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Current Concerns, n°6, 22 March 2016
The Silk Road
245. The Silk Road Zurich (Switzerland) | 28 March 2016
Silk Road of 21st century: “One belt, one road”, by Zivadin Jovanovic / On the way to the tax haven, by Myret Zaki / What is the point of the plans to abolish cash?, by Eberhard Hamer / “I suggest that we rely on the ancient source of European democracy: the will of the people”, Extract of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s State of the Nation Address / Germany needs justice and freedom, by Karl Müller / The West and Turkey – an everlasting double game, by Willy Wimmer / 50 years ago Mobutu Sese Seko revolted in the Congo – A never ending Kleptocracy? A “deal” for thirty years – corruption, misery and strategic backgrounds, by Peter Küpfer / Avoiding damage – stopping the Curriculum 21 project. Three new publications indicate the Curriculum’s serious shortcomings / “I can only take responsibility for what I consider as being correct”, Interview with Oskar Freysinger / Ten theses about the school, by Oskar (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°5, 8 March 2016
Can the cooperation between great powers be?
244. Can the cooperation between great powers be? Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 March 2016
“Cooperation rather than confrontation”. Russia’s assessment of the current European security situation and possible solutions, Speech delivered by Dmitry Medvedev / Will Saudi Arabia ignite the fuse to start a new Middle East war?, by Andreas Becker / Switzerland has virtually become a NATO member, by Gotthard Frick / An independent policy towards the EU and NATO / Mass migration: Wake up, act. Reality as guidance / “Switzerland can still build bridges where no one else can beat the odds”, Interview with Didier Burkhalter / “Contaminating the culture of debate”. A troubled glance on Germany, by Karl Müller / More and more zones without rule of law in Germany. A police officer describes her everday life in German major cities / “… may this meeting be a sign of hope for all people of goodwill”. Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia / Leipzig Book Fair events hosted by “Genossenschaft (...)
 
 
Current Concerns, n°4, 22 February 2016
TTIP against the Sovereignty of the People
243. TTIP against the Sovereignty of the People Zurich (Switzerland) | 23 February 2016
The US are using Volkswagen (VW) to test their TTIP power, by Eberhard Hamer / German Association of Judges rejects to establish an Investment Court System for TTIP / “An important contribution to peace-building measures”. Preface to the first international edition of the “Body Count – the number of victims after 10 years ‘War on Terror’; Iraq – Afghanistan – Pakistan” (March 2015), by Hans-Christof von Sponeck / Multipolar World Against War. An Urgent Call for a Multipolar Coalition for Peace / Austria wants to get out of the EU. EU exit referendum in parliament – Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) requested plebiscite, Interview with Helmut Schramm / “Permanent preying on unprotected or inadequately protected children”, by Manfred Paulus / On a growth course with low wages, by Udo Bongartz / The significance of direct democracy to ensure the economic and social order of Switzerland. After the Second World War the people decided for a new Family Article, new Economic Articles and the (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°3, 12 February 2016
Peace requires truth
242. Peace requires truth Zurich (Switzerland) | 15 February 2016
India’s Ambassador confirmed: War in Syria was instigated from outside, Interview with V. P. Haran / “Barrel bombs” in the war on Syria. Almost no commitment to the truth, but a lot of war propaganda / String-pullers of the war in Syria, by Thierry Meyssan / Durchsetzungsinitiative (Enforcement Initiative) – This is about the enforcement of direct democracy, by Marianne Wüthrich / Liberals would favour the EFTA, by Dieter Sprock / How does Germany get out of the state of emergency?, by Karl Müller / Thoughts on China’s economic development / “Revealing to the child the wonderful world of knowledge and opening to it the gate to the world of adults”, by Rainer Werner / Mountain hare – the Alpine magic hood. He can outsmart predators, but not winter sports people, by Heini Hofmann / Learning by heart, by Rita (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°2, 26 January 2016
Towards a military alliance between Russia and China ?
241. Towards a military alliance between Russia and China ? 27 January 2016
How China sees Russia and the United States Beijing and Moscow are close, but not allies, by Fu Ying / “NATO is killing us with this course, and does so with the active support of our own German government”, Interview with Willy Wimmer / The Russian Federation’s new security strategy / Demanding to end sanctions against Russia. Huge financial losses for agricultural businesses / Analysis of German intelligence agencies on “the state of the union regarding the surging waves of refugees” / “Limiting the consequences of the finance casino in Switzerland by means of direct democracy”. A transaction tax of 0.2 per cent would amount to 200 billion Swiss francs per year, Interview with Marc Chesney / Popular initiative “No Food Speculation!”, by Marianne Wüthrich / Unpredictable price developments with devastating impact on small farmers, Interview with Caroline Morel / From the parliamentary debate: Arguments of a high standard / Foundations increasingly set the tone in education policy, by (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°1, 15 January 2016
Can Switzerland preserve its peace?
240. Can Switzerland preserve its peace? Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 January 2016
“We are well-advised to prepare for conflicts, crises and disasters”, by Lieutenant General André Blattmann / Syria - A peace agreement which would allow the losers to save face, by Thierry Meyssan / Community of values?, by Dieter Sprock / The German Federal Republic must not enter into war!, by Peter Schönlein / Prevent nuclear war! Why alternatives to the US neo-conservatives’ war policy and to NATO are a bid for survival of humanity, by Paul Craig Roberts / “We need an exit from the sanctions”. A criticism of the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia, by Eckhard Cordes / “A very dirty war is taking place in Yemen – but the world puts up with it”, Interview with Fritz Edlinger / Germany 2016 – The country needs the rule of law and not the state of emergency, by Karl Müller / “Basic needs are increasingly becoming business affairs”, Interview with Norbert Wohlfahrt / “What happpened to the EU Withdrawal Referendum?”, by Inge Rauscher / “All of us have something to give”, by Nicole (...)
 
