The contemporary political history of the Swiss Confederation
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- Political repression in Switzerland
- National Alliance of Peoples' Movements, [7 October
1998]. The police raided homes in Geneva and took six people
into custody; one was escorted to the airport; one was held
for eight hours. They were all questioned regarding
Peoples' Global Action (PGA) and its role in riots in
May and in preventing these riots.
- Sharp turn to the right in Swiss
- By Marianne Arens, World Socialist Web Site,
4 November 1999. In the elections to the Swiss federal
parliament at the end of October, the right-wing Swiss
People's Party (SVP) rose to become the strongest single
party. Assessment by the Fourth International
(Trotskyite). Appended is a discussion of this article.
- In the face of a growing tide of the right,
Switzerland tries to turn its back on the world
- By Hugo Alonso, Prensa Latina, 13 May
2000. One hundred thousand Swiss have just signed its call
on a referendum concerning the adhesion of the Alpine
republic to the UN, 14 years after a similar motion was
rejected by 76 percent of the voters.
- Swiss say ‘no’ to EU
- BBC News Online, Monday 5 March 2001. Swiss
voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal for immediate
membership talks with the European Union. An unexpectedly
high percentage of the electorate, nearly 77%, voted against