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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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#Yemen truce 'urgent' as doctors run out of medicines - Al Jazeera - 3:47


#Yemen truce 'urgent' as doctors run out of medicines - Al Jazeera - 3:47

Yemen has been rocked by months of fighting between Houthi Shia rebels and Hadi loyalists, supported by the coalition, leaving thousands dead and 21 million people in need of urgent aid. But a unilateral five-day truce announced by the Arab coalition appears to have not taken hold on Monday.Hassan Boucenine, the head of mission for Yemen's Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) told Al Jazeera a truce was urgently required by medics as there were now no medicines getting into the country besides those brought in by NGOs."In practice, more than half of the hospitals have stopped working,

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The Horrors of #JohnMcCain: War Hero or War Criminal?

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The Horrors of #JohnMcCain: War Hero or War Criminal?

The race-baiting panjandrum of Manhattan, Donald Trump, is currently taking flak from the media and politicians for deprecating John McCain's status as a "war hero". Trump's rhetoric is typically b...

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#US #heroin deaths triple in four years - World Socialist Web Site #drugs #warondrugs ...

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#US #heroin deaths triple in four years - World Socialist Web Site #drugs #warondrugs ...


The enormous growth in heroin use, particularly among young people, reflects the depth of the social crisis in America.
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Propaganda Wave Portends Invasion of #Syria by #TonyCartalucci :   Information Clearing House - ICH

Propaganda Wave Portends Invasion of #Syria by #TonyCartalucci :   Information Clearing House - ICH

By Tony Cartalucci

July 20, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - "NEO" - It was reported just days ago that US policymakers have signed and dated plans drawn up for the US invasion and occupation of Syria. The plan as described by the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution – a corporate think-tank that has previously drawn up plans for the invasion, occupation, and “surge” in Iraq – is to occupy border regions of Syria with US special forces to then justify a nationwide “no-fly-zone” if and when Syrian forces attempt to retake these “safe zones.”

The “safe zones” are to be used by various terrorists fronts Brookings admits are tied to Al Qaeda, to take refuge from Syrian(..)

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#Australia n #Mining Companies Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths Across #Africa

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#Australia n #Mining Companies Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths Across #Africa

Some of the Australian Securities Exchange-listed companies include state governments as shareholders. One company recorded 38 worker deaths over an eleven-year period.

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#israel detains and deports American Jews because they are Black #BlackLivesMatter #racism

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#israel detains and deports American Jews because they are Black #BlackLivesMatter #racism


Two American Jews were reportedly called a racial slur, detained, and subsequently deported by the Israeli government because they are black. “Once we were detained, we were never given any reason ...
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En #Syrie, une expérience de démocratie directe, égalitaire et multiconfessionnelle tient tête à l'#Etatislamique

En #Syrie, une expérience de démocratie directe, égalitaire et multiconfessionnelle tient tête à l'#Etatislamique | News in english | Scoop.it


En #Syrie, une expérience de démocratie directe, égalitaire et multiconfessionnelle tient tête à l'#Etatislamique

Les médias occidentaux relaient abondamment les décapitations, les appels au meurtre et les exactions perpétrés par Daech, le pseudo « Etat islamique ». Pourtant, face à cette barbarie, les populations kurdes, arabes ou yézidis de la région de Rojava, au nord de la Syrie, mettent en oeuvre un autre modèle de société, émancipateur, égalitaire, multiconfessionnel, et très démocratique. Une expérience qui pourrait même servir d’inspiration pour ramener la paix dans la région. En attendant, les Kurdes et leurs voisins combattent pour défendre cette utopie concrète, sans véritable soutien international. Entretien avec des chercheurs et activistes qui en reviennent.

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Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in #Texas but State says no laws were broken 14 mn #migrations #USA

Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in #Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken - 15 mn #migrations

http://democracynow.org - Texas says there is "no evidence" of wrongdoing after mass graves filled with bodies of immigrants were found miles inland from the U.S.-Mexico border. The bodies were gathered from the desert surrounding a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, in Brooks County. An investigation was launched after the mass graves were exposed last November in a documentary by The Weather Channel in partnership with Telemundo and The Investigative Fund. The report also found many of the migrants died after crossing into the United States and waiting hours for Border Patrol to respond to their 911 calls. We speak with reporter John Carlos Frey, who found rampant violations of the law.

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How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes - World Socialist Web Site #Amazon #JeffBezos

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How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes - World Socialist Web Site #Amazon #JeffBezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made more money Thursday than 300,000 US workers earn in an entire year.

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#Google Accidentally Reveals Data On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests - The Guardian

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#Google Accidentally Reveals Data On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests - The Guardian


Data shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures.
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Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship - World Socialist Web Site

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Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship - World Socialist Web Site


In advocating mass internment of “radicalized” Americans, Clark speaks for powerful layers within the state and ruling oligarchy who fear the growth of social opposition.
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Now the truth emerges: how the #US fuelled the rise of #Isis in #Syria and #Iraq | Seumas Milne - The Guardian

Now the truth emerges: how the #US fuelled the rise of #Isis in #Syria and #Iraq | Seumas Milne - The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it


Now the truth emerges: how the #US fuelled the rise of #Isis in #Syria and #Iraq | Seumas Milne - The Guardian

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place(...)

