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December 5, 2022

UN Tells Inner City Press You're Banned Then PGA Spox Says There's An Appeals Process But

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Dec 2 – For a United Nations "Civil Society Town Hall" meeting on December 2, Inner City Press was invited and had its RSVP confirmed - but on First Avenue, was told it is "banned from the UN." Tweeted audio here.

When it asked the basis of the ban, since none had ever been expressed, it was told by a UN Security officer at the door of 801 First Avenue that a supervisor would come and explain. None came, for 40 minutes and counting.

  Inner City Press e-mailed the spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly Csaba Korosi, whose event it was, and Melissa Fleming of the Department of Global Communications, who sat on stage and heads UN Media Accreditation. Fleming did not answer, as she has not answered a July 2021 letter about Press access from the pro bono law firm of Quinn Emanuel, here.

 But Paulina Kubiak came onto First Avenue, to her credit, and went into to speak with the UN Security officer. She emerged to say, You are banned but they tell me there is an appeals process, you are to write to the Investigations Unit and the Police Chief.  

Inner City Press expressed skepticism, including in light of Fleming's non-answer, but asked the PGA's office to follow through. Kubiak said she would go into UNHQ, to UN Security / DSS in the basement, and get Inner City Press the addresses to appeal to. 

 But she later wrote to Inner City Press, "Hi Matthew,     I’ve spoken with a number of people on the issue of your access to UNHQ, but unfortunately, was unable to get any useful information.     Best,  Paulina."

 Inner City Press wrote back, " Paulina -    You told me there is an appeals process, and that you were doing inside to DSS in the basement to get me the address that I, or the Quinn Emanuel law firm, should write it with the appeal. So what is the address?  Thanks."  

   But there has been no answer, even as Kubiak held a questionless session in the UN Press Briefing Room.

  Prior to that, Inner City Press asked UNSG Antonio Guterres' spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Farhan Haq, and the Indian Mission to the UN as UNSC President, "Immediately explain both the basis for UN Security at 801 1st Ave on the morning of Dec 2 tell me I am "banned" from entering the UN despite confirmed invitation to UN PGA Town Hall, and (2) the "appeals" process that DSS told PGA Spokesperson about to, conveyed to me. What is the "Inspections Unit" and "Police Chief" email address an appellee is to write to? Why did USG Fleming not respond to the July 2021 Quinn Emanuel letter with information about this appeals process, if it exists? How many people are on the UN's "banned" list? On what bases? On deadline." No answer -

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November 28, 2022

UN Rot Typified by Silence on Qatar by Volker Turk Tapped by Tony Genocide Games Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC-Guardian UK - Honduras - ESPN NY Mag

UN GATE, Nov 20 – The United Nations has hit a new low, after its now-gone human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet withheld her report on Xinjiang until the very hour she left, after whitewashing China's genocide against the Uighurs for her whole term.

 To replace Bachelet, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tapped his crony, Volker Turk formerly of UNHCR then a Guterres promoter. (Inner City Press back on July 2 predicted this pro-China move, here).

Now in November 2022, Volker Turk is entirely silence on Qatar and human rights, including the 7000 migrant workers they killed building stadia for the FIFA World Cup. Some human rights commissioner.

This comes after Qatar welcomed Volker Turk's appointment (photo here), and paid for a large room at the UN in Geneva.

Qatar already bought Antonio Guterres in New York, where its state media Al Jazeera - now with its UN correspondents and alumni singing for the supper defending the corrupt World Cup - worked with Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric to get Inner City Press thrown out, here

On human rights, Inner City Press previously asked Volker Turk about the slaughter in Cameroon of Anglophones by the army of Paul Biya - and he'd never heard of it. Story here.

 When Inner City Press published video (here) of Turk's answers about Gramsci, Inner City Press was then blocked from the UN's web site. So he is a cover up man and a censor. Anyone who had put up with Guterres reign of censorship and corruption has no human rights credibility or chops.

As to Bachelet, at the end, in a press conference dominated by scripted questions from Chinese state media in response to which she read from prepared notes, she said she was unable to access what is happening in Xinjiang.

On June 13, Bachelet having served China said she was now leaving. And Guterres praised her: "She has moved the needle in an extremely challenging political context." Yes - she moved his UN's needle even more pro-China. And did nothing about Guterres' ban on Press. Defund the UN.

