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#Israel - In desperation, Shas again plays the racist card

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They may have pulled their inciting ad against Russian immigrants, but that didn't stop Eli Yishai and his party from wielding a new video against African refugees.
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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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#Hezbollah commander killed in #Iraq: sources - Reuters

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#Hezbollah commander killed in #Iraq: sources - Reuters

A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region. Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shi'ite Islamist group, has not previously announced any role in the conflict in Iraq, which escalated last month when radical Sunni militants seized large areas of territory from the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad. Four sources in Lebanon named the Hezbollah commander as Ibrahim al-Haj, a technical specialist involved in training. They said he was "martyred" in a battle near Mosul, a city in northern Iraq seized from government control last month by an al Qaeda offshoot known as the Islamic State.


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Jeremy Scahill: White House Censoring What US Public Can Know About Torture Program

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Jeremy Scahill: White House Censoring What US Public Can Know About Torture Program

Following news that the very same Central Intelligence Agency officials involved with the CIA torture program are being allowed access to the still classified U.S. Senate torture report, journalist Jeremy Scahill said Tuesday that "the White House, at the highest levels, is basically going through and editing what the American people can and can't read" about the damning findings that show systematic cruelty imposed on detainees.


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Former NSA Chief: Why I'm Worth $1 Million a Month to Wall Street

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Islamic State urges Turkish businessmen to return to Iraq - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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In an interview with Al-Monitor, Turkey's economy minister says that in addition to IS prompting Turkish businessmen to return to Iraq, trade with Israel remains unaffected despite the current crisis, and 2015 will see an increase in exports and decrease in deficit.



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‘Saudi spymaster injected with poison’

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Saudi Arabia's spymaster Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz has been injected with an incurable poison, a Lebanese media report says.



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600 million Apple devices have secret backdoors - Hack Read

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Apple’s latest iOS. Jonathan Zdziarski, usually known by his internet world name “NerveGas” was attending a presentation in at ‘Hackers on Earth’ conference


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#petition Tell Monsanto: We Have a Right to Know What’s In Our Food

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#Amnesty International and the War in #Ukraine - manipulating facts » CounterPunch.org

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Elaborate Offshore Network Behind Chicken Chain

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Elaborate Offshore Network Behind Chicken Chain

A secretive £750m trust located in a Channel Islands tax haven sits at the top of an elaborate offshore web of companies belonging to the family behind the Nando’s chicken chain.

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#Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup

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Dr. Mordachi Kidar, Bar-Oman university, Arabic Department. Asking the soldiers to rape Palestinian women as a war tactic.


محاضر اسرائيلي يدعو لاغتصاب امهات واخوات المقاومين في غزة


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#Jordan is America’s ‘Habibi’ » #USA CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, An East-West Showdown in the Heart of #Africa? | #ColdWar TomDispatch

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China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?
Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a Continent?
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Keynote at international #whistleblower conference, #Amsterdam - Using Our Intelligence

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Portugal’s Top Oligarch Goes Down in Flames » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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#USA Ayn Rand's Fever Dream: Texas GOP Platform Crazier Than You Can Imagine

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#USA Ayn Rand's Fever Dream: Texas GOP Platform Crazier Than You Can Imagine

This piece originally appeared on  BillMoyers.com.

Imagine the official presentation of a worldview concocted by conspiracy theorists and an assortment of cranks and grumpy people. Conjure a document written by scribes possessed of poison pens soaked in the inkpots of Ayn Rand and the Brothers Grimm, caught in the grip of a dark dystopian fantasy of dragons and specters, in which everyone’s wrong but thee and me and we’re not sure of thee.

In the spirit of the Alamo, this is a work straight out of the 19th century with no option for surrender.

No, this is not some “Game of Thrones” spinoff. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the official 2014 platform of the Republican Party of Texas, 40 pages of unrestrained, right-wing bluster against you name it — women, minorities, im


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video 2 mn ▶ Modern Day Slavery: The exploitation of #Qatar's migrant workers - YouTube

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Migrant workers in Qatar helping to construct offices for the 2022 World Cup reportedly haven't been paid after a year of toiling in the desert heat in slum ...

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What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? -- by Paul Craig Roberts #USA #Russia #Ukraine

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What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? -- by Paul Craig Roberts #USA #Russia #Ukraine  Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts

One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it.

Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.

The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner.

Just as the separatists and the Russian government have no incentive to shoot down an airliner, neither does the Ukrainian government nor, one would think, even the crazed extreme Ukrainian nationalists who have formed militias to take the fight against the separatists that the Ukrainian army is not keen to undertake–unless there was a plan to frame Russia.

One Russian general familiar with the weapon system offered his opinion that it was a mistake made by the Ukrainian military untrained in the weapon’s use. The general said that although Ukraine has a few of t

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Isis denies ordering that all girls in Mosul undergo FGM - The Guardian

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You’ve Heard About ISIS. You Haven’t Heard About These Guys

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You’ve Heard About ISIS. You Haven’t Heard About These Guys

While the Islamic State, previously known as ISIS or ISIL (for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), is the group the media associate with the Sunni uprising in Iraq, they are in reality one of six main groups that make up the coalition that seized control of a large chunk of western and...

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My bloody brush with America’s secret foreign policy

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Charles Lewis found out in the most horrific way that America’s self-image as the reluctant global warrior couldn’t be more wrong.

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OECD’s plan to end bank secrecy blasted by activists

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More than €37 billion in hidden assets have been revealed in transparency drives, but a new plan for global openness has been greeted with skepticism.

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Christian leaders express shock at world silence after ISIS expels Iraqi Christians

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Christian leaders express shock at world silence after ISIS expels Iraqi Christians

The patriarchal residence in the town of Atchanah in Lebanon’s Metn region brought together yesterday representatives of the churches of Mosul five days after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS

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▶ Noam Chomsky (2014) "How Change Happens" 27 mn interview - YouTube

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