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Qatar's Brotherhood Ties Alienate Fellow Gulf States - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Sultan Al Qassemi analyzes how Qatar’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood is affecting its ties with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the region.

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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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#HannibalLiar WaPo: O'Reilly Also Lied About Bombings in Belfast, #Ireland #media #journalism #FoxNews

#HannibalLiar WaPo: O'Reilly Also Lied About Bombings in Belfast, #Ireland #media #journalism #FoxNews | News in english | Scoop.it

#HannibalLiar WaPo: O'Reilly Also Lied About Bombings in Belfast, #Ireland #media #journalism #FoxNews

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O’Reilly has said he has reported from Northern Ireland, where the sectarian “Troubles” resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths and thousands of injuries over 30 years —

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#BBC #Documentary 55 mn 2015 The Super Rich and Us Episode 2 -YouTube #inequality

#BBC #Documentary 55 mn 2015 The Super Rich and Us Episode 2  - YouTube #inequality




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#US Pilot Detained In #Venezuela; Accused Of Recruiting Citizens For Coup

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#US Pilot Detained In #Venezuela; Accused Of Recruiting Citizens For Coup

The pilot’s capture comes on the heels of four missionaries being detained and questioned on similar charges in Ocumare de la Costa, a coastal town located in the northern part of the South American nation.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - An unnamed American has been detained in Venezuela, according toVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Speaking at a rally on Saturday, Maduro said that an “American pilot” with “Latino roots” had been captured near the Colombian border, in the western state of Táchira. The pilot, who was arrested along with five other U.S. nationals over the past few days, is being accused of espionage and attempting to recruit Venezuelan citizens in order to stage a coup and overthrow Maduro’s administration.

The pilot’s capture comes on the heels of four missionaries being detained and questioned on similar charges in Ocumare de la Costa, a coastal town located in the northern part of the South American nation. All four North Dakota missionaries – who have been in custody since Wednesday – were released on Saturday.

President Maduro stated that the pilot had “all kinds of documentation” to prove his affiliation with the United States.

Earlier this month, the United States imposed visa restrictions on Venezuelan officials, citing corruption and human rights violations.

The Venezuelan president responded with similar restrictions. Maduro banned certain U.S. officials – including George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio – from visiting Venezuela. He charged that these officials encouraged terrorism and also accused them of various human rights abuses, explicitly in Syria and Iraq.

Maduro has also recently accused the United States of collusion in a plot to bomb the presidential palace.

The White House responded to these accusations by labeling them as ludicrous.

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#Netanyahu's speech and the #US Jewish condition - Mondoweiss

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#Netanyahu's speech and the #US Jewish condition - Mondoweiss

By Philip Weiss
The scandal over the Netanyahu speech to Congress is in the end a story about the Jewish condition in the United States. Netanyahu's speech has exposed the power of the Israel lobby, and it will never be the same. The American establishment is too diverse, and we are all tired of the lobby's 40-year-run in power.


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5 Surprising Ways #Iran is better than #israel by Juan Cole - Informed Comment

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5 Surprising Ways #Iran is better than #israel by Juan Cole - Informed Comment

I think I’m one of the few Americans who has been to both Iran and Israel. I like both countries and have a lot in common with thinkers in both. I love What I know of Tel Aviv’s cafe culture and the searing honesty and high ethics of the Israeli thinkers I have talked to (so different from the strident and almost cult-like cheerleaderism of right wing Jewish Americans on Israel). It is said that Israelis’ favorite philosopher is Spinoza. I approve. Iranian intellectuals are less able to speak their minds in Iran’s unfree media than their Israeli counterparts (though there is a price to too much frankness in Israel, as well), but one on one they are also level-headed and clear-eyed. I suspect Iranians’ favorite philosopher is Rumi. If so, again, I approve. In fact, I think Rumi and Spinoza would have gotten along famously. Unfortunately contemporary Iran and contemporary Israel don’t get along at all politically, which sets the stage for the Washington melodrama planned for March 3, when Israel’s belligerent prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, will address Congress in a bid to undermine President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran on their civilian nuclear enrichment program.