 Some say they are surprised by this outcome. But a fish rots from the head. The head of the UN system is Antonio Guterres, and the reasons for his silence on China's abuses is more sinister.   

Before being selected - by China, which like Russia could have vetoed him - Guterres took money from the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. The China Energy Fund Committee, whose Patrick Ho was convicted of UN bribery involving UN President of the General Assembly, offered top dollar for Gulbenkian's oil company.

   Guterres omitted the money he took from Gulbenkian from his financial disclosure form.

And after Inner City Press, which had aggressively reported on Guterres' predecessor Ban Ki-moon from inside the UN, asked about it, Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up and banned from the UN ever since. Very Xi. 

   In the run up to Bachelet's trip, Inner City Press put written questions repeatedly to Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who daily takes three of more questions in his noon briefing from Chinese state media. But to Inner City Press, no answer.  

Likewise, when pro bono law firm Quinn Emanuel wrote to Guterres' head of media accreditation Melissa Fleming asking for Inner City Press to be allowed to re-enter the UN and ask its questions, she refused to response, as did the supposed UN Correspondents Association, on whose Executive Committee China has a permanent seat.

  So how is it surprising the the UN covers up for China? 

To Access UNGA Inner City Press Applied But PGA Csaba Kőrösi Blocks Now Lies on Rape

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN Gate, Nov 21 – As the United Nations after a year of failing on Ukraine and covering up sexual abuses from the DR Congo to Colombia gears up for its annual UNGA Week this month, it has tried to further limit access and coverage by independent press. 

Will this continue under incoming PGA Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary? On September 15, 2022 Inner City Press wrote to members including his "Special Assistant" Adel Hriczu - despite claims of transparency, as of September 17 no response or action: "As a journalist who has reported on the United Nations and its work for more than ten years, and who today was allowed to question the IMF but was not (yet?) allowed back into the UN, I am writing to you as deputy chef de cabinet of the Office of President of the General Assembly to formally ask that you ensure that my application, a week ago, to UN MALU to cover next week's UNGA week is approved, on Sept 16."

   Still now in November, nothing.

Instead, while Korosi continues to refuse a written request for comment on UN rapist Karim Elkorany (who drugged and raped 13 aid workers), submitted by Inner City Press to his spokesperson Paulina Kubiak, now this: "Ahead of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the New York City Mayor’s Office will meet with domestic violence survivors and visit the Manhattan Family Justice Center, one of five borough-based service centers providing free and confidential social services including mental health counseling, civil legal, and criminal justice assistance for survivors and their children.     During the visit, President Kőrösi and Commissioners Cecile Noel and Edward Mermelstein, will also meet with NGOs at the Manhattan Family Justice Center to better understand the local services offered to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence." And no comment on UN rapist Elkorany, and banning of the Press that asks. Hypocrite.

In fact, Korosi went so far, contrary to his claims of transparency, to block Inner City Press on Twitter, see here. A day after Inner City Press exposed it, it was reversed but no explanation offered. Then, sadly, this: After Korosi bragged online about his December 2 civil society summit, Inner City Press registered. The form specifically envisioned entry and attendance by individuals not affiliated with any groups - including "private sector" - and for those not affiliated in any way with the UN, saying special passes would be provided.
 
  On the morning of November 10 Inner City Press asked Korosi's spokesperson Paulina Kubiak to confirm, and " given PGA Korosi's promotion, including on Twitter, of his Dec 2 townhall in the UN, please immediately confirm that it is he and his office controlling who is allowed in - that is, that he cannot try to pass the buck to MALU and USG Fleming, as he/you have tried to do to date.    To test this, yesterday evening I applied https://www.un.org/pga/77/csotownhall/ - I am informing you (and him) of this in order to be upfront, and also to ensure if there are any questions, I be allowed to answer them. I am expecting that ticket to enter on December 2 and to be informed of it long before that, asap."

   Eight hours later, Korosi's spokesperson Kubiak replied, "The Civil Society Town Hall on 2 December is for civil society organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC or those formally associated with DGC. The attendees register through the link that you noted, as part of a process to check accreditation by ECOSOC or DGC prior to issuance of special event tickets by DSS. Should your accreditation not be confirmed by DESA or DGC, you may still follow the discussions on UN WebTV."

