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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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#Francistan #Valls annonce une armée de blogueurs officiels contre le "complotisme"

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#Francistan #Valls annonce une armée de blogueurs officiels contre le "complotisme"

Alors que la Chine a déjà son « armée de l’ombre » depuis une dizaine d’années pour faire la contre-propagande sur le Web, le Premier ministre français Manuel Valls annonce une initiative qui pourrait ne pas être éloignée : une fondation qui aura pour charge d’alimenter des community managers en outils pour diffuser la « parole officielle » contre le djihadisme et le complotisme.

Manuel Valls a-t-il trop bien écouté les paroles de Lui Wei, le ministre chinois de l’administration du cyberespace, qui l’an dernier avait demandé à l’Europe de s’inspirer de la Chine pour faire d’internet « une place publique d’opinions honnêtes et raisonnables » ?

A l’occasion d’une master class organisée par le Huffington Post, le Premier ministre a annoncé un nouveau volet de la stratégie de contre-propagande de l’Etat, après la censure de sites sur simple ordre administratif (et sans aucune explication fournie à ceux qui en réclament) et la création du siteStop-Djihadisme, que Google est payé à mettre en avant.

La France va mettre sur pieds une Fondation de droit privé qui aura pour charge d’alimenter un « bataillon de community managers de l’État » en outils de contre-propagande pour s’opposer non seulement au djihadisme, mais plus largement aux discours dits « complotistes » qui peuvent miner la crédibilité donnée aux informations officielles de l’Etat, et donc indirectement alimenter les adversaires de la France.

« Nous nous adressons au coeur de cible : les jeunes en voie de radicalisation« , annonce Manuel Valls. « Nous allons donc mettre en place un

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Richest Countries Bomb among World's Poorest: #Yemen already a Forgotten War

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Richest Countries Bomb among World's Poorest:  #Yemen already a Forgotten War

VICE News | (Video) | –

“For more than six weeks, nine countries led by Saudi Arabia have been carrying out airstrikes on Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation. Whole neighborhoods have been destroyed and communities reduced to rubble.

According to the United Nations, the strikes, targeting Iranian-backed Houthi rebel positions in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, have killed over 1,400 people, many of them civilians.

With international media unable to enter the besieged capital, Yousef Mawry, a local journalist, recorded the devastation of his home city for VICE News. He meets the survivors and victims, getting the inside view of life in Yemen.”

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His Wife Didn’t Know He Was a #Mafia Hitman

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His Wife Didn’t Know He Was a #Mafia Hitman


Pasquale Scotti allegedly murdered at least 20 people for the Neapolitan Camorra, but in Brazil people thought he was a quiet, shy family guy.
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#bam ! The Kill List: #ICWatch Uses #LinkedIn Account Info to Out Officials Who Aided #US Assassination Program

#bam ! The Kill List: #ICWatch Uses #LinkedIn Account Info to Out Officials Who Aided #US Assassination Program


WikiLeaks has begun hosting a new database called ICWatch, built by Transparency Toolkit. The site includes a searchable database of 27,000 LinkedIn profiles of people in the intelligence community. Organizers say the aim of the site is to "watch the watchers." WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks about how the database could be used to help identify individuals connected to the U.S. kill list, formally known as the Joint Prioritized Effects List, or JPEL. |
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Manifestations of #Apartheid #israel - YouTube 11 mn - The Real News

Manifestations of #Apartheid #israel - YouTube 11 mn - The Real News


Ajoutée le 27 mai 2015

Shir Hever, economist at the Alternative Information Center, says segregation begins five seconds after disembarking in Israel and there is blatant racism of various kinds isolating Arabs

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#JulianAssange on the #TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control - #TTIP #FinancialDictature

#JulianAssange on the #TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control - #TTIP #FinancialDictature

Ajoutée le 27 mai 2015

http://democracynow.org - As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership — a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed "Investment Chapter" highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.


