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Binyamin Netanyahu: strong man with a fearful heart

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The Israeli PM talks tough, but with an election looming, questions about who he is and whether he can be trusted are being asked
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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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A rare voice of courage: journalist Gideon Levy interviewed #israel #Palestine #Haaretz

A rare voice of courage: journalist Gideon Levy interviewed #israel #Palestine #Haaretz | News in english | Scoop.it

A rare voice of courage: journalist Gideon Levy interviewed #israel #Palestine #Haaretz

Gideon Levy is a rare voice of courage in an Israeli media generally supine towards the political establishment. Since 1988, he has written the “Twilight Zone” column for the Israeli daily Haaretz, documenting unflinchingly the myriad cruelties inflicted on the

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Is the Tide Turning Against #Water #Privatization? | The Nation

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You can't squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

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#israel High Court upholds controversial ‘#boycott law’ | +972 Magazine

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#israel High Court upholds controversial ‘#boycott law’ | +972 Magazine

High Court rejects petition against the law, gives grounds to allows individuals who want to sue anyone calling for a boycott of Israel, or ‘areas under its control.’ The High Court rejected a petition by…

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#USA ▶ Help us expose the #NRA and gun lobby! • The Real NRA • Become a Producer • BRAVE NEW FILMS - YouTube

#USA ▶ Help us expose the #NRA and gun lobby! • The Real NRA • Become a Producer • BRAVE NEW FILMS - YouTube

Become a producer on The Real NRA and help us expose the NRA and gun companies! http://bit.ly/realnra DONOR MATCH ANNOUNCED- a generous donor has agreed to m...

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#Nigeria n Pres’ #Svengali Tied to #Heroin - TDB

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Son élection a été présentée par la presse et les radios mainstream comme "une victoire de la démocratie"...

#Nigeria n Pres’ #Svengali Tied to #Heroin - TDB

General Muhammed Buhari’s political partner is a former bagman for two heroin traffickers. But that’s just business as usual in Nigeria.


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▶ Losing Faith: EU officials back off as #Ukraine reforms fail - 5 mn RT YouTube

▶ Losing Faith: EU officials back off as #Ukraine reforms fail - 5 mn RT YouTube

The EU's foreign policy chief is not coming to the Union's first formal summit with Ukraine after an association deal was agreed last year. Federica Mogherini said she won't be able to be in Kiev today, because she has to see the UN Secretary General. But this comes amid reports that Europe is losing faith in Ukraine's commitment to make political and economic reforms. RT's Murad Gazdiev reports.

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#UnitedStatesofisrael #AIPAC-backed legislation targeting #BDS movement advances in #US Congress #Palestine

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#UnitedStatesofisrael #AIPAC-backed legislation targeting #BDS movement advances in #US Congress #Palestine

This week Senator Ben Cardin introduced an AIPAC-backed amendment to a trade bill that seeks to thwart the growing BDS movement. The legislation is designed to pressure the EU, which is currently n...

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#UK #CrisisWhatCrisis ? Recession rich: Britain's wealthiest double net worth since crisis - The Guardian

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#UK #CrisisWhatCrisis ? Recession rich: Britain's wealthiest double net worth since crisis - The Guardian

Richest 1,000 families control total of £547bn, rising by more than 112% since 2009, and own more than poorest 40% of British households

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THE #OBAMA APOLOGY REFLEX by the always excellent MentalUnrest

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THE #OBAMA APOLOGY REFLEX by the always excellent MentalUnrest

Once again, the US government got it wrong in a big way, and President Obama donned the hat of Apologizer in Chief. The transgression this time around is the US drone missile deaths of two American civilians during a rescue operation in Yemen.

Before that, the President gave a speech during the Selma march’s 50th anniversary which acknowledged America’s role in erecting barriers to racial equality…....

Which was preceeded by another apology from the President after US troops were caught burning Korans in Afghanistan….

An anteceding apology came from Obama after the Ed Snowden leaks revealed that the National Security Agency tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone….

But not before th..

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Killer #robots deciding on human life, it's unacceptable – Conference on #Disarmament chief - RT 2 mn

Killer #robots deciding on human life, it's unacceptable – Conference on #Disarmament chief - RT 2 mn

At a time of simmering geopolitical tensions, the concept of common security has become even more important. And while global nuclear zero has been a goal for decades, its realization remains elusive. How can national and non-state actors be brought to the table for the common good, and what is the best way of moving towards the elimination of nuclear as well as more conventional threats? Oksana is joined by Michael Moller, the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, to proliferate on these issues.


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Simón Bolívar Big Band #Jazz In Concert - #ElSistema #Music #Venezuela #Culture #Art - NPR

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Simón Bolívar Big Band #Jazz In Concert - #ElSistema #Music #Venezuela #Culture #Art - NPR

The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Palestinian children threatened with rape in Israeli jails - The Palestinian Information Center #Palestine #israel #HumanRights

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The Israeli occupation authorities have intensified arrest campaigns against Palestinian minors and children over the past four years.