Well, no. "Paulina, that does not seem to be true.  the form specifically allows for entities / people not affiliated with the UN - and people not affiliated with an organization, as well as "private sector" - I am writing this story now  paste  9.Organization Representation Type  NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)  Academia  Private Sector  Do not belong to any organization  10.Your organization's affiliation with the UN (check all that apply)  Associated with Department of Global Communications  In consultative status with Economic and Social Council  Both ECOSOC-accredited and DGC-associated   Not affiliated   11.Do you have a valid UN grounds pass?  Yes. (A special event ticket will not be requested for you to access UNHQ)  No. (I require a special event ticket to access UNHQ)."

Kubiak after that stopped answering, including refusing to provide any Korosi comments on the 13 rapes by UN staffer Elkorany. UN Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Farhan Haq day after day refused this: "
On UN opacity, immediately state whether the Dec 2 "civil society summit" is limited to representatives of NGOs already OK-ed by ECOSOC or USG Fleming's DCG, or (as the online form says), to people and entities not affiliated with the UN."

 Now it turns out Melissa "We Own the Science" Fleming is "moderating" the December 2 Town Hall - while lying about who is allowed in, and not answering legal mail.

On November 19, four minutes after his apparent Boss Tony Guterres issued his speech - this time, not the wrong text - Korosi via Paulina "No Answers Or False Ones" Kubiak issued canned pablum: "I commend COP President Sameh Shoukry, as well as Simon Stiell and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and their teams, for their efforts to put into action this year’s slogan of “together for implementation”.  As the President of the General Assembly, I will work with Member States to support" - Big Tony and his corrupt regime of censorship. Puppet PGA. Watch this site.

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November 21, 2022

Qatar Bans Filming Of Migrant Workers But Blinken Promotes Emir Like UN Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Nov 18 – For the FIFA World Cup that Qatar paid bribes to get, it issued restrictions on the media that go to cover it, including that journalists will not be allowed to film or photograph in "residential properties, private businesses and industrial zones."

  Reporting on the deaths of migrant workers is not permitted.

But with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken set to visit on November 21-22, two State Department officials on November 18 said Qatar has been doing good work on labor rights. The officials Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Daniel Benaim and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Stacy White were asked about a Qatar diplomat telling Germany TV that gays have mental problems, and declined comment, pointing to the Emir inviting "everyone." Yeah.

Qatar also bans filming in “restricted areas where filming requires prior permission” and at “any site with signage or security advising of no photography/videography."   

Some who are criticizing these restrictions, however, say nothing when the United Nations does the same. Consider the reasons given by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric for having Inner City Press roughed up and banned from the UN, for three years and counting, from CJR:

"access is not a right, it’s a privilege,” Dujarric says. “None of this is happening now because of what he writes.” Dujarric says that Lee is often critical of fellow journalists; walking the halls in the evenings, he’ll live-stream running commentary criticizing other reporters. Not long ago, encountering a crew from Al Jazeera—which Lee believes has misled viewers about its connection to the Qatari government—Dujarric says that Lee Periscoped while shouting, “Fuck you!” repeatedly. (Lee says he was complaining that Dujarric had given the Al Jazeera crew a private interview, and excluded him.) “He creates an atmosphere of incivility within our working environment,” Dujarric says."  

So Inner City Press is banned by MALU's Melissa Fleming because it filmed on the fourth (media) floor, and for what it said? Or for criticizing his and Guterres' relations with Qatar's Al Jazeera, which got the exclusive to Guterres' two stolen UNSG elections?  

 We'll have more on this. 

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November 14, 2022

To Access UNGA Inner City Press Applied But PGA Csaba Kőrösi Blocked It Now Dissembles

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN Gate, Nov 10 – As the United Nations after a year of failing on Ukraine and covering up sexual abuses from the DR Congo to Colombia gears up for its annual UNGA Week this month, it has tried to further limit access and coverage by independent press. 

Will this continue under incoming PGA Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary? On September 15, 2022 Inner City Press wrote to members including his "Special Assistant" Adel Hriczu - despite claims of transparency, as of September 17 no response or action: "As a journalist who has reported on the United Nations and its work for more than ten years, and who today was allowed to question the IMF but was not (yet?) allowed back into the UN, I am writing to you as deputy chef de cabinet of the Office of President of the General Assembly to formally ask that you ensure that my application, a week ago, to UN MALU to cover next week's UNGA week is approved, on Sept 16."

   Still now in November, nothing.