Iran and European Jewry were both treated horribly in the 19th and 20th centuries by the major European imperial countries. Obviously, proportionally Jews suffered much more than Iranians did; about a third of Jews were murdered in the Nazi genocide. But Iran also suffered significant loss of human life and property. Tsarist Russia fought two wars with it in the early nineteenth century, and annexed from it substantial ...




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#USA Life in #Prison for Selling $20 of #Weed - The Daily Beast

#USA Life in #Prison for Selling $20 of #Weed - The Daily Beast | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA Life in #Prison for Selling $20 of #Weed - The Daily Beast

Homeless and hungry, Fate Vincent Winslow wanted something to eat, so he agreed to sell pot to a stranger—an undercover cop.

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'We bring aid everywhere, even to #ISIS-controlled areas' – Red Cross president - #CICR YouTube - RT - 25 mn #humanitaire

'We bring aid everywhere, even to #ISIS-controlled areas' – Red Cross president - #CICR YouTube - RT - 25 mn #humanitaire


The Red Cross and Red Crescent are present in conflicts worldwide, bringing help to places, where governments are helpless. How do you make sure politics doe...

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Tell #US Congress: No sweetheart deals for exploitative for-profit colleges #petition

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Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: No sweetheart deals for exploitative for-profit colleges.
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#crazy .. Confidential Informant Played Key Role in #FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot - The Intercept #Syria #USA

#crazy .. Confidential Informant Played Key Role in #FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot - The Intercept #Syria #USA | News in english | Scoop.it

#crazy .. Confidential Informant Played Key Role in #FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot - The Intercept #Syria #USA

The FBI Wednesday announced the arrest of three men it alleges planned to help the Islamic State, news that at first appeared to confirm fears that radical extremism is spreading to the United States. “The flow of foreign fighters to Syria represents an evolving threat to our country and to our allies,” U.S. Attorney Loretta>>

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Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans #ThanksBanksters !

Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans #ThanksBanksters ! | News in english | Scoop.it

Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans #ThanksBanksters !

Economic crises kill in more ways than one. The Great Recession can be tied to a jump in suicides among middle-aged people in the U.S., a new article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals. Suicide rates among Americans aged 40 to 64 have been climbing since 1999, far out-pacing other age groups, the researchers note. This included a drastic increase in suicides in 2007, at the outset of the financial nosedive.

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The Destruction of #Afghan Lives, Captured in #US Dollars

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The Destruction of #Afghan Lives, Captured in #US Dollars

by Jon Queally
An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: $11,000. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: $15,000. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: $106. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: $1,916.

New reporting by The Intercept published Friday offers a rare window into the death and destruction caused by the U.S. military in Afghanistan since 2001 by reviewing the records of so-called "condolence payments" disbursed to Afghan victims and family members killed or harmed by the ongoing war and military occupation. As journalist Cora Currier reports:

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▶ The Super Rich and Us - #BBC #Documentary 2015 - Rich People vs Poor People - Episode 1 - #inequality - 105 mn



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The Super Rich and Us - BBC Documentary 2015 - Rich People vs Poor People - Episode 1

Britain has more billionaires per head than any other country on earth, yet we're also the most unequal nation in Europe. We were told the super-rich would make us richer too, so why hasn't that happened, and what does the arrival of their astronomical wealth really mean for the rest of us?

In programme one of this two-part series, Jacques Peretti looks at how the super-rich first exploited an obscure legal loophole to make Britain one of the most attractive tax havens on earth. He argues this was no accident. Wooing the super-rich was a deliberate strategy by government to reconfigure the British economy, under the belief their wealth would trickle down to the rest of us. But it didn't. The OECD now say the British economy would have been 20 per cent bigger had we not pursued the super-rich. So who sold us the fallacy and why?

Jacques meets the super-rich themselves - from those buying premiership football clubs to the billionaires who are breaking ranks to criticise the decisions that made them richer and society more unequal.

