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¿Crisis? ¿Qué crisis?: los multimillonarios son dos veces más ricos que en 2009

A pesar de que los trabajadores en EE.UU. y otros países han visto cómo sus ingresos caen en picado, el valor neto combinado de los multimillonarios del mund...
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¿Crisis? ¿Qué crisis?: los multimillonarios son dos veces más ricos que en 2009

A pesar de que los trabajadores en EE.UU. y otros países han visto cómo sus ingresos caen en picado, el valor neto combinado de los multimillonarios del mundo se ha duplicado desde el año 2009.

La consultora que estudia las finanzas de los individuos más ricos del mundo, Wealth-X and UBS, ha publicado su estudio anual, 'Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013', que determina que la riqueza colectiva de los multimillonarios del mundo alcanzó los 6.500 billones de dólares, una cifra que es casi tan voluminosa como el producto interno bruto de China, la segunda economía más grande del mundo. El número de 'milmillonarios', por su parte, ha aumentado de 1.360 en 2009 a 2.170 en 2013, según el informe de la consultora publicado el martes. 

El gran enriquecimiento de esta exclusiva clase social se ha visto impulsado por los mercados de valores en alza, alimentados por el "dinero fácil" y las operaciones de impresión de dinero de la Reserva Federal de EE.UU. y otros bancos centrales y este proceso se sigue intensificando. 

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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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You Probably Haven't Heard of These Serial Killer Victims -- It's Probably Because They Are Not White

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Brotherly Love : Renewed high-level diplomatic activity between #Qatar and #Saudi Arabia

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Brotherly Love : Renewed high-level diplomatic activity between #Qatar and #Saudi Arabia

Renewed high-level diplomatic activity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia may end their historic row as the GCC seeks policy alignment, particularly on security issues.

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#USA Who’s Buying the #MidtermElections? A Bunch of Old White Guys | The Nation

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#USA Who’s Buying the #MidtermElections? A Bunch of Old White Guys | The Nation

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

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Americans Are Working So Hard It’s Actually Killing People | The Nation

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Americans Are Working So Hard It’s Actually Killing People | The Nation

The jobless recovery means massive speedups for many workers you depend on.

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FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance

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FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance

Agency requests rule change but civil liberties groups say ‘extremely invasive’ technique amounts to unconstitutional power grab


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Why Is Bahrain Outsourcing Extremism?

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The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State? More from FP: "Bahrain's public stance on the war against IS contrasts sharply with its lack of action at home. The kingdom has attempted to present itself as the leader of the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) anti-IS efforts. At the start of the air campaign launched against IS by the United States and a select group of allies in September, Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, made prominent appearances in the Western media, including the BBC and CNN, to announce Bahrain's membership in the U.S. military coalition. Khalifa even spoke of the need to rid the region of the 'deviated cult.



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WATCH: Jon Stewart Makes 'Robber Baron' Koch Industries Regret Advertising on His Show

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Makes 'Robber Baron' Koch Industries Regret Advertising on His Show

Stewart adds a little truthiness to a Koch brothers ad.


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The Missing Women of #Afghanistan: After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law - Truthout

The Missing Women of #Afghanistan: After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law - Truthout

Ann Jones, TomDispatch: The disconnect between Washington's much-advertised support for women's rights and its actual disdain for women was not lost on canny Afghans. From early on, they recognized that the Americans were hypocrites at heart.

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Islamist experts claim that Jabhat al-Nusra is a bigger threat to #Lebanon than the IS .Al-Monitor

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#petition to @BarackObama : No More #Drone Strikes

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#petition to @BarackObama : No More #Drone Strikes

Sign this petition urging President Obama to oppose authorizing any more drone strikes that take the lives of civilians.

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Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine After Parliamentary Elections - TRNN 13 mn


Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine After Parliamentary Elections - TRNN 13 mn

Professor Ivan Katchanovski says the new parties in power are new coalitions between the members of the same oligarchic class


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British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant

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British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant:   Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments. 