In fact, Korosi went so far, contrary to his claims of transparency, to block Inner City Press on Twitter, see here. A day after Inner City Press exposed it, it was reversed but no explanation offered. Then, sadly, this: After Korosi bragged online about his December 2 civil society summit, Inner City Press registered. The form specifically envisioned entry and attendance by individuals not affiliated with any groups - including "private sector" - and for those not affiliated in any way with the UN, saying special passes would be provided.
 
  On the morning of November 10 Inner City Press asked Korosi's spokesperson Paulina Kubiak to confirm, and " given PGA Korosi's promotion, including on Twitter, of his Dec 2 townhall in the UN, please immediately confirm that it is he and his office controlling who is allowed in - that is, that he cannot try to pass the buck to MALU and USG Fleming, as he/you have tried to do to date.    To test this, yesterday evening I applied https://www.un.org/pga/77/csotownhall/ - I am informing you (and him) of this in order to be upfront, and also to ensure if there are any questions, I be allowed to answer them. I am expecting that ticket to enter on December 2 and to be informed of it long before that, asap."

   Eight hours later, Korosi's spokesperson Kubiak replied, "The Civil Society Town Hall on 2 December is for civil society organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC or those formally associated with DGC. The attendees register through the link that you noted, as part of a process to check accreditation by ECOSOC or DGC prior to issuance of special event tickets by DSS. Should your accreditation not be confirmed by DESA or DGC, you may still follow the discussions on UN WebTV."

Well, no. " Paulina, that does not seem to be true.  the form specifically allows for entities / people not affiliated with the UN - and people not affiliated with an organization, as well as "private sector" - I am writing this story now  paste  9.Organization Representation Type  NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)  Academia  Private Sector  Do not belong to any organization  10.Your organization's affiliation with the UN (check all that apply)  Associated with Department of Global Communications  In consultative status with Economic and Social Council  Both ECOSOC-accredited and DGC-associated   Not affiliated   11.Do you have a valid UN grounds pass?  Yes. (A special event ticket will not be requested for you to access UNHQ)  No. (I require a special event ticket to access UNHQ)."

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November 7, 2022

Ghana as UNSC President Bans Free Press But Invites Iran State Media and Ghislaine Maxwell Fundraiser

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial Book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Nov 1 – With Ghana taking over presidency of the UN Security Council on November 1, 2022, on October 21 Inner City Press wrote to the Ghana Mission to the UN to request in advance access to its Novemer 1 press conference by Ambassador Harold Adlai Agyemanthe.

 To submit the request, Inner City Press went to the Ghana Mission profile on Twitter, on which the Mission follows @InnerCityPress, and clicked through to the Mission's website. There, under Contact Us, it claimed there was a form. But there wasn't, only an email address: info@ghanamissionun.org.

So Inner City Press wrote there - and received, "<info@ghanamissionun.org>: The e-mail message could not be delivered because the user's mailfolder is full."

 At least two others did not answer, in the two day run up to November 1: Mr. Solomon    Korbieh at skorbieh at yahoo.com and ghanaperm at aol.com

  Now Ghana has taken over the UN Security Council, amid its failures on the Black Sea Grain Initiative and peacekeepers' rapes -- and its website misstates that there is a form, and its lone public mailbox is full.

  Not an auspicious beginning. Nor was the November 1 press conference, which featured repeated questions from Iran state media IRNA, a long-winded question suggesting what should be asked of Grandi.  The mission coyly hid where they will meet with the Elders. Then Ghana called on UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko - and the Permanent Representative ended it, with none of Inner City Press' questions answered. But we'll keep asking - and reporting, including on Ghana. For now, here's the Program of Work

  Inner City Press asked the Ghana Mission, and the UN, about the MONUSCO scandal - sex for UN Volunteer jobs paid with taxpayers' funds - in the DRC Congo. Inner City Press exclusive here.

 This while Inner City Press is banned from entry, which it had for years until it exposed UN corruption. No response to this appeal. Impunity.

 Inner City Press will be covering the Ghana presidency, quite actively, this month.

 Our requests and questions remain; we will publish any responses, and also on non-responses. Watch this site.

October 31, 2022

UN Staff Gets 15 Years For Raping 13 Women and Drugging 19, Elkorany Protected By UNSG

By Matthew Russell Lee Patreon Periscope Song
BBC - Decrypt - LightRead - Honduras - Thread

SDNY Courthouse, Oct 27 – UN former staff member Karim Elkorany was arrested then freed on $500,000 bond on September 2, 2020 in connection with drugging and raping women in Iraq while working for the UN in 2016, then allegedly lying to the FBI about it in 2017.


