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«Current Concerns», n°9, April 17, 2019
The Belgrade Peace Conference
326. The Belgrade Peace Conference Zurich (Switzerland) | 18 April 2019
“Stop confrontation, start dialogue!” Successful Belgrade Conference “Never forget – peace and prosperity instead of wars and poverty”, Interview with Živadin Jovanovi / Belgrade Declaration – Never to Forget: 1999 – 2019 (Excerpts) / Sanja – a greeting to the conference / “We need peace, so we should join forces, we should carry this in our hearts”. Voices from the Belgrade Conference, by Eva-Maria Föllmer-Müller / Uranium ammunition contaminates the world. A new book about a weapon that was a taboo issue over many years, by Gabriella Hunziker / Contemplating Germany. Listening and talking to each other, by Karl Müller / Johann Gottfried Herder. A fierce opponent of colonialism, cultural arrogance and racism, by Moritz Nestor / Brexit – Lessons to Switzerland. Great Britain and Switzerland are ready for free cooperation between sovereign states, by Marianne Wüthrich / “I am still grateful to Swiss Mountain Aid today”. Gstaad/BE: Construction of a new stable, recorded by Max Hugelshofer / Equal (...)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
«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°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°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 (...)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela, an impossible intervention Panama (Panama) | 3 March 2018
After violently criticizing the Venezuelan government and its president Nicolás Maduro, after making a further request for the presidential election to be brought forward, the Lima Group, which consists of 12 states, all of which are members of the Organization of American States (OAS), has now made a statement against the early presidential election that Caracas has just called for. This inconsistency on the part of the Lima Group is part of the US’s international campaign against the Bolivarian Republic. A psy-ops seeking to make us think that the country of Hugo Chávez is sinking; that a humanitarian crisis has erupted there on a scale that opens the door to the legitimacy of “humanitarian intervention”. A diplomat from Panama, Julio Yao presents a series of arguments to negate (...)