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«Current Concerns», n°21-22, October 10th, 2016
What future for the EU?
259. What future for the EU? Zurich (Switzerland) | 11 October 2016
The EU is facing an existential crisis, by Dr Bruno Bandulet / Future Workshop EU Europe? After the Bratislava Summit – and what they think in the US, by Karl Müller / Chief editor of the “Zeit” exercises self-criticism / Mass migration and state failure – legal, political and cultural aspects of the refugee crisis, by Hans Köchler / Resistance against the dismantling of direct democracy is announced to the National Council’s decision dated 21 September 2016, by Marianne Wüthrich / Elections in Russia – almost 75% of the votes for “United Russia”. Putin’s policy confirmed by a constitutional majority, by Robert Stelzl / “It takes an outcry of humanity”. Wide condemnation of euthanasia for 17-year-old / TTIP – economic content (part 2), by Dario Rivolta / CETA/TTIP – the 3rd phase of colonialism, by Eberhard Hamer / Swiss franc and direct democracy (part 1). What is going on with our money?, by W. Wüthrich / Education for all in Kakuma / Swiss cultivated mushrooms – fresh harvest all year round, (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°20, September 23rd, 2016
Law Enforcement and Prevention of Terrorism
258. Law Enforcement and Prevention of Terrorism Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 September 2016
Reaffirming our common security values, Interview with Colonel Alain Bergonzoli / Migration on the Swiss South border – rules also apply for migrants, by Marianne Wüthrich / Are legal vacuums developing in Switzerland? Police calls for broad support by population and policy / On the decline of German “mainstream” and the possibility of ethically oriented politics, by Karl Müller / Where does the EU drift to? / TTIP – the legal form of the arbitration, by Dario Rivolta / Bologna, Pisa, Curriculum 21. What have educational reforms to do with cultural hegemony?, by Dieter Sprock / The significance of singing for our souls, by Rita Brügger / Switzerland’s biggest alpine cheese dairy. An inspiring model for all alpine regions, by Heini Hofmann.
 
«Current Concerns», n°19, September 14th, 2016
No peace without Nation-Sate
257. No peace without Nation-Sate Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 September 2016
Sovereign national state and international stability in the current era, by Prof Dr Ilias Iliopoulos / Focussing again on the rights and duties of the national states. For a Europe as a collaboration of sovereign states which respect the right and preserve peace, by Karl Müller / Hillary Clinton stands for war, by Hannes Hofbauer / Trump, candidate for peace?, by Rainer Rupp / Migrants at the Swiss South border. Inventory from the Swiss perspective, by Marianne Wüthrich / Correctly recognising the signs of the times. Is Germany preparing for a war? Consequences for Switzerland / Think of emergency supply / “He would rather put his money into a crate…” About the ethical cooperation banking association’s responsibility, by Georg Koch / Responsibility for the whole “Isenthaler Wildheuer und Wildheulandschaft” (Isenthal wild haymaking and landscape of wild hay harvesting) awarded the Landscape of the Year 2016 by the ‘Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation (SL-FP)’, by Urs (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°18, August 23rd, 2016
Criticism of the Chicago Economic School
256. Criticism of the Chicago Economic School Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 September 2016
A prosperous and equitable development for all is possible – here and now. It is not real economy but false theories that prevent real economic development, Interview with Richard A. Werner / Turkey, Russia – François Hollande’s permanent “Munich”, by Nicolas Dupont-Aignan / What does the strength of a country characterise? Current reflections on socio-psychological processes, by Barbara Hug / Being a citizen on the way towards a multipolar world, by Karl Müller / Who will be Austria’s next president? Direct democracy as a touchstone / 125 years popular initiatives to amend the Federal Constitution. A blessing for Switzerland – a model for other peoples, by Marianne Wüthrich / The assessment of the validity of popular initiatives being a matter of the Parliament. Interview with Thomas Minder / What are the reasons for English at an early age in Switzerland?, by Gisela Liebe / Warm mountain water for sustainable fish farming. Tropenhaus Frutigen, a tropical house in the alps, as pioneer of (...)
