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Death Penalty News: Saudis behead, crucify Sudanese man for robbery, rape and murder

Death Penalty News: Saudis behead, crucify Sudanese man for robbery, rape and murder | News in english | Scoop.it

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia beheaded and crucified a Sudanese man in Riyadh on Friday after he was convicted of raping, robbing and killing a woman, the interior ministry announced.

Abdulrahman Zine Elabidine "broke into a house strangling its owner to death while she was asleep."

He also raped her and stole 165,000 riyals ($44,000/33,000 euros) as well as gold jewellery, said the statement carried by state news agency SPA.

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He then set the house on fire.

His beheading took to 20 the total number of executions in the conservative kingdom so far this year, according to an AFP tally based on official reports.

Under the AFP count, at least 76 people were beheaded in 2011, while rights group Amnesty International put the number of executions last year at 79.

The death penalty in Saudi Arabia applies strict Sharia (Islamic) law for a wide range of offences including rape, apostasy, armed robbery, homosexuality and drug trafficking, as well as murder.

Source: GulfNews, AFP, April 20, 2012

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Open Letter to #Nestlé by @yasminemotarjemi #FoodSafety #Suisse #Justice #Swiss

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Open Letter by 
Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice President
to
Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé, S.A
55 Avenue Nestlé
CH-1800 Vevey

"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010
Dear Mr Chairman,
I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: 
first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which 
undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting to
improve the situation.
I long nourished the hope that you would be interested in meeting the person responsible for dealing 
with everyday problems of the Company in an area as important as the safety of Nestlé products. 
However, to my regret we have never had the opportunity to meet and discuss the food safety 
situation in the Company. As both corporate-level management of food safety and my professional 
status deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable, I was compelled to report my concerns to 
Management with the expectation that a fair evaluation of the situation would be undertaken. In 
the event, my efforts were in vain. 
Mr Chairman, I always found listening to your speeches a source of motivation and inspiration. 
Moreover, Nestlé Policies and Management Principles portray a model Company, with the most 
laudable corporate values. A glance at the Company building, offices and facilities is enough to make 
any outsider believe that this is an ideal working environment. 
However, after only a short time, I was profoundly disappointed at how people are managed, the 
discrepancies between your public statements and the private deeds of managers; between the 
Company’s policies and management principles and actual practices; and between the proclaimed 
values and the prevailing fear culture (including mobbing and intimidation) that managers nourished. 
I was particularly saddened by the growing realisation that Management was not only aware of this 
situation but that it was also fully accepted by the very people who should have been, in fact, the inhouse guardians of policy compliance.I failed to see the flawless execution of policy that you promoted in your speeches. Didn’t you state 
that the management of food quality and safety depends on the quality of management? What can 
be said about food safety management when the members of Management themselves do not 
respect Company policies and principles? 
If I dared challenge the Company’s food safety and human resource practices I can assure you that it 
was not out of disrespect. On the contrary, it was because of my loyalty to the Company, my 
colleagues and the consumers we served. It was also because for me the safety of our products and 
respect for our colleagues were non-negotiable values. Involving staff in building a better company 
unavoidably includes exposing shortcomings. But surely it is better to receive timely feedback from 
within than to be publicly embarrassed later by failures.
You have often expressed your commitment to food safety. Please allow me to share with you my 
own vision in this regard. Over and above the technical and scientific aspects, the foundation of 
good food safety management is an equitable system of people management that is based on 
professionalism, fairness, objectivity, open-mindedness, respect for staff and, most importantly, for 
their dignity. I regret to say that I failed to see this approach implemented at the Nestlé Head Office. 
My own situation is a case in point. 
On several occasions I reported – first to members of Management and then, in November 2009, to 
Mr Paul Bulcke – serious shortcomings in food safety management, the professional difficulties I 
faced, and the shameful treatment that I experienced in Nestlé. I hoped that I would be given the 
opportunity to provide a full and accurate account of events during the period 2005-2010. In 
response, my contract was terminated with no opportunity to provide details of my experience. 
Nevertheless, I am prepared to meet with you, at your convenience, to share my observations on 
practices in Nestlé and their eventual repercussions on Nestlé’s reputation and consumers. I would 
also hope to use this opportunity to identify an equitable solution for my personal difficult situation, another consequence of the past events in Nestlé" 
source : http://www.rts.ch/info/3989665.html/BINARY/Mr+CEO.pdf
more here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.html
more again (in french) 
more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt