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#Putin : It’s strange when we have to deal with the #US in order to discuss issues with #Europe - 2 mn RT #Russia


#Putin  : It’s strange when we have to deal with the #US in order to discuss issues with #Europe - 2 mn RT #Russia

Ajoutée le 27 juil. 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to a Swiss news channel, sharing his perspective on the current situation in Europe. RT’s Madina Kochenova has more.

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Watch #RandPaul Avoid Questions On #israel

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Watch #RandPaul Avoid Questions On #israel


While Rand Paul travels the nation attempting to convince the people that he is here to “Defeat the Washington Machine,” his actions show that he is quite simply another cog in that exact establishment.
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#BenGourion se serait opposé au retour des Arabes de Haïfa pendant la guerre #Histoire #israel #Palestine

#BenGourion se serait opposé au retour des Arabes de Haïfa pendant la guerre #Histoire #israel #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it


#BenGourion se serait opposé au retour des Arabes de Haïfa pendant la guerre #Histoire #israel #Palestine

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tenu d’une lettre, qui doit être vendue aux enchères la semaine prochaine, semble contredire le témoignage de Golda Meir

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Veteran filmmaker Hayao #Miyazaki denounces government plans to remilitarise #Japan - World Socialist Web Site

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Veteran filmmaker Hayao #Miyazaki denounces government plans to remilitarise #Japan - World Socialist Web Site


Miyazaki’s denunciations of the Abe government are another indication of widespread anti-war sentiment in Japan.
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What a Choice for #Egypt – a Megalomaniac President or the Madness of #Isis by #RobertFisk - The Independent

What a Choice for #Egypt – a Megalomaniac President or the Madness of #Isis by #RobertFisk - The Independent

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Why Exactly Is the #US at War in #Yemen?

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Why Exactly Is the #US at War in #Yemen?

Supporting Saudi attacks on Yemen is a way for the US to show the Saudis that Iran is still a mutual adversary.

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The @NYTimes discovers elephant in living room: 'Pro-#israel billionaires' - #Palestine #USA #Iran #medias

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The @NYTimes discovers elephant in living room: 'Pro-#israel billionaires' - #Palestine #USA #Iran #medias


Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson both want to bomb Iran and both support Sen. Robert Menendez's defense fund. And even the New York Times states in a headline that "Pro-Israel billionaires" are backi...
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They Knew, They Lied: #ExxonMobil and #ClimateChange #environment #environnement

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They Knew, They Lied: #ExxonMobil and #ClimateChange #environment #environnement


ExxonMobil was aware of the existence and dangers of global climate change as early as 1981.
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Responding to Failure: Reorganizing #US Policies in the #MiddleEast | Middle East Policy Council

Responding to Failure: Reorganizing #US Policies in the #MiddleEast | Middle East Policy Council | News in english | Scoop.it

Responding to Failure: Reorganizing #US Policies in the #MiddleEast | Middle East Policy Council

"Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)

March 10, 2015 | Sarasota, Florida


I want to speak with you today about the Middle East. This is the region where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together. It is also the part of the world where we have been most compellingly reminded that some struggles cannot be won, but there are no struggles that cannot be lost.

It is often said that human beings learn little useful from success but can learn a great deal from defeat. If so, the Middle East now offers a remarkably rich menu of foreign-policy failures for Americans to study.

• Our four-decade-long diplomatic effort to bring peace to the Holy Land sputtered to an ignominious conclusion a year ago.

• Our unconditional political, economic, and military backing of Israel has earned us the enmity of Israel’s enemies even as it has enabled egregiously contemptuous expressions of ingratitude and disrespect for us from Israel itself.

• Our attempts to contain the Iranian revolution have instead empowered it.

• Our military campaigns to pacify the region have destabilized it, dismantled its states, and ignited ferocious wars of religion among its peoples.

• Our efforts to democratize Arab societies have helped to produce anarchy, terrorism, dictatorship, or an indecisive juxtaposition of all three.

• In Iraq, Libya, and Syri...(...)"

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Western #Media Continue to Ignore the Palestinian #HumanRights Community - #Palestine #DoubleStandard #Bias

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Western #Media Continue to Ignore the Palestinian #HumanRights Community - #Palestine #DoubleStandard #Bias

Western journalists continue to view Israeli sources as inherently more credible than Palestinian sources.

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The Official #Rwanda Story Unravels - Counterpunch.org

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The Official #Rwanda Story Unravels - Counterpunch.org


For two decades, Western elites have spun a tale of how Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame heroically ended the 1994 genocide in that country. That narrative has persisted despite the fact that a great d...
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#Greece’s #Syriza makes military deal with #israel that only #US has made

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#Greece’s #Syriza makes military deal with #israel that only #US has made

Greece’s ruling ostensibly left-wing Syriza party signed a “status of forces” accord with Israel on July 19. The Jerusalem Post explains that the agreement “offers legal defense to both militaries ...

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Qui va défendre Amer, enfant palestinien qui risque dix ans de prison pour jet de pierres - #Palestine #israel

Qui va défendre Amer, enfant palestinien qui risque dix ans de prison pour jet de pierres - #Palestine #israel | News in english | Scoop.it

Qui va défendre Amer, enfant palestinien qui risque dix ans de prison pour jet de pierres - #Palestine #israel

Amer Bajawi, 14 ans, détenu depuis 2 mois dans la prison israélienne de Meggido, comparaîtra la semaine prochaine devant un tribunal militaire israélien, et encourt une peine de 10 ans de prison pour jet de pierre sur une route empruntée par des colons, dans son village de Yabad près de Jénine.

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