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#Facts More US troops to stay on in #Afghanistan - Al Jazeera


#Facts More US troops to stay on in #Afghanistan - Al Jazeera

Visiting Kabul, US defence secretary says 1,000 additional troops will remain, increasing total number to 10,800.


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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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Does Iran really want to nuke Israel? Is Israel stronger than Iran? A top security expert explains - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Does Iran really want to nuke Israel? Is Israel stronger than Iran? A top security expert explains - Middle East News - Haaretz.com | News in english | Scoop.it
Israel is closer than ever to war with Iran, warns former deputy national security adviser Eran Etzion – an exceptional voice among Israel’s security experts
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Democratic billionaire Megadonor #HaimSaban Attacks #US Senators for Urging #Humanitarian Aid to #Gaza Strip - The Intercept #zionism #israel #Palestine

Democratic billionaire Megadonor #HaimSaban Attacks #US Senators for Urging #Humanitarian Aid to #Gaza Strip - The Intercept #zionism #israel #Palestine

The hardline pro-Israel billionaire accused a group of 13 senators led by Bernie Sanders of getting their facts wrong.

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#US Issues Terror Designation for Rising Syrian Militant Group - Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has gained clout fighting Western-backed forces and others in northwest #Syria - Wall Street Journal #Syrie #Siria

#US Issues Terror Designation for Rising Syrian Militant Group - Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has gained clout fighting Western-backed forces and others in northwest #Syria - Wall Street Journal #Syrie #Siria | News in english | Scoop.it

#US Issues Terror Designation for Rising Syrian Militant Group - Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has gained clout fighting Western-backed forces and others in northwest #Syria - Wall Street Journal #Syrie #Siria

 

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Ex- #PinkFloyd singer, #RogerWaters, denounces #WhiteHelmets as #propaganda tool during Barcelona concert #CasquesBlancs #Syria #Syrie

Ex- #PinkFloyd singer, #RogerWaters, denounces #WhiteHelmets as #propaganda tool during Barcelona concert #CasquesBlancs #Syria #Syrie

The strikes against Syria have been condemned by the former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, during a concert in Barcelona.

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#JohnBolton Acted Against US Interests to Push #israel's Agenda in #Lebanon in 2006 #History #DonaldTrump #zionism

#JohnBolton Acted Against US Interests to Push #israel's Agenda in #Lebanon in 2006 #History #DonaldTrump #zionism

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006, then-Ambassador John Bolton worked to prevent a ceasefire, acting as "an asset for Israel against the interests of his own secretary of state, his own State Department, his own superiors, and his own president," says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

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#US, #Saudi CEOs Sign $20B Deals in #NYC as Protesters Condemn Catastrophic War on #Yemen

#US, #Saudi CEOs Sign $20B Deals in #NYC as Protesters Condemn Catastrophic War on #Yemen

Ajoutée le 3 avr. 2018
  
Two hundred corporate executives dined at the Saudi-US CEO Forum in New York City alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while protesters outside called for an end to the devastating war on Yemen Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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#Brazil ’s #MarielleFranco Denounced Three Murders in the Days Before Her Assassination. These Are the Stories. - The Intercept -  #StateTerrorism ?

#Brazil ’s #MarielleFranco Denounced Three Murders in the Days Before Her Assassination. These Are the Stories. - The Intercept -  #StateTerrorism ? | News in english | Scoop.it

#Brazil ’s #MarielleFranco Denounced Three Murders in the Days Before Her Assassination. These Are the Stories. - The Intercept - #StateTerrorism ?

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it
A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?
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#Google Is Quietly Providing AI Technology to #US Defense Department for #Drone Strike Targeting Project - The Intercept - 06.03.2018

#Google Is Quietly Providing AI Technology to #US Defense Department for #Drone Strike Targeting Project - The Intercept - 06.03.2018 | News in english | Scoop.it

#Google Is Quietly Providing AI Technology to #US Defense Department for #Drone Strike Targeting Project - The Intercept

 

Google has quietly secured a contract to work on the Defense Department’s new algorithmic warfare initiative, providing assistance with a pilot project to apply its artificial intelligence solutions to drone targeting.

