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by Robert Fisk : When is a Military Coup Not a Military Coup? When it Happens in Egypt, Apparently

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The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital. But the word 'coup' does not - and cannot - cross the lips of the Blessed Barack Obama.
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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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Transparently bad: U.S. #whistleblower s feel blowback - Watchdog.org

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Transparently bad: U.S. whistleblowers feel blowback - Watchdog.org

Federal whistleblowers threatened: Employees who expose government waste abuse are having a tough time in the “most transparent administration in history.”


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Arabs without God

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By Brian Whitaker, author of Arabs without God In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section &helip;
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Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Russia fears the eastward spread of 'jihadist cancer' - Al-Monitor

Russian policy experts are concerned about the Islamic State's aggression expanding into Iraq and Syria's neighbors to the east.

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Dick Cheney Should be in Jail - alternet.org


Dick Cheney Should be in Jail - alternet.org

When we don't punish the worst political criminals in our history, it sets a terrible example for the rest of the world.


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#USA There Is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up, a Manifesto

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#USA There Is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up, a Manifesto

Once again, US politicians and pundits are beating the drums of war, trying to get our nation involved in yet another conflict. A few years ago it was Iran, with “all options on the table.” Last year it was a red line that threatened to drag us into the conflict in Syria. This time it’s Iraq. We, the youth of America, have grown up in war, war war. War has become the new norm for our generation. But these conflicts—declared by older people but fought and paid for by young people—are robbing us of our future and we’re tired of it. There is no future in war.

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#Brazil Black women organize national boycott against TV series "Sexo e as negas"

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#Brazil Black women organize national boycott against TV series "Sexo e as negas"

Note from BW of Brazil: With the fallout from the latest controversy over racism on the soccer field still fresh in the public's mind, yesterday we warned you of the latest fire brewing in the Braz...

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The Wall Street Journal cries about the poverty of making $400,000 a year

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The Wall Street Journal cries about the poverty of making $400,000 a year

Please put down your drink, you won't want to cover your computer/device's screen with coffee or juice or water. But if you do ruin your electronic device, no one understands your pain more ...

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The return of Lebanese 'self-security' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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The return of Lebanese 'self-security' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The growing fears of a jihadist presence in Lebanon have pushed some Lebanese villages toward increasingly relying on themselves for security.

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After Obama declares war on Islamic State, #Iran slams make-up of emerging coalition - jpost.com

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After Obama declares war on Islamic State, #Iran slams make-up of emerging coalition - jpost.com

Tehran accuses some members of coalition of being "financial and military supporters of terrorists in Iraq and Syria"; Russia: Airstrikes without a UN mandate would be an "act of aggression."



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New Research: How Sexual Exploitation of Men and Boys Is Overlooked and Dismissed

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New Research: How Sexual Exploitation of Men and Boys Is Overlooked and Dismissed

Deep-rooted gender stereotypes can mean boys are overlooked as victims, by professionals as much as by others in their lives.


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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed - Esquire

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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed - Esquire

For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the Un

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World Leaders from 20 Nations Explain How to Dig Our Way Out of the Devastating War on Drugs

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World Leaders from 20 Nations Explain How to Dig Our Way Out of the Devastating War on Drugs

The new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy is a useful outline for shifting drug policy.


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How Willing Is Obama's Coalition? - ForeignPolicy

How Willing Is Obama's Coalition? - ForeignPolicy

The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.

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How to Really Get Money Out of Politics - 8:33 -TheRealNews

How to Really Get Money Out of Politics -  8:33 -TheRealNews

While Senate Republicans filibuster a constitutional amendment to reign in campaign contributions, critics say Democrats can pursue alternative strategies to...

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Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires (Exclusive) | The Nation

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Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires (Exclusive) | The Nation

Last week, in an interview with Politico, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined his plan to shut down President Obama’s legislative agenda by placing riders on appropriations bills.

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#Israel gov't promotes 'free degree' paid for by U.S. gov't for young US Jews who immigrate to Israel

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#Israel gov't promotes 'free degree' paid for by U.S. gov't for young US Jews who immigrate to Israel

An Israeli gov't video promoting immigration of American Jews to Israel says "best of all" they can get a "free degree" on the Israeli government's tab if they do so. Oh and Becky Sebo, an Ohio student arrested last night in pro-Israel demo, says "my country" is ISRAEL.

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How US Govt Bullied Yahoo! over NSA Access to User Data

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How US Govt Bullied Yahoo! over NSA Access to User Data

As the internet giant Yahoo! attempted to refuse compliance with requests by the NSA to access the online data for millions of the company's users, the U.S. Justice Department threatened to fine the company a staggering $250,000 a day, according to new reporting based on previously secret court documents released on Thursday.

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▶ The Cure - Killing an arab - YouTube

▶ The Cure - Killing an arab - YouTube

 

Story  of the Cure-Song based on Camus' Novel "The Stranger/ L’Étranger", in which Meursault (french) kills an arab - at the beach.



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Coffee consumption and risk of cancers: a meta-an... [BMC Cancer. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI #health #CoffeeIsGodCoffeeIsGood

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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#Turkey overflowing with $36 billion in mystery funds - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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#Turkey overflowing with $36 billion in mystery funds - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Inflowing money from unknown sources during Turkey's 12 years of AKP rule totals $36 billion.

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Hezbollah parliamentarian: We will defend #Lebanon from IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Hezbollah parliamentarian: We will defend #Lebanon from IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Hezbollah lawmaker Ali Fayyad said Lebanon was under direct threat from the Islamic State and that Hezbollah stood ready to confront it.

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▶ U.S. Intelligence Official: No Evidence ISIS Planning Imminent Attack on America - RealNews - 7 mn

▶ U.S. Intelligence Official: No Evidence ISIS Planning Imminent Attack on America - RealNews - 7 mn

Obama’s plan to support the Shi’a and Kurds in Iraq could worsen sectarianism fighting, and a new report says arms sent to moderate Syrian rebels have ended ...

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What Would Dr. King Do? As U.S. Moves to Bomb Syria, Tavis Smiley on MLK's Antiwar Legacy - democracynow

What Would Dr. King Do? As U.S. Moves to Bomb Syria, Tavis Smiley on MLK's Antiwar Legacy - democracynow

http://www.democracynow.org - What would Dr. Martin Luther King do? As debate continues over U.S. plans to launch airstrikes in Syria, we look at the final y...

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If Alcohol Were Discovered Today, Would it be Legal?

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If Alcohol Were Discovered Today, Would it be Legal?



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Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS

Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS | News in english | Scoop.it

Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS

Why American policy abroad will strengthen groups like ISIS.

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 Editor's note: On Wednesday night President Barack Obama gave a nationally televised address in which he vowed that the United States would "degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL."

Thirteen years ago, a draft dodger from Texas stood on a pile of rubble in New York City and promised, "The people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." Of course, the people who flew the planes into the World Trade Center could not hear anybody, as their remains were buried in the rubble beneath Bush's feet. And our government's extraordinary relationship with one of the world's last and most brutal absolute monarchies ensured that any accomplices still in the U.S. were quickly flown home to Saudi Arabia before the crime could be investigated. In 2003, Bush meekly complied with Al-Qaeda's most concrete demand, that he withdra...

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