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Fukushima 50: 'We felt like kamikaze pilots ready to sacrifice everything'

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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#USA #Prison #PrisonState : How to Stop Mass Incarceration - The New Yorker

#USA #Prison #PrisonState : How to Stop Mass Incarceration - The New Yorker | News in english | Scoop.it


dédicacé à M. Le Maudet (ministre police #Genève) , admirateur des méthodes de la justice et de la police US ...

#USA #Prison #PrisonState : How to Stop Mass Incarceration - The New Yorker

A Milwaukee prosecutor is working to send fewer African-Americans to prison.


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Eyewitness debunks claim of “attack” on #Paris #Jews by #BDS activists - #israel #Palestine

Eyewitness debunks claim of “attack” on #Paris #Jews by #BDS activists - #israel #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it

Eyewitness debunks claim of “attack” on #Paris #Jews by #BDS activists - #israel #Palestine

May Day altercation was provoked by anti-Palestinian Jewish extremist group Ligue de Défense Juive.

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#SaudiArabia bombs #Yemen with #US-supplied cluster bombs – #NGO #HRW - #WarCrimes 6:30 RT


#SaudiArabia bombs #Yemen with #US-supplied cluster bombs – #NGO #HRW - #WarCrimes 6:30 RT

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition is using US-supplied cluster munitions in its airstrikes on Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch reported. Targets include those close to villages, posing a threat from undetonated submunitions to civilians. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/0hn3ge


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Henry A. Giroux: #Liberalism's Failures in a Time of Increasing #Violence, #Racism, #Inequality and #StateTerrorism

Henry A. Giroux: #Liberalism's Failures in a Time of Increasing #Violence, #Racism, #Inequality and #StateTerrorism | News in english | Scoop.it

Henry A. Giroux: #Liberalism's Failures in a Time of Increasing #Violence, #Racism, #Inequality and #StateTerrorism

In two far-reaching radio interviews, Henry A. Giroux elaborates on the failure of liberals who align themselves with repressive policies that benefit the rich and powerful and do not challenge the fundamental structures of domination.



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#GetTheFacts The National Police Violence Map- At least 304 black people were killed by police in the #USA in 2014.

#GetTheFacts  The National Police Violence Map- At least 304 black people were killed by police in the #USA in 2014. | News in english | Scoop.it

#GetTheFacts  The National Police Violence Map- At least 304 black people were killed by police in the #USA in 2014.

Get the facts about police violence in your community to make the case for change.
On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr. was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, sparking nationwide protests against police killings of black people. This map, a project of WeTheProtesters.org, bears witness to the black men and women who have been killed at the hands of law enforcement in 2014. And while a focus on police killings cannot capture the full scale of the violence our communities face at the hands of police, we hope this data helps communities better understand the problem and begin to make progress towards addressing it. 
Use the data tables below to learn more about Police Violence


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#US-led airstrikes 'kill 52 civilians in northern #Syria' ----( fuelling "rebels" and killing civilians #WarCrimes) - AFP

#US-led airstrikes 'kill 52 civilians in northern #Syria' ----( fuelling "rebels" and killing civilians #WarCrimes) - AFP | News in english | Scoop.it

#US-led airstrikes 'kill 52 civilians in northern #Syria' ----( fuelling "rebels" and killing civilians #WarCrimes) - AFP

Pentagon can't confirm..

US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in northern Syria, a monitor said Saturday, but the Pentagon said it could not confirm the report. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also reported deadly violence elsewhere in Syria, including a rebel rocket attack Saturday that killed 15 civilians and wounded dozens in Aleppo. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that US-led coalition strikes early Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo p

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#USA #BlackLivesMatter #StLouis Hospital Suspected Of Selling Black Babies For Adoption, Telling Mothers They Died

#USA #BlackLivesMatter #StLouis Hospital Suspected Of Selling Black Babies For Adoption, Telling Mothers They Died | News in english | Scoop.it


#USA #BlackLivesMatter #StLouis Hospital Suspected Of Selling Black Babies For Adoption, Telling Mothers They Died

In a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Watkins said he suspects the hospital coordinated a scheme "to steal newborns of color for marketing in private adoption transactions."


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In Hot Water: #Nestle accused of profiting in drought stricken #California #Suisse #Switzerland #USA #environment

In Hot Water: #Nestle accused of profiting in drought stricken #California  #Suisse #Switzerland #USA #environment

The world's largest food company Nestle has found itself in trouble - for bottling water in drought striken California. The giant's permit expired almost three decades ago.

