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March 30, 2020

UN Fundraiser Has Three Officials Without Financial Disclosure and Boss Guterres With Lies

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, March 25 – The United Nations held a four speakers, one M.C. event to raise funds for itself off of Coronavirus on March 25.

But three of  the participants had refused to make public even the UN's bare-bones financial disclosures: Mark Lowcock, Henrietta Fore of UNICEF and Melissa Fleming.

The head man, Antonio Guterres, has lied on his form, omitting his financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy. So their credibility to ask for more money is questionable.

    Inner City Press, which for asking these questions has been banned from the UN for 631 days by Guterres and M.C. Melissa Fleming (who has not filed her financial disclosure), streamed their event along with analysis, here on Twitter, here on Periscope.  It also submitted questions through the UN's Periscope feed.

   But the questions Fleming picked, in advance and seeming providing them to Guterres in advance, were from China state media Xinhua, Radio France, etc. To this has the UN sunk under Guterres. We'll have more on this.

March 23, 2020

UNSG Guterres Takes 4 Lame Questions Picked By Fleming Who Bans Press 625th Day

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Video
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, March 19 – The United Nations, which bills itself the "world body," should answer questions from the press and public. But since Secretary General Antonio Guterres came in, the UN has become more and more opaque.   

  On March 16, Guterres' Spokesman Stephane Dujarric in a nearly empty Press Briefing Room said that from now on he would answer questions by text message or WhatsApp.  In the days since, he has refused all questions from Inner City Press, on Cameroon and Coronavirus.

  On March 19 Guterres first glared at the camera and then took four questions hand-picked by Melissa Fleming, video here. Inner City Press' questions entering via Periscope were not taken, nor have they been answered since. Guterres is corrupt.

  On March 18 Dujarric did a "UN noon briefing" from his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Despite Inner City Press submitting questions about Cameroon, Iran, China and Coronavirus COVID-19 by WhatsApp, email and the Periscope app, Dujarric did not answer any of them. His sycophants asked how they access their office. Video here.

 Several disgusted members of the UN Correspondents Association forwarded to Inner City Press an e-mail they received and suggested it submit its questions, about Guterres' and Fleming's lack of financial disclosure, cover up of UN rapes and complicity in Cameroon, through the ways they were invited to. Here's from the e-mail:

"Dear colleagues,  The spokesperson's office has provided us with both Stephane and Farhan's cell number so that correspondents can send a question via WhatsApp or text before noon.  Stephane Dujarric: +1 917 622 7652 

Farhan Haq: +1 917 592 4591  In addition, we are passing on an update from MALU that there will be NO signing in of guests at UNHQ and the accreditation office will not be issuing any temporary passes until further notice. Valeria Robecco President, United Nations Correspondents Association."

  Since the March 18 home video, in which Dujarric tried to distance himself from his censorship by saying the questions he could see were being reviewed by "Florencia" - that is,
Florencia Soto Nino-Martinez - UNCA sources have sent Inner City Press for publication to those who have questions from the UN her work contact: +1 917 226 7816. But will today's UN answer any but its paid friends' questions?

There were no answers, despite following the procedures detailed above. Inner City Press and the Free UN Coalition for Access, FUNCA, will have more on this. 

March 16, 2020

UN Guterres Lies With Correspondents After Withheld That UNnamed Philippines Dip Has COVID 19

By Matthew Russell Lee

UN GATE, March 14 – How corrupt and irresponsible is the UN of Antonio Guterres, enabled by his in-house sychophant correspondents? Well, while Guterres roughs up and bans the Press which asks about Coronavirus and his complicity, with Cameroon, an unnamed diplomat from the Philippines came down with COVID-19.

 On March 13 it emerged that when the UN had this information it only sent it to its less than 100 "active" resident correspondents, members of the UN Correspondents Association on which Chinese state media Xinhua has an ongoing veto-weilding seat. Aren't organizations supposed to tell all those who are in jeopardy? Today's UN and UNCA are irresponsible, and a menace.