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Over with #Uber: Customers unhappy with driving service - 4:05 YouTube

Over with #Uber: Customers unhappy with driving service - 4:05 YouTube
Ajoutée le 26 mai 2015

Drivers and customers ranging from London and Milan to the US are growing frustrated with transportation and travel application Uber. Boom Bust’s Erin Ade speaks with Anya Parampil about why people are no longer in love with the Uber service.

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#BillClinton Paid Through Shell Company

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#BillClinton Paid Through Shell Company


When Hillary was at State.


Bill Clinton was paid for "consulting" through a secret shell company during his wife's time as secretary of state, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. WJC, LLC has no financial assets, so Bill Clinton's private office and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said they were not obligated to report its existence in recent financial disclosures. The only things that had to be disclosed about Bill Clinton's consulting work during Hillary's time in Foggy Bottom were who paid him and if it was more than $1,000—but not exact figures. "Little is known about the exact nature and financial worth of Bill Clinton's non-speech business interests," the AP notes.

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#NSA protesters secretly recording, publishing your conversations - #surveillance #activism

#NSA protesters secretly recording, publishing your conversations - #surveillance #activism

Creators of the website, http://www.wearealwayslistening.com, are secretly recording New Yorkers' conversations, then publishing them to their site, as a way to draw attention to just how invasive NSA spying is. They recently spoke with Wired Magazine about their project and why they are doing exactly what they hate about the NSA. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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#NSA Planned To Hack Google App Store And Install Malware On All Android Apps - new #Snowden #leaks #surveillance

#NSA Planned To Hack Google App Store And Install Malware On All Android Apps - new #Snowden #leaks #surveillance | News in english | Scoop.it

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#NSA Planned To Hack Google App Store And Install Malware On All Android Apps - new #Snowden #leaks #surveillance


The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top
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Manifestantes exigen a #Nestlé que deje de embotellar el agua de #California - 4:22 #BoycottNestlé #environment


Manifestantes exigen a #Nestlé que deje de embotellar el agua de #California - 4:22 #BoycottNestlé #environment

La gran escasez de agua que afecta a California, EE.UU., ha empujado a cientos de ciudadanos a protestar frente a la planta de Nestlé para pedir que la multinacional deje de embotellar el preciado líquido en ese estado.

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video 12 mn : Inside War-Torn #Yemen: #Sanaa Under Attack | VICE News #ArabiaSaudi #WarCrimes #US backed

video 12 mn : Inside War-Torn #Yemen: #Sanaa Under Attack | VICE News #ArabiaSaudi #WarCrimes #US backed


With international media unable to enter the besieged capital, Yousef Mawry, a local journalist, recorded the devastation of his home city for VICE News.
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#NoamChomsky interview : Why the #Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds—#Propaganda Continues to Dominate

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#NoamChomsky interview : Why the #Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds—#Propaganda Continues to Dominate

The noted scholar offers his thoughts on the current media landscape in the era of the World Wide Web and Edward Snowden.

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Politicians hiding migration benefits, fearing pro-immigrant label – UN Migration Special Rep - 3 mn


Politicians hiding migration benefits, fearing pro-immigrant label – UN Migration Special Rep - 3 mn

From the Mediterranean to Southeast Asia, hundreds of thousands of migrants are risking dangerous waters to escape war, persecution and economic hardship. Though developed nations have opened their doors to some, the figures are a mere drop in the ocean compared to the millions in need. What can be done to convince the world’s more fortunate nations to accept substantially more refugees, and can the causes of migration be addressed before people get into deep water in the first place? Oksana is joined by Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on international migration and development, to explore these issues.

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#Obama Prosecutes another #Whistleblower to Senate for "Espionage" #USA

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#Obama Prosecutes another #Whistleblower to Senate for "Espionage" #USA

By John Kiriakou | (Foreign Policy in Focus) Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the …

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The #Clinton Foundation Received Millions From State-Brokered Defense Contracts - #mafia #corruption

The #Clinton Foundation Received Millions From State-Brokered Defense Contracts - #mafia #corruption

Andrew Perez, International Business Times, says Clinton-led State Department authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in sales for defense contractors.

