrel burst, by Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°3-4, February 6th, 2017
Consequences of the financial crisis
269. Consequences of the financial crisis Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 February 2017
Corporate Tax Reform III – by order of the OECD. How can the sovereign state of Switzerland deal with it?, by Marianne Wüthrich / “The suicide of farmers is a warning”, by Olivier Delacrétaz / “By no means a gift to the farmers”. A plea for the federal law on the taxation of agricultural and forestry properties, Interview with National Councillor Olivier Feller / Agriculture and direct democracy (Part 3). The people set the course after the Second World War, by W. Wüthrich / Information bioterrorism – a new form of global manipulation, An interview with Alexander Kouzminov / Alleged Russian involvement in the US campaign. Dubious report of the intelligence services, by Nicola Ferronato / What about the mature citizen? Contribution to the destroying of books and culture by the “digital revolution”, by Urs Knoblauch / Learning without a teacher. Abysses of new learning culture, by Christoph Türcke / Plea for a politics with ethics. A remark on current affairs, by Karl (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°1, January 14th, 2017
Russia, again
267. Russia, again Zurich (Switzerland) | 14 January 2017
Self-determined agency as foundation of justice and peace, by Hans Köchler / Make 2017 the year of freedom of expression, by Karl Müller / Allegations of hacking US-election are baseless, by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum / “Enemy stereotype Russia. History of a demonisation”. A book by Hannes Hofbauer, by Jochen Scholz / Security Council unites in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence, jumpstart political process. Resolution to end violence in Syria and jumpstart a political process / Don’t sacrifice the Swiss state under the rule of law and democracy to the EU integration mania, by Marianne Wüthrich / Survey of teaching personnel in the Canton of Aargau – the results are explosive! / Resistance against Pisa tests and the worldwide equalization of education is growing in Latin America. Manifesto against PISA and the Standardization Framework of Education in the World / Nose deep on the track or up in the wind. Four-legged hunters – with and without (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°29-30, December 31st, 2016
Freedom of expression
266. Freedom of expression Zurich (Switzerland) | 31 December 2016
The NATO campaign against freedom of expression, by Thierry Meyssan / War on “fake news” part of a war on free speech, by Ron Paul / “Aleppo and Mosul, two besieged cities”, by Renaud Girard / “The American view of things is presented to the world”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The tasks of the new US-administration, by Myret Zaki / Ensure the Swiss model, by Marianne Wüthrich / Deliberate Demise of the Swiss Army, by Albert A. Stahel / “The result shows that we can resist bureaucracy and centralism, if we work together”, Interview with Leo Tuor / Germany in transition, by Karl Müller / Language is more than just communicating, by Eliane Perret / About the value of reading, by Renate Dünki / Being “fellow sufferer”, by Moritz Nestor / Contribution concerning education issues, by Elisabeth (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°28, December 13th, 2016
Food Security
265. Food Security Zurich (Switzerland) | 13 December 2016
Popular initiative “For Food Security”. No “walls up policy”, but a commandment of the hour — not only for Switzerland, by Marianne Wüthrich / The initiative’s core piece is strengthening domestic production. A criticism of the Council of States’ counter draft, Interview with Hansjörg Rüegsegger / Initiative or counter draft? Considerable statements on democracy and bureaucracy, by Thomas Minder / The Swiss hydro power and its future, by Narcisse Seppey / What I expect of Donald Trump …, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / Illegal wars — How Nato countries undermine UN. A chronicle by Daniele Ganser, by Johannes Irsiegler / Why I cannot trust our politics anymore …, by Karl Müller / Hacker attacks — “Enemy Image of Russia” shown to be propaganda / The idea and practice of cooperatives are UNESCO World Cultural Heritage / Education — Humboldt or McKinsey?, by Carl Bossard / “Bündnerfleisch” — cultural heritage and export hit, by Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°25, November 14th, 2016
The US threat
262. The US threat Zurich (Switzerland) | 17 November 2016
“Currently all dangers come from the United States”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The United States have been undermining nuclear deterrence, by Prof Dr Albert A. Stahel / UN rights expert on the CETA treaty: No signing without referendum / Official visit from Russia in Switzerland Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council, was on a visit to Berne / Is another world war to be manipulated forth? A historical view of the importance of EU and NATO as well as of the First World War, by Wolfgang Effenberger / Building bridges wherever possible. “Die Akte Moskau” (The Moscow File) by Willy Wimmer , by Wolfgang van Biezen / De-constraining, interfusion, appropriation. The 2016 White Paper of the German Bundeswehr, by Jürgen Rose / Tropic House Wolhusen: a sustainable, pioneering idea. Coffee country Switzerland? Absolutely!, by Heini Hofmann / From the Rhine to the Volga – Exploring the Russian landscape and soul by doing “Pleinair” painting, by Gerda Reuter and (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°24, November 7th, 2016
Money to make money ?
261. Money to make money ? Zurich (Switzerland) | 8 November 2016
The financial industry, by Heini Lippuner / How the Walloon Parliament discussed the CETA issue - Minutes of the parliamentary debate / “Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly” / Escalation including nuclear potential / However, if Germany would not join the US war policy… and if there were a little more truth in dealing with Russia, by Karl Müller / “Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria”. A Humanitarian Appeal from the Patriarchs of Syria to the International Conscience and the Concerned Countries / Curriculum 21 – resistance is growing. Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) causes educational disaster and ruins Switzerland as an educational location / For the maintenance of marriage and the strengthening of the family. Cantonal People’s Initiative «Protection of marriage», by Marianne Wüthrich / Constitutional considerations about the initiative “Protection of Marriage” / Growing up in the mountains, (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°23, October 22th, 2016
Can the great nuclear war be prevented ?
260. Can the great nuclear war be prevented ? Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 October 2016
Can the great war be prevented … Russia and China are preparing for war – right in front of America’s doorstep, by Niki Vogt / Alert Memorandum for Obama warned to defuse tensions with Russia, by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS / US-Mayors warn against increasing danger of war / “We are beaten to war”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / “Let us say with conviction: No to war!” / Popular initiative for nuclear phase-out in Switzerland, by Ernst Pauli / A nuclear power plant in Bolivia using lithium instead of uranium? / Prima i nostri! Ticino population tackles ruling of immigration themselves, by Marianne Wüthrich / “Defending the identity of France means saving our dairy farmers”, by Natacha Polony / The absurdity of today’s credit system, by Myret Zaki / In Great Britain, things are moving after the Brexit, by Karl Müller / Language teaching: Avoiding unnecessary quarrels, by Pierre-Gabriel (...)
 



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