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Recognition of the Shalem Center as an academic institution marks another phase in the right's battle against Israel's established universities.
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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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#Syria #mediamensonges New Details On Syrian Kidnapping Of #RichardEngel Reveal Rebel ‘False Flag’ #NBC

#Syria #mediamensonges New Details On Syrian Kidnapping Of #RichardEngel Reveal Rebel ‘False Flag’ #NBC | News in english | Scoop.it

#Syria #mediamensonges New Details On Syrian Kidnapping Of #RichardEngel Reveal Rebel ‘False Flag’ #NBC

New evidence has emerged about the 2012 kidnapping of Richard Engel and his NBC News team that reveals how, like a later chemical weapons attack, it was a false flag designed to encourage war with Assad.

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#US election 2016 : #Hillary: a Disaster in the Making » A Hypocritical #WarMonger CounterPunch

#US election 2016 : #Hillary: a Disaster in the Making » A Hypocritical #WarMonger CounterPunch | News in english | Scoop.it

#US election 2016 : #Hillary: a Disaster in the Making » A Hypocritical #WarMonger CounterPunch

by ROBERT FANTINA

One longs for a candidate for president of the United States possessing those rare traits of statesmanship, honesty and integrity. One looks back in vain to see such an example, and the near and far horizons offer no such hope, either.

We will take no time looking at the GOP (Generally Opposed to Progress) candidates, either announced or still keeping everyone on the edge of their seats as they ‘decide’ whether or not to toss their hat into the soon-to-be-crowded ring. Most, including Florida Governor and brother of one of the nation’s worst presidents ever, Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Governor, the obnoxious blowhard Chris Christie, have already decided, but enjoy the spectacle of endless conjecture. So they wait.

But on the Democratic side, no less a worthy than Hillary Rodham Clinton, lawyer, former First Lady, former senator, former Secretary of State, has slow-balled her tattered hat into an otherwise empty ring. Her handlers claim, disingenuously, that she expects competition, and a hard-fought primary campaign. Who, one wants to know, is going to take her on? She has a war chest rumored to hold $2.5 billion, more than twice what Republican

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#US #Zionists launch #Islamophobia campaign - RedressOnline.com

#US #Zionists launch #Islamophobia campaign - RedressOnline.com | News in english | Scoop.it

#US #Zionists launch #Islamophobia campaign - RedressOnline.com

Lawrence Davidson highlights the wilful distortions, prejudice and hypocrisy underlying a Zionist advertisement campaign targeting a historical Palestinian leader and Muslims in general, now underw...

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#environment #energy World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report | MINING.com

#environment #energy World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report | MINING.com | News in english | Scoop.it

#environment #energy World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report | MINING.com

Study shows the bank offered $3.4bn in loans, grants, guarantees, risk management and equity for fossil fuel-related projects for the 2013-14 financial year.

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#israel "directly targeted" children in #drone strikes on #Gaza, says rights group #Palestine

#israel "directly targeted" children in #drone strikes on #Gaza, says rights group #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it

#israel "directly targeted" children in #drone strikes on #Gaza, says rights group #Palestine

Almost 70 percent of children killed by Israel in Gaza last summer were less than twelve-years-old. 

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▶ Noam Chomsky: Neoliberal assault led to significant decline in democracy - RT (thanks..) - 28 mn

A noter que c'est sur RT, la "chaîne du Kremlin" que l'on peut écouter sans coupures et extensivement Noam Chomsky ... pas sur CNN, TF1, BFM ..


▶ Noam Chomsky: Neoliberal assault led to significant decline in democracy - RT (thanks..) - 28 mn

Ajoutée le 18 avr. 2015

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Noam Chomsky on the crisis engulfing the West. From drone strikes in Yemen to potential conflict with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, he looks at the ‘disaster’ of neoliberalism. With left-wing movements resisting the US hegemony from South America to Europe, could the dominance of the US on the global stage be coming to an end? And with the IMF arguably suppressing democracy in Greece after their election, we take a look at the sway they hold over the UK.

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Meet The Secretive Group That Runs The World | Zero Hedge

Meet The Secretive Group That Runs The World | Zero Hedge

Over the centuries there have been many stories, some based on loose facts, others based on hearsay, conjecture, speculation and outright lies, about groups of people who "control the world." Some of these are partially accurate, others are wildly hyperbolic, but when it comes to the historic record, nothing comes closer to the stereotypical, secretive group determining the fate of over 7 billion people, than the Bank of International Settlements, which hides in such plain sight, that few have ever paid much attention.