 
 
«Current Concerns», n°17, August 15th, 2016
The Swiss Patern of Collaboration
255. The Swiss Patern of Collaboration Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
Successful due to tradition, by René Roca / Agriculture and direct democracy (part 2). Rude awakening in the First World War, by Werner Wüthrich / “In my judgement we are approaching a global disaster”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / A crescendo of the powers of peace is possible, by Karl Müller / The twilight of NATO, by Thierry Meyssan / Asia belongs to the peoples of Asia. The Shanghai Forum 2016 – view from Serbia, by Zivadin Jovanovic / China is setting up the menu for Global Financial Order, by Ariel Noyola Rodríguez / Tim Anderson: The dirty war on Syria. Washington, regime change and resistance, by Carola and Johannes Irsiegler / How television affects our youth. A teacher in a dialogue with her class, by Anne Noll / Lino and the fundamentals of arithmetic, by Anne (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°16, July 29th, 2016
New Cold War or European Collaboration ?
254. New Cold War or European Collaboration ? Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
EU Eastern Policy and the new East-West Divide. The 1989 Revolution in Eastern Europe and the New World Order, by Prof Dr Peter Bachmaier / What about protection of german citizens and german territory?, by Willy Wimmer / German politicians warn of danger of war and call for change / The Warsaw Summit documents a NATO avoiding the truth and preparing for war, by Karl Müller / Modern slavery? – Asylum seekers as a source of cheap labour, by Hansjörg Rothe / Who is in charge in our country? (Part 2), by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich / “Now it is the Parliament’s turn, it must assume political responsibility”, Interview with Andreas Glaser / Automatic exchange of information: anticipatory Switzerland, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “Syria between shadow and light – People talk about their war-torn country”, by Carola and Johannes Irsiegler / Looking for a beautiful picture book? / Free-range and suckler cow husbandry. “The handling of the animals has to be adjusted to the new situation”, by Heini (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°15, July 12th, 2016
Brexit
253. Brexit Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 August 2016
EU Basics. Your Guide to the UK Referendum on EU Membership, by Richard A. Werner / Europe after the British Referendum, by Karl Müller / Enemy Image Russia. “Current situations can be better understood if the history of the respective developments is explained”, Interview with Hannes Hofbauer / New book – Willy Wimmer: The Moscow File / UN rights expert warns against bypassing national parliaments / has the British referendum to do with the Swiss Regulation of Immigration? Current issues of the implementation of Article 121a of the Federal Constitution: Immigration Control, by Marianne Wüthrich / Switzerland – thoughts about Brexit – Britain’s decision, by Dieter Sprock / SRG does not fulfil its obligations. The abuse of its monopoly status for political interference as exemplified by Brexit / The significance of the Hippocratic Oath in our time, by Josias Mattlia, Ursula Knirschb, Raimund Klessec and Sabine Vuilleumier-Kochd / The tapping of the St. Moritz fountain: the oldest wooden (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°14, June 30th, 2016
The imaginary ennemi of NATO
252. The imaginary ennemi of NATO Zurich (Switzerland) | 4 July 2016
For a reasonable relationship between NATO and Russia, by Dario Rivolta / NATO in Eastern Europe. “Enemy stereotype Russia” at the Brussels meeting of the defence ministers, by Karl Müller / Iran demands indemnity of US for “moral and material damage” / China and Serbia expanding cooperation, by Zivadin Jovanovic / Contesting the election: evidence of significant irregularities. The Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption has instigated investigations / By signing TTIP the German Government will sacrifice agriculture to the interests of industry, by Eberhard Hamer / Where will Swiss agriculture go from here?, by Werner Wüthrich / Who’s in charge in this country?, by Marianne Wüthrich / Federal popular initiative: “Swiss law instead of foreign judges (Self-determination initiative)”, Interview with Lukas Reimann / ADHD – bringing a long overdue discussion to a conclusion, by Bernadette Fontana / Curriculum 21 as a location disadvantage for (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 18th, 2016
NATO and the EU, the two pillars of US domination
251. NATO and the EU, the two pillars of US domination Zurich (Switzerland) | 27 June 2016
