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Foreign Secretary Hague condemns settlement expansion, says EU and U.S. still need to establish 'incentives and disincentives' regarding further negotiations.
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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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Obama, Monopoly Capitalism, and Global Hegemony » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Killing Nature's Defenders: Study Finds Global Surge in Murders of Environmental Activists - YouTube

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Pulitzer Honoring Snowden’s Leak Validates Whistleblowing

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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag - Wall Street Journal

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A soldier said the unit was part of the 25th brigade of Ukraine's airborne forces and that they have switched to the side of the pro-Russian forces, but that couldn't be confirmed.

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Obama’s Tax Rate Hypocrisy

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He says it’s ‘not right’ for multimillionaires to pay less in taxes than their secretaries, but he’s done just that for years. It’s just another way Obama has lost his moral authority.

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Gmail does scan all emails, new Google terms clarify

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Native Americans say US violated human rights

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CIA caught red handed in Ukraine

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Writer Jim W. Dean looks at the CIA Director Brennaninvolvement in the crackdown in East Ukraine and the US spy agency's attempts to deny the scandal.
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UK Moves to Block US Senate Report to Protect Blair, Straw and Dearlove

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The unabashed collusion of two torturing security states and blocking criminal prosecution of the guilty is a sign of how low public ethics have sunk.
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The End of the Great American Fantasy

The End of the Great American Fantasy

 

By Paul Rosenberg

 

What America does overseas is always good and right. We do not speak against it.
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Moon of Alabama : Obama Urges Ukraine's Military To Not Get Involved (Two Month Ago)

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Obama Urges Ukraine's Military To Not Get Involved (Two Month Ago)
Obama says the U.S. urges Ukraine's military not to get involved in a conflict that must be resolved politically. He's expressing outrage about images of Ukrainian security forces firing automatic guns on Ukrainian people.

Obama says in a statement that Ukraine should respect the right of protest and that protesters must be peaceful. He's calling for dialogue to reduce tensions and address the people's grievances.

While that sounds somewhat reasonable, it is not what Obama now says about the current attack by the Ukrainian military on so far rather peaceful protesters in Donetsk oblast. He said the above two month ago while U.S. financed brutes from Maidan occupied government buildings, hailed hundreds of Molotov cocktails on policemen and stormed the parliament to stage their coup.

For a usually slick operator that Obama is such obvious double talk is pretty embarrassing.

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The 1% Wants to Ban Sleeping in Cars Because It Hurts Their 'Quality of Life'

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Depriving homeless people of their last shelter in life is Silicon Valley at its worst.
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Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist Was Ex-Informant With Criminal Past & Hateful Views - YouTube

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Here’s What the CIA Director Was Really Doing in Kiev

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The head of the CIA just made a secretive journey to Ukraine—to do what, he won’t say. But the answer could change the power equation in the hottest of geopolitical hotspots.
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CIA Director’s Trip to Kiev Was a Warning to Putin

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CIA Director John Brennan’s trip to Ukraine was more message than action, but message delivered: The U.S. could get much tougher.

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Palestinians can have an embassy in Jerusalem, but not a capital -- Israeli mayor declares

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#Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out -- Yet

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1. AIPAC continues to gun for a military confrontation with Iran.
2. AIPAC's call for unconditional support for the Israeli government undermines a possible negotiated solution between the Israelis and Palestinians. 
3. AIPAC's influence on U.S. policy -- pushing it in the direction of unconditional support for Israel -- increases anti-American sentiment around the world.
4. AIPAC makes the U.S. a pariah at the UN.
5. AIPAC attacks politicians who question unconditional support of Israel.
6. AIPAC attempts to silence all criticism of Israel. 
7. AIPAC feeds U.S. government officials a distorted view of the Israel/Palestine conflict.
8. AIPAC lobbies for billions of U.S. taxdollars to go to Israel instead of rebuilding America or funding the truly needy.
- by Medea Benjamin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/medea-benjamin/israel-lobby-aipac_b_4876388.html

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Raid and shoot: This ain't your grandpa's PD - Watchdog.org

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White House Confirms CIA Director's Trip to Kiev

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Tony Blair praises Egypt coup as military leader aims for presidency - Telegraph

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Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

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Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Lawless Libya

 

By Nick Turse

 

Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands?
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Hurtling into Darkness. America's Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny.

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America's Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny.

 

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When you have lied to and manipulated a people for a very long time, how can a growing contempt for them be avoided?
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