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

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Legislature cements Diosdado Cabello's position as third most powerful figure in government
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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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Sign the #petition (only for US People) : Justice for Michael Brown

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Sign the #petition (only for US People) : Justice for Michael Brown

Missouri police officer racially profiled and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Join CREDO and @ColorOfChange calling on Eric Holder to exercise his authority to bring federal criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson.

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#Ferguson #Justice #USA #2011 Man accused of killing police dog sentenced to 35 years

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Madoff Trials in #Geneva Loom Years After Fraudster Confessed - Bloomberg #Genève #banksters #finance

Madoff Trials in #Geneva Loom Years After Fraudster Confessed - Bloomberg #Genève #banksters #finance | News in english | Scoop.it

Madoff Trials in #Geneva Loom Years After Fraudster Confessed - Bloomberg #Genève #banksters #finance

"...Geneva Reputation

Madoff’s deception was a blow to Geneva’s reputation as a safe place to do business and the trials are an unwelcome reminder at a time when the city’s financial community has other challenges.

The fraud “was a shock as Geneva is very much old money, so credibility and prestige are very important,” said Stephane Garelli, a professor at IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. “It was a bad moment for a lot of people in Geneva because they didn’t show very good judgment -- and today people will say ‘let’s turn the page, let’s forget about that, we have enough on our plate in future with banking secrecy and other things....”

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#Mexico Moves Detained Protesters to Maximum Security Prisons | VICE News

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#Mexico Moves Detained Protesters to Maximum Security Prisons | VICE News

Mexican authorities have placed 11 people in maximum security prisons for protesting the disappearance of 43 teaching students in the country.


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#Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared.

NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi suburb of Dagoretti. He never made it home.

Two men accosted Gafirita near his house shortly before midnight. Shouting and the sound of a scuffle alerted neighbors who looked outside to see Gafirita being handcuffed and bundled into a vehicle.

Witnesses say the men spoke to Gafirita in a language they didn’t recognize, neither Swahili nor English.

Gafirita, who..

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In a Shift, @BarackObama Extends U.S. Role in #Afghanistan Combat #BarackObomba - NY Times

In a Shift, @BarackObama Extends U.S. Role in #Afghanistan Combat #BarackObomba - NY Times | News in english | Scoop.it

In a Shift, @BarackObama Extends U.S. Role in #Afghanistan Combat #BarackObomba - NY Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.

Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision. The new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions.


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The Climate Crisis is #Capitalism » #environment CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Climate Crisis is #Capitalism » #environment CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it

The Climate Crisis is #Capitalism » #environment CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Much Western discourse around environmental crisis reiterates the self-serving frame that ‘the world,’ rich and poor, global North and South, capitalist and communist, produced global warming. The assertion is posed as pragmatic, as avoiding the Cold War oppositions that tend to shut down discussion of important issues. If ‘we all’ are responsible for this or that catastrophe then we all have a responsibility to solve it. But what if, in terms of facts and history, a very specific and well defined form of political economy contains the guiding principles, modes of social organization, necessary technocratic skills, motive and two hundred years of easily assignable history of environmental destruction, can be blamed?

The question of whether or not capitalism is responsible for climate crisis is more pragmatic than ideological. A first step to solving a problem is to understand what is causing it. Capitalism as a form of political an

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School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex - Truthout

School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex - Truthout

JP Sottile, Truthout: Twenty-five years after an infamous massacre of six Jesuits at the hands of its graduates, activists still demand closure of School of the Americas (SOA). Yet, since SOA was "officially closed" and reopened the next year with a new name, a worldwide US network of training that amounts to a vast satellite campus system of military influence and power is the "new" School of the Americas.



