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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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Donald Tusk, Federica Mogherini, les nouveaux visages de l'UE - les nouveaux #YesMen aux ordres..

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Donald Tusk, Federica Mogherini, les nouveaux visages de l'UE - les nouveaux #YesMen aux ordres..

Les chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement de l'Union européenne se sont réunis samedi soir à Bruxelles. Ils se sont mis d'accord sur les deux personnalités qui vont succéder à Herman Van Rompuy et Catherine...

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#ManOfEasyVirtue .. Tony Blair offered advice to Kazakhstan dictator - World Socialist Web Site

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#ManOfEasyVirtue .. Tony Blair offered advice to Kazakhstan dictator - World Socialist Web Site

Former prime minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair is the go-to man for advice to all manner of blood-soaked dictators.

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"#Russia n Invasion" Of #Ukraine, Turns Out to Have Been a Translation Error  : Information Clearing House - ICH

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"#Russia n Invasion" Of #Ukraine, Turns Out to Have Been a Translation Error  : Information Clearing House - ICH

By Moon Of Alabama

August 29, 2014 "ICH" -The authors of this NYT piece, Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front, are not really convincing when presenting these reports by the Ukrainian government as truthful:

The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week, further blunting the momentum Ukrainian forces have made in weakening the insurgents in their redoubts of Donetsk and Luhansk farther north. Evidence of a possible turn was seen in the panicky retreat of Ukrainian soldiers on Tuesday from a force they said had come over the Russian border.
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Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the Ukrainian military in Kiev, said the Russian armored column entered the town of Amvrosiyivka, south of Donetsk, expanding what Western and Ukrainian officials have described as one of th

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Why Wall Street and Consulting Firms Win at the Elite College Brain Drain Game - truth-out.org

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Why Wall Street and Consulting Firms Win at the Elite College Brain Drain Game - truth-out.org

The pressure of landing the right or even just a tolerable job leads people to convince prospective employers, and thus themselves, that they are a good fit.

The question of why graduates of prestigious undergraduate schools still wind up, in disproportionate numbers, at places like Goldman and McKinsey may seem so obvious as to be unworthy of notice. These schools are elite institutions, correct? Certainly this was all part of these students’ plans. They went to fancy academies to make sure they occupied a good position in society. The most obvious way to assure that is to get on a well-recognized fast-track career path. Even if things don’t work out as planned, these graduates will have accumulated more markers of their superior intelligence and work habits on their resumes, which surely will afford them better options later than other choices would have.

A new article in Washington Monthly describes why this conventional picture isn’t as tidy as it seems. Author Amy Binder and a small research team investigated recruitment processes at two campuses, Harvard and Stanford, and interviewed sixty undergraduates and recent grads who, seemingly by accident, wound up competing for and get

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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns -

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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns - The Guardian

UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity

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#USA Georgia Teens Develop #App to Document #Police Abuse - Hack Read #StopPoliceBrutality

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#USA Georgia Teens Develop #App to Document #Police Abuse - Hack Read #StopPoliceBrutality

Michael Brown’s death has given rise to a new form of protest against the antics employed by police. In the wake of protests, three badass teen coders from Georgia have created a timely mobile app for confronting police and holding them accountable. Three siblings Ima, Asha, and Caleb Christian have developed Five-O. This allows users [...]

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#MintCasts: Meet The 16 yr Old Leading A Political Revolution

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#MintCasts: Meet The 16 yr Old Leading A Political Revolution

The 16 year old host of TeenTake and founder of Politicast talks to MintPress about the importance of involving youth in journalism and politics.

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#IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation In France #corruption #bribery #FMI

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#IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation In France #corruption #bribery #FMI

She and her former chief of staff face questions about their role in a 400 million-euro ($531 million) payment to a businessman with a checkered past.

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Is Ferguson the American Spring? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Detailed Political Quizzes

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Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ #nsa #snowden #surveillance

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Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ #nsa #snowden #surveillance

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

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@CommonDreams est une source merveilleuse d'infos alternatives en anglais. Aidez-les svp ! Problèmes financiers..

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How the #USA terrorism watchlists work – and how you could end up on one - The Guardian

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The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

Long-withheld document provides insight into secretive system in which people can be placed on terrorism databases with astounding ease, and without any way to get off

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#USA video 5:30 ▶ The Interests Behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities - TheRealNews

#USA video 5:30 ▶ The Interests Behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities - TheRealNews

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Professor john a. powell discusses how rural communities benefit economically from the transport of blacks to rural prisons, bringing jobs and population surges that affect their electoral college vote

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How The #USA Militarizes The World’s #Police, Not Just #Ferguson ’s - MintPressNews.com

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How The #USA Militarizes The World’s #Police, Not Just #Ferguson ’s - MintPressNews.com

The story of police militarization in the US and abroad is complicated, and involves the importation and exportation of equipment, tactics, and funds for the purposes of domestic and international security. Here's one part of that story.

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The Propaganda Trap   : Information Clearing House - ICH

The Propaganda Trap   : Information Clearing House - ICH

By Edward Curtin

August 28, 2014 "ICH" -  What is the explanation for the brainwashing of so many Americans when it involves the nefarious, unspeakable deeds of their government? Why are so many so easily duped time and again? Why is there such a vast ignorance of the truth behind national and international affairs?