On October 27, 2022, after the testimony of victims including about how Elkorany while a UN "Communications Specialist" drugged and raped them, including in the US, Elkorany was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Inner City Press live tweeted it, here

and, after no answers from complicity Big Tony Guterre's "spokesman" Stephane Dujarric, this e-book here

October 24, 2022

UN Guterres Corruption Leads to Layoffs of Communications Officers, Fleming Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Oct 17 – As corruption in the UN grows under SG Antonio Guterres, Inner City Press which Guterres has banned for its coverage receives more and more communications from UN whistleblowers. Here is one more:

"Guterres's reform flops . Mass layoffs at UN DCO due to mismanagement
To Matthew.Lee [at] innercitypress.com

 Discontinuation of regional communication services"   “DCO senior management summer break results in financial mismanagement. “  Our 5 key DCO colleagues, who are senior regional communications officers,  contracts were terminated in a brutal manner due to DCO HQ mass mismanagement and lack of experience in managing funding. Among the affected staff a pregnant female whom DCO denies maternity rights.   Mismanagement of DCO must be investigated.

   Deputy director of DCO informed the effected staff that DCO is “ a starter entity in the system” and “ DCO individual managers do make mistakes” and “ that was “ unfortunate series of events” and the only solution to rescue DCO reputation is to terminate those 5 positions. More to come!

  On 6 October , the affected staff were informed by email that their positions will be abolished due to DCO mismanagement of cash” while DCO was still hiring roving 7 posts of p5s and other p4s.   DCO who claims transparency wants to cover up on their poor management by layoff  highly performing 5 regional communications officers hired by the global communications in service of the Reform within DCO regional offices. 

 On 13th October, DCO Deputy Director Rosemary Kalapurakal, told the affected staff ;   

1- In July and August, many senior managers were away. As a result, when there were acting managers in DCO, there were decisions that were taken and communicated that should not have happened as they were not aware of some of these issues. That is an unfortunate series of events.  2- Sometimes individual managers make mistakes. DCO has to own up to it and be accountable for it and whenever hard decisions are made, they need to be communicated with empathy and respect. In this case, that was not done and it should have been better communicated.

 But DCO can’t correct those mistakes now and the 5 staff affected have to be separate from service by 15th November.   3- “DCO is a starter entity”. She asked the affected staff to leave in silence and added . “ I’m aware of your torture. I’m not here to negotiate. The first thing a senior manager doesn't do when there is a problem is go broadcast it to the entire world. “

Please help us spread the word, and address questions to the SG and all RCs who are meeting at the moment in NY under the reform’s umbrella while our colleagues suffer from DCO mismanagement.   Member states should call for an investigation on DCO financial corruption.   The above statements are on record."

  Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Farhan Haq refuse all questions; Melissa Fleming doesn't even answer the letter from pro bono law firm Quinn Emanuel. These people are corrupt.

October 17, 2022

UN Guterres Rents UN Flag to Trammo as Firm Sued By Puerto Rico for MTBE, Cooking Books

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC-Guardian UK - Honduras - NY Mag Song

UN GATE, Oct 10 – As he slowly kills the UN, Antonio Guterres has failed on Ukraine at every stage.

He assured that there would be no invasion, then through Melissa Fleming's Department of Global Communications ordered UN officials to not call it an invasion or a war. UN DGC email here.

After behind chided, below, Guterres tried to get back in the game through food. He's now trying to raise money for commodities firm Trammo, involved in litigation in US courts.

  Notably, Trammo has been sued by Puerto Rico for polluting its waters with methyl teriary butyl (MTBE), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press covers daily since been banned from the UN by Guterres.

  In another SDNY case Inner City Press has been covering, Trammo is said to be "concealing trading losses from the outside world by maintaining two separate sets of books." On what authority is Guterres selling the UN flag and what's left of its name to this commodities trader?

October vlog First Avenue vlog here.

October 10, 2022

Gabon as UNSC President Was Asked of DRC Scandals But No Answer and No Press Access

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial Book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Oct 3 – With Gabon taking over presidency of the UN Security Council on October 1, 2022, on September 30 Inner City Press wrote to the GaboneseMission to the UN to request in advance access to its October 3 press conference by Ambassador Michel Xavier Biang. Video here.