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#bam ! #WikiLeaks Releases 500K #US Cables from 1978 on #Iran, #Sandinistas, #Afghanistan, #israel & More

#bam ! #WikiLeaks Releases 500K #US Cables from 1978 on #Iran, #Sandinistas, #Afghanistan, #israel & More


http://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, WikiLeaks added more than half a million U.S. diplomatic cables from 1978 to its Public Library of US Diplomacy database. The documents include diplomatic cables and other diplomatic communications from and to U.S. embassies and missions in nearly every country. "1978 actually set in progress many of the geopolitical elements that are playing out today," Assange said. "1978 was the beginning of the Iranian revolution … the Sandinista movement started in its popular form … the war period in Afghanistan began in 1978 and hasn’t stopped since."
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Family Affair: New #UK government same old faces - #ALaPoubelleLesCastes #Garbage

Family Affair: New #UK government same old faces - #ALaPoubelleLesCastes #Garbage


The Queen has just opened the UK's Parliament in a tradition dating back centuries. Although the recent election injected some new blood, there are plenty of old faces, making today's event something of a family affair. That's because this year, some members of Parliament are literally from the same house, as RT's Laura Smith has been finding out.

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New Report: #Clinton Foundation Donors Got #Weapons From #Hillary's State Department - accumulating conflicts of interests !

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New Report: #Clinton Foundation Donors Got #Weapons From #Hillary's State Department - accumulating conflicts of interests !

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has another damaging report on her hands.

A new report by David Sirota and Andrew Perez at the International Business Times details how Clinton Foundation donors received weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department. The IBT analysis shows that Clinton's State Department sold $165 billion worth of commercial arms to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation. The investigation also identifies $151 billion in separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated money to the Clinton Foundation.

The story points out that, "under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy." However, "nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers."

The IBT story comes after months of media criticism regarding the Clinton Foundation's donor list and its potential connection to the uproar over Clinton's "email scandal." The reporting introduces an additional layer of complexity to accumulating conflicts of interests. You can read the report here.

Michael Arria is a contributing writer and associate editor at Alternet. He's the author of Medium Blue: The Politics of MSNBCFollow @MichaelArria on Twitter.

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#ElizabethWarren & Economist #ThomasPikkety discuss economic equality on HuffPost Live - 10 mn YouTube

#ElizabethWarren & Economist #ThomasPikkety discuss economic equality on HuffPost Live - 10 mn YouTube


The HuffPost Live interview with economist Thomas Pikkety, author of Capital in the 21st Century, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of A Fighting Chance, facilitated by Huffington Post's Ryan Grim, covers economic inequality in the U.S. as well as the historical context of inequality throughout time.

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#israel's answer to the #BDS movement - Gilad Erdan #fear ... #Palestine #FreePalestine #Boycottisrael

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#israel's answer to the #BDS movement - Gilad Erdan #fear ... #Palestine #FreePalestine #Boycottisrael

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Obscure Government Document Shows #ElizabethWarren Is Right About #TPP

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Obscure Government Document Shows #ElizabethWarren Is Right About #TPP"

This is not a trade agreement. It's about intellectual property and dispute settlement."

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#NormanFinkelstein : #US Might Support UN Resolution That Leaves #Palestine with a "Garbage Dump" - 13:20 #israel


#NormanFinkelstein : #US Might Support UN Resolution That Leaves #Palestine with a "Garbage Dump" - 13:20 #israel

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein says Netanyahu's slight of Obama was racist, but the U.S. will likely help sell a UN resolution that tries to corn...

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#RandPaul filibusters #NSA #surveillance in Congress for over 10 hrs - 3:09

#RandPaul filibusters #NSA #surveillance in Congress for over 10 hrs - 3:09


United States Senator Rand Paul vows to filibuster any attempt in Congress to extend the eavesdropping powers provided to the government through the US Patri...
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#Diplomatie: petits trollings entre "amis" 21.05.2015 - rts.ch - la 1ère - programmes - sonar 3:22

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#Diplomatie: petits trollings entre "amis" 21.05.2015 - rts.ch - la 1ère - programmes - sonar 3:22


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