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Pepe Escobar : Netanyahu’s UN Speech: Sounds Like a Sociopath?

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By Pepe Escobar The state of Israel does not have any internationally recognized borders, and does not have an internationally recognized capital. It's bound to be perpetually expanding.
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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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Three American doctors were shot and killed Thursday by an Afghan police officer

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The NRA’s Worst Nightmare Is America’s Moms

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Iraq’s New Wave of Suicide Bombers » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Wall Street Greed » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Ellen Brown reports that Eric Holder has declared that the too-big-to-fail banks are also too big to prosecute.
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Kiss between Rafsanjani, Saudi ambassador stirs controversy - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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A warm greeting between Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and the new Saudi Arabian ambassador to Iran, Abdulrahman Bin Groman Shahri, has angered many Saudis, who still view the two countries as regional rivals.
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Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution

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News and resources for protesters attending the mass demonstration on Wall Street against financial greed and corruption
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Bye Bye Bandar | New Eastern Outlook

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Israel’s Nightmare: Mobsters With The Tactics Of Terrorists And The Tools Of The Israeli Army

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Jewish orgs in US establishment marginalize courageous 'universalists' --Al Jazeera

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Hagel begins first trip to Latin America as U.S. defense chief

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Veterans Die on Secret Waiting List

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Blair (aka "The War Criminal) speech on Islamic extremism generates strong reactions

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Israel, US Complain about not being able to Divide and Rule the Palestinians

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Right’s Rancher Knows 'About the Negro'

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Cliven Bundy says blacks were better off as slaves.
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The Myth of the Pro-Labor Democrat » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer say it's time to end our abusive marriage with the Democratic Party.
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Paul Ryan’s Austere Future for America » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Mark Blyth and Jeffrey Sommers write that Ryan's budget combines the harshest social cuts and adds a trillion bucks of new military spending.
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Canadian Fair Trade - Shop #canada #palestine #ethic

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Yemen latest front line in Saudi-Qatari feud - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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The Gulf dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is further straining Yemen’s already fragile stability, as both states vie for greater influence in the country.
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"Silenced" Film Explores the Human Toll of Obama's Crackdown on National Security #Whistleblowers #NSA

"Silenced" Film Explores the Human Toll of Obama's Crackdown on National Security #Whistleblowers #NSA

Publiée le 24 avr. 2014

http://www.democracynow.org - How far would you go to tell the truth? That is the question posed by the new documentary "Silenced," which follows three national security whistleblowers who fight to reveal the darkest corners of America's war on terror while enduring the wrath of a government increasingly determined to maintain secrecy. The three are former Justice Department lawyer Jesselyn Radack; former senior National Security Agency official Thomas Drake; and former CIA officer John Kiriakou. On the heels of the film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, we speak with director James Spione about the extraordinary lengths the government has gone to in order to wreak havoc on the whistleblowers' personal lives through a sustained campaign of intimidation and harassment. 

Watch the full interview on Democracy Now!:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/24...

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Muslim Americans Accuse FBI of Placing Them on "No-Fly" List for Refusing to Become Informants - YouTube

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"Stopping Russia Starts in Syria" by @slaughterAM (typical member of US elite, read her bio on wiki #frightening )

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Video: Israeli soldiers detain 6-year-old child on his way to school in Hebron

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Exclusive: Air Force to Scrutinize Nuke Bomber Units Following Missile Scandal

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Ivy League Study Says The General Public Has Virtually No Influence On Policy - YouTube

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Spy device Tweets private conversations

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