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Nuclear plant staff live unseen in the shadow of the disaster, says worker Atsufumi Yoshizawa, as Japan grapples with the fallout from the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl
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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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An insight into the legality of organ trade in #Iran - #health - YourMiddleEast.com

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An insight into the legality of organ trade in #Iran - #health - YourMiddleEast.com

It is really quite disturbing to see people spray graffiti on the walls of Tehran as a form of advertisement for their organs. They put their blood group in red with

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Most of top 20 #USA metropolitan areas with this + #segregation are filled with…#Democrats #racism

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#US : Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Acknowledges Rise in Income Inequality

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#US : Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Acknowledges Rise in Income Inequality

MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Janet Yellen (Photo: International Monetary Fund) Although the head of the Federal Reserve Board, Janet Y...

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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges by Jeremy Scahill

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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges by Jeremy Scahill

A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.


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The Financialization of Life - 16 mn - TRNN

The Financialization of Life - 16 mn - TRNN

Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy

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ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands - dailybeast

ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands - dailybeast

In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.

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#Tunisia New Freedoms in #Tunisia Drive Support for #ISIS - NY Times

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#Tunisia New Freedoms in #Tunisia Drive Support for #ISIS - NY Times

Even as Tunisians have approved a new constitution and the country has one of the Arab world’s most educated populations, militants are recruiting more openly there than in any other country.

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Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File with the FBI in the U.S. Police State

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The sickening transformation of these United States into an authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make Joseph Stalin blush, has been a key theme of my writing since well ...

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Growth of opium trade in Afghanistan direct result of US invasion: Petras

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The US is a Leading Terrorist State , by Noam Chomsky  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The US is a Leading Terrorist State , by Noam Chomsky  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

October 21, 2014 "ICH" - "TeleSur" - An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close.

Imagine that the lead article in Pravda reported a study by the KGB that reviews major terrorist operations run by the Kremlin around the world, in an effort to determine the factors that led to their success or failure, finally concluding that unfortunately successes were rare so that some rethinking of policy is in order.  Suppose that the article went on to quote Putin as saying that he had asked the KGB to carry out such inquiries in order to find cases of “financing and supplying arms to an insurgency in a country that actually worked out well.  And they couldn’t come up with much.” So he has some reluctance about continuing such efforts.

If, almost unimaginably, such an article were to appear, cries of outrage and indignation would rise to the heavens, and Russia would be bitterly condemned – or worse -- not only for the vicious terrorist record openly acknowledged, but for the reaction among the leadership and the political class: no concern, except how well Russian state terrorism works and whether the p...

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#Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim - BBC

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#Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim - BBC

Is Ukraine using cluster bombs in its fight against pro-Russia separatists? Human Rights Watch says so

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Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF

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Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF

New study shows that a young person is killed nearly every five minutes in a world rife with conflict both inside and outside of war zones

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#USA Don’t Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes » Audit the Pentagon! - Counterpunch

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▶ Domestic Workers Trapped, Exploited and Abused in the #UAE - #HumanRights Watch #EAU #slavery

▶ Domestic Workers Trapped, Exploited and Abused in the #UAE - #HumanRights Watch #EAU #slavery

Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labor situations. The UAE government, about to take u...

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A new mission for Amnesty International: Bringing #HumanRights home - Washington Post

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A new mission for Amnesty International: Bringing #HumanRights home - Washington Post

The human rights organization focuses on events in the U.S, including Ferguson, Mo., protests.


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#Exclusive Truhthout : Amid Shootings, Chicago #Police Department Upholds Culture of #Impunity #US #StatePolice

#Exclusive Truhthout : Amid Shootings, Chicago #Police Department Upholds Culture of #Impunity #US #StatePolice

An exclusive Truthout investigation reveals that the City of Chicago fails to recognize, let alone sanction, police guilty of repeated episodes of violence.

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#US Given New Deadline for #Torture Photos 'More Disturbing' Than #AbuGhraib

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#US Given New Deadline for #Torture Photos 'More Disturbing' Than #AbuGhraib

A federal judge has given the Obama administration less than two additional months to make its case why photos of abuse and torture by U.S. military forces against detainees captured following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan should not be released to the public.

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▶ American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture - TRNN - 9:30

▶ American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture - TRNN - 9:30

Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders

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1 of the + influential Army officers of the #Iraq theater on why #USA seems destined to repeat mistakes of the past

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One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

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#Drones #USA My Father Was Killed by a Computer, Says 7-Year-Old Afghan Child

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#Drones #USA My Father Was Killed by a Computer, Says 7-Year-Old Afghan Child

If Imal were a white American kid, this drone strike tragedy would not have befallen his father.

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Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings of Political Prisoners

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Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings of Political Prisoners

The colonel was arrested on suspicion of being involved in Tejas Verde, a detention center responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the first years of Pinochet's rule.

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 Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change. :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change. :  Information Clearing House - ICH-

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon

By Jordan Michael Smith

October 21, 2014 "ICH" - "BG" - The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

Why did the face in the Oval Office change but the policies remain the same? Critics tend to focus on Obama himself, a leader who perhaps has shifted with politics to take a harder line. But Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon has a more pessimistic answer: Obama couldn’t have changed policies much even if he tried.

Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national


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▶ Governments increase spending on #surveillance - 2:45 - Al Jazeera

▶ Governments increase spending on #surveillance - 2:45 - Al Jazeera

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#Ukraine Executions on Both Sides of Ukrainian Conflict, Amnesty Report Says

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From FP's Standish: "The Amnesty [International] investigation shows that extrajudicial killings committed by each side tended to follow a distinct pattern. Pro-Russian forces from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic [DNR] and Luhansk People's Republic [LNR] targeted suspected sympathizers or collaborators with pro-Kiev forces, as well as ordinary criminals. One high-profile example was the execution, under the authority of DNR's self-appointed minister of defense, Igor Strelkov, of two rebel commanders for looting."


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WHY PEOPLE WALKED OUT OF @BarackObama 'S SPEECH - MentalUnrest.com

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