  Inner City Press asked the Gabon Mission, and the UN, about the MONUSCO scandal - sex for UN Volunteer jobs paid with taxpayers' funds - in the DRC Congo. Inner City Press exclusive here. Its email to the lone email address listed for the Mission, which has a total of 421 followers on Twitter, was not answered by October 3.

 Instead, a scam press conference by Michel Xavier Biang, with softball questions in French (video here) including a question given to a UN Correspondent who did a fundraiser with convicted global pedophile Ghislaine Maxwell, here.

 This while Inner City Press is banned from entry, which it had for years until it exposed UN corruption. No response to this appeal. Impunity.

 Inner City Press will be covering the Gabonese presidency, quite actively, this month. It publish Gabon's empty Program of Work, here: Western Sahara (Gabon is sure to sell out and take no questions) on Oct 10 and more, Colombia where the UN is embroiled in a sex scandal as in DRC on Oct 17, Syria (another Guterres failure) on Oct 26 and of course, lunch with Big Tony on Oct 7.

 Our requests and questions remain; we will publish any responses, and also on non-responses. Watch this site.

October 3, 2022

UN Federal Credit Union Limits Staff to Staff Transfers While Banking for Iran Spy, Fraud

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 25 – Today's UN system is corrupt from top to bottom. Consider the UN Federal Credit Union, which paid Iran spy Afrasiabi, and swindled UN staff in Sudan. A whistleblower asks Inner City Press, of the UNFCA message reproduced below:

"How United Nations loses its trust from its own staff as all transaction is originated from UN accounts? The statement never said about external transfer but only Member to member transfer. Very strange and weird instruction. The statement says staff members not to conduct any transaction for commercial purposes. So why United nations credit union is giving credit cards for staff members? Why United Nations credit Union buying stock from New York market while denying staff not to purchase and use accounts  for personal uses? UN Staff are moving their account from United Nations account and keeping and looking for suitable banks. A number of frauds are going on in the credit union. including stealing from deceased accounts. Very sad!

The message from UNFCA, much UNsaid:

Dear member,  Please note the following limits regarding member-to-member transfers:  Two transfers per month: You may make or receive up to two member-to-member transfers in a calendar month. 

Maximum of $2,000 per transfer: For each of the two allowed member-to-member transfers, you may send or receive up to $2,000. This means that the total dollar amount of your monthly transfers (whether incoming or outgoing) cannot exceed $4,000.  These changes are aimed at ensuring that we remain compliant with US anti-money laundering laws while keeping your accounts secure. 

As a reminder, UNFCU account(s) are for personal use only. This is indicated in our Membership and Accounts agreement. You may not use your account(s) to conduct transactions on behalf of others or for commercial activity.  If the above conditions and limits are not met, we may need to implement additional restrictions on your accounts

September 26, 2022

UNGA Has Ukraine Zelenskyy Applause After Guterres Cover Up Biden Trudeau Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Sept 21 – How corrupt is today's UN, and this week's UNGA debate? Well, while the US President did not on the first day (Bolsonaro kicked it off, Inner City Press voice over video here), on Day 2 did, as did Ukraine's Zelenskyy, here

UNGA virtual signaling: just now this applause for #Ukraine prez Volodymyr Zelenskyy's virtual speech - after UNSG @AntonioGuterres said invasion wouldn't happened, then ordered UN staff not to say it happened - while banning Press which exposes him. @UN_PGA too pic.twitter.com/It8E7Ndsfs

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2022

  Day 2 in the morning had craven waiting for Joe Biden, entrance video and voice over here

#UNGA circus: red carpet entrance of dictators and censors, prioritized by UN channel over droning speech by Mongolia, like yesterday's Central African Republic. @AntonioGuterres will do anything for money - then bans the Press that exposes it / him pic.twitter.com/HIAwl9KK09

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2022


and actual entrance here

Just happened: Joe Biden entry into #UNGA, to speak after Suriname while @USUN does nothing about UNSG @AntonioGuterres banning Inner City Press from UN, for exposing omission from his financial disclosures of CEFC China Energy, convicted of UN bribes @SDNYLIVE pic.twitter.com/H1X6qUZ1H2

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2022


followed by Biden's speech, beginning here

Here's start of Joe Biden #UNGA speech, UNTV camera cuts, brief voice-over on @USUN (and @USAmbUN @LindaT_G and @SecBiden) doing nothing about UNSG @AntonioGuterres banning Inner City Press for exposing his links with CEFC China Energy, convicted @SDNYLIVE pic.twitter.com/jea8mCrM9H