The military contract with Google is routed through a Northern Virginia technology staffing company called ECS Federal, obscuring the relationship from the public.

The contract, first reported Tuesday by Gizmodo, is part of a rapid push by the Pentagon to deploy state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology to improve combat performance.

Google, which has made strides in applying its proprietary deep learning tools to improve language translation, and vision recognition, has a cross-team collaboration within the company to work on the AI drone project.

The team, The Intercept has learned, is working to develop deep learning technology to help drone analysts interpret the vast image data vacuumed up from the military’s fleet of 1,100 (..)

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Bam ! NOW #JAMESMATTIS ( #US Secretary Of Defense )  ADMITS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE #ASSAD USED POISON GAS ON HIS PEOPLE (Then why did Trump launch a missile strike against the Shayrat airbase?? )  N...

Bam ! NOW #JAMESMATTIS ( #US Secretary Of Defense )  ADMITS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE #ASSAD USED POISON GAS ON HIS PEOPLE (Then why did Trump launch a missile strike against the Shayrat airbase?? )  N... | News in english | Scoop.it

Bam ! NOW #JAMESMATTIS ( #US Secretary Of Defense ) ADMITS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE #ASSAD USED POISON GAS ON HIS PEOPLE - Newsweek - #Syria #Syrie

Then why did Trump launch a missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria?

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#Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion #censorship

#Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion #censorship | News in english | Scoop.it

#Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion #censorship

By Andre Damon
24 January 2018

Over the past two weeks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to reduce the amount of news shown to Facebook users and to ensure that the news that does appear comes from vetted sources, to introduce censorship to the world’s largest social network.

Even as it incrementally rolls out new “features” to its product intended to prevent users from communicating freely, Facebook is publicly making the case for limiting the freedom of expression online.

The latest examples are two postings on Facebook’s corporate blog by Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebook’s Product Manager for Civic Engagement, and Cass R. Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School and former Obama administration official. In the saccharine and Orwellian language that has become common in official apologies for censorship, the posts explain how the company plans to put into practice Zuckerberg’s plans to limit free speech on the Internet.

In his post, Samidh Chakrabarti sets out to explain how Facebook is fighting the “downsides” that social media has “for democracy.”

“As recently as 2011, when social media played a critical role in the Arab Spring in places like Tunisia, it was heralded as a technology for liberation,” Chakrabart writes. “A lot has changed since then.” Now, he and his colleagues at Facebook have come to the exact opposite conclusion: that social media “allows people to spread misinformation and corrode democracy.”

This change of heart came about as a result of the most recent presidential election, which “brought to the fore the risks of foreign meddling, ‘fake news’ and political polarization,” he writes.

The problem that emerged in the 2016 election is “polarization.” What exactly does this mean? It is not the supposed “polarization” between Democrats and Republicans, both of whom represent the corporate and financial oligarchy (including Zuckerberg, net worth(...)

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The Link Between #Neoliberalism, Perfectionism, and Mental #Health Disorders #psy #economy - The Real News

The Link Between #Neoliberalism, Perfectionism, and Mental #Health Disorders #psy #economy - The Real News

A study of college-aged people in the U.S., Canada and Britain says that the increase in mental health disorders may be tied to an increase in perfectionism, which in turn is linked to the rise of neoliberalism in these countries since the '80s. Thomas Curran, one of the study's authors, explains

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Important read on how #Saudi tries to cover up its attacks on #Yemen civilians, in this case a #MSF cholera hospital: Saudi Arabia’s Misleading Email to Congress After Bombing of MSF Cholera Hospital

Important read on how #Saudi tries to cover up its attacks on #Yemen civilians, in this case a #MSF cholera hospital: Saudi Arabia’s Misleading Email to Congress After Bombing of MSF Cholera Hospital | News in english | Scoop.it

Important read on how #Saudi tries to cover up its attacks on #Yemen civilians, in this case a #MSF cholera hospital: Saudi Arabia’s Misleading Email to Congress After Bombing of MSF Cholera Hospital

On a recent night in June, Saudi Arabia’s embassy emailed the U.S. Congress with something between a false and misleading account of an air strike in Yemen.

