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#USA Colleges Soak Poor Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

#USA Colleges Soak Poor Students to Funnel Aid to Rich | News in english | Scoop.it
U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to take on heavy debt, a report found.
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Almost two-thirds of private institutions require students from families making $30,000 or less annually to pay more than $15,000 a year, according to the report."

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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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#Facebook to decide what’s news or not - RT - 2:53 #media #presse #press

#Facebook to decide what’s news or not -  RT - 2:53 #media #presse #press

Facebook recently posted to the newsroom blog that they will be using input from users to determine whether or not news items are worthy of being distributed. They recently added the option for users to flag posts as false news, which is already pretty crazy. And now that are using an algorithm based on those flags to determine how much a post should be distributed. Yep: Facebook and its users are now going to decide what's news and what's not news. The Resident discusses.

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#Iran #Khamenei ’s message to the West - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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#Iran #Khamenei ’s message to the West - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

An open letter from Iran's supreme leader to Western youth is another sign of the changes afoot in Iran and a decision by the country's leadership to counter Islamophobia.

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Special Report: Money and Lies in Anti-Human Trafficking #NGO s

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Special Report: Money and Lies in Anti-Human Trafficking #NGO s

Despite enormous budgets, it's not clear anti-trafficking organizations can possibly be accomplishing what they claim.


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9 Tributes To #Saudi 's King Abdullah - And How We Should Also Remember Him - Huffington Post

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9 Tributes To #Saudi 's King Abdullah - And How We Should Also Remember Him - Huffington Post

World leaders have rushed to pay gushing tributes to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia following the death of the world's oldest monarch.

The king, thought to be aged about 90, died yesterday after two decades in power in the world's biggest oil expor...

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#listening #frissons ▶ Lauryn Hill - "I Get Out !" - vostfr - #MindControl #ModernSlavery

#listening #frissons ▶ Lauryn Hill - "I Get Out !" - vostfr - #MindControl #ModernSlavery

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KING ABDULLAH'S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY #SaudiArabia #ArabieSaoudite by MentalUnrest

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KING ABDULLAH'S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY #SaudiArabia #ArabieSaoudite by MentalUnrest

While President Obama and other Washington heavies give posthumous praise to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “moderate” voice of the Middle East, I have a different set of memories… Und...

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I Wish I Had Never Reported My Rape

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I Wish I Had Never Reported My Rape

A man held a pillow over my face and forcibly penetrated me. The police called me "the suspect."

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▶ #Germany looks to repurpose SS #Buchenwald #nazi barracks for asylum seekers - RT-3:34 #refugees #humanitaire

▶ #Germany looks to repurpose SS #Buchenwald #nazi barracks for asylum seekers - RT-3:34 #refugees #humanitaire

On Tuesday, the world will mark 70 years since the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by Soviet soldiers. But the ceremony will happen amid highly controversial plans to re-purpose another Nazi death camp. Local authorities in Germany are putting the Buchenwald barracks back into use to house asylum seekers. RT's Peter Oliver reports.

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Is #USAID Helping Haiti to Recover, or US Contractors to Make Millions? | The Nation #corruption

The corrugated metal fences surrounding construction sites in downtown Port-au-Prince are covered with a simple message: “Haiti ap vanse,” or “Haiti is moving forward.” Where once many thousands of people made tattered tents and makeshift shelters their home, now massive concrete shells and cranes stand tall amidst the rubbl
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The Anti-#Russia Campaign Heats Up » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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#OurDegeneratedLeaders 'Nauseating' Praise for Dead #Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics

#OurDegeneratedLeaders 'Nauseating' Praise for Dead #Saudi King Exposes Hypocrisy of West, Say Critics | News in english | Scoop.it
In the wake of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's death early Friday, human rights observers are calling attention to the hypocrisy of laudatory remembrances that appear to ignore the dictator's disregard for the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens as well as his role in international conflicts.
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#USA Why the 2016 Election Won’t Change Washington’s #Warmongering - The Nation

#USA Why the 2016 Election Won’t Change Washington’s #Warmongering - The Nation | News in english | Scoop.it
No matter who wins the presidency, we can count on the re-election of two words: "more war."
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@NYTimes editor #DeanBaquet admits: we failed to do our job after #911 #119 - The Guardian #media #press #DogGuards

@NYTimes editor #DeanBaquet admits: we failed to do our job after #911 #119 - The Guardian #media #press #DogGuards | News in english | Scoop.it

@NYTimes editor #DeanBaquet admits: we failed to do our job after #911 #119 - The Guardian #media #press #DogGuards

Dean Baquet admits that US mainstream media did not ask ‘hard questions’ before ‘war on terror’

"...Baquet said: “The mainstream press was not aggressive enough after 9/11, was not aggressive enough in asking questions about a decision to go to war in Iraq, was not aggressive enough in asking the hard questions about the war on terror. I accept that for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times”...."