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#Nuclear Waste: Drone buzzes #Fukushima temporary storage facility - 2 mn - RT YouTube

#Nuclear Waste: Drone buzzes #Fukushima temporary storage facility - 2 mn - RT YouTube

Ajoutée le 17 avr. 2015

Millions of tons of radioactive soil and debris can be seen packed in black bags in a temporary storage site at Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture.

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#RodrigoRato Former #IMF #FMI Chief Under Investigation For #MoneyLaundering, Now Arrested

#RodrigoRato Former #IMF #FMI Chief Under Investigation For #MoneyLaundering, Now Arrested | News in english | Scoop.it


#RodrigoRato Former #IMF #FMI Chief Under Investigation For #MoneyLaundering, Now Arrested

Rato’s dealings include misappropriation of funds through a Visa card totaling 6 Million Euro, income from serving on the international advisory board of a Turkish bank in violation of Spanish banking laws, and a series of shell corporation divestments.


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The New World War No One Is Taking About: The Global Clamor For #Oil And #Gas

The New World War No One Is Taking About: The Global Clamor For #Oil And #Gas | News in english | Scoop.it

The New World War No One Is Taking About: The Global Clamor For #Oil And #Gas

With the world on the brink of another world war over a fire lit in the Middle East, oil and gas -- not ideology, religion or even nationalism -- are at the very core of the equation of power and greed.

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#USA #elections2016 If #ElizabethWarren Were Running for President, This Would Be Her Agenda | The Nation

#USA #elections2016  If #ElizabethWarren Were Running for President, This Would Be Her Agenda | The Nation | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA #elections2016  If #ElizabethWarren Were Running for President, This Would Be Her Agenda | The Nation

Elizabeth Warren ran for president, a key part of her campaign—if not the centerpiece—would likely involve how to restructure the financial sector in a less dangerous and more productive way. Dodd-Frank was by many accounts a good start, but it’s clear the economy is still over-financialized and too-big-to-fail banks continue to pose an existential threat.

Warren isn’t running for president, but she unveiled that exact agenda in a sweeping speech Wednesday in a conference at the Levy Institute in Washington. It advocated an array of specific, often ambitious policy proposals, many of which have circulated in Washington for years and that Warren, at various times, has already called for.

But tied together in one place, and packaged as a clear call for structural and not just technocratic changes, a blueprint emerged for how Warren thinks Democrats should attack continued financial reform. Whether purposeful or not, the speech was timed exactly to start of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Her ideas fit into four basic categories: first, getting tougher on bad financial actors, particularly big banks, and presenting them with actual legal accountability for malfeasance. Second, Warren outlined how to change the basic structure of the country’s largest financial institutions so their very existence doesn’t threaten the economy nor taxpayer money via inevitable bailouts. Third, she outlined how to change tax policies that incentivize financial risk-taking and instability. And finally, Warren called for tougher regulations on the shadow-banking sector that was a huge contributor to the 2008 crash and which remained largely untouched by Dodd-Frank.

Under no conceivable set of circumstances could most of this happen in the current political climate. R...

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Suicide Or Homicide? In #Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously - Radio Free Europe

Suicide Or Homicide? In #Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously - Radio Free Europe | News in english | Scoop.it

Bizarre cet article sur une radio financée par le Congrès US ..  Porochenko et sa clique lâchés  ?

Suicide Or Homicide? In #Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously - Radio Free Europe

Between January 26 and February 28, five Ukrainian officials with ties to the regime of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych have been found dead of apparent suicide. What's behind the wave of mysteriou...

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#US #finance #ElisabethWarren Blasts Government for Ignoring 'Blatantly Criminal Activity' on #WallStreet

#US #finance #ElisabethWarren Blasts Government for Ignoring 'Blatantly Criminal Activity' on #WallStreet | News in english | Scoop.it

#US #finance #ElisabethWarren Blasts Government for Ignoring 'Blatantly Criminal Activity' on #WallStreet

In remarks on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized the failure of both federal regulators and Justice Department officials to prosecute or otherwise hold to account Wall Street banks and financial institutions despite their long and steady pattern of "blatantly criminal activity."