 Now on March 14 this from UNCA a/k/a the UN Censorship Alliance: "Dear colleagues,  As we all continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 at UN Headquarters, the UNCA Executive Committee would like to take the opportunity to advise all colleagues to take the necessary precautionary measures detailed by the United Nations Human Resources Portal , New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In our latest update with the Spokesperson's Office and MALU we have been informed that UN Headquarters will remain OPEN in the next days for essential staff and all UN accredited media until further notice. The daily noon briefing will take place at its regular time in the press briefing room.  In addition, should you need to alert us of any recent cases or situation on your behalf or your colleague’s behalf please communicate with the UNCA office as soon as possible in order to ensure the safety of the press corps and all colleagues at the UN.  Thank you for your attention.  Valeria Robecco President, United Nations Correspondents Association."

 Yeah - tell them so they had withhold the information, giving it to Xinhua but not the independent Press which actually watchdogs the UN. This symbiosis, mixed with legal immunity / impunity, is dangerous. We'll have more on this.

  Inner City Press has asked, before the UN's March 13 noon briefing, "March 13-1: On the Coronavirus Covid-19, please immediately state the conditions and mitigation for the lay off of all Delegates Dining Room staff which Inner City Press reported yesterday after being contacted by staff complaining there is no mitigation of economic harm. Separately, has SG Guterres been tested for COVID-19?" No answer at all, nor to a question about a Portuguese visitor to Guterres. Watch this site.

While the United Nations preaches how countries should mitigate the impacts of their response to Coronavirus COVID-19, at UN Headquarters under Secretary General Antonio Guterres the Delegates Dining Room workers are being summarily laid off, with no mitigation. Photo here.

  Workers in the UN Delegates Dining Room, outraged at the callousness of Guterres who lives alone in a four story mansion on 57th Street and Sutton Place, sent banned Inner City Press a copy of their lay-off notice.

  Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up by his Security - one of whom Augustine Pavel recently jumped off a building on 45th Street and Second Avenue, Inner City Press exclusive here after no answers from UN - rough up Inner City Press after it interviewed Cameroon's Ambassador on 3 July 2018; his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have banned Inner City Press since, without no explanation or right to appeal. These people are corrupt hypocrites - and increasingly, criminals. Watch this site.

On February 29 Inner City Press exclusively published an internal UNESCO email leaked to it about the agency's contact with the Coronavirus COVID-19 and its cover up. UN system boss Antonio Guterres, typically pro-China, has refused banned Press questions on it.

   This is Antonio Guterres' UN. We will have more on that.

March 9, 2020

UN Guterres and Vaz Pinto Mansion Socialists and Censors Ignore Qs on Cameroon Genocide

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, March 1 – Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General who rarely takes questions and even had the Press which asked him about the mass killings in Cameroon thrown out of the UN, rolled up in three large SUV vehicles to the publicly-funded mansion he usually lives alone in. Video here, and YouTube and Facebook.

  This time, though, at public expense his fellow "Mansion Socialist" wife Catarina Vaz Pinto was with him, just as she was in September 2019 in expensive seats at the US Open tennis tournament as Guterres - and she? - censored the Press.

   Catarina Vaz Pinto is no longer only Lisbon's Minister of Culture - she is now, somewhat absurdly, the "Minister of International Relations" of the city. In that role she was in Madrid, at an event making light of the spread of Coronavirus which Guterres' pro-China (Chinese bribed) positions are helping spread, while UN Spokesperson Stephan Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse all Inner City Press question. All of these people live fancy lives on the public dime while censoring the Press which ask about Cameroon, and Burundi, and Honduras, and The Bronx. They are Mansion Socialists and it appears that Catarina Vaz Pinto is form of Marie Antoinette.

 She has long roots in colonialism, coming from a Portuguese family that helped the military up until Portuguese colonial rule over Goa ended. So, like Guterres on issues like Cameroon, a Colonial Socialist too. And a censor?  The First Lady of Faux Socialism has now directly heard of the censorship, and Cameroon. Video here. These coming days are the test. Watch this site.