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Domestic Workers in #Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union #ModernSlavery #LUnionFaitLaForce #Liban

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Domestic Workers in #Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union #ModernSlavery #LUnionFaitLaForce #Liban

Despite serious threats to their safety, over 200 domestic laborers in Lebanon gathered to form the first migrant workers' trade union in the Arab world.


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US #Drone Kills Sixth Grade Boy in #Yemen, says #HumanRights Group

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US #Drone Kills Sixth Grade Boy in #Yemen, says #HumanRights Group

A sixth grade Yemeni boy was among the three victims killed by a U.S. drone strike on Monday, a human rights group has said. The alleged CIA strike, which marked the first reported U.S. drone strike in Yemen this year, came just two days after U.S. military officials announced that the drone campaign would not by deterred by ongoing unrest in the region.


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Compare and Contrast: @BarackObama 's Reaction to the Deaths of King #Abdullah and #HugoChávez - The Intercept

Compare and Contrast: @BarackObama 's Reaction to the Deaths of King #Abdullah and #HugoChávez - The Intercept | News in english | Scoop.it

Compare and Contrast: @BarackObama 's Reaction to the Deaths of King #Abdullah and #HugoChávez - The Intercept

This is why nobody outside of American cable news, DC think tanks, and the Oxbridge clique in London does anything but scoff when the US and UK prance around as defenders of freedom.

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#Shameful #Business #UK Ministry of Justice bids for contract with #Saudi prison service - The Guardian

#Shameful #Business #UK Ministry of Justice bids for contract with #Saudi prison service - The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it

#Shameful #Business #UK Ministry of Justice bids for contract with #Saudi prison service - The Guardian

New commercial arm of justice ministry hopes to sell expertise to country under scrutiny over beheadings and floggings

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Can US can help Mediate #Yemen Crisis? US Embassy Cuts Staff...

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Can US can help Mediate #Yemen Crisis?  US Embassy Cuts Staff...



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@WikiLeaks demands answers after #Google hands staff emails to #US government - The Guardian

@WikiLeaks demands answers after #Google hands staff emails to #US government - The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it

@WikiLeaks demands answers after #Google hands staff emails to #US government - The Guardian

Search giant gave FBI emails and digital data belonging to three WikiLeaks staffers under warrants served in March 2012

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How The @CIA Made #Google - MintPressNews

How The @CIA Made #Google - MintPressNews | News in english | Scoop.it
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet.
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#WARONTERROR ALSO MEANS PLAYING WITH YOUR BRAIN by MentalUnrest

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#WARONTERROR ALSO MEANS PLAYING WITH YOUR BRAIN by MentalUnrest

This should blow your mind—Americans think terrorism should be President Obama's top priority, according to a recent Pew Research survey. Let's follow this logic for a moment... Americans consider ...

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#France’s Muslim Communities Face Graver Threats Than the Lure of Extremism | The Nation #Racism

#France’s Muslim Communities Face Graver Threats Than the Lure of Extremism | The Nation #Racism | News in english | Scoop.it

#France’s Muslim Communities Face Graver Threats Than the Lure of Extremism | The Nation #Racism

We should care about segregation and poverty in Paris's Muslim communities, and not just because they're among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo's attackers.

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#Drones and the New Ethics of War » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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#Racism More Than 128 Anti-Muslim Incidents Registered Over 2 Weeks In #France

#Racism More Than 128 Anti-Muslim Incidents Registered Over 2 Weeks In #France | News in english | Scoop.it
Last week, 47-year-old French Muslim Mohammed al-Makouli was killed in southern France by one of his neighbors, who shouted "I am your god, I am your Islam" before stabbing Makouli 17 times.
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#Yemen US maintains intelligence relationship with Houthis - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

#Yemen US maintains intelligence relationship with Houthis - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it
Despite alarmist news reports, the Barack Obama administration appears to have adjusted to the rise of the Houthis in Yemen and is continuing attacks on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
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