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FERGUSON, PHILLY AND SOUTH AFRICA by MentalUnrest

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FERGUSON, PHILLY AND SOUTH AFRICA by MentalUnrest

You’re going to see something very predictable these days—the racial bias deniers who support the Ferguson, Missouri police department and the socially decrepit leadership of Police Chief Thomas Jackson, will scream Black-on-White racism allegations in response to US Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement about the need for “wholesale change” in that police agency.

The Ferguson Police Cheerleaders will then commit another predictable act—share this YouTube vi


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The Nazis Next Door: Eric Lichtblau on how the @CIA & FBI Secretly Sheltered #Nazi War Criminals - 11 mn

The Nazis Next Door: Eric Lichtblau on how the @CIA & FBI Secretly Sheltered #Nazi War Criminals - 11 mn

http://democracynow.org - Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau’s new book unveils the secret history of how the United States became a safe haven for thousands of Nazi war criminals. Many of them were brought here after World War II by the CIA and got support from then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Lichtblau first broke the story in 2010, based on newly declassified documents. Now, after interviews with dozens of agents for the first time, he has published his new book, "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men."

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Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://owl.li/ruJ5Q

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In Depth: How Big #Business Buys #US State Courts - Truthout

In Depth: How Big #Business Buys #US State Courts - Truthout

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Corporations looking to make allies on state courts are pouring millions into judicial campaigns, forcing candidates to behave more like politicians than judges.

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#US Police Using Controversial Patriot Act Authority For ‘Everyday’ Cases: Civil Liberties Group

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#US Police Using Controversial Patriot Act Authority For ‘Everyday’ Cases: Civil Liberties Group

Created under the guise of fighting terrorism, 'Sneak and Peek' now being used to spy on drug suspects, immigrants, rights group finds.


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Europeans raise concerns with Hezbollah sanctions bill - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Europeans raise concerns with Hezbollah sanctions bill - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

European officials are worried about crippling Lebanon's economy even as Beirut's bankers say they're OK with the House-passed Hezbollah sanctions bill

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@CIA Mouthpiece Lets Slip On Russian ‘Aggression’ in #Ukraine - ICH

@CIA Mouthpiece Lets Slip On Russian ‘Aggression’ in #Ukraine  - ICH

Claims can now be seen for what they are: propaganda in the service of a political agenda from Washington.

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America's Drones Are Still Killing Scores of Innocents

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America's Drones Are Still Killing Scores of Innocents

ISIS has revived our dependence on drones. We must not let it.

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Pinochet’s #Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners - MintPressNews

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Pinochet’s #Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners - MintPressNews

An agricultural commune-turned Pinochet detention and torture center led by a German man accused of child sexual molestation could provide a major key to unraveling and laying bare the atrocities of the dictatorship era.

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U.S. Headed Toward Becoming Third World Country by Sen. Bernie Sanders

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U.S. Headed Toward Becoming Third World Country by Sen. Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said a new report that paychecks are shrinking and half of all workers in the United States made less than $28,031 last year is another sign of a 40-year trend which is moving the U.S. economy in the direction of a Third World country.

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#Saudi firm sues #Barclays for $10bn - The Independent

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#Saudi firm sues #Barclays for $10bn - The Independent

A property company controlled by one of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, Sheikh Mohamed bin Issa al Jaber, is suing Barclays for $10bn (£6bn).

The company alleges that Barclays stopped pursuing lease payments on military complexes from the Saudi government so the bank could get a lucrative banking licence to operate in the kingdom.

A lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court by Jadawel International, a divison of London-based M...



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The Terrible Truth About Bill Cosby - alternet.org

The Terrible Truth About Bill Cosby - alternet.org

He asked us to invest in the lie of his own life, and the lie of "respectability." We can't laugh with him anymore.