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Open Letter to the @BBC by BK Kumbi #Genocide #Rwanda #Kagame #Congo #RDC #Afrique #Africa

Open Letter to the @BBC by BK Kumbi #Genocide #Rwanda #Kagame #Congo  #RDC #Afrique #Africa | News in english | Scoop.it

Open Letter to the @BBC by BK Kumbi #Genocide #Rwanda #Kagame #Congo  #RDC #Afrique #Africa

This post is also available in: Anglais, AllemandMr. Tony Hall Director-General of the BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place London. W1A 1AA Dear Director-General Hall, Mrs. Jane Corbin Investigative international journalist BBC We are a Swiss citizen’s movement (Don’t be blind this time) with roots in the Congo and we advocate for the right of the …

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#USA Do Democrats Want to Fix Inequality? Or Just Complain About It? - alternet.org

#USA Do Democrats Want to Fix Inequality? Or Just Complain About It? - alternet.org | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA Do Democrats Want to Fix Inequality? Or Just Complain About It? - alternet.org

If progressives think they’ve got any chance at midterm victory, it’s time to focus on dramatic solutions for young and minority voters – before it’s too late.

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Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

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Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson on blurring borders in an Internet age and the tension between national security and personal privacy.

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#Tunisia A 'letter to the Tunisians' denounces #racism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

#Tunisia A 'letter to the Tunisians' denounces #racism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it

#Tunisia A 'letter to the Tunisians' denounces #racism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

In Tunisia, black students and workers are regularly harassed and mistreated.

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▶ @BarackObama and Khalid Mansour - YouTube #ManchurianCandidate ?

▶ @BarackObama and Khalid Mansour - YouTube #ManchurianCandidate ?

"D'après Percy Sutton, ancien avocat de Malcolm X, Obama a été financé par le principal conseiller du prince Al waleed Al Saud, petit-fils du roi Ibn Saoud, fondateur de l'Arabie saoudite. Ce conseiller s'appelle le Dr. Khalid al-Mansour et c'est un islamiste radical, suprématiste noir et antichrétien. 

Sutton indique également que c'est lui qui a pistonné Obama pour entrer à Harvard et devenir président de la " Harvard Law Review" sur la demande du Dr. Khalid al-Mansour."




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 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and @NYTimes Jargon by Glenn Greenwald

 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and @NYTimes Jargon by Glenn Greenwald

"Democracy" in U.S. discourse means: "serving U.S. interests" and "obeying U.S. dictates.


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 #Ebola Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?: Scientists Allege :  Information Clearing House - ICH

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 #Ebola Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?: Scientists Allege :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.

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#Bahrein #HumanRights Trial of prominent Bahraini activist starts in Manama

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#Bahrein #HumanRights Trial of prominent Bahraini activist starts in Manama

MANAMA (Reuters) - Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab went on trial on Sunday over remarks published on his Twitter account that were critical of state institutions, his lawyer said, in a

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interview Laura Poitras , The Snowden Reboot | TomDispatch #ShadowGovernment

interview Laura Poitras , The Snowden Reboot | TomDispatch #ShadowGovernment | News in english | Scoop.it

Tomgram: Laura Poitras and Tom Engelhardt, The Snowden Reboot | TomDispatch #ShadowGovernment



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How Billionaire Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties - The New York Times

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How Billionaire Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties - The New York Times

Is the Florida governor’s race a campaign between a Democrat and a Republican or a battle between Tom Steyer and the Koch brothers?