Days before, Guterres took three softball questions and an honorary doctorate at The New School outside of UN in New York City on February 27. Inner City Press, banned by the UN and disturbingly by The New School, was outside. Video on YouTube, and Twitter, Periscope I II III

 On February 29, Inner City Press pursued the issue of Guterres' covering up of the Cameroon genocide, Chinese UN bribes and coronvirus, putting the issues directly to him, Catarina Vaz Pinto and for now unidentified entourage members as they rushed into the publicly funded mansion on 57 Street and Sutton Place, video here.

 If Guterres is so corrupt he bans Press questions from the UN, for 606 days, then he will continue to face them everywhere else. The question for now, soon to be answered -- will Inner City Press be allowed back in to ask questions? -- is whether Catarina Vaz Pinto is the new Marie Antoinette. Watch this site.

March 2, 2020

As UN Guterres Q&A At The New School Inner City Press Banned As UN Spreads Its Corruption

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

SDNY / UN GATE, Feb 27 –  Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General who rarely takes questions and even had the Press which asked him about the mass killings in Cameroon thrown out of the UN, took three softball questions and an honorary doctorate at The New School outside of UN in New York City on February 27. Inner City Press, banned by the UN and disturbingly by The New School, was outside. Video on YouTube, and Twitter, Periscope I II III

   Inside the venue on West 12th Street were censoring "spokesman" Stephane Dujarric, and longtime UN purse-carrier Darrin Farrant. Guterres brought his in-house questions Juju Chang who hogged the time so that only three lame questions were taken. This while Guterres covers up genocide in Cameroon and elsewhere, and UN rapes.

  Complicit in censorship are New School President David Van Zandt  , communicator David Koeppel, and other bigwigs still to be named. Which of them will first speak out, about this corruption by the UN of The New School, which claims "Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education." Really?

   The New School announced the event, and said "Press inquiries for this event should be sent to communications [at] newschool.edu." Inner City Press, which daily covers the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and biweekly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the UN as whistleblowers send it evidence of mounting corruption, sexual harrassment and retaliation under Guterres, wrote to the address.

And waited. For eight hours. After writing to these specifics individuals, the whole staff:  Amy Malsin, Senior Director    x3990
Will Wilbur, Public Relations Manager    x3990 Merrie Snead, Manager, Communications and Community Relations    x4684

Re: RSVP for Feb 27 event, please confirm, thanks To: malsina@newschool.edu, wilburw@newschool.edu, sneadm@newschool.edu   Hi - resending to the Communications staff listed on New School website (having just covered Federal court hearing about Sarah Lawrence College, here and here) - still awaiting New School's response: Hi - this is a RSVP to attend and cover the Feb 27 event, here - please confirm, thanks, -Matthew

 Nothing. It appears that the state media that Guterres favors in the UN - including Xinhua, an arm of the Chinese Communist Party, as well as dozens of retirees in the UN "press corpse" - can attend at will, as part of Guterres' entourage.

 But isn't The New School part of the United States, covered by the First Amendment?

  Would The New School do this for a Q&A appearance by, for example, Saudi Crown Prince MBS? Or do they just assume, contrary to the facts, that the UN would never single out critical media and get them, contrary to all academic freedom principles, to partner in Guterres' censorship? Watch this site.

The notice: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30PM to 7:45PM (EST) An Evening with António Guterres,   United Nations Secretary-General  The Auditorium, A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall The New School will award an honorary doctorate to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and host a keynote lecture by the Secretary-General on women and power. This occasion marks the Secretary-General’s first major address on this important global topic.     This special event is only open to New School students, faculty and staff. Registration with an @newschool.edu email is required.    

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.   Press inquiries for this event should be sent to communications [at] newschool.edu.

February 24, 2020

UN Refuses Press Qs on Coronavirus But Inner City Press Here Publishes UN Pro- China Spin

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, Feb 22 – The United Nations has assiduously avoided answering Press questions about its response to Coronavirus.

Publicly UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his officials have lavished praise on China for its response, without answering on the disappearance of a journalist who exposed them on it.

