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Hugo Chávez ally re-elected as Venezuela's assembly chief

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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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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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22 Women, children killed in new DR #Congo attack #DRC

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22 Women, children killed in new DR #Congo attack #DRC

(2ND UPDATE) The attack left 10 women, 8 children and four men dead


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My Grandson Doesn't Kill Children  :  Information Clearing House - ICH #drones #denial

My Grandson Doesn't Kill Children  :  Information Clearing House - ICH #drones #denial

By Joy First

 

This story really illustrates the disconnect and denial going on in our society, about how much we want to believe that we are the good guys, that we wouldn't hurt others.
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#Neoliberal Economics Comes to #Iran » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names #econony #économie

#Neoliberal Economics Comes to #Iran » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names #econony #économie

by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH

Tired of the oppressive financial hardship, wrought largely by the imperialist economic war against Iran, the Iranian people elected Hassan Rouhani president (June 2013) as he promised economic revival. He premised his pledge of economic recovery mainly on his alleged ability to bring the brutal sanctions against Iran to an end and integrate the Iranian economy into the world capitalist system. His promise of removing or alleviating sanctions, however, seems to have been based on an optimistic perception that a combination of the so-called charm offensive and far-reaching compromises over Iran’s nuclear technology would suffice to alter the Western powers’ sanctions policy against Iran.

More than a year later, while Iran’s peaceful nuclear technology is reduced from a fairly advanced to a relatively primitive level (from 20% to below 5%

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#StopTTIP -The Lie Machine: Trade "Partnerships" and the Hegemony of US Corporations Over the Laws of Foreign Countries

#StopTTIP -The Lie Machine: Trade "Partnerships" and the Hegemony of US Corporations Over the Laws of Foreign Countries

The Lie Machine: Trade "Partnerships" and the Hegemony of US Corporations Over the Laws of Foreign Countries

I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans...

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Protests continue in #Saudi Arabia as monarchy feels surrounded by 'evil forces'

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Protests continue in #Saudi Arabia as monarchy feels surrounded by 'evil forces'

Hundreds of people turned out for a third day of protests in eastern Saudi Arabia as analysts warned the monarchy is under growing pressure

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U.S. Senate inquiry into harsh @CIA tactics sidesteps #Bush role

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U.S. Senate inquiry into harsh @CIA tactics sidesteps #Bush role

A forthcoming Senate report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation tactics sidesteps any role by former President George W. Bush or his top aides.


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‘Scandalous’: 1.6m #UK pensioners living in poverty – report

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‘Scandalous’: 1.6m #UK pensioners living in poverty – report

More than one and a half million British pensioners are “floundering” on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.

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 Blowing the Whistle on @CIA #Torture from Beyond the Grave :  Information Clearing House - ICH

Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture from Beyond the Grave

 

By Cora Currier

 

Emails show close collaboration between staffers at the American Psychological Association (APA) and government officials, collaboration that offered a fig leaf of health-professional legitimacy to the CIA and military's brutal interrogations of terror suspects.
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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

How Billionaire Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties - The New York Times | News in english | Scoop.it

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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Only 84 of 2,379 US #drone attacks victims in #Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report

Only 84 of 2,379 US #drone attacks victims in #Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report | News in english | Scoop.it

Only 84 of 2,379 US #drone attacks victims in #Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report

CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since 2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,” only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report revealed.

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#Iraq At least 26 killed Saturday in bomb attacks in Baghdad - China.org.cn

#Iraq At least 26 killed Saturday in bomb attacks in Baghdad - China.org.cn

At least 26 people were killed and 96 others wounded in three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, a police source said.

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  The Real Secret of #Iraq's Germ Weapons:  Information Clearing House - ICH

  The Real Secret of #Iraq's Germ Weapons:  Information Clearing House - ICH

Chemical warfare manufacturing equipment - came from Germany, France and Holland. The feed stock for the germ weapons came from a US laboratory in Maryland -approved by the US government.


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#lgbt Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation

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#lgbt Vatican Keeps Pro-Gay Language In Italian Report, Removes It From English Translation

Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Just days aft, Catholic Church, family, gay marriage, Italy, LGBT, marriage equality, Pope Francis, religion, Synod, translation,


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▶ European #media writing pro-US stories under @CIA pressure - interview famous German journo 13 mn


▶ European #media writing pro-US stories under @CIA pressure - interview famous German journo 13 mn

German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran th...


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#Google Now Giving More Political Contributions Than #GoldmanSachs | FDL News Desk

#Google Now Giving More Political Contributions Than #GoldmanSachs | FDL News Desk | News in english | Scoop.it

#Google Now Giving More Political Contributions Than #GoldmanSachs | FDL News Desk

So much for Don’t Be Evil. Google has now overtaken Goldman Sachs in campaign contributions this year. Google’s PAC, NetPAC, has given $1.

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Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes | VICE United States

Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes | VICE United States | News in english | Scoop.it

Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes | VICE United States

You know an election is coming up when candidates from both parties are sowing fear and disinformation about the threat the Islamic State poses to the US.

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Only 4% of #drone victims in #Pakistan named as al Qaeda members | Naming the Dead

Only 4% of #drone victims in #Pakistan named as al Qaeda members | Naming the Dead | News in english | Scoop.it

Only 4% of #USA #drone victims (on 2379) in #Pakistan named as al Qaeda members | Naming the Dead

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 The Neocons — Masters of Chaos :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The Neocons - Masters of Chaos

 

By Robert Parry

 

America's neoconservatives, by stirring up trouble in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, are creating risks for the world's economy that are surfacing now in the turbulent stock markets, threatening another global recession.
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