“American dominated NATO is building a new wall straight through Europe”. “Germany does not send the signals that only Germany can achieve”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The sanctions against Syria and the Syrians must be lifted immediately. Appeal of Christian dignitaries from Syria / Brexit opponents paint a picture of doom for the country. But there is an alternative to the EU, by Karl Müller / Van der Bellen wants to raise EU submission to a dogma that supersedes democratic decisions. Non-party Persons Committee to exit EU: Abolish postal votes again! / Natural Law – the foundation of justice and peace, by Urs Knoblauch / Agriculture and direct democracy (Part 1). From the beginning to First World War, by Werner Wüthrich / Elephant of Murten − 150 years anniversary – a tragicomic lesson. “Executed” with an artillery cannon, by Heini (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°12, May 30th, 2016
TTIP
250. TTIP Zurich (Switzerland) | 13 June 2016
TTIP – arbitration courts – an assault on democracy and the state of law. Human Rights compatibility of investor-state arbitration in international Investor-Protection Agreements, by Alfred de Zayas / “It is time for Europe to return to its own culture”. EFTA free trade versus globalisation made in USA, by Dieter Sprock / TTIP or the entrenchement of US hegemony in Europe?, by Stefan Haderer / The Greek tragedy, next act. Torture without purpose and sense, by René Zeyer / Brazil – misled, humiliated and robbed. Knocked back for decades in its development shortly after the Government was overthrown / How Angela Merkel is dismantling the CDU – and why this should concern all Germans, by Karl Müller / CETA shall apply already “preliminary”, by Eberhard Hamer / Putting the person back in the centre of medicine, by Nicole Duprat / Eugenic “Dreams of Genetics”, by Moritz Nestor / Federalism and direct democracy in the Swiss school system. On the popular vote about three education-bills in the (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°10-11, May 25th, 2016
No to the halving of the Swiss Army
249. No to the halving of the Swiss Army Zurich (Switzerland) | 7 June 2016
If I had been supernumerary – I wouldn’t be here today ... No to a barrier-free reproductive medicine, by Sylvia Flückiger / 10 reasons for a No to the Reproductive Medicine Act, RMA / CRISPR Cas 9 – “We are far from understanding the ‘concert of genes’ in the human genome”. A Moratorium to protect the human genome is needed, by Ursula and Walter Knirsch / No to halving of the Swiss Armed Forces. Referendum against the WEA (“Weiterentwicklung der Armee” – Armed Forces Development), by Marianne Wüthrich / German media, Russia and the “anti missile shield” – PR and politics, by Heinz Loquai / Again German tanks 150 km away from Leningrad? Berlin is the capital of the Orwellian “Newspeak”, by Willy Wimmer / After the AfD party convention – Germany in a craze for campaigns?, by Karl Müller / Fulfil the journalistic professional ethics and the political culture of democracy, by Urs Knoblauch / Abysses located in reality. Novel by Middle East expert Michael Lüders “Never say anything – NSA” / Curriculum (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°9, 4 May 2016
The public service in Switzerland
248. The public service in Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 May 2016
Which direction should the public service in Switzerland take? Reflections on the popular initiative “Pro Public Service”, by Marianne Wüthrich / It needs a Hayek of hydropower, by Ernst Pauli / The initiative can be implemented in a way that meaningful investment will be promoted, Interview with Prof Dr Rainer Schweizer / Collective commitment to our security, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “Diplomacy needs stability and a minimum of long-time perspective”, Interview with Renaud Girard / Rescue of Central Europe through cooperation with Russia?, by Albert A. Stahel / In the shadow of the red light. A new book by Manfred Paulus, by Dr Barbara Hug / “In summary the situation in Afghanistan is an imminent catastrophe”, by Dr Matin Baraki / Listen to the voice of the peoples / Teachers’ “Götterdämmerung”. A book review of a recent publication by Christoph Türcke, by Lis Calganini / Clear commitment to the educational sovereignty of the (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°8, 19 April 2016
Health and Economy
247. Health and Economy Zurich (Switzerland) | 21 April 2016
Medicine cannot really be human without care and interpersonal relationship. The rule of economics sickens our healthcare system, by David Holzmann / The US are poisoning the climate in Europe, by Willy Wimmer / NATO aggression – 17 years on. Panel dedicated to the memory of the victims, by the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals / Two kinds of politics, by Karl Müller / Think tanks – the invisible power. William F. Engdahl – Autocratic structures threatening democracies / Swiss Army – Stop marching and return to the Constitutional order!, by Marianne Wüthrich / Reflections on the Swiss Army from a constitutional perspective / “Switzerland is quasi part of large scale NATO manoeuvres”, Interview with National Councillor Adrian Amstutz / A credible alternative to the EU is desperately needed, by Dieter Sprock / Neutrality is a characteristic feature of the Swiss Confederation, by Wolfgang von Wartburg / Referendum – No to halving the Swiss Armed Forces! (Development of the Armed Forces (...)
 
 



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