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«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°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°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° 3-4, 13 February 2015
Switzerland Monetary System
217. Switzerland Monetary System Zurich (Switzerland) | 16 February 2015
Direct participation of the people has positive effects on central issues of the monetary system. Little known facts on the monetary history in Switzerland, by Werner Wüthrich / How the EU is trying to keep in line with the US regarding the sanctions against Russia / Greece and Ukraine ask for German solidarity, by Eberhard Hamer / Central banks took over business cycle policy, by Eberhard Hamer / A different economic thinking and economic activity are essential, by Karl Müller / “Medicine must not abandon its very essential task as the patient’s attorney to the economy”. A critique of the economic transformation of medicine, by Giovanni Maio / The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – long-term and sustainable development cooperation. Switzerland’s humanitarian aid is of great importance for the people, by Thomas Kaiser / “Being fair to people’s needs in humanitarian crises”, Interview with Manuel Sager / “A lot of experience which goes far beyond vocational training”, Interview (...)