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join this FB page please :in order to support the fight for dignity and justice of Yasmine against Nestlé : https://www.facebook.com/justiceforyasmine
Open Letter by Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice PresidenttoMr Peter Brabeck-LetmatheChairman of the Board of DirectorsNestlé, S.A55 Avenue NestléCH-1800 Vevey"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010Dear 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 toimprove 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.pdfmore here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.htmlmore again (in french) more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt
"In this possibly-terminal phase of human existence, Democracy and Freedom are more than values to be treasured, they may well be essential to survival." ― Noam Chomsky
▶ #India's Next Budget: Subsidies for Big Business and Debt for Citizens - TheRealNews.com
Jayati Ghosh critiques the first budget presented by the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
#UN To Confront #USA On Persistent Racial Discrimination #racism
Widespread racial Discrimination continue to exist in the United States, and results in serious and pervasive human rights violations in a wide range of areas.
I think that racism disempowers people by devaluing their identity. It is the opposite of the democratic principle of equality and the right of all people to be treated fairly. This would cause human violations to attain their rights and widespread racial disparities. In my opinion, racism is something you learn and not what you are born with. Hence instead of criticizing and discriminating people around us, we should learn to appreciate their existence. Even the UN cannot stand the level of racism and are searching for a treatment for racial discrimination to resolve this problem by confronting the USA. This is to prevent further conflicts between the nations and the people.
I feel that racial discrimination is a serious problem in our everyday lives. Even if we might not notice it, but we are sometimes already discriminating someone of different race. I feel that everyone should be treated the same and not treat them base on their race. Everyone should learn to appreciate people of other race and racial discrimination wouldn't be that be of a problem anymore.
Oh how a great nation has fallen. These people are throwing everything that Abraham lincoln and his soldiers had fought for, down the drain. That homeless African American was sent to jail without any possibility of being pardoned just because he was the middleman in the sales of drugs since he needed money for him to eat.
▶ Grandmother Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison After Protest at U.S. #Drone Base - YouTube
http://www.democracynow.org - In New York, a peace activist and grandmother has been sentenced to a year in prison for her role in peaceful protests at a bas...
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, A Nation of Cowards? | TomDispatch #USA #Yemen
Leaked list of offshore account holders reveals how tax loopholes are exploited, and which lawmakers and celebrities use them.
IIntroduction to the #Israel Lobby ( #AIPAC) in #USA - veteranstoday.com #gaza #gazaunderattack
The Israel Lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It began its activities many decades ago and played a major role in the creation of Israel.
Spied on for Being Muslim? NSA Targets Named in Snowden Leaks Respond to U.S. Gov't Surveillance - YouTube
http://www.democracynow.org - A new report by The Intercept has identified five prominent Muslim Americans who were spied on by the National Security Agency....
Goldman Sachs Women Say They Make Less Than Men Who Frequent Strip Clubs, Call Them ‘Bimbos’ | Susan Antilla
Four years ago, a former Goldman Sachs & Co. executive and two of her former colleagues sued the firm, alleging sex discrimination and asking to be certified as a class.
Today, the women filed documents that added to an extensive dossier of allegations. Among the filings was a request that a judge in the Federal district court in Manhattan allow H. Christina Chen-Oster and her co-plaintiffs to proceed in their suit as a class representing a class of women who work — or worked — at the bank.
I wrote about the latest round of filings for TheStreet Foundation today. You can read my column here, but here are a few highlights:
There are the strip clubs. The guys who organize departmental golf games and don’t invite the women. The liberal use of the word “bimbo” to describe Goldman women, many of whom graduate from the same Ivy League schools the men do. And, of course, the very discouraging numbers about pay and promotion. But t
Losing to Germany Wasn’t Actually the Worst Thing to Happen to #Brazil This World Cup | The Nation
Everyone will remember the score for yesterday's game. But will they remember the numbers of Brazilians that FIFA has displaced and disenfranchised?
#terrible #video 46 sec : Black Woman Gets Beat by L.A. Police Officer #USA - YouTube #Police Brutality
Lawyer and 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock is seen being pulled to the ground and pummeled by an unidentified California Highway Patrol officer.
Stop Saying 'If X fired Rockets at #US': It's Racist, & assumes we're Colonial #gazaunderattack #stopisrael
Is anyone else disgusted by the propaganda trick of trying to get Americans to sympathize with Israel’s massive attack on the civilian habitations of Gaza by saying “if the US was subjected to rocket fire by X [usually Mexicans], what would it do?”
This hope that Americans are racists and that their racism can be incited against the Palestinians is about the lowest rhetorical trick you could imagine.
I’m old enough to remember the race riots in American cities of the late 1960s and early 1970s. I can remember a prominent pro-Israel columnist for the Washington Post, way back then, explicitly comparing Palestinians protesting their occupation by Israel to African-Americans protesting their economic marginalization. The writer’s hope was that white Americans would identify with Israelis and come to see Palestinians as “Black.” Or, let’s face it, as the N-word.
Someone recently sent to my blog such a screed, saying, what if rockets from Quebec were slamming into Maine?
The comparison is not only repulsive because the author hopes that Americ
Norway's financial sector under massive cyber attack, Anonymous claims 'responsibility' - Hack Read
Norway’s top financial institutions came under massive cyber attacks on Tuesday. Anonymous Norway appears to be behind this attack. The attack on Norway’s top financial institutions/banks, such as Danske Bank, Norges Bank, Sparebank and renowned insurance agencies Gjensidige and Storebrand had their services disrupted. Other than banks, a telecom company and three national airlines also came under attack. In an interview with Dagens Næringsliv [...]