October 29, 2014  |  

Since the resurgence of conversation about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, I have been thinking about what it means to honestly hold men in our society accountable for the varied forms of violence they do to women. On the heels of comedian Hannibal Burress’ skewering of Cosby over the allegations of 13 women who accuse him of drugging and raping them, we learned that Stephen Collins, who played the lovable dad Rev. Camden  to seven children on the show “Seventh Heaven,” allegedly molested and exposed himself to several young girls many years ago.

At the Crunk Feminist Collective, where I blog, last week I wrote  a piece in which I argued that perhaps in light of these allegations about Bill Cosby, it might be time to slay not only Cliff Huxtable, but also Clair Huxtable, as exemplars of a (black) American family ideal to which we should all aspire. That suggestion, of course, was not received well. The Huxtables are a beloved family to most Americans who watched the show in the 1980s and 1990s, and even to a newer generation of children born in the 22 years since it has been off the air.

We are not a society given to slaying our patriarchs, even when they have proved over and over again that they are unworthy of our devotion. Despite increasing acceptance of gay families, the two-parent, heterosexual, nuclear narrative still anchors our notions of proper family. But what does it mean that while these men played progressive, loving family men on television, they potentially and allegedly raped and terrorized women and children in their personal lives?

It feels particularly egregious, because these men had access to literal scripts that could demonstrate another way to live and relate to women and children. Instead, they have perhaps shown themselves to be so many wolves masquerading as proverbial sheep.

Frankly, I think it is high time that these violent crimes begin to cost men something. And that might mean that it has to cost those of us who love them something as well. I have shared in these pages before that I do not romanticize patriarchal families because I did not grow up in one. My father was a complicated, brilliant, hilarious and violent man, and my home life and childhood were infinitely better after he left our home. His leaving and his alcoholism cost me a father. But it saved me a mother.

It is high time that we decide as a nation that the symbolic slaying (and perhaps the actual locking up...

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15 Signs (#Facts) That #US Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

15 Signs (#Facts) That #US Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

 Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson says that the federal government was so concerned about her reporting on Benghazi, Fast and Furious and other Obama scandals that they hacked her computer, monitored every keystroke and even planted classified material in an apparent attempt to potentially frame her.

#2 The United States has become the nation of the “permanent emergency”. In fact, there has been at least one “state of emergency” in effect in this country since 1979.

#3 In America today, almost everyone is considered to be a criminal. At this point, nearly one out of every three Americans has a file in the FBI’s master criminal database.

#4 Most people don’t realize this, but the FBI also systematically records talk radio programs. The FBI says that it is looking for “potential evidence”.

#5 In Wisconsin, 24 armed police officers are an armored military vehicle were recently sent to collect a civil judgment from a 75-year-old retiree. It is being reported that officials feared that he might be “argumentative“.

#6 According to guidelines that were recently made public, purchasing Amtrak train tickets with cash is considered to be “suspicious activity” and needs to be reported to the authorities.

#7 The IRS can now seize your bank accounts on suspicion alone. If you are successful fighting the IRS in court, you might get your money back years later.

#8 Thousands of Americans have their mail spied on by the U.S. Postal Service. If you are on “the list”, all of your mail and packages are shown to a supervisor before they are delivered to you.

#9 Most people don’t realize that the U.S. border is now considered to be a “Constitution-free zone” where officials can freely grab your computer and copy your hard drive.

#10 The feds have apparently become extremely concerned about what all of us are saying on the Internet. In fact, they have even been caught manipulating discussions on Reddit and editing Wikipedia.

#11 The U.S. government has become so paranoid that it even spies on our European allies. Needless to say, our allies over in Europe are quite upset about this but we continue to do it.

#12 To the government, each citizen is a “potential threat”, and this justifies the militarization of our entire society. The following is an excerpt from an excellent commentary by John Whitehead…

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UN General Assembly Votes to End to US Blockade on Cuba, Again

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UN General Assembly Votes to End to US Blockade on Cuba, Again

Today the General Assembly of the United Nations once again voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending the blockade of Cuba by the United States. 188 countries voted in favor of the resolution and 3 abstentions, with only the United States and Israel voting against it. 



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