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Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, From Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons

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In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S.
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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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#israel i Settlers Torch Cars, Spray-Paint Racist Slogans In #WestBank #MadDogs #israHELL #racism #Palestine

#israel i Settlers Torch Cars, Spray-Paint Racist Slogans In #WestBank #MadDogs #israHELL #racism #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it

#israel i Settlers Torch Cars, Spray-Paint Racist Slogans In #WestBank #MadDogs #israHELL #racism #Palestine

The slogans — written in Hebrew — included 'Death to Arabs' and 'Glory to Jews' as well as the phrase 'Price Tag.

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#Snowden: #Canada Face ‘Intrusive’ Spy Bill That Echoes US #PatriotAct

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#Snowden: #Canada  Face ‘Intrusive’ Spy Bill That Echoes US #PatriotAct

'We cannot throw away all of our rights... because we are afraid of rare instances of criminal activity,' whistleblower tells Canadian journalism association


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#environment The “Mega-Drought Future,” The Disappearance Of Coral Reefs And The Unwillingness To Listen

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#environment The “Mega-Drought Future,” The Disappearance Of Coral Reefs And The Unwillingness To Listen

Scientists are now mapping a world that is changing rapidly in often-terrifying ways. Climate disruption and world leaders' unwillingness to act have put us at risk of experiencing mega-droughts, the disappearance of coral reefs and other ecological impacts of an anthropogenically warming...

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#UK How #Thatcher’s Government Covered Up a #VIP #Pedophile Ring - The Daily Beast

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#UK How #Thatcher’s Government Covered Up a #VIP #Pedophile Ring - The Daily Beast

Now that most of the major figures are dead, the truth is emerging about the systematic sexual abuse of children by members of the British government.

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Some of #israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End #US Aid (3 billion $/year with YOUR taxes US people .. )- DailyBeast

Some of #israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End #US Aid (3 billion $/year with YOUR taxes US people .. )- DailyBeast | News in english | Scoop.it

Some of #israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End #US Aid (3 billion $/year with YOUR taxes US people .. )- DailyBeast

Israel’s economy is booming. So why is the United States still giving it $3.1 billion a year? That’s the question on the minds of some of Israel’s biggest supporters in Washington.

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SURPRISED THAT #IRAN DOESN’T HAVE A #NUKE? by the ALWAYS excellent blogger MentalUnrest.com #israel #nuclear

SURPRISED THAT #IRAN DOESN’T HAVE A #NUKE? by the ALWAYS excellent blogger MentalUnrest.com #israel #nuclear | News in english | Scoop.it


SURPRISED THAT #IRAN DOESN’T HAVE A #NUKE? by the ALWAYS excellent blogger MentalUnrest.com #israel #nuclear



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#USA▶ ‘Forced #sterilization’ victims receiving reparations, compensation from #Virginia - #eugenism 3:20

#USA▶ ‘Forced #sterilization’ victims receiving reparations, compensation from #Virginia - #eugenism 3:20

As late as the 1970s, many states had eugenics laws on the books that forcefully sterilized mentally or physically disabled citizens, as well as ethnic minorities or those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, making having children impossible. Only recently have states taken the initiative to correct this injustice, with Virginia budgeting for payments to the surviving victims of forced sterilization. RT’s Anya Parampil reports on the survivors and the history of the laws.



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#JonStewart: Congress Gave Netanyahu ‘Longest Blowjob a Jewish Man Has Ever Received’ #israel #US #lobbycracy

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#JonStewart: Congress Gave Netanyahu ‘Longest Blowjob a Jewish Man Has Ever Received’ #israel #US #lobbycracy

The Daily Show host called the Israeli Prime Minister's visit a "festival of slights."

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Factchecking #Netanyahu: An annotated guide to the #Israel i P.M.'s speech to Congress

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Factchecking #Netanyahu: An annotated guide to the #Israel i P.M.'s speech to Congress

Read the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, augmented with annotations from Mondoweiss staff and contributors.