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Jewish American Explains Why She Supports #Palestine and #BDS ( #Boycottisrael) - The Real News  - #Israel #CodePink  #ArielGold

Jewish American Explains Why She Supports #Palestine and #BDS ( #Boycottisrael) - The Real News - #Israel #CodePink #ArielGold

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 CODEPINK organizer Ariel Gold discusses with TRNN's Ben Norton why she supports BDS and the movement for Palestinian rights: "The actions of the state of Israel do not represent my values as an American Jew."
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The heart of The 9/11 Truth Movement's Success lies in its #Marketing - Parts 1 & 2 #911

The heart of The 9/11 Truth Movement's Success lies in its Marketing - Parts 1 & 2
Ajoutée le 17 juin 2018
 The Importance of Marketing for the Success of the 9/11 Truth Movement Claudio Marty of IAMTHEFACEOFTRUTH.com This video is being created to help you understand the power of passive marketing. Spreading awareness cannot succeed on a large scale without marketing. 9/11 Truth Advocates must do all we can to make the movement LOOK popular in order to be taken seriously by family, friends and the general public. The difference between our marketing campaign and the Mainstream Media’s ongoing marketing campaign is striking. The MSM only reinforces the official story of 9/11 and their relentless selling of THE endless “war on terror” illusion which has killed millions of innocent people, is draining our country's finances, creating the biggest debt based society in history. and is the megaphone for pillaging other countries and regime change and on and on and on, and on. Our marketing campaign is built upon a foundation of truth and a mountain of sound, and obvious evidence. Theirs are all built upon a foundation of falsehoods. Why are they getting away with this? Because they make sure the lies are more popular than the truth. The Lies SHOW is bigger than the truth’s SHOW. Face it, we’re all in SHOW business and theirs are humanity’s ultimate doom… “ONCE SOMEONE KNOWS THE TRUTH, THE LIES NO LONGER HAVE POWER OVER THEM!” - That is what the true perpetrators of 9/11 and the complicit Mainstream Media are afraid of. An awakened citizenry that no longer can be controlled with propaganda and will start to speak up against them. The ultimate truth is our power, we just need to awaken more of us on the grander scale. The 9/11 truth movement is the most important movement in history because it can expose it all, no one in power that is complicit in the 9/11 crime, can continue to get away with their crimes against humanity. And also, we will expose their number 1 weapon, the mainstream media. Only 9/11 Truth can get this job done, because without the mainstream media’s help in the cover up, the true perpetrators could not have gotten away with this horrendous crime and to continue with their agenda of complete world domination. For every single newly awakened individual, he or she will add their voice about truth and justice and every voice on the side of truth makes all our voices louder to the point that the world will be demanding a reinvestigation of the 9/11 attacks and not by the gatekeepers behind closed doors but in an open court for the world to witness. We must stress, that all advocates should participate with marketing 9/11 Truth and with the utmost urgency because “the powers that shouldn't be” are aware, and they are afraid of the day when the population knows the truth and their reign over all of us is over. But our window of opportunity is steadily closing. So with time, they will continue to infringe on our rights, they will continue to limit and censor our voices, censor the internet to the point that the only thing that the world will be exposed to is pure propaganda online and off, and they will make sure that true patriots like us will be silenced, discredited and scorned by the rest of the population.
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#Facebook Uses #ArtificialIntelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document “Once they’ve made this prediction, they have a financial interest in making it tru...

#Facebook Uses #ArtificialIntelligence to Predict Your Future Actions for Advertisers, Says Confidential Document “Once they’ve made this prediction, they have a financial interest in making it true.” - The Intercept 13.04.2018

Facebook can identify people people "at risk" of jumping ship from one brand to a competitor. The technology raises ethical alarms among experts.