Jacques challenges the architects of these policies, as well as tracking down the foreign multimillionaires who are buying up Britain and turning us from a nation of property owners to a nation of renters.

He uncovers new research that shows growing inequality has been driven by this key factor of unaffordable property, and the far-reaching effect this will have on every aspect of our lives. Inequality is reshaping Britain into two simple classes: the 99 per cent and the one per cent. This is the story of how it happened and what it means for all of us.

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#lol Sara #Netanyahu tells JPost: My husband is a hero of the Jewish people and the free world #hasbara #israel

#lol Sara #Netanyahu tells JPost: My husband is a hero of the Jewish people and the free world #hasbara #israel | News in english | Scoop.it

#lol Sara #Netanyahu tells JPost: My husband is a hero of the Jewish people and the free world #hasbara #israel

Naomi Ragen sits down for a one-on-one with the woman the press loves to hate, painting a very different picture than the one usually portrayed in the media.

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#US ▶ Cop shoots, kills homeless man seconds after arriving - YouTube

Prosecutors have released surveillance video showing Monroe, La. police officer Jody LeDoux shooting and killing a homeless man within seconds of the officer...
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Somebody Needs to Tell The @NYTimes: #israel Has The #Nuclear Bomb #media #bias

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Somebody Needs to Tell The @NYTimes: #israel Has The #Nuclear Bomb #media #bias

The New York Times has had plenty to say about Iran and nuclear ambitions recently—in op-eds, editorials and news stories; in reports on negotiating sessions and in articles about Israeli Prime Min...


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Winter in the Ruins of #Gaza (2/2) 13:47 - YouTube- The Real News #israel #Palestine

Winter in the Ruins of #Gaza (2/2) 13:47 - YouTube- The Real News #israel #Palestine

There is no economic life in Gaza, there are limited options for young people and some of them are life threatening, says Pernille Ironside, Chief of Gaza Field Office, UNICEF

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Actress #EmmaThompson & her husband refuse to pay 'a penny more' in taxes until #HSBC #TaxFraud ers go to jail

Actress #EmmaThompson & her husband refuse to pay 'a penny more' in taxes until #HSBC #TaxFraud ers  go to jail | News in english | Scoop.it

Actress #EmmaThompson & her husband refuse to pay 'a penny more' in taxes until #HSBC #TaxFraud ers  go to jail

"We’re going to get a load of us together. A movement. They can’t send everyone to prison. But we’ll go to prison if necessary."

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#Venezuela n Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters - 16 mn - The Real News


#Venezuela n Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters - 16 mn - The Real News

On Thursday, Venezuela officials released recordings of what it said was proof that opposition figures and some military officers were plotting to overthrow the government - Analysis with Miguel Tinker Salas and Paul Jay


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#Chypre #Cyprus Signs Military Deal to Let #Russia n Navy Use Its Ports | VICE News

#Chypre #Cyprus Signs Military Deal to Let #Russia n Navy Use Its Ports | VICE News

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "a crime against humanity," has been building increasingly close ties with Vladimir Putin.

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▶ 'Modesty Signs': Women complain of violence in ultra-Orthodox areas #Jerusalem #israel #Feminism 2:35 RT

▶ 'Modesty Signs': Women complain of violence in ultra-Orthodox areas #Jerusalem #israel #Feminism 2:35 RT

Violence, threats and segregation - that's the way some women say they're treated in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox neighborhoods. One female activist who had had enough, decided to go to court to force a change. RT's Paula Slier met her.

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#IslamistsInDaHouse .. In Midst of War, #Ukraine Becomes Gateway for #Jihad - The Intercept

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#IslamistsInDaHouse .. In Midst of War, #Ukraine Becomes Gateway for #Jihad - The Intercept

Volunteer battalions are key to Ukraine's fight against Russian-backed separatists. A reporter goes inside a Chechen-led battalion.