Now that the tech giants the UN has turned itself over to, as it has to China, have canceled the Mobile World Congress 2020 even though it was to be in Barcelona, the question is more Pressing: what precautions has the UN taken given the travel to and from it, on unaccountable diplomatic passports, of diplomats and others from the epicenter of the virus? Inner City Press has asked each day for a week - no answer at all, now as Guterres takes public money and UN Security to lounge around his real home in Lisbon.

 But banned Inner City Press has obtained the below UN spin of Coronavirus including praise of China's "vigorous" approach which has included Guterres-like censorship and welding people in their homes to die: "From: Ole Emmrich
 Cc: Martha Helena Lopez ; Michael Rosetz  Esther Tan  Subject: Message from the CEB HR Network l Important Message for All UN Personnel on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak     

Dear HR Network Colleagues,  A cluster of cases of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.  Additional cases have since been identified in China’s cities outside of Wuhan as well as other countries outside of China.   

The UN’s Department of Health Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) is closely monitoring this evolving situation and have determined that the risk to UN operations is low at this time.  This risk rating is based on current spread vs locations of UN personnel, and the vigorous containment efforts currently being applied by Chinese authorities.  Nevertheless, this is an evolving and dynamic situation which will be vigorously monitored.  In the meantime, DHMOSH has prepared the following message and resources for all UN personnel.  Please feel free to broadcast the below to your staff as needed.

 Dr. Esther Tan  Senior Medical Officer   Division of Healthcare Management  And Occupational Safety and Health/  Office of Support Operations 

   Message for all UN personnel on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:     The UN’s Department of Health Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China on 31 December.  Additional cases have since been identified in China’s cities outside of Wuhan as well as other countries outside of China.
      The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) recommends the following key preventive measures for all UN personnel against 2019-nCoV.  1. Take steps to prevent illness with respiratory pathogens:  ·         Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections such as with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.  ·         Perform frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment.  ·         Individuals with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette including:  o    Maintain your distance from others;  o    Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing;  o    Use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use;  o    Perform hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub, or antiseptic handwash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials;  ·         Avoid close contact and unprotected with live or dead farm or wild animals;  ·         When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;  ·         The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices;  ·         Preliminary information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease from this virus.  2.  Pay attention to your health during your travel to outbreak locations and after you leave.  ·         Seek medical care immediately if you begin to develop fever or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough.  Remember to share your previous travel history with your health care provider.  ·         You should make every effort to inform the medical clinic by telephone about your condition prior to presenting in person there.  3.  Keep up to date with local health advice before and during your travel  For all travelers, while WHO advises against the application of any travel or trade restrictions on countries with nCoV, please be aware that local authorities may begin to implement travel restrictions and health screening measures for travelers entering or exiting the country.  All UN personnel should check with the destination countries’ embassy, consulate or Ministry of Health and keep up to date with local health advice before and during your travel. You should also comply with any screening measures put in place by local authorities.   Similar messages have been posted on the DSS TRIP system for individuals seeking travel clearance into China."

Previously the UN refused to answer then in-house Inner City Press about its response to New York City's Legionnaires disease. The UN did not even take the precautions taken by apartment buildings in The Bronx. But in that case, the UN even with its standing water in its traffic circle foundation was no more risky that any other NYC building.

Not so with Coronavirus, given the travel in and out of the UN, precisely the risk that led largely liberal tech titans to cancel MWC2020. There is also the question of the tourists coming on busses and charged $20 to enter, which investigative Inner City Press is banned from an any price. The UN is silent and unaccountable. Perhaps this time they will be held to account - the question has begun to be asked, starting here.

Here prior to that are questions that Inner City Press, roughed up by the UN Security Antonio Guterres and and banned for 593 days says, has put in writing to Guterres, his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Farhan Haq and now Eri Kaneko, and global communications chief Melissa Fleming, without any answer at all despite formal and on camera promises to answer:

January 29-1: On Coronavirus, are UN interns and contractors in Wuhan and elsewhere in China covered by any UN health insurance?

February 11-2: On China, what are SG Guterres comments and action if any on the video of Chinese authorities welding people into their homes to die of coronavirus?