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2022


  A fake press conference was held at 6:30 pm, in which Canada's Justin Trudeau posed in the UN press briefing room but only called on traveling Canadian press (UNCA rolled over, as they have to Guterres, and colluded in censorship). Bob Rae, who blocks Inner City Press on Twitter, ws there and supported this censorship too. Video here

Now in UN "Press" Briefing Room Inner City Press is banned from by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres @JustinTrudeau is calling only on Canadian press which lobs him softball questions on Ukraine. UNCA getting rolled - after they let Press be banned. @BobRae48 in on in pic.twitter.com/AwyDuT2ao8

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2022


And that's just Day 2! Inner City Press timely applied to re-enter and report. Melissa Fleming did not answer, as spokesman Stephane Dujarric refuses Press questions about the rapes. That's how corrupt today's UN is. And tomorrow? Watch this site.

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September 19, 2022

For UNGA Week Banning Press Guterres Has Long Portuguese Answer Spreading Censorship

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Sept 14 – Six days before the UN's hyped and often decadent General Assembly week, Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 14 held a briefing with friendly journalists only, delivering a lengthy answer in Portuguese with no translation.

  This came after a year of UN failure on Ukraine, Haiti, and corruption in the DR Congo exposed by Inner City Press.

Guterres and his head of media access Melissa Fleming have kept Inner City Press banned, most recently not even responding to its application last week to enter and cover the UNGA week. 

 While Guterres sufficiently serviced the Permanent Five members of the UN Security Council to grab a second term, now he is spreading his censorship to and through them.  

 On September 15 US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will limit questions about USUN's work, weak on China, to correspondents accredited - and not banned - by Guterres' UN. Watch this site.

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September 12, 2022

To Access UNGA week Inner City Press Applies Citing Scoops on UN Sex & China Bribe Scoops

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN Gate, Sept 10 – As the United Nations after a year of failing on Ukraine and covering up sexual abuses from the DR Congo to Colombia gears up for its annual UNGA Week this month, it has tried to further limit access and coverage by independent press. 

Nevertheless on September 8 Inner City Press, which only this month exposed a UN sex quid pro quo scandal in the MONUSCO "peacekeeping" mission and the UN links of indicted Chinese briber Cary Yan, applied to the UN for access:

Sept 8, 2022 United Nations SG Antonio Guterres & USG Melissa Fleming Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit

I am writing to you more than ten days before the UN General Assembly high level week as a journalist who after covering the United Nations for Inner City Press for ten years was roughed up and thrown out of the UN as I covered its Fifth (Budget) Committee on 3 July 2018 and have been denied all access since. There was no due process, no right to appeal, nothing.

The Department's and MALU's lack of any content neutral accreditation rules, rule process including appeal rights for journalists, must also be addressed.  

For the upcoming UNGA High Level Week, I noticed that as of Sept 8, 2022 the MALU site says / claims: For UNGA week, the UN has limited media access to only to correspondents “residing in the tri-state area or Washington, D.C.”     

 While (1) that is discriminatory, (2) will not be implement as regards pro-government media traveling with delegations - I noted that I am an long-term UN reporter (since 2005), se quid pro quo scandal in the UN Mission in the DR Congo, and reside in NYC. My access badge should be provided immediately.    You and others including but not limited to USG Fleming have been written to on my behalf by the Quinn Emanuel law firm, no response yet despite confirmation of receipt, see this video  Letter

   I have a right to cover the UN, the Security Council, ECOSOC and General Assembly including this month's High Level week. For your information despite the Under Sec-Gen having assured the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression that during my exclusion my written questions would be answered, the questions have not been. Nevertheless, here are some recent stories:  UN Sexual Harassment in DRC Leads to UNON Job as UNV Jobs Traded For Sex Amid Coverup 

NGO Fraudster Cary Yan Indicted For Bribery Incl of Marshall Islands

  There are many more  Watch this site.

September 5, 2022

As UN Affiliated Fraudster Cary Yan Indicted For Bribery Video and UNCA Links Noted Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial Book - NY Mag

SDNY / UN GATE, Sept 2 – Chinese businessman and fraudster Cary Yan is the subject of a Federal indictment unsealed on September 2, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   

Using a UN-affiliated non-governmental organization, Yan paid bribes in New York to officers of the Marshall Islands and others. Indictment on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here.

  In 2018, Inner City Press from inside the UN reported on Cary Yan's suspicious activities, (including video here,