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Modes of Palestinian Resistance and Gimmickry

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For too long, Palestinian resistance leaders allowed enemies of the Palestinian revolution to dictate the terms, slogans and modes of resistance.
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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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#Shameful #Business #UK Ministry of Justice bids for contract with #Saudi prison service - The Guardian

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#Shameful #Business #UK Ministry of Justice bids for contract with #Saudi prison service - The Guardian

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Can US can help Mediate #Yemen Crisis? US Embassy Cuts Staff...

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@WikiLeaks demands answers after #Google hands staff emails to #US government - The Guardian

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How The @CIA Made #Google - MintPressNews

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#WARONTERROR ALSO MEANS PLAYING WITH YOUR BRAIN by MentalUnrest

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#France’s Muslim Communities Face Graver Threats Than the Lure of Extremism | The Nation #Racism

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#France’s Muslim Communities Face Graver Threats Than the Lure of Extremism | The Nation #Racism

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#Drones and the New Ethics of War » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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#Racism More Than 128 Anti-Muslim Incidents Registered Over 2 Weeks In #France

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Last week, 47-year-old French Muslim Mohammed al-Makouli was killed in southern France by one of his neighbors, who shouted "I am your god, I am your Islam" before stabbing Makouli 17 times.
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#Yemen US maintains intelligence relationship with Houthis - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Despite alarmist news reports, the Barack Obama administration appears to have adjusted to the rise of the Houthis in Yemen and is continuing attacks on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Why the #CIA Is So Eager to Demolish #Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

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Remembering #ArabiaSaudi 's King Abdullah: "He Was Not a Benevolent Dictator, He Was a Dictator" 10 mn

Remembering #ArabiaSaudi 's King Abdullah: "He Was Not a Benevolent Dictator, He Was a Dictator" 10 mn

Ajoutée le 23 janv. 2015

http://democracynow.org - King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has died at the age of 90. Abdullah was one of the world's most powerful men and a key U.S. ally in the region, controlling a fifth of the known global petroleum reserves. In a statement, President Obama praised Abdullah "as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond." Many analysts accused Abdullah of turning the uprising in Syria into a proxy war with Iran. In 2010, WikiLeaks published U.S. diplomatic cables which identified Saudi Arabia as the world's largest source of funds for Islamist militant groups. Abdullah also sent tanks to help squash pro-democracy uprisings in neighboring Bahrain. Saudi Arabia recently came under criticism for its treatment of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes to be carried out at a rate of 50 per week for charges including insulting Islam. Abdullah's half-brother, Crown Prince Salman, has now assumed the throne. We are joined by Toby Jones, director of Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University and the author of "Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia."

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#FBI Arrests Top #NewYork Democrat Lawmaker on #corruption charges

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 #FBI Arrests Top #NewYork Democrat Lawmaker on #corruption charges

Prosecutors allege that Silver, a Democrat who’s served as speaker for more than two decades, was paid more than $4 million from a small New York law firm that focuses on real-estate tax reductions for residential and commercial properties. Silver failed to list the payments from the firm, Goldberg & Iryami, on his annual financial-disclosure filings with the state. He faces five counts including mail fraud, wire fraud, and extortion. According to the complaint, he ran a scheme “to induce real-estate developers with business before the state” and was pulling payments for referrals he gave the firm.


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9 Tributes To #Saudi 's King Abdullah - And How We Should Also Remember Him - Huffington Post

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9 Tributes To #Saudi 's King Abdullah - And How We Should Also Remember Him - Huffington Post

World leaders have rushed to pay gushing tributes to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia following the death of the world's oldest monarch.

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#listening #frissons ▶ Lauryn Hill - "I Get Out !" - vostfr - #MindControl #ModernSlavery

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I Wish I Had Never Reported My Rape

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▶ #Germany looks to repurpose SS #Buchenwald #nazi barracks for asylum seekers - RT-3:34 #refugees #humanitaire

▶ #Germany looks to repurpose SS #Buchenwald #nazi barracks for asylum seekers - RT-3:34 #refugees #humanitaire

On Tuesday, the world will mark 70 years since the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by Soviet soldiers. But the ceremony will happen amid highly controversial plans to re-purpose another Nazi death camp. Local authorities in Germany are putting the Buchenwald barracks back into use to house asylum seekers. RT's Peter Oliver reports.

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Is #USAID Helping Haiti to Recover, or US Contractors to Make Millions? | The Nation #corruption

The corrugated metal fences surrounding construction sites in downtown Port-au-Prince are covered with a simple message: “Haiti ap vanse,” or “Haiti is moving forward.” Where once many thousands of people made tattered tents and makeshift shelters their home, now massive concrete shells and cranes stand tall amidst the rubbl
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#OurDegeneratedLeaders 'Nauseating' Praise for Dead #Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics

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In the wake of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's death early Friday, human rights observers are calling attention to the hypocrisy of laudatory remembrances that appear to ignore the dictator's disregard for the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens as well as his role in international conflicts.
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#USA Why the 2016 Election Won’t Change Washington’s #Warmongering - The Nation

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#SaudiArabia: #HumanRights under King Abdullah - #HRW - 3 mn

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(Beirut, January 23, 2015) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly, Human Rights Watch said today. Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, should halt persecution of peaceful dissidents and religious minorities, end pervasive discrimination against women, and ensure greater protections for migrant workers.

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5 Private Prison Corporations You’ve Never Heard Of Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration

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Of the five, the two most well-known prison profiteers in the United States, Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group pulled in about $3.3 billion last year running scores of private prisons and immigration detention centers.

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