I would suggest that the answer lies not just with the specific issues themselves and the lies and propaganda used to befuddle the American people, but with the cultural and social background that frames Americans’ thinking. The latter serves to cut to the root people’s belief in their own power to think freely and clearly about the former. Invade people’s minds over many years with an ongoing series of interconnected memes, occupy their minds with alleged facts that induce a frenzied depression, and then fooling them on specific issues — e.g. Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc. – becomes much easier.

I am a sociology professor, and my students always laugh when during a discussion of memory, social and personal, I ask them about their forgetties (the actual word is forgetteries, but the shorter rhyme gets more laughs). They think I’m joking. Maybe you do, too. I’m not.

But when I suggest that if they “possess” the faculty to remember, then they must “possess” the faculty to forget, they are astonished. You can’t forget, they reply, you just don’t remember; you can’t retrieve the memories that are stored in your brain. In other words, there are no forgottens, just temporarily unavailable memories. From there we are onto a discussion of retrieving (I think of dogs), processing (their word for thinking and mine for making American cheese), and all the com...

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You Don't Know What "#Libertarian" Means - truth-out.org

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You Don't Know What "#Libertarian" Means - truth-out.org

If you want to know what libertarianism is all about, don't ask a libertarian, because most of them don't know.

A new poll from Pew Research found that only 11 percent of those surveyed who identified themselves as libertarian were correctly able to identify the very basic meaning of libertarianism as "someone whose political views emphasize individual freedom by limiting the role of government." 

Even though that's often an oxymoron, that's what libertarians say, and their followers apparently don't know it.

Weirdly, that same poll found that 41 percent of libertarians believe that the government should regulate business, 46 percent of libertarians believe that corporations make too much profit, and 38 percent of libertarians believe that government aid to the poor is a good thing.

Similarly, of the so-called libertarians polled, 42 percent believe that police should be able to stop and search people who "look like criminals," and 26 percent think "homose...

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After #Police Abuses Caught on Video, a New Guide Teaches How to Best Archive and Distribute Footage - YouTube

After #Police Abuses Caught on Video, a New Guide Teaches How to Best Archive and Distribute Footage - YouTube

http://www.democracynow.org - Cases like Rodney King, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner and Michael Brown have helped fuel demands for police accountability. We are j...

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#USA VIDEO: Grandmother Facing 1 Year In Jail For Protesting #Drones

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#USA VIDEO: Grandmother Facing 1 Year In Jail For Protesting #Drones

Mary Anne Grady Flores, a 58-year-old grandmother of three, was sentenced to a year in jail after photographing an anti-drone protest outside a military base near her home. While she waits on appeal, Grady Flores and her fellow protestors speak on the dangers of drone warfare, the right to dissent,...

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Rick Perry’s Islamic State Remark Joins A List Of Mexican-border Terror Threat Claims

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Rick Perry’s Islamic State Remark Joins A List Of Mexican-border Terror Threat Claims

Here‘s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.

MEXICO CITY — Hezbollah crossed from Tijuana into the United States. A member of Somali extremist group Al Shabaab was deported from Mexico. An Al Qaeda operative appeared in Honduras. The list of allegations runs on.

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry said last week the Islamic State (IS) could have crossed over the Rio Grande, he sparked quick denials from the Pentagon and Mexican government.

However, his comment is only the latest in a series of claims by US officials since 9/11 that radicals from the Middle East to the Horn of Africa have taken advantage of Mexico’s porous borders and the networks of gun, drugs and human trafficking stretching into the Americas.

Some have been pure speculation. Others are downright bizarre. But others have appeared to be true, and there h...

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cool..#NSA Creates #Google-Like Search Engine to Help Other Agencies Access Collected Phone, Email Records

cool..#NSA Creates #Google-Like Search Engine to Help Other Agencies Access Collected Phone, Email Records

#http://www.democracynow.org - A new report by The Intercept news site reveals the National Security Agency is secretly providing troves of data to nearly two...

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Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires (Exclusive) | The Nation

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Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires (Exclusive)

Last week, in an interview with Politico, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined his plan to shut down President Obama’s legislative agenda by placing riders on appropriations bills.

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▶ Noam Chomsky on #Cats! [MUST WATCH] - YouTube - J'aime encore plus Chomsky maintenant ;)

▶ Noam Chomsky on #Cats! [MUST WATCH] - YouTube - J'aime encore plus Chomsky maintenant ;)

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#infâme Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre - Telegraph

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#infâme Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre   - Telegraph

Tony Blair told the Nursultan Nazarbayev that the deaths of 14 protesters 'tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress' his country had made

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#USA Activists Sound Alarm as More #Police Departments Consider Using #Drones

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#USA Activists Sound Alarm as More #Police Departments Consider Using #Drones

Police departments in the U.S. are increasingly considering the use of drones as a law enforcement tool, even as civil rights groups and media turn up scrutiny of police militarization in the wake of brutal crackdowns on anti-brutality protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities.

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