Current Concerns, n°32-33, 31 December 2015
Policy of celebrations
239. Policy of celebrations Zurich (Switzerland) | 12 January 2016
A view on the commemorative year 2015, by René Roca / The cooperative principle – its significance for justice and peace, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / Development of EU law – What does it mean for Switzerland? Considerations from a viewpoint concerned with constitutional law and the politics of sovereignty, Interview with Thomas Minder / Only thriving for sovereignty may have a future, by Karl Müller / The importance of dialogue between civilizations for international relations, by Hans Köchler / 50 years ago Mobutu Sese Seko revolted in the Congo (part 1) A never-ending Kleptocracy?, by Peter Küpfer / “Understanding the sick person” Towards a medicine of care, by Sabine Vuilleumier-Koch / Teaching and educating – a school’s task, by Bernadette Fontana / 100 years “Christmas Eve”, by Hedwig Schär (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 31, December 19, 2015
Equality
238. Equality Zurich (Switzerland) | 19 December 2015
“We are a world of equals, and we should let nobody take this from us”, by Willy Wimmer / The uncontrollable Turkish watchdog of the United States, by Albert A. Stahel / War in Syria – what for?, by Karl Müller / There is no self-empowerment in international law, Interview with Hans-Joachim Heintze / Security policy on the wrong track! The fight against terrorism cannot be won by military activism / Setting the course for the sovereignty of the European nation states. No overthrow of national law by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Interview with Ruedi Lustenberger / Introduction of Curriculum 21 – in many cantons ever more doubtful / Zurich: “Referendum on Curriculum 21” submitted / Thurgau people vote on Curriculum 21 / The Initiative Committee goes on. Schwyz: No school reconstruction from above and outside – the people are to decide on the elementary school / Opposition parties in Baden–Württemberg criticise the Green-Red government’s education policy, by Arbeitskreis Schule (...)
 