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Could #Rwanda’s @PaulKagame be #Africa’s worst ‘serial killer?’ | The London Evening Post

Could #Rwanda’s @PaulKagame be #Africa’s worst ‘serial killer?’ | The London Evening Post | News in english | Scoop.it

Could #Rwanda’s @PaulKagame be #Africa’s worst ‘serial killer?’ | The London Evening Post

We belatedly bring our readers the last section of the amazing revelations concerning the leadership of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The authors of this article, Edward S Herman and David Peterson have written a book ‘Enduring Lies: The Rwandan Genocide in the Propaganda System, 20 Years Later (The Real News Books, 2014), which is now on sale in good bookshops around the world. In the final part here, they accuse Kagame of having been involved in the killing so far, of three African leaders. In addition to having already agreed with a BBC documentary on Rwanda that it was indeed Paul Kagame whose actions started the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the authors believe he is also not only responsible for assassinating Rwandan exiles but has ‘personally’ ordered the killing of at least 17 Rwanda Patriotic Army officers. Read on:




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#Documentary 24 mn #Truth about #Rwanda #genocide▶ work in progress #donations welcome #crowdfunding

#Documentary 24 mn #Truth about #Rwanda #genocide▶  work in progress, #donations welcome here www.witchdoctorsmovie.com  #crowdfunding



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#España Los curas sospechosos de pederastia en #Granada actuaban como una secta #pedophilia - El Pais

#España Los curas sospechosos de pederastia en #Granada actuaban como una secta #pedophilia - El Pais | News in english | Scoop.it


#España Los curas sospechosos de pederastia en #Granada actuaban como una secta #pedophilia - El Pais

Los Romanones tenían su propio líder uno de los tres sacerdotes a los que el arzobispado suspendió sus funciones tras la intervención del Papa FranciscoLos curas investigados judicialmente en Granada por pederastia (supuestamente abusaron sexualmente durante años de al menos un menor, aunque no se descartan nuevos casos) actuaban de manera similar a una secta. Y tenían su propio líder: en concreto, uno de los tres sacerdotes a los que el arzobispado suspendió de funciones tras la intervención directa del Papa en el asunto, según fuentes de la investigación. El foco se centra en una popular parroquia situada en los aledaños del barrio granadino del Zaidín. En ella ejercía su ministerio el líder de este grupo y también era el lugar donde estos sacerdotes, muy amigos entre sí, captaban a jóvenes como monaguillos y ayudantes y trataban de imbuirles la vocación religiosa.

Pero, en paralelo, les hacían lavados de cerebro en reuniones secretas en la que disertaban abiertamente del sexo y les alentaban a mantener relaciones con ellos argumentando que eso no era pecado. Además, los sometían a brutales prácticas sexuales, y siempre con abuso de la situación de superioridad que ejercían sobre ellos, según las mismas fuentes. Los 10 sacerdotes y los dos seglares investigados también mantenían relaciones entre sí. Todo esto ha trascendido a raíz de la denuncia de un joven que contó las agresio...


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Slow Growth & Inequality R Political Choices.We Can Choose Otherwise.By J.Stiglitz #Economy Nobel Price

Slow Growth & Inequality R Political Choices.We Can Choose Otherwise.By J.Stiglitz #Economy Nobel Price | News in english | Scoop.it

Slow Growth & Inequality R Political Choices.We Can Choose Otherwise.By J.Stiglitz #Economy Nobel Price

A rich country with millions of poor people. A country that prides itself on being the land of opportunity, but in which a child’s prospects are more dependent on…

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41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US #drone strikes – the #facts on the ground-The Guardian #WarCrimes

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US #drone strikes – the #facts on the ground-The Guardian #WarCrimes | News in english | Scoop.it

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US #drone strikes – the #facts on the ground-The Guardian #WarCrimes -

New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian, raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘precise’ strikes

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#démissionné ..▶ Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel ‘pushed out’ by Obama -RT -1:14

#démissionné ..▶ Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel ‘pushed out’ by Obama -RT -1:14

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is leaving his position after less than two years on the job. The announcement was made Monday morning in a joint press conference with President Barack Obama, and many in the media are already speculating on potential political motives behind the move. RT’s Ben Swann has more details.