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#MorganFreeman on #Baltimore Protest Coverage: ‘F-ck the #Media’

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#MorganFreeman on #Baltimore Protest Coverage: ‘F-ck the #Media’

The screen icon discussed police brutality and the televised news media’s coverage of the Baltimore protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody.

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Exposing the Right-Wing Connections of a #HillaryClinton Attack Book's Author

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Exposing the Right-Wing Connections of a #HillaryClinton Attack Book's Author

Peter Schweizer is known for making false accusations.

Peter Schweizer, the author of a new book accusing the Clintons of conflicts of interest is clearly not a journalist, but a Republican propagandist whose smears about Democrats have been repeatedly debunked by newspapers and is a long-time conservative operator in his own world of crony capitalism.

Despite all this, The New York Times and The Washington Post cited and drew on Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash, giving credibility to attacks that were long on guilt by association and short on proof that the Clintons traded government favors while she was Secretary of State for donations to their global foundation.

After those reports were published, Schweizer appeared on several weekend network TV shows, where, when pressed, he could not produce proof about his allegations and swipes but said a closer look was warranted.  

The notion that Schweizer is an independent journalist investigating corruption is a farce. His resume, according to the right-wing watchdog group, Media Matters for America, includes: working as a speech writer for George W. Bush’s White House in the last year of his presidency: being paid $106,250 from Sarah Palin’s PAC in 2011 and 2012 to advise her on foreign policy; ghost-writing Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 2010 autobiography; contributing to Glenn Beck’s 2010 book Broke; working as an editor for Breitbart, which is a major R...

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▶ Massive crowd in Sanaa protest Saudi strikes in #Yemen - RT 0:55

Mais l'ONU supporte les frappes saoudiennes...


▶ Massive crowd in Sanaa protest Saudi strikes in #Yemen - RT 0:55


Thousands of people took to the streets of Sanaa, Friday, to protest against Saudi intervention in Yemen and the Saudi-led airstrikes that have seen hundreds killed and thousands left injured in recent months. Protesters held rifles and flags and chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United State and Israel.

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#israel i PM #netanyahu Begins Forming Pro-Settlement Coaltion #Palestine #digging...

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#israel i PM #netanyahu  Begins Forming Pro-Settlement Coaltion #Palestine #digging...

By IMEMC | – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed coalition deals with two parties on Wednesday, in his first steps toward constructing a new government, one week before the deadline to…

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What #Racism Has Done to #Baltimore #USA - The New Yorker

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What #Racism Has Done to #Baltimore #USA - The New Yorker

Education, employment, health, housing, and policing are all broken. Is this what life in an American city should be?

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#Irak #Kurdistan▶ Female #Peshmerga fighter: #ISIS jihadists fear us, think won't go to heaven if killed by woman -23 mn

#Irak #Kurdistan▶ Female #Peshmerga fighter: #ISIS jihadists fear us, think won't go to heaven if killed by woman -23 mn

When mothers, daughters and wives have to leave their loved ones to fight for the survival of nations – you know the war has reached its darkest stage. These women, the Valkyries of the modern era, are not afraid to risk their lives, as the stakes this time are very high. The Kurdish female battalion instills fear into the zealots of the Islamic State, holding the line alongside men of the Peshmerga against the extremists. Who are these women? Why are they taking up arms, and what are they leaving behind? We posed these questions to the All-female Peshmerga Battalion Commander, Colonel Nahida Ahmad Rashid.

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#Hillary 's Hacked Email #Bombshell: #MichelleObama Will Be My Vice President - News Examiner -

#Hillary 's Hacked Email #Bombshell: #MichelleObama Will Be My Vice President - News Examiner - | News in english | Scoop.it

#Hillary 's Hacked Email #Bombshell: #MichelleObama Will Be My Vice President - News Examiner -

New hacked emails have surfaced from Hillary Clinton showing that she is in talks with First Lady Michelle Obama as a running mate in 2016.

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Inside the #Military- #Police Center That Spies on #Baltimore's Rioters - #US #PoliceState #WeAreTheEnemy ,,,

Inside the #Military- #Police Center That Spies on #Baltimore's Rioters - #US #PoliceState #WeAreTheEnemy ,,, | News in english | Scoop.it

Inside the #Military- #Police Center That Spies on #Baltimore's Rioters - #US #PoliceState #WeAreTheEnemy ,,,

On Ambassador Road, just off I-695 around the corner from the FBI, nearly 100 employees sit in a high-tech suite and wait for terrorists to attack Baltimore. They’ve waited 11 years. But they still have plenty of work to do, like using the intel community’s toys to target this week’s street protests.