February 11-10: On press freedom and China what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately USG Melissa Fleming on the disappearance of  journalist Chen Qiushi, a freelance video journalist, traveled to the city of Wuhan in Hubei province from Beijing on January 24 and began filming and reporting on the health crisis in the city? On February 6, he told his family that he planned to report on a temporary hospital, and has not been seen since..

February 14-4: On coronavirus and UN Peacekeeping what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and USG Lacroix, including any impact on deployment of peacekeepers from China and elsewhere, on that coronavirus is spreading among members of the Chinese military and armed police, with thousands placed under quarantine to prevent further contagion, according to the Hong Kong-based ICHRD?  Ten soldiers within the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and 15 armed police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hubei Province, according to the ICHRD, which added that 1,500 soldiers and 1,000 armed police are under quarantine.

No answers at all. The UN of Antonio Guterres is irresponsible, and now dangerous. It should be held to account. Watch this site.

February 17, 2020

On Myanmar Pro UN Groups Oppose Internet Cut Like One Guterres in Cameroon Complicit With

By Matthew Russell Lee

UN GATE, Feb 13 – The UN's own report on its systemic failure in protecting civilians in Myanmar, as in Cameroon, typically stopped short of naming who was in charge and who is responsible: Antonio Guterres, Secretary General since January 2017. Then Guterres' head of communications pimped out refugees by publishing personal identifying information, while banning the Press from covering the September 2019 UNGA week.

  Now from a group of NGOs, some of them sincere, mostly the local groups, some of them mostly seeking access at the UN and silent on Guterres' censorship, this: "On February 3, the Government of Myanmar ordered the reinstatement of internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin states.  On June 21, 2019, the government first imposed restrictions on mobile internet communications in nine townships: Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebo, Ponnangyun, and Rathedaun townships in Rakhine State and Paletwa Township in Chin State. On September 1, the government lifted restrictions in Buthidaung, Maungdaw, Myebon, Paletwa, and Rathedaung townships. On February 3, the government ordered the reinstatement of the restrictions in those five townships. In the joint statement published today, organizations—including Human Rights Watch, Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights and Amnesty International - called on the Myanmar government to “restore internet access” and “repeal Section 77 of the Telecommunications Law.”    The Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA) have engaged in armed conflict in Rakhine State since 2015  On February 3, the AA published a statement online declaring that it would release evidence of mass graves of Muslims killed and buried by Myanmar armed forces in Rakhine State. The same day, the government cut internet access" - and a few more, led by a total fraud. That Myanmar abuses Rohingya, we agree. That the UN has any credibility calling for due process when it ousts and bans the Press without a single hearing or right to appeal, while itself pimping out refugees, is truly disgusting.

  Meanwhile on Cameroon, where Paul Biya cut the Internet then gave Guterres a golden statue and UN Budget Committee favors as chair in exchange for Guterres' silence, some of these groups let Guterres and the UN off the hook, focus on the underdogs' fight back and even block on the Internet those who question that (that would be Human Rights Watch).

 On Myanmar Inner City Press reported how Guterres rejected warning from his own senior staff about the impending slaughter, so caught up in outmoded infatuation with Aung San Suu Kyi.  Inner City Press was in mid 2018 roughed up by Guterres' Security and banned from the UN since, 590 days and counting. Its written questions on Myanmar have been ignored by Guterres and his spokespeople, now including Melissa Fleming, even while still spokesperson for UNHCR. It is shameful. Inner City Press applied to all of them to cover the September 2019 UNGA week, which it covered for a decade. Then on Friday August 30, her MALU issued a one-line denial of access: "Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."   

  Inner City Press asked Guterres, and this directly to Melissa Fleming on August 21: "On the repatriation of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to start on August 22, what is the UN system's role? Why is it going forward with a system that will give returnees non citizen, "Bengali" ID cards? National Verification Cards (NVCs), which do not confer rights nor citizenship and, through an NVC application process, effectively identify Rohingya as “Bengali” or more generally as “foreigners.” What has been the UN system's, specifically UNHCR's, role in this in the past?  the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar and the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees forcibly repatriated an estimated 250,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to northern Rakhine State, and Myanmar began issuing Temporary Resident Cards (“White Cards”) to Rohingya, which, like NVCs, did not confer rights.  What did Guterres do on this while at UNHCR?"

