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From One Nobel Peace Laureate To Another: Open letter to President @BarackObama #Syria

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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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Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings of Political Prisoners

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Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings of Political Prisoners

The colonel was arrested on suspicion of being involved in Tejas Verde, a detention center responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the first years of Pinochet's rule.

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 Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change. :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change. :  Information Clearing House - ICH-

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon

By Jordan Michael Smith

October 21, 2014 "ICH" - "BG" - The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

Why did the face in the Oval Office change but the policies remain the same? Critics tend to focus on Obama himself, a leader who perhaps has shifted with politics to take a harder line. But Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon has a more pessimistic answer: Obama couldn’t have changed policies much even if he tried.

Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national


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▶ Governments increase spending on #surveillance - 2:45 - Al Jazeera

▶ Governments increase spending on #surveillance - 2:45 - Al Jazeera

National budgets for internal security are seeing a massive hike around the world, as governments increase spending over fears of internal threats. Cyber sur...

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#Ukraine Executions on Both Sides of Ukrainian Conflict, Amnesty Report Says

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#Ukraine Executions on Both Sides of Ukrainian Conflict, Amnesty Report Says

From FP's Standish: "The Amnesty [International] investigation shows that extrajudicial killings committed by each side tended to follow a distinct pattern. Pro-Russian forces from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic [DNR] and Luhansk People's Republic [LNR] targeted suspected sympathizers or collaborators with pro-Kiev forces, as well as ordinary criminals. One high-profile example was the execution, under the authority of DNR's self-appointed minister of defense, Igor Strelkov, of two rebel commanders for looting."


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WHY PEOPLE WALKED OUT OF @BarackObama 'S SPEECH - MentalUnrest.com

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#Nigeria president seeks term extension for ‘unfinished business’ - ThisIsAfrica

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#Nigeria president seeks term extension for ‘unfinished business’ - ThisIsAfrica

President Goodluck Jonathan is reportedly seeking to extend his and other senior public officers' term in office by two years on the grounds that he must head the creation of a new constitution and to also finish addressing the security concern that is Boko Haram

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The Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges

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The Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges

TORONTO—I met with Sheldon S. Wolin in Salem, Ore., and John Ralston Saul in Toronto and asked the two political philosophers the same question.

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#boycottNestlé International #Nestlé-Free Week: 27 October – 2 November 2014 | Baby Milk Action

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Journalist Risen: ‘Mercenary Class’ Now Permanent Fixture In National Security State

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Journalist Risen: ‘Mercenary Class’ Now Permanent Fixture In National Security State

James Risen says American public must question machine that 'feeds off' never-ending war.

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Navy exercises bring #Iran, #China closer - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Navy exercises bring #Iran, #China closer - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The joint exercises between the Iranian and Chinese navies signals a step toward closer ties, as well as a possible future challenge to American naval dominance in the Persian Gulf.

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Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan #health - Motherboard.vice.com

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Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan #health - Motherboard.vice.com

August 27, 2013 // 12:20 PM EST



In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then Kazakhstan's capital, for New York. When Dr. Alibekov—now known as Ken Alibek—sat down with the CIA, he had a terrifying secret to reveal: that bio weapons program the Soviet Union stopped in the 1980's hadn't actually stopped at all. He knew this because he had led Moscow's efforts to develop weapons-grade anthrax. In fact, he said, by 1989—around the time that Western leaders were urging the USSR to halt its secret bioweapons program, known as Biopreparat—the Soviet program had dwarfed the US's by many orders of magnitude. (This is disregarding the possibility that the US was also developing some of these weapons in secret, and, like Russia, still is.)

One big problem, he added, was that, like the stockpiles of nuclear weapons left in the dust of the Soviet Union, the materials and the expertise needed to make a bioweapon—anthrax, smallpox, cholera, plague, hemorrhagic fevers, and so on—could still be ...




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"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morale   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morales
  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

By Al Jazeera

 

I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia.
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Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File with the FBI in the U.S. Police State

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Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File with the FBI in the U.S. Police State

The sickening transformation of these United States into an authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make Joseph Stalin blush, has been a key theme of my writing since well ...