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▶ No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally! - 3 mn YouTube

▶ No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally! - 3 mn YouTube

Ajoutée le 27 avr. 2015

The international working class stands at a crossroads. The endless war drive of the imperialist powers threatens to unleash a Third World War, waged by nuclear-armed states, with catastrophic consequences for civilization. There is mass opposition throughout the world to perpetual war. This opposition must be coordinated and given conscious political expression.

The International Committee of the Fourth International is organizing the International May Day Online Rally to give voice to the workers of the world, the hundreds of millions of people looking for a way to stop the recklessness and criminality of the corporate and financial elite.

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#Chile War-criminal Sheltering In the #US May Finally Face Justice

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#Chile War-criminal Sheltering In the #US May Finally Face Justice

A member of Pinochet’s secret police has lived in the U.S. for decades without the threat of being extradited to Chile to face murder charges, but a legal team has finally found a way around that: Prosecute him in the U.S.


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▶ Spy Cables raise #SouthAfrica privacy concerns - #israel YouTube Al Jazeera 2:23

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#ISIS executes three #asylum seekers deported by #israel | +972 Magazine #exils #refugees #asile

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#ISIS executes three #asylum seekers deported by #israel | +972 Magazine #exils #refugees #asile

Video by extremist Sunni group shows execution of three Eritrean asylum seekers coerced into leaving Israel last year. At least three Eritrean asylum seekers who lived in Israel and were deported to a third country…

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Tell #US Congress: Yucca is a no-go, dump funding for Yucca Mountain #NuclearWaste #Nuclear

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#ElizabethWarren’s Virtual Candidacy - The New Yorker #US elections 2016 #Hillary #HillaryAntidote

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The Massachusetts Senator isn’t running for President, but she’s still Hillary Clinton’s biggest Democratic threat.

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‘We don’t need #ArabiaSaudi #humanitarian aid’ – #Yemen conflict intensifies - RT 5 mn YouTube

‘We don’t need #ArabiaSaudi #humanitarian aid’ – #Yemen conflict intensifies - RT 5 mn YouTube

There 's no let up in Yemen, with Saudi Arabia launching at least 5 air strikes against the capital. While southern regions are being shelled by warships. Mohammed al-Attab reports from Sanaa. Read More: http://on.rt.com/pjbfjt

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#ESSENTIEL ▶ #NoamChomsky : l'interview qui dénonce l'Occident - 18 mn #Chomsky

#ESSENTIEL ▶ #NoamChomsky : l'interview qui dénonce l'Occident - 18 mn #Chomsky

l est l'un des plus grands intellectuels du monde, auteur prolifique et anarchiste autoproclamé. A 86 ans l'âge ne semble pas le ralentir.

Il combat toute une série d'injustices, avec l'Occident en général dans sa ligne de mire.

LIRE L’ARTICLE: http://fr.euronews.com/2015/04/17/noa...

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#StrongSignal ... #Canada #mining chairman #JimDoak found dead in #Mongolia-#mining #uranium #commodities

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#StrongSignal ... #Canada #mining chairman #JimDoak found dead in #Mongolia-#mining #uranium #commodities

Canada’s Khan Resources (TSE:KRI) chairman Jim Doak, a prominent figure in the Toronto financial industry, was found dead in a hotel room, The Globe and Mail reported.

Doak (59), who appeared as an analyst on business channel BNN, was in Mongolia in his role as chairman of the Toronto-based uranium exploration and development company, which has been active in the Asian country since 1995.

According to a company statement, he had just finished a second series of meetings with representatives of the government of Mongolia.

“He was a very special and uniquely talented individual whose insights and decision-making abilities were off the scale,” said Khan’s president and CEO Grant Edey.

Based on the firm’s website, Khan was involved in the development of the Dornod uranium project in Mongolia and became embroiled in a dispute with the Mongolian government over the mining rights.

Last month, an international arbitration tribunal ordered Mongolia to fork over $100 million for expropriating the project.

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He said Israel will be the only country in the Middle East to receive the jets, which cost US taxpayers $1.5 Trillion.

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#DirtyCandidate Progressives can’t trust #HillaryClinton: What’s behind her bizarre alliance with the Christian right? - Salon.com

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#DirtyCandidate Progressives can’t trust #HillaryClinton: What’s behind her bizarre alliance with the Christian right? - Salon.com

Clinton's mixed record on social and cultural issues might be explained by surprising views on faith and politics


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#US Sen. #Warren to Those Promising #TPP Would Be So Great: 'Prove It.' #economy

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#US Sen. #Warren to Those Promising #TPP Would Be So Great: 'Prove It.' #economy

Prove it. Let the American voters, the press, and the global public see and read the fine print of this so-called "free trade" deal.

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#Chevron #Whistleblower Leaks Tapes Showing Intentional #Oil Spill Coverup

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#Chevron #Whistleblower Leaks Tapes Showing Intentional #Oil Spill Coverup

In 2011, Amazon Watch received a mysterious package from a Chevron whistleblower. No return address, just dozens of DVDs and a note: “I hope this is useful for you in the trial against Texaco/Chevron! Signed, a friend from Chevron.”

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