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#Yemen - Yemeni Man Sues #Germany for Role in US #Drone Killings of Civilians

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#Yemen - Yemeni Man Sues #Germany for Role in US #Drone Killings of Civilians

A Yemeni man who lost two family members to a U.S. drone strike is suing the German government for its role in the attacks through its hosting of a U.S. military installation—Ramstein Air Base— which


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Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos - World Socialist Web Site #barbarians

Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos - World Socialist Web Site #barbarians | News in english | Scoop.it

Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos - World Socialist Web Site #barbarians

The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public.

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#Nigeria president seeks term extension for ‘unfinished business’ - ThisIsAfrica

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#Nigeria president seeks term extension for ‘unfinished business’ - ThisIsAfrica

President Goodluck Jonathan is reportedly seeking to extend his and other senior public officers' term in office by two years on the grounds that he must head the creation of a new constitution and to also finish addressing the security concern that is Boko Haram

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The Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges

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The Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges

TORONTO—I met with Sheldon S. Wolin in Salem, Ore., and John Ralston Saul in Toronto and asked the two political philosophers the same question.

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#boycottNestlé International #Nestlé-Free Week: 27 October – 2 November 2014 | Baby Milk Action

#boycottNestlé International #Nestlé-Free Week: 27 October – 2 November 2014 | Baby Milk Action | News in english | Scoop.it

#boycottNestlé International #Nestlé-Free Week: 27 October – 2 November 2014 | Baby Milk Action


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Journalist Risen: ‘Mercenary Class’ Now Permanent Fixture In National Security State

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Journalist Risen: ‘Mercenary Class’ Now Permanent Fixture In National Security State

James Risen says American public must question machine that 'feeds off' never-ending war.

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Navy exercises bring #Iran, #China closer - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Navy exercises bring #Iran, #China closer - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it

Navy exercises bring #Iran, #China closer - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The joint exercises between the Iranian and Chinese navies signals a step toward closer ties, as well as a possible future challenge to American naval dominance in the Persian Gulf.

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Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan #health - Motherboard.vice.com

Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan #health - Motherboard.vice.com | News in english | Scoop.it

Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan #health - Motherboard.vice.com

August 27, 2013 // 12:20 PM EST



In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then Kazakhstan's capital, for New York. When Dr. Alibekov—now known as Ken Alibek—sat down with the CIA, he had a terrifying secret to reveal: that bio weapons program the Soviet Union stopped in the 1980's hadn't actually stopped at all. He knew this because he had led Moscow's efforts to develop weapons-grade anthrax. In fact, he said, by 1989—around the time that Western leaders were urging the USSR to halt its secret bioweapons program, known as Biopreparat—the Soviet program had dwarfed the US's by many orders of magnitude. (This is disregarding the possibility that the US was also developing some of these weapons in secret, and, like Russia, still is.)

One big problem, he added, was that, like the stockpiles of nuclear weapons left in the dust of the Soviet Union, the materials and the expertise needed to make a bioweapon—anthrax, smallpox, cholera, plague, hemorrhagic fevers, and so on—could still be ...




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"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morale   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morales
  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

By Al Jazeera

 

I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia.
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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on - CNET

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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on - CNET

The Air Force's top-secret drone, the X-37B, returned from 670 days in space. What it was doing up there is anyone's guess



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Leaked documents expose secret contracts between #NSA and tech companies #surveillance #bigbrother

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Leaked documents expose secret contracts between #NSA and tech companies #surveillance #bigbrother

The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs.

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USA : A TALE OF THREE RIOTS - MentalUnrest.com

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USA : A TALE OF THREE RIOTS - MentalUnrest.com

College students in Morgantown, West virginia witnessed an event yesterday that caused them to set fires, pull down streetlights and cause additional property damage worth thousands of dollars. The...

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Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism - Truthout

Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism - Truthout

Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world - politically, socially, economically and in terms of education - and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now.

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The United States Is Number One ... but in What? - Truthout


The United States Is Number One ... but in What? - Truthout

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?


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U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training before to go to West Africa - The Daily Beast

U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training before to go to West Africa - The Daily Beast

As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus.

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