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“I question myself daily; will child abuse in Saudi Arabia ever change?”

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There are countless and inconsistent definitions of child abuse. The best way to define it is “a wilful act that harms a child including sexual, physical, and
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There are countless and inconsistent definitions of child abuse. The best way to define it is “a wilful act that harms a child including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and neglect, as well the failure to provide a child’s basic needs”.   

There are times when the child will experience different types of abuse overlapping, and there are times when one type of abuse may lead to another. It is also important to note that it is hard to categorise various forms of abuse. This leads to dilemmas in dealing with both the victim and perpetrator of the abuse.

Few statistics relating to child abuse are available in Saudi Arabia and there is a lack of research in this field. This can cause dilemmas on which schemes can help provide safety to these children and what steps society shoul

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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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As Endless War Drags On, US Has No Plans to Release Secret Prisoners Kept in Afghanistan

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As Endless War Drags On, US Has No Plans to Release Secret Prisoners Kept in Afghanistan (Obama va sans doute élaborer une stratégie imparable en 1 semaine .. faites-lui confiance )

As the U.S. cements a pact to maintain troops in Afghanistan following their reported withdrawal at the end of the year, a top U.S. official has admitted that the military also has no set plan to release the secret prisoners held captive in that country.

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Our Friends .. #Saudi Regime Commits New Crimes Against Protesters In al-Qatif #HumanRights

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Our Friends .. #Saudi Regime Commits New Crimes Against Protesters In al-Qatif #HumanRights

The region of al-Qatif in Saudi Arabia witnessed a “silent” crime a couple of days ago, when the authorities of the House of Saud used live bullets, once again, to disperse a peaceful protest, killing one person and injuring many others.

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▶ interview 26 mn Lavrov #Russia: #US must stop acting like global prosecutor - RT

▶ interview 26 mn Lavrov #Russia: #US must stop acting like global prosecutor - RT

Washington must stop acting unilaterally, with no regard to other nations’ interests, and should engage in honest cooperation to tackle global problems, Russ...

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Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

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Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

The Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

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'You killed a million people in Iraq' George Galloway tells Blair Cabinet Member

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The left and the New Media : The Chomsky Paradox » CounterPunch

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The left and the New Media : The Chomsky Paradox » CounterPunch

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

One night over a bottle of Irish whiskey, Alexander Cockburn told me a story about Noam Chomsky’s teeth. One day the great brain went to the dentist for a check up after several years of neglect. During the examination, the tooth doctor noticed extreme wear on the enamel of Chomsky’s molars.

“Noam, do you grind your teeth?”

“Not that I know of.”

“Well, the enamel is taking a real pounding. Perhaps you’re doing it at night. Can you ask your wife if she’s observed anything?”

Chomsky goes home Lexington, near the MIT campus and tells his wife Carol about his encounter with the dentist. That night and the next, Carol stays up after Noam has fallen asleep, keeping a close watch for any nocturnal grinding but notices no unusual dental machinations.

However, Carol did observe a furious gnashing each morning at the breakfast table as Noam read his way through the New York Times.

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator -- and its history of deference to banks.

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#Turkey Exclusive: PKK commander threatens to resume war - Al-Monitor

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#Turkey Exclusive: PKK commander threatens to resume war - Al-Monitor

In an exclusive interview, the Kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) top military commander, Cemil Bayik, says that Turkey has sabotaged the peace process and the PKK is ready to resume open conflict.

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Awesome! Rolling Stone Outs the Kochs!

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Awesome! Rolling Stone Outs the Kochs!

I retrieved the mail today - and got a huge surprise. It was the newest issue of 'Rolling Stone' magazine - a glossy format mag my former host daughter had subscribed to. I almost threw it away - ...

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There Goes the Neighborhood: 6 Billionaires Who Moved Somewhere and Ruined It

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There Goes the Neighborhood: 6 Billionaires Who Moved Somewhere and Ruined It

The superwealthy, like Mark Zuckerberg, have zero concern for their neighbors. .