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▶ Meet the Family with a Megaphone in #US & Israeli Politics (1/2) - YouTube #israel #FalicFamily - 12:31

▶ Meet the Family with a Megaphone in #US & Israeli Politics (1/2) - YouTube #israel #FalicFamily - 12:31

With 90 percent of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign donors being U.S. Americans, the Falic family tops the list, and their influence reaches both sides of the aisle in Congress

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'Cynical' #Obamacare Challenge Exposes Persistent Flaw of For-Profit System

'Cynical' #Obamacare Challenge Exposes Persistent Flaw of For-Profit System | News in english | Scoop.it

While lawsuit now before US Supreme Court has been called momentous for its potential to impact millions, it is also being criticized as cynical, unfounded, and the brainchild of moneyed interests.



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#ATransmettreALaPresseFrançaise : What does #journalism mean for democracy: the role of objective reporting

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#ATransmettreALaPresseFrançaise : What does #journalism mean for democracy: the role of objective reporting


“Journalists believe that objective journalism provides facts and information to citizens who can then make their own judgment.”

Role of Journalism in Democracy

It is our belief that the role of journalism in a democracy is to:

  • report on those in power through what we call watchdog journalism;
  • report on the public’s needs, impressions, and wants;
  • provide reassurance and even panic prevention by shedding light on critical events.

The Pew Research Journalism Project provides a nice summation of both the purpose and the current challenges in an article titled A New Journalism for Democracy in a New Age. We love its conclusion: “Freedom and democracy depend upon individuals who refuse to give up their belief that the free flow of timely, truthful information is what has made freedom, self-government and human dignity possible.”

Gatekeepers vs. Referees

The 2005 article also has an important point to make about journalists becoming “referees rather than gatekeepers” for information. They note that the fences are already down with many, many

- See more at: http://franklincenterhq.org/11444/journalism-objective-reporting/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=franklinnewsletter_9#sthash.jbE5rpTp.dpuf....
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Role of Journalism in Democracy

It is our belief that the role of journalism in a democracy is to:

  • report on those in power through what we call watchdog journalism;
  • report on the public’s needs, impressions, and wants;
  • provide reassurance and even panic prevention by shedding light on critical events.

The Pew Research Journalism Project provides a nice summation of both the purpose and the current challenges in an article titled A New Journalism for Democracy in a New Age. We love its conclusion: “Freedom and democracy depend upon individuals who refuse to give up their belief that the free flow of timely, truthful information is what has made freedom, self-government and human dignity possible.”

Gatekeepers vs. Referees

The 2005 article also has an important point to make about journalists becoming “referees rather than gatekeepers” for information. They note that the fences are already down with many, many

- See more at: http://franklincenterhq.org/11444/journalism-objective-reporting/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=franklinnewsletter_9#sthash.jbE5rpTp.dpuf
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The #IslamicState’s Atrocities—and Ours | The Nation #ISIL #ISIS #Daech #IS

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The #IslamicState’s Atrocities—and Ours | The Nation #ISIL #ISIS #Daech #IS

It's tempting to call ISIS "medieval" murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

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#Iran President: World ‘Too Intelligent’ To Be Fooled By #Netanyahu’s ‘War-Mongering’

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#Iran President: World ‘Too Intelligent’ To Be Fooled By #Netanyahu’s ‘War-Mongering’

Hassan Rouhani presses for optimism amid ongoing nuclear talks, but offers sharp retort to Israel's prime minister.

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Meet The #Syria n Sheikh Battling Islamic State Ideology One Mind At A Time

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Meet The #Syria n Sheikh Battling Islamic State Ideology One Mind At A Time

'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'

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▶ The Secret Life of #Libya n Commander: Buddy of the West, #ISIS fighter, sues #UK for #torture - YouTube

▶ The Secret Life of #Libya n Commander: Buddy of the West, #ISIS fighter, sues #UK for #torture - YouTube

Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the UK government for allegedly kidnapping and torturing him ten years ago. And if reports are true, he's also found time to fight alongside ISIS jihadis.