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▶ ‘Clean war is a myth which the West always uses’ – Dane Glazebrook on #Syria airstrikes - 5 mn RT

▶ ‘Clean war is a myth which the West always uses’ – Dane Glazebrook on #Syria airstrikes - 5 mn RT

US-led airstrikes have killed 52 Syrian civilians in one day, Syrian Observatory for human Rights refers to it as a ‘massacre’ READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/ie...

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▶ Covering #Baltimore: Race, riots and the #media - The Listening Post - Al Jazeera - 10 mn #racism #usa

▶ Covering #Baltimore: Race, riots and the #media - The Listening Post - Al Jazeera - 10 mn #racism #usa

On the last Saturday of April, US media outlets had a big story breaking in Baltimore, Maryland.Protests over the death of yet another African-American at the hands of the police turned violent. But coverage on major news networks - CNN, along with Fox and MSNBC - was scant.The majority of the US networks had their cameras focused on an event in the capital city of Washington - the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, a black tie affair, where journalists and the politicians that they are supposed to cover, were rubbing shoulders and clinking glasses.

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#Jordan Squeezes #Syria n #Refugees, Pushing Them Back Toward Hell

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#Jordan Squeezes #Syria n #Refugees, Pushing Them Back Toward Hell

Middle-class Syrians thought they’d be safe in Jordan’s cities. But aid that allowed them to live is drying up, and for many the only choice is a camp or, worse, home.

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#USA #PoliceState : #MichaelMoore Calls For Disarming Police, Release Of Non-Violent Prisoners

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#USA #PoliceState :  #MichaelMoore Calls For Disarming Police, Release Of Non-Violent Prisoners

What do you think? Would there be less violence on the streets if the police were disarmed?

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He Did Not Die in Vain - The #FreddieGray Report - May 1, 2015 - #Jazz Video Guy - 6 mn - #BlackLivesMatter #Racism #USA

He Did Not Die in Vain - The #FreddieGray Report - May 1, 2015 - #Jazz Video Guy - 6 mn - #BlackLivesMatter #Racism #USA

"He did not die in Vain" Bret Primack offers his thoughts on the indictment of six Baltimore police officers for the murder of Freddie Gray. On April 12, 2015, Freddie C. Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man, was taken into custody by the Baltimore Police Department for allegedly possessing a switchblade; however, Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby subsequently stated "The knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law."While being transported in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and was taken to a trauma center. Gray died on April 19, 2015. His death was ascribed to injuries to his spinal cord. On April 21, 2015, pending an investigation of the incident, six Baltimore police officers were temporarily suspended with pay.


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Dix fois plus de dons en #Suisse pour le #Népal que pour le conflit en #Syrie

Dix fois plus de dons en #Suisse pour le #Népal que pour le conflit en #Syrie | News in english | Scoop.it

Dix fois plus de dons en #Suisse pour le #Népal que pour le conflit en #Syrie

Le séisme qui a dévasté le Népal suscite un immense élan de générosité en Suisse. Il met aussi en lumière les sensibilités variables des donateurs entre les conflits et les catastrophes naturelles.

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▶ RT asks: How would the mainsteam #media portray #Baltimore riots if they were in another country? -RT 5:47

▶ RT asks: How would the mainsteam #media portray #Baltimore riots if they were in another country? -RT 5:47

Mainstream media portrayal of the protests in Baltimore has brought up new criticism of how outlets follow unrest like this, especially compared to how it would view similar situations in places like the Middle East. Anya Parampil talks to media and legal analyst “Lionel” of LionelMedia about the blowback against the established media and the alleged hypocrisy when it comes to reporting on urban unrest.

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Eyeballing #israel’s #netanyahu by #UriAvnery

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Eyeballing #israel’s #netanyahu by #UriAvnery

Uri Avnery analyses the character of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: shaped by his embittered far-right Zionist father and willing to “lie, cheat, repudiate himself, raise false flags” to achieve Greater Israel.



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Corporations Are Bribing Bill Instead of #Hillary #Clinton #bribery #US #corporacracy #corruption

Corporations Are Bribing Bill Instead of #Hillary #Clinton #bribery #US #corporacracy #corruption | News in english | Scoop.it

Corporations Are Bribing Bill Instead of #Hillary #Clinton #bribery #US #corporacracy #corruption

It'd be smart to not only track who Hillary accepts contributions from, but also Bill.

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