  Still, no answer at all from Fleming, even as she virtue-signal tweets. We will not relent.

February 10, 2020

In Cameroon Biya Army Makes Election A Joke While Guterres Covers Up At AU Silent on Rapes

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Feb 8 – Cameroon's 38 year ruler Paul Biya, propped up by France and now for three years by corrupt UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who cut a deal with Biya for his support as chair of the UN Budget Committee, on New Years Eve made threats to kill more people.

  And now those threats are making a mockery of his so-called municipal and legislative elections as Biya's army has stepped up its raids on  villages in the Anglophone North West and South West regions. In Teze, Ngie subdivision, Momo division, for example many inhabitants have fled their homes. How to vote?

  Guterres, meanwhile, is pontificating at the AU, without a word in his speech or "press conference" about Cameroon. He is corrupt. 

  And no answers by his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, who continue Guterres' ghoulish ban on Inner City Press even entering the UN to ask questions.  They have refused Inner City Press' daily written questions on Cameroon, but see Inner City Press February 4 radio Q&A here, about Cameroon from Minute 32. It also covers Guterres' Gulbenkian / Partex oil links he bans Press for.

February 3, 2020

UN Guterres Set To Reward Shiotani Who Gave UNSC Site To Husband With UNSC Post

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon

UN GATE, Jan 29 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres claims he has a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, but continues to reward UN officials who are charged with harassment. Inner City Press previously reported on Guterres promoting his official Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile, after sexual harassment in his own 38th floor office, to "Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary."   

   Today on January 29 Inner City Press, now banned from the UN by Guterres for 575 days, exclusively reports on another reward being doled out, and scandal blunglingly covered up,  in Guterres' world of double-speak, harassment and hypocrisy.

       On January 30 scandal plagued Kyoko "Kiki" Shiotani will take over the UN Security Council Affairs Division's Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch - after Inner City Press outed her as Rosemary DiCarlo's chief of staff getting her husband given, for money, the Security Councils website.

   After Inner City Press exposed this scandal it was told if it backed off, Guterres would. It didn't, and soon Inner City Press was roughed up and thrown out and banned. Guterres is corrupt.

  Inner City Press is now informed that The post has been held for months since the departure of Yvette Blanco in May 2019, after a Yvette has been bullied and forced out by Hasmik. The latter has kept the post for her friend Kiki whom DiCarlo did not want in her office due to her corruption. Basically, Hasmik gave the post to her friend who was a D2 (I believe), now she took a D1 - the same person whose husband was given a P5.

 This is the corrupt UN of Guterres and Rosemary DiCarlo, complicit in Guterres' roughing up and banning of Inner City Press. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse to answer any questions, like propagandists in any dictatorship.

January 27, 2020

Guterres Used Angola dos Santos Family Funds To Be UNSG Now No Luanda Leaks Answers

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 21 – When Antonio Guterres wanted to get the position of UN Secretary General in 2006, he needed money and political support. He found it in long time Angola dictator and kleptocrat Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

    Now Guterres refuses to answer Press questions about the Luanda Leaks scandal, and about his close Angolan staffer Aguinaldo Baptista's online support for Isabel dos Santos. Guterres had roughed up and has banned for 567 days and counting Inner City Press which asks the questions. 

 Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who played and plays his role in the banning, said on camera he would answer Inner City Press' questions, video here.

  But so far, now answer to this one: "January 20-1: On corruption and Angola, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the Luanda Leaks exposure of Isabel dos Santos of Angola, and as Inner City Press has repeatedly asked, what are his comments and action on the repeated retweeting of Isabel dos Santos' denials by his close staffer Aguinaldo Baptista? After, for example, exposure of the corrupt urban development project near Luanda for which some 3,000 families were driven from their homes to make way for the development?"

  On January 21 it is added from Mauritius that the "spoils of the Dos Santos clan", is according to the ICIJ survey distributed among 400 companies in 41 countries around the world . Almost 100 of these companies are in controversial jurisdictions such as Mauritius, Malta, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the British Virgin Islands and Dubai" - which also hosted Amr Abdul Aziz's money laundering for OneCoin, on which Dujarric has also refused to answer. We'll have more on this.