▶ 'Spying is a waste of Energy' - Angela Merkel - YouTube #NSA cc @BarackObama and @DeptState
Relations between Berlin and Washington have been dealt a blow after the top CIA officer in Germany was ordered out of the country. The strong reaction came ...
FRIDE - Emboldened yet vulnerable: the changing foreign policies of Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Understand Israel’s assault on #Gaza: 8 crucial points / Like us, you are probably saddened and upset by the recent surge in violence between Israel and Hamas. The violence directed at civilians on both sides is wrong, and should be condemned. However, as many of you have probably noticed, Israel’s pro-occupation media machine is hard at work promoting a lopsided view of the conflict in mainstream media. Therefore, we’ve compiled a few points to provide better context and more balanced info as you discuss the situation with your friends, family and any media contacts. 1. The casualty toll is the best indicator of the misery inflicted, and Palestinian casualties always far outnumber Israeli casualties. While all deaths in such conflicts are tragic, the Palestinian casualties are always tens or hundreds of times greater than the Israeli toll. In the 2008/9 conflict, 1387 Palestinians died, vs. 9 Israelis. In the current conflict, an estimated 80 Palestinians have died, vs. 0 Israelis. 2. Militarily speaking, the conflict is grossly asymmetrical. The media coverage rarely reflects the military reality of the conflict. Israel is a military superpower, with F-15 fighter jets, AH-64 Apache helicopters, sophisticated missiles, an anti-rocket defence system (and nuclear arms.) Hamas and other militant groups have primitive and ineffective – often “home made” – rockets. Not a single Israeli fatality has resulted so far from the hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza since the recent spate of violence began. 3. All violence directed against civilians violates international law. Firing rockets from Gaza violates international law, as they may well hit civilians rather than military targets. But the repeated Israeli strikes on Palestinian homes, apartments, cafés, and other civilian targets violate international law too. This, regardless of whether Israel fired “warning” shots, or phoned warnings to the inhabitants. While all such reckless acts should be equally condemned, the Canadian government has only seen fit to speak against the rockets from Gaza. 4. Israel unlawfully ignores the concept of proportionality as it responds to Gaza rockets. International law permits countries to respond militarily to threats, but such responses must be proportional to the threat faced. If none of the rockets shot from Gaza have hit their targets, or caused fatalities, the legality of Israel’s brutal response is highly questionable. 5. The Israeli assault on Gaza only deepens the “collective punishment” imposed by Israel since 2007. Under international law, it is unlawful to punish an entire community for the crimes of a few. Nevertheless, Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza since 2007, effectively punishing 1.5 million civilians in Gaza simply because Israel rejects the Hamas administration in Gaza. The latest Israeli military strikes only deepen this punishment. 6. The rocket attacks from Gaza are a desperate act by a people without hope. Unfortunately, the rockets shot from Gaza simply give Israel an questionable excuse to pound Gaza yet again. According to polls, most people in Gaza do not believe rockets are effective against Israel. Nevertheless, there is no broad outcry against them, as many view them as a symbol of resistance, albeit futile. The best way to minimize the influence of extremist Palestinian groups would be to give Palestinians real hope for their future. 7. Under the UN, warring parties are not supposed to “fight it out.” The UN Charter reserves the use of force to Security Council members. When local conflicts arise, UN leaders – including Canada – are supposed to immediately intervene to stop the conflict, and prevent loss of life. Canada has not yet called for any cessation of hostilities. In fact, the Harper government abandons all principles as it declares blind support for Israel. 8. Israel’s extreme belligerency towards Gaza may be linked to other factors. The current surge in violence is occurring in a broader political context. Some believe that Israel is pursuing violence to derail the Fatah-Hamas Palestinian unity government. Others believe it is a continuation of the assault on Hamas institutions which began in recent weeks in the West Bank. Still others believe that Israel’s actions may be related to a wish to control of natural gas supplies in Gaza. Together, we can ensure that Canada takes a more responsible position on the question of human rights in Palestine. For more information, please contact: Patricia Jean Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East Telephone: 438 380 5410 Email CJPME - CJPME Website Thanks for your support Please support the continuation of our work: become a monthly supporter, or make a one-time contribution now. You may give on-line, by calling 438-380-5410, or by mailing in this form. If you need a charitable tax receipt, you can give on-line here, or you can mail in this form.
They're not just interested in manipulating your emotions. Here are five other things Facebook wants to learn about you.
Who lobbies most on #TTIP? - http://www.corporateeurope.org #lobbycraties
Do you wonder which businesses are pushing most for the proposed EU-US trade deal TTIP? Or where they come from? And who has most access to EU negotiators? CEO’s at-a-glance info-graphics shine a light on the corporate lobby behind the TTIP talks.Read also the press release here.
In fact, an actual invasion is still an imminent threat.An ISIS invasion of Lebanon, along the lines of what [ISIS head] Baghdadi's fighters did in northwest Iraq, is a possibility. In fact, an actual
The Israel Lobby and French Politics
Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage
With her scurrilous attacks on NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the former secretary of state is either a fool or a liar.
German Papers Report Second Possible US Spy
Based on documents posted to the website of the Pentagon’s research arm, known as DARPA, the reporting details the military’s interest in social media networks and reveals how research into how they operate was channeled through large corporations, like IBM, and academic research institutions, which included the University of Indiana, Georgia Tech, and others.
Though pithy at times–some of the research focused on the ecumen of pop celebrities on Twitter, like Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber–the darker elements reveal a Pentagon mindset
Among those who had their online behavior scrutinized were participants in the Occupy Movement that took off in 2011, Arab Spring activists overseas, and those involved with other highly-charged political issues like fracking, capital punishment, and the fight against genetically-engineered foods.
As an example, researchers for DARPA-backed study stated: “When anti-government messages are spread in social media, government would want to spread counter messages to balance that effort and hence identify people who are mo