News in english
Follow
28.0K views | +32 today
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
onto News in english
Scoop.it!

If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton

Juan Carlos Hernandez's insight:
If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton By Glen Ford "Clinton, Bush and Obama have instigated, encouraged and collaborated in the worst genocide since World War Two."
more...
No comment yet.
News in english
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Open Letter to #Nestlé by @yasminemotarjemi #FoodSafety #Suisse #Justice #Swiss

.

Juan Carlos Hernandez's insight:

join this FB page please :in order to support the fight for dignity and justice of Yasmine against Nestlé : https://www.facebook.com/justiceforyasmine

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

▶ Bob Marley: My richness is life, forever. - YouTube

Reporter: You made a lot of money out of you're music? Bob: Money? I mean, how much is a lot of money to you? Reporter: That's a good question. Have you made...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

▶ Noam Chomsky (2014) "How Change Happens" 27 mn interview - YouTube

▶ Noam Chomsky (2014) "How Change Happens" 27 mn interview  - YouTube




more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

The Terrorist That Wasn’t » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Terrorist That Wasn’t » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
 
James Ridgeway and Jean Casella report that after eight years in American and British prisons, Talha Ahsan is finally free.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

FOR #US People .. #list of #protests #Gaza #USA #GazaUnderAttack #STOPIsrael

FOR #US People .. schedule of protests #Gaza
Israeli ground invasion begins
Stop the Assault on Gaza!

The Israeli ground invasion in Gaza began yesterday. 23 Palestinians were killed overnight, following many days of deadly airstrikes that killed 260, the vast majority civilians. With Israeli tanks rolling into Gaza, the atrocities will only worsen in the coming days. It is urgent that the people of the world stay in the streets.

Protests are taking place in the following cities. The ANSWER Coalition supports all local actions in defense of the people of Gaza and encourages its supporters to attend a rally in their area.

New York, NY
Saturday, July 19
3:00 pm
Times Square, 42nd St and 7th Ave

South Florida
Saturday, July 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm
US Federal Courthouse, Ft. Lauderdale

Chicago, Ill.
Sunday, July 20
3:00 p.m.-5:00pm
Tribune Tower (435 N. Michigan Ave.)
Contact: ANSWER Chicago at 773-463-0311

Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, July 25
4:00 p.m.
16th & J Streets

Pittsburgh, Penn.
Friday, July 18
6:00 p.m.
Hillman Library (3960 Forbes Ave.)
Contact: 724-972-2674

South Patterson, N.J.
Friday, July 18
3:00 p.m.
Main Street and Gould Avenue, across from Baraka


Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, July 20
3:00 p.m.
Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, July 20
3:00 pm
Ferry Building, Embarcadero BART Station
(Contact AROC at 415-861-7444)

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 26
1:00 pm
United Nations Plaza, Civic Center BART Station

Seattle, Wash.
Saturday, July 19
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Westlake Park (4th and Pine)

Washington, D.C.
Sunday, July 20
3:00 p.m.
Israeli Embassy (3514 International Drive NW)

New Haven, Conn.
Saturday, July 19
12:00 noon
New Haven Green (at Church & Chapel)

Hartford, Conn.
Friday, July 18
3:00 p.m.
Old State House (1 Market Street)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Abramson (ex editor of NY Times) : #Obama WH has 'put a freeze' on journalists

Former executive editor of the New York Times says criminal leak investigation on reporter sources is one reason she believes President Obama's administration is most secretive she has ever dealt with
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#USA #NoJustice 'Perversion of #Justice': Anti-#Drone #Activist and Grandmother Sentenced to 1 Year

#USA #NoJustice 'Perversion of #Justice': Anti-#Drone #Activist and Grandmother Sentenced to 1 Year | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA #NoJustice 'Perversion of #Justice': Anti-#Drone #Activist and Grandmother Sentenced to 1 Year

Mary Anne Grady-Flores: 'Who is the real victim here: The commander of a military base involved in killing innocent people halfway around the world or those innocent people themselves?'


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Understanding Hamas #GazaUnderAttack

Understanding Hamas #GazaUnderAttack | News in english | Scoop.it

Understanding Hamas #GazaUnderAttack

Cata Charrett writes: "As someone who has met with many Hamas members and leaders I am deeply disappointed and disheartened, by mainstream western discourse’s reductionist and racist understanding of Hamas, its actions and of its position in Palestinian society. During a three month research trip in Gaza, September-December 2012, I had the opportunity to talk with Hamas members and leaders regarding the western response to their success in the 2006 elections. In my conversations they conveyed their own frustration and sadness at being so profoundly misunderstood and misrepresented."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Pepe Escobar interview 5 mn : BRICS bank on its way to beat casino financial system - YouTube

Pepe Escobar interview 5 mn : BRICS bank on its way to beat casino financial system - YouTube

New Development Bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, and unlike the IMF or World Bank, each nation has equ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#UK #waste surveillance operation against #Assange now stands at £6,808,599.74 #wikileaks

#UK #waste surveillance operation against #Assange now stands at £6,808,599.74 #wikileaks | News in english | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Will the #UN ’s New High Commissioner on #HumanRights Fight for the Millions Who Need Him? | The Nation

Will the #UN ’s New High Commissioner on #HumanRights Fight for the Millions Who Need Him? | The Nation | News in english | Scoop.it