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Growth of opium trade in Afghanistan direct result of US invasion: Petras

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The US is a Leading Terrorist State , by Noam Chomsky  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The US is a Leading Terrorist State , by Noam Chomsky  :  Information Clearing House - ICH

October 21, 2014 "ICH" - "TeleSur" - An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close.

Imagine that the lead article in Pravda reported a study by the KGB that reviews major terrorist operations run by the Kremlin around the world, in an effort to determine the factors that led to their success or failure, finally concluding that unfortunately successes were rare so that some rethinking of policy is in order.  Suppose that the article went on to quote Putin as saying that he had asked the KGB to carry out such inquiries in order to find cases of “financing and supplying arms to an insurgency in a country that actually worked out well.  And they couldn’t come up with much.” So he has some reluctance about continuing such efforts.

If, almost unimaginably, such an article were to appear, cries of outrage and indignation would rise to the heavens, and Russia would be bitterly condemned – or worse -- not only for the vicious terrorist record openly acknowledged, but for the reaction among the leadership and the political class: no concern, except how well Russian state terrorism works and whether the p...

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#Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim - BBC

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#Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim - BBC

Is Ukraine using cluster bombs in its fight against pro-Russia separatists? Human Rights Watch says so

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Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF

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Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF

New study shows that a young person is killed nearly every five minutes in a world rife with conflict both inside and outside of war zones

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▶ 'Muslim dress' prank video exposes US racial profiling - YouTube #racism #islamophobia

▶▶ 'Muslim dress' prank video exposes US racial profiling - YouTube #racism #islamophobia - YouTube

Pranksters on YouTube have highlighted the problem of racial profiling in the US. This video first shows two young men in jeans and T-shirts arguing in Engli...

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Open Letter to the @BBC by BK Kumbi #Genocide #Rwanda #Kagame #Congo #RDC #Afrique #Africa

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Open Letter to the @BBC by BK Kumbi #Genocide #Rwanda #Kagame #Congo  #RDC #Afrique #Africa

This post is also available in: Anglais, AllemandMr. Tony Hall Director-General of the BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place London. W1A 1AA Dear Director-General Hall, Mrs. Jane Corbin Investigative international journalist BBC We are a Swiss citizen’s movement (Don’t be blind this time) with roots in the Congo and we advocate for the right of the …

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#USA Do Democrats Want to Fix Inequality? Or Just Complain About It? - alternet.org

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#USA Do Democrats Want to Fix Inequality? Or Just Complain About It? - alternet.org

If progressives think they’ve got any chance at midterm victory, it’s time to focus on dramatic solutions for young and minority voters – before it’s too late.

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Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

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Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson on blurring borders in an Internet age and the tension between national security and personal privacy.

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#Tunisia A 'letter to the Tunisians' denounces #racism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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#Tunisia A 'letter to the Tunisians' denounces #racism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

In Tunisia, black students and workers are regularly harassed and mistreated.

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▶ @BarackObama and Khalid Mansour - YouTube #ManchurianCandidate ?

▶ @BarackObama and Khalid Mansour - YouTube #ManchurianCandidate ?

"D'après Percy Sutton, ancien avocat de Malcolm X, Obama a été financé par le principal conseiller du prince Al waleed Al Saud, petit-fils du roi Ibn Saoud, fondateur de l'Arabie saoudite. Ce conseiller s'appelle le Dr. Khalid al-Mansour et c'est un islamiste radical, suprématiste noir et antichrétien. 

Sutton indique également que c'est lui qui a pistonné Obama pour entrer à Harvard et devenir président de la " Harvard Law Review" sur la demande du Dr. Khalid al-Mansour."




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 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and @NYTimes Jargon by Glenn Greenwald

 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and @NYTimes Jargon by Glenn Greenwald

"Democracy" in U.S. discourse means: "serving U.S. interests" and "obeying U.S. dictates.


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 #Ebola Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?: Scientists Allege :  Information Clearing House - ICH

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 #Ebola Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?: Scientists Allege :  Information Clearing House - ICH

The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.

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