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#résonances .. The banker behind #Hitler’s shadow empire - Salon.com

#résonances .. The banker behind #Hitler’s shadow empire - Salon.com | News in english | Scoop.it

#résonances .. The banker behind #Hitler’s shadow empire - Salon.com

Hjalmar Schacht was the most powerful minister in Germany, an economic "wizard" with a destructive plan for growth

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#US ▶ Welfare System Designed to Keep the Poor, Poorer - The Real News 11 mn


#US ▶ Welfare System Designed to Keep the Poor, Poorer - The Real News 11 mn

Sanford Schram, professor of political science at Hunter College, says new state laws that place restrictions on welfare recipients mark the poor as deviant ...


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#FoodSafety scientists have ties to Big Tobacco


#FoodSafety scientists have ties to Big Tobacco

At least 10 scientists who approve food additives did similar work for Big Tobacco.


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#apartheid Jewish and Palestinian women are segregated in #israel maternity wards -- #Chomsky

#apartheid Jewish and Palestinian women are segregated in #israel maternity wards -- #Chomsky | News in english | Scoop.it

#apartheid Jewish and Palestinian women are segregated in #israel maternity wards -- #Chomsky

Noam Chomsky says some things Israel does "really shock me" -- like separating Palestinian and Jewish mothers in separate maternity wards at Israeli hospitals, according to Ruchama Marton of Physic...

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#US Is Helping Commit Atrocities in #Yemen--And Pretends Its #Iran's Fault - Alternet.org

#US Is Helping Commit Atrocities in #Yemen--And Pretends Its #Iran's Fault - Alternet.org | News in english | Scoop.it

#US Is Helping Commit Atrocities in #Yemen--And Pretends Its #Iran's Fault - Alternet.org

The powerful Saudi regime has long meddled in Yemen.

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Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate #IMF-World Bank meeting #FMI - World Socialist Web Site

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate #IMF-World Bank meeting #FMI - World Socialist Web Site | News in english | Scoop.it

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate #IMF-World Bank meeting #FMI - World Socialist Web Site

Official reports prepared by the International Monetary Fund show that the global economy is not on the cusp of a recovery, but moving deeper into crisis.

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#US Campaign 2016: #HillaryClinton's Fake Populism Is a Hit by #MattTaibi for #RollingStone

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#US Campaign 2016: #HillaryClinton's Fake Populism Is a Hit by #MattTaibi for #RollingStone

Pundits say her idealist porridge is not too hot, not too cold, but just fake enough


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#US 'Trainers' Arrive in #Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian

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#US 'Trainers' Arrive in #Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian

Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian. The operation involving paratroopers will last for six months, according to a statement by the U.S. Army on Friday.

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#USA Details Of The Extent Of #Bribery And #Corruption By Sen. #BobMenendez Emerge #AIPAC #israel

#USA Details Of The Extent Of #Bribery And #Corruption By Sen. #BobMenendez Emerge #AIPAC #israel | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA Details Of The Extent Of #Bribery And #Corruption By Sen. #BobMenendez Emerge #AIPAC #israel

Special interest groups like AIPAC (The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) are rushing to contribute to the disgraced senator's legal fund.

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▶ Did #NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free #Syria n Army in 2012 Kidnapping of #RichardEngel? - 11 mn #media #bias

▶ Did #NBC Cover Up Role of U.S.-Backed Free #Syria n Army in 2012 Kidnapping of #RichardEngel? - 11 mn #media #bias

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http://democracynow.org - NBC News is at the center of a new controversy, this time focused on its chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel. Back in 2012 he and five other members of an NBC News team were kidnapped by armed gunmen in Syria. They were held for five days. Just after his release Engel spoke on NBC News and said this about his captors: "This is a government militia. These are people who are loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. They are Shiite." Well, earlier this week, a New York Times investigation prompted Engel to revise his story and reveal he was actually captured by Sunni militants affiliated with the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. In an article published on Wednesday, Engel said the kidnappers had "put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen." According to the Times investigation, NBC knew more than it let on about the kidnappers. We speak to As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. He runs the Angry Arab News Service blog. He expressed serious doubts about the circumstances surrounding Engel’s captivity and release when the story first broke in December 2012.

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#Saudi Historian: Our Women Should Not Be Allowed to Drive Lest They Get Raped - 2:23 YouTube

#Saudi Historian: Our Women Should Not Be Allowed to Drive Lest They Get Raped - 2:23 YouTube

During a TV show, Saudi historian Saleh Al-Saadoon said that women should not be allowed to drive on the grounds that they might get raped if their car broke down on the roadside. "[Western women] don't care if they are raped on the roadside, but we do", he said on the January 11, 2015 show on the Saudi Rotana Khalijiyya TV.

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How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor

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How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor

Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.


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