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After Vowing to End Combat Mission in #Afghanistan, #Obama Secretly Extends America’s Longest War - 22 mn

After Vowing to End Combat Mission in #Afghanistan, #Obama Secretly Extends America’s Longest War - 22 mn

http://democracynow.org - President Obama has secretly extended the U.S. role in Afghanistan despite earlier promises to wind down America’s longest war. According to the New York Times, Obama has signed a classified order that ensures U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting. In addition, the order reportedly enables American jets, bombers and drones to bolster Afghan troops on combat missions. And, under certain circumstances, it would apparently authorize U.S. air-strikes to support Afghan military operations throughout the country. The decision contradicts Obama’s earlier announcement that the U.S. military would have no combat role in Afghanistan next year. Afghanistan’s new president Ashraf Ghani has also backed an expanded U.S. military role. Ghani, who took office in September, has also reportedly lifted limits on U.S. airstrikes and joint raids that his predecessor Hamid Karzai had put in place. We go to Kabul to speak with Dr. Hakim, a peace activist and physician who has provided humanitarian relief in Afghanistan for the last decade. We are also joined by Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, who has just returned from Afghanistan.
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The Astonishing Rise of Angela #Merkel - #portrait by The New Yorker #Germany

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The Astonishing Rise of Angela #Merkel - #portrait by The New Yorker #Germany

George Packer profiles the most powerful woman in the world.

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#Spain ▶ #Nazi-saluting & Swastika: General #Franco's anniversary celebrated in #Madrid - 00:47 - RT

#Spain ▶ #Nazi-saluting & Swastika: General #Franco's anniversary celebrated in #Madrid - 00:47 - RT

Around 300 far-right activists gathered in the center of Madrid to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the death of General Franco, Sunday. The Spanish leader lost his life on November 20, 1975.

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Witness in French inquiry into 1994 #Rwanda plane crash disappears (Includes interview) #Genocide @PaulKagame

Witness in French inquiry into 1994 #Rwanda plane crash disappears (Includes interview) #Genocide @PaulKagame | News in english | Scoop.it

Witness in French inquiry into 1994 #Rwanda plane crash disappears (Includes interview) #Genocide @PaulKagame

A key witness for a French court investigating who triggered the Rwandan genocide has gone missing in Kenya after a Paris judge insisted the witness’ name be identified in legal documents – a move critics say compromised his safety.

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#Drones The Moral Trauma of "21st Century Warriors" - Truthout

#Drones The Moral Trauma of "21st Century Warriors" - Truthout

US drone operators suffer post-traumatic stress disorder to significant degrees as a result of their physical immunity from physical danger.

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Elizabeth Warren: "Enough Is Enough" With @BarackObama 's Wall Street Appointees

Elizabeth Warren: "Enough Is Enough" With @BarackObama 's Wall Street Appointees

Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been talking about President Obama's economic appointees, and it sounds like she's pretty fed up. The White House has begun blocking tax inversions and has publicly denounced the practice, but its position is undercut when it appoints someone like Antonio Weiss.



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Dividing the Spoils by Bill Moyers #plutocracy

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Dividing the Spoils by Bill Moyers #plutocracy

Our government has become a clearing house for corporations and plutocrats whose dollars grease the wheels for lucrative contracts and easy regulation.



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'Resist #Surveillance': #HumanRights Groups Launch Tool to Detect #Spyware

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'Resist #Surveillance': #HumanRights Groups Launch Tool to Detect #Spyware




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▶ Matt Taibbi on why bankers will always stay out of jail - #banksters #Impunity = #OpenRoadToFascism 10 mn

▶ Matt Taibbi on why bankers will always stay out of jail - #banksters #Impunity = #OpenRoadToFascism 10 mn

Breaking the Set host Abby Martin speaks with Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about a JP Morgan Chase whistleblower that has come forward to expose ho...

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review #documentary '#MerchantsofDoubt', shows how public opinion is manipulated - LA Times

review #documentary '#MerchantsofDoubt', shows how public opinion is manipulated - LA Times | News in english | Scoop.it

review #documentary '#MerchantsofDoubt', shows how public opinion is manipulated - LA Times

Don't underestimate Robert Kenner's "Merchants of Doubt ." It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned, as so many are, with the perils of global warming, but it's a lot more than that.

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Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'

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Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'

'We are determined,' said students organizers in a joint letter, 'to build a movement too big to ignore that puts free, accessible and public education back on the political agenda.'

"No tuition fees! No education cuts! No debt!"


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