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10 Reasons To Pray for #AIPAC’s Decline #israel #US #Palestine #Lobbycracy #zionism

10 Reasons To Pray for #AIPAC’s Decline #israel #US #Palestine #Lobbycracy #zionism | News in english | Scoop.it

10 Reasons To Pray for #AIPAC’s Decline #israel #US #Palestine #Lobbycracy #zionism

by Medea Benjamin
From topping a catastrophic war with Iran to finally solving the Israel/Palestine conflict, an essential starting point is breaking AIPAC’s grip on U.S. policy.

As a secular Jew, I don’t do much praying. But this week, as the powerful pro-Israeli government lobby AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) holds its annual policy meeting in Washington DC, I’m praying that this year marks the beginning of the end of the lobby’s grip on US foreign policy.

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Methane-Explosion Craters Could Be Latest Indicators of a Warming Planet #environment

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Methane-Explosion Craters Could Be Latest Indicators of a Warming Planet #environment

by Sarah Lazare
Perhaps most alarming is what the funnels reveal about the rising temperature the Arctic, which is heating twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

Numerous newly discovered massive craters across Siberia—believed to have been formed by methane gas exploding through a thawing permafrost—may be the latest visible signs that climate change is here, and it's changing the very contours of the earth's surface. A 100-foot crater was first spotted last summer in Yamal peninsula, a freezing cold land 2,000 miles north of Moscow, and two other funnels were discovered soon after.

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WHY #HOMAN AND #GITMO WILL ALWAYS FAIL (BUT WHAT COULD WORK) by MentalUnrest

WHY #HOMAN AND #GITMO WILL ALWAYS FAIL (BUT WHAT COULD WORK) by MentalUnrest | News in english | Scoop.it

WHY #HOMAN AND #GITMO WILL ALWAYS FAIL (BUT WHAT COULD WORK) by MentalUnrest

The news about a CIA-styled torture chamber housed in the crime-torn city of Chicago and run by its police department confirms what many writers—including your kind blogger over here—have been saying all along about these War on Terror central planners: through their eyes, the world is a ghetto, and all inhabitants are enemy combatants. “Poor, black and brown?” Your reservation is ready.

Let’s quickly dispense with the fading  “it can’t happen here” chants of folks who refuse to connect Homan Square with the US military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, or with the other detention sites around the world.

Secret or obscure location? Check.

Physical abuse by guards? Check.

Said physical abuse leading to death? Check.

Details of detention activities unknown to general public? Check.

Imprisonment without reading of Miranda rights? Check.

Militarized support, if necessary? Check.

The only question that remains is which interior designer from the ever fashionable House of DC furnished the walls of the Chicago space since It’s all but a foregone conclusion that ...

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State (#NorthCarolina) Rules That #Lobbyists And #Politicians Can Legally Have #Sex

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State (#NorthCarolina) Rules That #Lobbyists And #Politicians Can Legally Have #Sex

The new law brings up a subject that many rarely think about, the fact politicians are literally in bed with representatives of groups that are interested in influencing government.

 Should lobbyists and politicians be legally allowed to have sex with one another? That is the debate that many people are having in North Carolina, where the state’s ethics commission recently decided that sex between lobbyists and politicians is perfectly legal.

The new law brings up a subject that many rarely think about, the fact politicians are literally in bed with representatives of groups that are interested in influencing government.

The issue was raised late last year, when Joal H. Broun, the secretary of state’s lobbying compliance director, sent a letter to the commission asking whether or not it was legal for politicians to engage in sexual intercourse with lobbyists.

Last week the commission released their answer, saying that:

“Consensual sexual relationships do not have monetary value and therefore are not reportable as gifts or ‘reportable expenditures made for lobbying’ for purposes of the lobbying law’s expenditure reporting provisions.”

The response concluded that:

“This interpretation does not address the legal, moral or other ramifications of two adults not married to one another engaging in consensual sexual relations with one another.”

Many local residents are now wondering what circumstances led Broun to raise these concerns. Is this something that happens so regularly that it requires an official policy?

John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.


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