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“My land is like my identity…I will always replant my trees” – farmer resists #israel #palestine

“My land is like my identity…I will always replant my trees” – farmer resists #israel #palestine | News in english | Scoop.it
24th April 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Beit Dajan, Occupied Palestine By Team Nablus On the 22nd April 2013, 500 trees belonging to Beit Dajan villager Jamal Kanaan were uprooted by t...
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On the 22nd April 2013, 500 trees belonging to Beit Dajan villager Jamal Kanaan were uprooted by the Israeli military; making a total of six times since 2002 that his olive trees have been destroyed by the Israeli authorities.

Around 50 soldiers arrived in the early morning and uprooted the young trees by hand, removing them in jeeps before Jamal could arrive and intervene in the theft of his trees. The olives had been planted just one year ago, following the Israeli army bulldozing his previous trees. Each of the five previous times that Jamal’s trees have been destroyed

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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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#USA Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization - TRNN - 10 mn

#USA Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization - TRNN - 10 mn- Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford say their voting record on this issue shows that only a few members act in the interest of the Black community

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#Kagame started the #genocide in #Rwanda, then #Congo

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President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, is organizing what he calls Rwanda Day in the city of Atlanta. The United States, which takes pride in its democratic history, and the City of Atlanta, which playe...
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#Irak #Syria How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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#Iraq #Syria How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The War on Terrorism is Terrorism

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How the Bush Administration Covered Up the #Saudi Connection to 9/11

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How the Bush Administration Covered Up the #Saudi Connection to 9/11

It's a story of how the White House sought to suppress evidence that would reveal how much it knew of the attack plot.


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@BarackObama is defying the Constitution on war - Washington Post

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@BarackObama is defying the Constitution on war - Washington Post

By what authority does Obama singlehandedly take the nation into a new war?

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#taboo Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth Of Domestic Violence - Mintpressnews

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The US Government Never Understood Afghanistan and Still Doesn't

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Anand Gopal walks readers through the looking glass of US empire into the complex and personal history and impact of the war in Afghanistan.

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#watch raw ISIS Releases Video Allegedly Showing Another Journalist In Captivity

#watch raw ISIS Releases Video Allegedly Showing Another Journalist In Captivity

The militant Islamic State group has released a new video in which a man identifying himself as a British journalist says that he will "show you the truth" about ISIS and how western media is manipulating the public.

The chilling video s...

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VIDEO: Americans Don’t Actually Know Who We’re Bombing

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Many Americans don't know which countries we're bombing - but in their defense, there are a lot of countries, and we drop a lot of bombs.
By MintPress News Desk | September 18, 2014


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Five Ways Occupy Wall Street Is Still Fighting #ows - Rolling Stone

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Five Ways Occupy Wall Street Is Still Fighting #ows - Rolling Stone

Since the disappearance of the original OWS occupations, new campaigns have aimed to translate the skills and networks developed there.

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A #Swiss Capitalist in North Korea #book - Truthout

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A #Swiss Capitalist in North Korea #book  - Truthout

Felix Abt is a Swiss businessman who, after living for seven years in North Korea, has written a candid account of his time there. The story is as extraordinary as it is improbable.

Foreigners rarely live for extended periods in North Korea. The ones who do are usually attached to embassies or UN agencies—but Abt was, as the title of his book states, a capitalist in North Korea. And, finally, the people who do manage to live there rarely write candidly about their experiences, if only to ensure that they can return at some point in the future.

Of course, there’s nothing in A Capitalist in North Korea that would disqualify Abt from a return visit. He does not trash the

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The Occupy Movement Takes on Student Debt - The New Yorker

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The Occupy Movement Takes on Student Debt - The New Yorker

On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, one initiative that came out of Occupy Wall Street has shown some staying power.

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The Alibaba IPO frenzy: Symptom of a diseased economic order - World Socialist Web Site

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The Alibaba IPO frenzy: Symptom of a diseased economic order - World Socialist Web Site

The frenzy surrounding the Alibaba IPO, which saw the accumulation of vast fortunes based on a company that has invented nothing and developed no new technology, is an expression of the parasitism at the centre of the global economic system.

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How The Koch Brothers Corrupted Florida State University (+163 Other Colleges) (Young Turks)

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Bruce Dixon on #Rwanda Day in Atlanta #Kagame #GenocideReverse #Mining #Africa #WesternAgenda #Business

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KPFA Evening News, 09.20.2013
In this case African governments have a few million ripped from the hide of their suffering people to spend on PR, yknow. And the Black political class wants a cut of . . .

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#Google Acts Like Privatized #NSA: #WikiLeaks' Julian Assange #Surveillance

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#Google Acts Like Privatized #NSA: #WikiLeaks' Julian Assange #Surveillance

Google's practices are "almost identical" to those of the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the GCHQ, Julian Assange has said. The WikiLeaks founder made the charge Thursday in interviews with the BBC and Sky News. He spoke from the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, where he has lived for over two years under political asylum. "Google's business model is to spy," Assange told the BBC.


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International airline suspends #Yemen flights as bloody clashes kill 60

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International airline suspends #Yemen flights as bloody clashes kill 60

Sanaa International Airport closed and communications cut off in Yemen's capital after a night of clashes rocks Yemen

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#Egypt Starts Monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and Skype of its citizens - Hack Read

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#Egypt Starts Monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and Skype of its citizens - Hack Read

Egyptian government has sought assistance of the sister company of an American security firm to monitor the online communications of Egyptians, according to a media report. See Egypt, the sister company of the US based Blue Coat, is monitoring the online communications of Egyptians, said a government official on condition of anonymity to BuzzFeed News. [...]

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#Iran ‘Happy in Tehran’ Dancers Are Given Suspended Sentences

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#Iran ‘Happy in Tehran’ Dancers Are Given Suspended Sentences

Though the punishments — lashings and six-month prison terms — were suspended, they could be carried out if any of the six defendants commit further actions deemed illegal in Iran.

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If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV - huffingtonpost

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If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV - huffingtonpost

WASHINGTON -- Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the country, has once again dominated the news.

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The United States Has The Largest Prison Population In The World — And It’s Growing

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In the federal prisons, more than half of those sentenced to a stints of a year or longer are still there for drug crimes.

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#usa 'You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

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#usa 'You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

As Occupy Wall Street marked its third anniversary on Wednesday, one offshoot group, Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students. Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt movement, acquired debt incurred by students of Everest College, one of the operations of Corinthian Colleges (CCI), an umbrella company of for-profit schools, and paid for it at a discounted rate, clearing a to

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#Qatar The Kingdom of Slaves - Truthout #slavery

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#Qatar The Kingdom of Slaves - Truthout #slavery

In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

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Where Are the White Feminists? MIA on Racist Misogynist Police Violence - Truthout

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Where Are the White Feminists? MIA on Racist Misogynist Police Violence - Truthout

The historic failure of both the civil rights movement and women's movement to grasp intersectionality keeps black women criminalized.

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Those Who've Seen Bloodshed Warn of Endless, Brutal War in #Iraq - The Intercept

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Iraqis and Americans criticize the White House's anti-Islamic State plan on legal, political and strategic grounds.

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