236. “Justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity” Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 November 2015
Speech delivered by the Holy Father at the General Assembly of the United Nations / “Switzerland’s commitment to the peaceful coexistence of peoples”. Bilateral workshops between Russian and Swiss Presidents of Parliament, by Thomas Kaiser / Cooperation with Russia instead of escalation. Europe must not become a battlefield / Russia, the West and the war in Syria, by Karl Müller / hodes Forum 2015 – The World Beyond Global Disorder. Conference impressions, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller and Erika Vögeli / “What is required are new models of inclusive and equitable development”. Concluding remarks of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” on the occasion of the 13th Rhodes Forum 2015 / Yemen. Human Rights desaster and destruction of World Cultural Heritage, by Georg Wagner / “Liberalism and direct democracy”, by the Research Institute Direct Democracy / Direct democracy – hindrance or driving force for the economy? / The unknown history of women, by Stephanie Meier / Causing the European (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 26, October 18, 2015
Supranationaly against Switzerland
235. Supranationaly against Switzerland Zurich (Switzerland) | 20 October 2015
The accession to a supranational organisation leads to the disintegration of the Swiss political system, by Thomas Kaiser / Is Switzerland a sovereign state? Considerations to the federal elections, by Reinhard Koradi / International criminal courts must not be misused, Interview with Dick Marty / “Moscow sticks to the rules”, by Willy Wimmer / The World beyond Global Disorder / “The identity of Sri Lanka must be redefined”. We need a reconciliation process in the relationship between Tamils and Singhalese, Interview with Professor SJ. Emmanuel / The string-pullers behind the scenes. How transatlantic networks are secretly subverting democracy, Interview with Hermann Ploppa / Judge at the German Constitutional Court warns: “The essence of the rule of law, the containment of politics by the law, has lost its effective power”. There is no alternative to more direct democracy, by Karl Müller / Now everything is clear again: La Suiza exista! “Alphorns instead of halberds” – the Expo Milano (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 25, October 6, 2015
Will Switzerland stop to ccoperate with NATO?
234. Will Switzerland stop to ccoperate with NATO? Zurich (Switzerland) | 9 October 2015
“On-site assistance – that is the Swiss principle”. Withdrawal from Partnership for Peace, Interview with Luzi Stamm / Wanted: Representatives who are not casting one eye at Brussels, by Marianne Wüthrich / An alliance from left to right in the National Council disapproved of transport aircraft / New US-nuclear weapons in Germany – a concealed military build-up, by Herbert Klar and Ulrich Stoll / New nuclear weapons in Büchel – the tip of the iceberg of multiple cases of bending the law / Democracy and its praxis / “Stop the erosion of democracy”. UN rights experts urge Governments across the world, by Alfred de Zayas and Dr Maina Kiai / New developments in the Middle East? / The solution of the Syrian crisis, an important step towards a multipolar world, by Georges Corm and Gabriel Galice / Foundations in the role of instigators. Swiss education policy in the sights of international foundations, by Peter Aebersold / Politics must rest on ethics, by Moritz Nestor / Citizens’ letter for (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 24, September 23, 2015
Switzerland and Russia
233. Switzerland and Russia Zurich (Switzerland) | 6 October 2015
“Russia has played a very crucial role in the independence and neutrality of our country”, Interview with Oskar Freysinger / Angela Merkel in Switzerland – a review / Robbing Greek national wealth, by Henriette Hanke Güttinger / Syria – from the colonial interests of Britain and France to securing raw materials for the USA, Interview with Karin Leukefeld / Direct democracy relies on historical knowledge, by René Roca / The significance of direct democracy to secure social peace (part 5). People’s rights as a instrument and guide in the economic crisis, by Werner Wüthrich / Art as a “textbook of life”. On Russian 19th century painting and the work of the “Peredvizhniki”, by Urs Knoblauch / Manifesto for Europe. We want Europe to be based on peace and (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 23, September 15, 2015
Reliable provision of essential services
232. Reliable provision of essential services Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 September 2015
Without the reliable provision of essential services there can be no sound political and economic order. What it will come down to in the coming elections, by Reinhard Koradi / Why Russia?, by Willy Wimmer / Promoting Swiss Hydroelectric Power. The only trump of domestic power production, by Pierre-Gabriel Bieri / “With respect to Russia, there is no noticeable difference between the EU and the US”, Interview with Philippe Migault /The West’s seeming impotence, by Stefan Haderer / America’s long war against humanity. A new book by Michel Chossudovsky, by Henriette Hanke Güttinger / “The failure of the new learning culture”. Education researcher demands: “Give up this misguided course, immediately”, by Karl Müller / Built without a foundation and yet on sand. Heretical thoughts on community schools and Curriculum 21 / The “Great Stucki” – a Swiss negotiator with character, by Marianne Wüthrich / Comprehend more precisely. Ethics and culture – Leo Tolstoy, Ilya Repin and the “Travelling Artists” (...)
 
«Current Concerns», n° 22, August 26, 2015
Tensions between Moscow and Washington
231. Tensions between Moscow and Washington Zurich (Switzerland) | 31 August 2015
“I would really like to see Europe demonstrate some real independence and sovereignty”, Interview with Vladimir Putin / Obama should release MH-17 intel Memorandum for the President, by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) / Crash of Malaysia Airlines MH-17 – Statement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation / Transfer union instead of Grexit, by Eberhard Hamer / Greece cannot escape the tragedy. Euro-Europe increasingly shows the grimace of dictatorship, by Karl Müller / Why the agricultural policy 14–17 is undermining Switzerland’s sovereignty, Interview with Jakob Büchler CVP / Local agriculture is part of the provision with basic food supplies, by Reinhard Koradi / No centralised control of education in federalist Switzerland, by Marianne Wüthrich / Commemoration of General Guisan’s “Rütli-Rapport” in 1940, by Elisabeth Nussbaumer and Trudi (...)
 



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