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
" #US considered using #nuclear bomb on #Afghanistan after 9/11 " – German diplomat - RT America - 3:42 #History
Ajoutée le 31 août 2015
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US reportedly considered using a nuclear weapon on Afghanistan, according to a German diplomat. Michael Steiner, the current German ambassador to India, recently told news magazine Der Spiegel that the US was so distraught following the tragic event, policymakers in Washington had put on paper an actual plan to nuke the Middle Eastern nation. Legal and media analyst Lionel gives his take of the report.
"La pharmacie offre aux Arabes un coup de pouce dans leurs carrières" #israel #Palestine - Times of israel
Plus d’un tiers des pharmaciens israéliens sont des Arabes, qui se fraient une voie – un peu cahoteuse – vers la classe moyenne
extrait de l'article :
« En général, certaines questions ethniques ont émergé dans les entrevues, comme les habitudes vestimentaires ou l’utilisation de la langue arabe entre collègues de travail », dit le rapport. « Le contact direct au travail entre les pharmaciens juifs et arabes les conduit à se connaître et à se respecter mutuellement. »
S’il y avait une tension, c’était entre les pharmaciens arabes et les clients juifs : « il apparaît que l’insatisfaction des clients est souvent exprimée en termes de groupe ethnique des pharmaciens, » dit le rapport, certains clients mentionnant l’origine arabe d’un pharmacien comme la raison du problème avec leur prescription, la disponibilité d’un médicament, etc.
« Souvent, les pharmaciens ne jouissent pas du plein soutien de leur employeur », ajoute le rapport.
Néanmoins, l’afflux d’Arabes dans le monde pharmaceutique israélien a été un développement positif pour les deux parties, dit le rapport.
« Dans l’ensemble, les relations personnelles et les interactions quotidiennes entre les pharmaciens juifs et arabes ont été qualifiées de positives, et même d’expérience éducative pour les pharmaciens juifs qui ont eu l’occasion d’apprendre à connaître leurs collègues arabes. »"
#DonaldTrump Donated Millions To #Clinton Foundation #oligarchy #MAFIA #corruption #USA“
Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding," the reality-star-turned-politician said at the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland. "She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.”
#Fukushima fishing cooperative allowed #Tepco to discharge the contaminated groundwater to the sea - #environment
Following up this article.. Tepco to pump up highly contaminated groundwater for potential discharge today / Drainage plan submitted to NRA [URL] On 8/11/2015, Fukushima fishing cooperative officially admitted Tepco
14 images that show just how laughable #TTIP is - The Independent #Europe #Mafia #Tobacco #Lobbycracy
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty.
#US State Dept. spokesperson knows nothing about major #Iraq War inquiry - YouTube
Ajoutée le 25 août 2015
British newspaper the Daily Mail has been lobbying since 2009 for more information from the US government over documents related to a probe of high-ranking UK officials and their involvement in the run-up to the Iraq War, also called the Chilcot Inquiry, but it has received only a handful of documents and most of it was redacted. When Gayane Chichakyan pressed the US State Department, the spokesperson claimed to know nothing about the years-long inquiry.
#HipHop Legend #BootsRiley on #BlackLivesMatter & How His Cousin Was Accused of Shooting a Cop - #USA #racism
Ajoutée le 25 août 2015
DemocracyNow.org - Legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley has just published a new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb,” of his songs, commentaries and stories from his work with the Oakland hip-hop group The Coup and the band Street Sweeper Social Club. Riley has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian issues. Last week, he joined more than 1,000 black activists, artists and scholars in signing on to a statement supporting "the liberation of Palestine’s land and people." He also describes how his his cousin, Carlos Riley, who was accused of shooting a police officer in Durham, North Carolina, in 2012 was just found not guilty of shooting the police officer.
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How One Film Gave Voice To Three #Whistleblowers The #US Government Tried To Silence - #whistleblowing
“Silenced,” a film directed by James Spione has tapped into a zeitgeist moment, when people all over the world are deeply concerned about powers their government has claimed to protect security which infringe upon civil liberties, press freedom, and openness in government.
Voici un exemple de ce que l'Union Européenne appelle de la "propagande russe"
Perso, je dis merci à RT et autres médias de "propagande" car grâce à eux, j'ai accès à une information plus équilbrée.
D'un côté la propagande atlantiste véhiculée par BFM, Libé, Le Monde, Le Temps (et un large etc.. ) et eux
Et je me fais mon opinion.
Bref, que l'UE aille se faire f.. avec ces mesures pour contrer la soi-disante "propagande russe"
Le seul but est que nous, citoyens, n'ayons qu'un seul son de cloche : celui de l'Empire US et de l'Europe vassalisée'
#US State Dept has been whitewashing the violence of right wing protesters on #Maidan' - #Ukraine - 6 mn - RT
Deadly clashes erupt outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine. Crowds of protesters are opposing amendments to the constitution that would provide for the decentralization of the country. Washington says that the Ukrainian government has the right to use force to uphold the rule of law. However, this is not what they were saying during Maidan, which they state to have been “largely peaceful.” RT talks to Roger Annis, an editor at the New Cold War news website.
Haarez, journal israélien de centre-gauche, a révélé la semaine passée que l'état voyou d'israel a crée un "département de délégitimisation" des activistes et groupes BDS étrangers (cela fait longtemps qu'ils le font pou les militants israéliens) . Il lui est permis d'utiliser des méthodes "possiblement illégales"
#israel reveals "delegitimization department" to spy on boycott activists (source : Haaretz) - #BDS #Palestine
The Israeli military intelligence agency tells Haaretz that it is working against left-wing and BDS groups around the world.
Pour Noam Chomksy, l'apartheid pratiqué par israel envers les palestiniens est pire que celui que l'Afrique du Sudi pratiquait envers les Noirs
#NoamChomsky: #israel #Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than #SouthAfrica
Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky has described the actions of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as “worse than South African apartheid”.
In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by ‘apartheid’ you mean South African-style apartheid.
“What is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…
“The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.”
He described listening to the American mainstream media, such as CBS, like listening directly to the Israeli propaganda agencies. “It is a shameful moment for US media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state [Israel],” he said.
Chomsky accused the United States of continuing to provide the decisive support for the [Israeli] atrocities against the Palestinians.
“When what is called Israeli jet planes bomb defenceless targets in Gaza, that is US jet planes with Israeli pilots,” he said. “And the same with the high-tech munition and so on and so forth. So this is, again, sadism masked as compassion. Those are the actions.”
In a long interview with Democracy now, Chomsky insisted that the US is a violent state and is it exporting violence to other countries like the Israeli occupation.
How #Google is poised to steal the #US election - RT America
Ajoutée le 25 août 2015
Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and his team recently published their findings in a recent study in the National Academy of Sciences. They found that Google has the ability to rig the upcoming US Presidential Election in 2016. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident
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