  On March 17, 2016 Angolan state media reported that "José Eduardo dos Santos Thursday in Luanda was informed on the process of candidacy of António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres to the post of the UNSG. Antonio Guterres, who served as Portuguese prime minister, said he presented a program of his candidacy for the world body’s top position.  'It is very important for me to have Angola at the very beginning of this candidacy, as I am an old friend and admirer."   

   Dos Santos, flush with oil money, controlled more embassies and strings throughout Africa than did Guterres' Portugal.  Guterres' son Pedro Guimarães e Melo De Oliveira Guterres' untold business links in Lusophone countries include Angola.

    Guterres' oil connections were not limited to Angola: he was getting paid by Lisbon based Gulbenkian Foundation which in terms was turned by oil company Partex, with business in Angola, that UN briber CEFC China Energy in turn tried to buy.   

   Inner City Press asked about this, and was roughed up by Guterres' UN Security and banned from entering the UN. Guterres' designated censor Melissa Fleming has continued this ban, with no appeals process. His spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he would answer written question from banned Inner City Press. 

 No answers at all, and those whom Guterres, Melissa Fleming and Dujarric allowed into their noon press briefing on January 20 did not ask about #LuandaLeaks, or anything in Africa. It's Guterres' big scam. And it must be ended. Watch this site.

January 20, 2020

UN Guterres In Closed Meeting Lied About His Retaliation and Bogus Reforms So Audio Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Audio
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 14 – How corrupt is UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres?

Well, when he held a closed door meeting with UN staff in Geneva last months, he lied about his commitment against retaliating - while retaliating, against staff and the Press - and claimed that he was unaware or unconcerned about changes he had imposed.

    Inner City Press, though banned from the UN now 560 days by Guterres, has repeatedly in writing provided Guterres through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming an opportunity to explain his remarks.

But despite Dujarric on camera and Fleming's Department written promises to answer such questions, no answers at all.

  So now Inner City Press has published the audio, here. Tweeted here.

January 13, 2020

UN Strips Vote of Lebanon and Yemen While Stonewalling on Gambia and Corruption of Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 10 – In the United Nations, already an undemocratic autocracy under Secretary General Antonio Guterres, embattled countries are being official stripped of their votes in the General Assembly, including Lebanon and Yemen and the Central African Republic, where UN peacekeepers have raped children and had it covered up by Guterres.    Others facing lose of vote are Venezuela, Lesotho, Tonga and Gambia, on whose opening of a "Morocco" consulate in Western Sahara Guterres' spokes / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric on January 10 promised an off-camera answer to France 24 while refusing each and every written question from Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres now 556 days and counting for reporting on his corruption.    Given a bye, for now, and allowed to keep voting without paying are Comoros, Somalia and Sao Tome and Principe, where Guterres' son Pedro does undisclosed business presumptively trading off the name of his father and of the UN.    In Somalia, Guterres threw his own representative under the bus, telling UN staff that asking it is impolite to ask human rights questions, in a closed door meeting exclusively reported by banned Inner City Press with leaked audio.    Really, to avoid being complicit more countries should stop paying the UN until these abuses and censorship are ended. We'll have more, much more, on this.

January 6, 2020

UN Security Council Admits Estonia Tunisia Vietnam St Vincent and Niger While Guterres Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 2 –  In the sideshow of the UN and its Security Council, from which UNSG Antonio Guterres has banned the investigative Press for 548 days, five new non-permanent members entered in a January 2 ceremony. Each spoke, but no questions were taken. And Inner City Press has many questions.

  New member Vietnam is president for January, but its program of work has nothing for example about the slaughter in Cameroon; it has Colombia on January 13 but nothing on Honduras, recently exposed as a narco-state in a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press now covers as well as the UN, from the UN Gate.

  There are no fewer than four meetings on Syria, but Libya where Turkey has voted to send forces and where the UN has been exposed as helping militias is put off until the 29th. Yemen is on the 16th, West Africa (pro strongman SRSG Chambas) on the 8th and, interestingly, a debate on ASEAN on the 23rd. We'll have more on this.