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Peter Ford Dropping Truth Bombs on BBC Radio Scotland about #Syria #DebunkingWesternPropagandaAboutChemicalAttacks #EngageYourBrain

Peter Ford Dropping Truth Bombs on BBC Radio Scotland about #Syria #DebunkingWesternPropagandaAboutChemicalAttacks #EngageYourBrain

Ajoutée le 10 avr. 2018
 
 
 
Peter Ford on BBC Radio Scotland (who obviously didn't get the memo on keeping him out) outing the 'monitors' of the alleged attacks. The interviewer tried for about ten seconds to talk him down but Fmr. Ambassador Peter Ford ploughed on and dropped several truth bombs. Fortunately it was live.
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#WallStreet Bankers' Executive Bonuses Highlight Worsening #Inequality - #finance

#WallStreet Bankers' Executive Bonuses Highlight Worsening #Inequality - #finance

Ajoutée le 2 avr. 2018
 
Banks are collecting money from every corner of this economy, becoming "the special winner in the capitalist game of our time," says economist Richard D. Wolff. The bonuses "strike another blow for that growing inequality between the rich and everybody else in the United States" Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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How ‘ #OperationMerlin’ Poisoned #US Intelligence on #Iran by #GarethPorter – #Nuclear #Consortium News

How ‘ #OperationMerlin’ Poisoned #US Intelligence on #Iran by #GarethPorter – #Nuclear #Consortium News | News in english | Scoop.it

How ‘ #OperationMerlin’ Poisoned #US Intelligence on #Iran by #GarethPorter – Consortium News

Exclusive: The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter.




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AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan | New Scientist

AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan | New Scientist | News in english | Scoop.it
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AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan | New Scientist

AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan | New Scientist | News in english | Scoop.it
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Du nouveau à propos de #AhedTamimi et c'est à vomir. Combien d'obscenités devrons-nous encore supporter de la part de cet état voyou qu'est #israel ? #FreeAhed #FreePalestine

Du nouveau à propos de #AhedTamimi et c'est à vomir. Combien d'obscenités devrons-nous encore supporter de la part de cet état voyou qu'est #israel ? #FreeAhed #FreePalestine | News in english | Scoop.it

Du nouveau à propos de #AhedTamimi et c'est à vomir. Combien d'obscenités devrons-nous encore supporter de la part de cet état voyou qu'est #israel ? #FreeAhed #FreePalestine

Israeli forces detained Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi's cousin, Mohammed, who has been missing part of his skull since he was shot while protesting.(...)

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#Turkey accused of recruiting ex- #Isis fighters in their thousands to attack #Kurds in #Syria - The Independent

#Turkey accused of recruiting ex- #Isis fighters in their thousands to attack #Kurds in #Syria - The Independent | News in english | Scoop.it

#Turkey accused of recruiting ex- #Isis fighters in their thousands to attack #Kurds in #Syria - The Independent

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source. “Most of those who are fighting in Afrin against the YPG [People’s Protection Units] are Isis, though Turkey has trained them to change their assault tactics,” said Faraj, a former Isis fighter from north-east Syria who remains in close touch with the jihadi movement. (...)

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#Netanyahu son bragged about 20 billion $ #gas deal  to the benefit of gas tycoon #KobiMaimon outside strip club, tape reveals - The Guardian #nepotism #corruption #israel #commodities

#Netanyahu son bragged about 20 billion $ #gas deal  to the benefit of gas tycoon #KobiMaimon outside strip club, tape reveals - The Guardian #nepotism #corruption #israel #commodities | News in english | Scoop.it

#Netanyahu son bragged about 20 billion $ #gas deal to the benefit of gas tycoon #KobiMaimon outside strip club, tape reveals - The Guardian #nepotism #corruption #israel #commodities

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#Israel publishes blacklist of organisations banned from entering country over boycotts -  The Independent #WarAgainstJustice #BoycottIsrael #IStandWithBDS #BDS #Palestine #FreePalestine

#Israel publishes blacklist of organisations banned from entering country over boycotts -  The Independent #WarAgainstJustice #BoycottIsrael #IStandWithBDS #BDS #Palestine #FreePalestine | News in english | Scoop.it

#Israel publishes blacklist of organisations banned from entering country over boycotts - The Independent #WarAgainstJustice #BoycottIsrael #IStandWithBDS #BDS #Palestine #FreePalestine

Israel has published a list of organisations supporting a boycott campaign against the country, whose activists will be banned from entering the Jewish state. Members of 20 groups which back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement will be denied entry visas and residency rights under a controversial law.

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