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The Big (#US) Money Behind #Netanyahu | #israel Consortiumnews

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#HSBC bosses should take responsibility for Swiss scandal, #UK regulator insists - The Guardian

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#HSBC bosses should take responsibility for Swiss scandal, #UK regulator insists - The Guardian

Bank of England’s top regulator says HSBC was too complex to manage for years.


Un banquier, prendre ses responsabilités ? Hein ???? A la limite, il prend la poudre d'escampette

En ce qui me concerne, voilà ce que je pense des banquiers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oElriYArW9o


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#Nigeria ▶ Poverty persists in #oil -wealthy Niger Delta - YouTube #corruption

#Nigeria ▶ Poverty persists in #oil -wealthy Niger Delta - YouTube #corruption

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The Niger Delta is where almost all of Nigeria’s oil comes from, but the region remains one of the poorest in the country.It is from where President Goodluck Jonathan hails from the region, and when he was elected, many people hoped their lives would improve. However, little has changed.Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports.

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Discrimination in #Ferguson is happening across #USA – retired Chief Deputy US Marshal - YouTube #racism 4:41

Discrimination in #Ferguson is happening across #USA – retired Chief Deputy US Marshal - YouTube #racism 4:41

Alongside the release of a scathing DOJ report on the Ferguson Police Department, more law enforcement agencies are starting to come under greater scrutiny – especially with regards to racial profiling and biases – as voices continue to challenge the status quo. RT’s Ben Swann speaks with former Deputy Chief US Marshal Matthew Fogg on his work to fight the racism he saw over the course of his professional career, and how it has changed over the years.

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Is This Really The First Time #Syria n Rebels Have Been Aided By The #US?

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Is This Really The First Time #Syria n Rebels Have Been Aided By The #US?

Turkey and the U.S. struck a deal last month to train and equip “moderate rebel forces” in Syria. A number of media outlets are hailing this as a first for the Obama administration, yet there’s evidence proving otherwise.

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Meet the Family With A Megaphone in #US & Israeli Politics (2/2) - YouTube #FalicFamily #israel - 11:27

Meet the Family With A Megaphone in #US & Israeli Politics (2/2) - YouTube #FalicFamily #israel - 11:27

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux questions the Falic family matriarch Nily Falic on being a top donor to Netanyahu's and some Democrats' campaigns, and looks at why more than 50 Democrats boycotted the Israeli Prime Minister's address while the majority of them attended

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Ignore the Drumbeat of Doom, the #NSA’s Call Records Program Didn’t Stop a Single Terrorist Attack

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Ignore the Drumbeat of Doom, the #NSA’s Call Records Program Didn’t Stop a Single Terrorist Attack

Do you hear that? It's starting. The predictable drumbeat of dire warnings about what will happen if portions of the Patriot Act – the post-9/11 law being used to conduct controversial NSA dragnet surveillance – are allowed to expire on June 1 has already begun.

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#Facts #SerialLyer ▶ Former #IAEA Director says No Basis for #Netanyahu Iran Claims - YouTube 14 mn - The Real News #Iran

#Facts #SerialLyer ▶ Former #IAEA Director says No Basis for #Netanyahu Iran Claims - YouTube 14 mn - The Real News #Iran

Robert Kelley says Netanyahu avoids facts and evidence to push conflict to a point where war is the only answer

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FBI's 'Smoking Gun' Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn't Exist - WhoWhatWhy

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FBI's 'Smoking Gun' Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn't Exist - WhoWhatWhy

Right up until the opening of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, rumors about the existence of a video showing him dropping a bomb-laden backpack at the scene persisted. Now, the evidence is in - the video doesn't exist. Lara Turner reports.


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