 And the UN of SG Antonio Guterres, wasting public money for example on Guterres' now three week junket away from New York, didn't even manage to update to Security Council's website at the turn of the year. At 7 pm on January 1, the UN web site still listed as current members: "Côte d’Ivoire , Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait (2019) Peru (2019) Poland (2019)." Photo here.

 Even Wikipedia had, nineteen hours before, added Estonia, Eastern European Group, Niger, African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), Tunisia, African Group and  Vietnam." As Inner City Press reported, Guterres gave the UNSC website to the photographer husbands of USG DiCarlo's chief of staff, here.

Inner City Press, which covered in person these five's performance from January through June of 2018 before being roughed up and banned by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with no reaction by the five, despite claims of commitment to press freedom and even UN transparency, has continued to cover them.

    Kuwait, for example, which has gotten its KUNA to inflate its performance, phoned it in on African issues including praising Paul Biya, dictator of Cameroon.

   Its Permanent Representative, a pleasure enough man, when Inner City Press standing at the Delegates Entrance raised the issue of its expulsion and ban by Guterres, replied that if the UN Correspondents Association with state media like Xinhua on its Executive Committee was colluding with Guterres there was nothing to be done. One, this is weak for a member state. Two, it confirms how disgusting the UN has become under Guterres.

So what were the achievements, again? We'll continue to cover this and the UNSC, even while the censor Guterres and his Melissa Fleming maintain their ban on the Press. Viet Nam takes over January 1, 2020.   December 30, 2019

The UN Is Being Killed By Guterres And His Team As From Cameroon To China Rosewood Flows

A Cautionary Tale By Matthew Russell Lee
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UN GATE, Dec 28 – The lobby of the United Nations still had the veneer of futurist cool, but upstairs it has all gone rotten. It was to the penultimate story that lobbyist Daniel Lang was headed that day, not to meet the top man Fat Tony Guterres but his African fig-leaf deputy Amina J. Mohammed.

    The two were equally corrupt, she having signed and backdated thousands of export certificates for endangered rosewood from Cameroon already shipped to China for the over-classes bed frames and other furniture. But it was this Cameroonian connection that Lang hoped to play on today.

   Amina Mohammed's factotum Nelson Muffuh, who had worked for her at the Nigerian Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development as well, approached lobbyist Lang in the lobby.   

"Ah, Daniel," Muffuh said in the faux French style for which the UN has known. "I trust you got through security alright?"

    In fact Daniel has seen a man with a big backpack being taken out of the line in front of him, loudly demanding why he as journalist was being barred and calling Guterres corrupt as he was ushered back out only First Avenue.

      "It was alright," Lang answered, eager to get up to the 38th floor and make his pitch to Mohammed before the interns started drinking in the UN Delegates Lounge at 5 pm. He had set this meeting for late afternoon for just that reason.

    "Follow me," Muffuh said, leading Lang deeper into the UN General Assembly lobby, past a series of panels claiming how the UN had tried to stop the Rwanda genocide, to a turnstile facing a bank of elevators.

    "He's with me, Ronald," Muffuh told the security guard by the turnstile, who pushed a button and let them through. "He represents Cameroon."

    The security guard nodded and, it seemed to Lang, smirked. What was so strange, a French white man lobbying for Cameroon? At least the country was no longer an explicit colony.

   Up on the 38th floor there was more guards, in front of a big window looking out over the East River at Brooklyn and Queens and behind them, Long Island all the way to the Hamptons.

"Amina's waiting for you in her office," Muffuh said, heading down a hallway that smelled of the cigars that UN staffers smoked in the stairwell one firedoor away.

   There were in her corner office she was, Amina J. Mohammed in her ubiquitous flowing robe and head scarf, a politically correct exporter of stolen rosewood. Lang aimed to use her guilty knowledge to get her and Guterres' support for another Chinese project in Cameroon, this time in the Anglophone Zone. It should not be difficult.  

    To Be Continued; and see Patreon

December 23, 2019