Will the #UN ’s New High Commissioner on #HumanRights Fight for the Millions Who Need Him? | The Nation

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Russian Officials Likely To Extend Asylum For Edward Snowden

Russian Officials Likely To Extend Asylum For Edward Snowden | News in english | Scoop.it

Russian Officials Likely To Extend Asylum For Edward Snowden

Migration advisor: "Snowden’s life is still in danger"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

▶ From citizens to suspects: Cameron pledges £800 million on nation's cyber intelligence - YouTube

▶ From citizens to suspects: Cameron pledges £800 million on nation's cyber intelligence - YouTube

British PM David Cameron is determined to continue spying as usual and announces he needs extra £800 million to boost cyber-spying, despite the beginning of UK spy agency GCHQ tribunal on mass surveillance. Would Cameron be able to convince British citizens mass surveillance is for their own good? RT's Polly Boiko reports.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Dr. Mordachi Kidar, Bar-Oman university, Arabic Department. Asking the soldiers to rape Palestinian women as a war tactic.


محاضر اسرائيلي يدعو لاغتصاب امهات واخوات المقاومين في غزة


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#Jordan is America’s ‘Habibi’ » #USA CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

#Jordan is America’s ‘Habibi’ » #USA CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
Jordan is America’s ‘Habibi’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#Ukraine Oligarchs Out of Control » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

#Ukraine Oligarchs Out of Control  » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
 
Renee Parsons reports the Ukraine war has spread across Russian border.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

UN: Some 5,500 Civilians Killed In #Iraq This Year

UN: Some 5,500 Civilians Killed In #Iraq This Year | News in english | Scoop.it

UN: Some 5,500 Civilians Killed In Iraq This Year

In its report, the U.N. mission to Iraq said at least 5,576 civilians were killed and another 11,665 wounded in Iraq from Jan. 1 through the end of June.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

▶ Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank & IMF - YouTube

▶ Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank & IMF - YouTube

http://www.democracynow.org - A group of five countries have launched their own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#Israel Gov. spokesperson insists it does not target civilians – the day after 4 boys are killed #gaza

#Israel Gov. spokesperson insists it does not target civilians – the day after 4 boys are killed #gaza | News in english | Scoop.it

#Israel Gov. spokesperson insists it does not target civilians – the day after 4 boys are killed #gaza



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal GCHQ Digital Propaganda Toolkit

Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal GCHQ Digital Propaganda Toolkit | News in english | Scoop.it
Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal GCHQ Digital Propaganda Toolkit
Latest files provided by Edward Snowden show GCHQ's ability to 'manipulate' the Internet using 'hacker’s buffet for wreaking online havoc'.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Snowden leak: Skype calls, private e-mails, online polls on GCHQ menu - YouTube

British intelligence has a wide diversity of tools for cyber-spying and data manipulation. That's what's been revealed in a document, recently leaked by whis...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

86 year old pro #photographer : "An #FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down For Taking This Picture

86 year old pro #photographer : "An #FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down For Taking This Picture | News in english | Scoop.it

86 year old pro #photographer : "An #FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down For Taking This Picture

Could an 86-year-old professional photographer who photographed a landmark considered to be engaged in suspicious terrorist activity?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

on the challenge Hillary Clinton faces in 2016 by being too close to Wall Street - politico.com

on the challenge Hillary Clinton faces in 2016 by being too close to Wall Street - politico.com | News in english | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton has a unique asset if she runs for president — Bill Clinton, who presided over a booming economy and an era of sunny Democratic centrism. But she also faces a singular challenge: convincing voters who are skeptical of some Wall Street-friendly policies during his tenure that she can connect with their concerns at a time when the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

#newElements Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East #IS #EI #Daech

#newElements Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East #IS #EI #Daech | News in english | Scoop.it

#newElements Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East #IS #EI #Daech

Afghan sources have provided new information on the elusive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also now known as Caliph Ibrahim. According to these accounts, Baghdadi spent several years in Afghanistan working with the Arab jihadist community and the Taliban. Baghdadi apparently went to Afghanistan in the late 1990s with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian who founded al-Qaeda in Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003. It was Zarqawi's group that would later evolve into the Islamic State.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison” | News in english | Scoop.it
Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”
McMillan spoke with Truthout's Sarah Jaffe about prisons, protests, policing and the world she'd like to see.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Juan Carlos Hernandez
Scoop.it!

What the West means by "stability" in the Middle East by Victor Argo - YourMiddleEast.com

What the West means by "stability" in the Middle East by Victor Argo - YourMiddleEast.com | News in english | Scoop.it

What the West means by "stability" in the Middle East by Victor Argo - YourMiddleEast.com

“For them, a stable country is a country with a strong government favorable to the United States”
US & Middle East When Western governments pompously talk about “stability in the Middle East”, the interest and the security of the people of the region are seldom on their minds, writes Victor Argo.

Stability, stability, stability. Comments on the recent events in the Middle East never miss to demand stability: for Iraq, for Syria, for Lebanon and for the Arab world in general. Stability as a remedy for all the woes that have befallen the Middle East.

What do these commentators mean when they ask for “stability”? What kind of stability do they talk about and who shall benefit from it?

Here is a possible definition: stability means to live in an environ

more...
No comment yet.