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▶ After Eric #Puppet Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions -TRNN - 13 mn


▶ After Eric #Puppet Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions -TRNN - 13 mn

Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder's legacy on "too big to fail" is "too big to jail"


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#Egypt courts jail nearly 100 Mursi backers for up to 25 years of jail

#Egypt courts jail nearly 100 Mursi backers for up to 25 years of jail

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Medicare, Dr. Mengele and You


Medicare, Dr. Mengele and You

Karen Garcia, Sardonicky: The multimillionaire architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, seems to hate old people, believing that they are eyesores and albatrosses around the necks of "high society." This is a Democrat, mind you, a highly influential member of Obama's inner circle of health policy advisers.


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▶ 'West aims to vertically structure humanity' - Lavrov at UNGA 2014 (FULL SPEECH 16 mn) - RT

▶ 'West aims to vertically structure humanity' - Lavrov at UNGA 2014 (FULL SPEECH 16 mn) - RT

Note: Audio Fixed in this version. The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocat...

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Germany’s new war minister and Stern magazine - World Socialist Web Site

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Germany’s defence minister and Stern news magazine both trace political roots to the Nazi era.


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▶ #Fifa refuse to make corruption investigation report public - Al Jazeera #qatar #russia #football

▶ #Fifa refuse to make corruption investigation report public - Al Jazeera #qatar #russia #football

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the investigation report into the alleged corruption during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups w...

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

A confidential report and a fired examiner's hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street's top regulator - and its history of deference to banks.

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Obama’s Bourgeois Presidency » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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full speech 71 mn ▶ Lavrov: West stuck with Cold War mentality (UN Gen Assembly Full Q&A)

full speech 71 mn ▶ Lavrov: West stuck with Cold War mentality (UN Gen Assembly Full Q&A)

The security crisis in the European Union was not caused by the crisis in Ukraine, but the events in Ukraine reflect the contradictions within the Euro-Atlan...

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▶ Eric Holder's Complex Legacy: Voting Rights Advocate, Enemy of Press Freedom, Friend of Wall Street-democracynow

▶ Eric Holder's Complex Legacy: Voting Rights Advocate, Enemy of Press Freedom, Friend of Wall Street-democracynow

http://democracynow.org - Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch ...

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Hardest-Hitting Anti-Koch Ad Ever | The Nation

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Hardest-Hitting Anti-Koch Ad Ever | The Nation

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

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AG HOLDER - WHO'S THE COWARD NOW? - mentalunrest.com

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AG HOLDER - WHO'S THE COWARD NOW? - mentalunrest.com

Here I go again, offering a dissenting opinion about US Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to leave the Obama Administration. I think many of the mainstream news sources glossed over some impo...

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'Reluctant Warrior' Obama Bombs Yet Another Country - How many countries would he have to bomb to be considered an enthusiastic warrior?

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Bras de fer entre le FBI, Apple et Google sur le cryptage

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Bras de fer entre le FBI, Apple et Google sur le cryptage

Le directeur du FBI James Comey a sévèrement critiqué jeudi la politique de protection des données mise en place par Apple et Google, soucieux de rassurer leurs clients après les révélations sur les méthodes d'espionnage du renseignement américain.

« Je crois profondément en la loi, mais je crois aussi que personne dans ce pays n'est au-dessus des lois. Ce qui m'inquiète ici c'est que des entreprises puissent délibérément faire la promotion de quelque chose qui mette les gens au-dessus des lois », a fustigé le chef de la police fédérale devant quelques journalistes.

CONTRECOUP DE L'AFFAIRE SNOWDEN

Apple a été le premier à annoncer qu'afin d'éviter d'avoir à livrer à des gouvernements les données personnelles de ses clients, il n'aurait désormais plus acc



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#Saudi Influence diminished In #Yemen As Houthis Gain Power

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#Saudi Influence diminished In #Yemen As Houthis Gain Power

Reports: With the downfall of the Saudi project in Yemen, dubbed a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative, the Kingdom realized it was no longer the mai, Houthis, Saudi Arabia, Yemen,

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