Who we are and what we want
The media landscape in Switzerland has been in decline for decades. Whereas there were countless independent newspapers in the middle of the 20th century, only five major media companies are still in existence today, which determine the content of our newspapers and in which we rarely find significantly different positions. An independent and comprehensive formation of opinion – essential for direct democracy – is no longer given. We are fed a uniform media mishmash, although freedom of the press is one of our undeniable fundamental rights; the necessary diversity of opinion has been lacking for a long time however.
Hauptartikel der aktuellen Ausgabe
by Cyrill Weiss
No. 12/13 | 20 july 2022
"By joining NATO, Sweden and Finland increase the risk of becoming involved in a nuclear conflict"
No. 10 | 8 june 2022
International peacekeeping: "Security through cooperation, not confrontation"
"Switzerland's membership in NATO would call our security into question"
No. 7/8 | 24 april 2022
"Any military solution leads to disaster!"
"There is a need for a political-diplomatic solution in Ukraine"
No. 4/5 | 15 mars 2022
"The policy of the USA has always been to prevent Germany and Russia from cooperating more closely"
Historical, political and economic background of the Ukraine war
No. 1 | 10 January 2022
"Has the West gambled away trust?"
Through détente and disarmament, the relationship between the great powers can be be improved
No. 2 | 9 February 2021
“The Assange case is about setting a precedent”
“Press freedom and freedom of information in Western democracies would be severely restricted”
No. 1 | 23 January 2021
“The US should join hands with the Europeans, the Russians, the Chinese to tackle global problems together"
No. 18 | 23 December 2020
The source of all human rights is human dignity
No. 16 | 17 November 2020
“In a democracy the citizen must demand genuine policy choices and a right to shape that policy. Voting for corporate figureheads is not democracy”
Reflections on the US elections
No. 1 | 21 January 2020
There must be a rule-based order – Donald Trump destroys the very nature of law
No. 10 | 4 June 2018
"This emergency case rule is both not legally valid and it’s also illegitimate politically and historically"
No. 10 | 4 June 2018
“I remain convinced that a democratic and just international order is indeed possible“
No. 18 | 24 December 2017
Venezuela: Clean copy of the revised version without track changes
No. 1 | 21 January 2017
«In modern international law the right to self-determination is of greater significance than the territorial principle»
No. 1 | 9th March 2016
20 years of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) – Free trade agreements under scrutiny
No. 5 | 30th May, 2016
„International trade agreements like CETA, TTIP, TPP, TiSA etc. are unethical and contrary to the public interest“
No. 6 | 22 June 2016
Venezuela, the spearhead of the Latin-American movement against Neo-liberalism and Neo-colonialism
No. 7 | 15 July 2016
The sanctions against Syria are “disastrous and destructive”
No. 8 | 11 August 2016
“Reestablishing the confidence has become more difficult, but it is still possible”
No. 13/14 | Christmas / New Year 2016/17