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May 26, 2020

With UN As Mediocre on Zoom As In Person Time To Move It Out of NYC and USA

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 20 – The United Nations under Antonio Guterres has been accomplishing even less that before.

But the UN's move out of the glass skyscraper on Manhattan's East Side for weeks now, with diplomats pontificating by Zoom from their expensive and tax-free residence shows that the UN could and should move out of New York.   

With the UN scarcely less effective by Zoom than in person, not only the traffic and scoflaw parking problems can be avoided.

    A move-out could rid the city and country of predatory diplomats and senior UN officials in bars, and now diplomat(s) with Coronavirus and others flying in - Inner City Press has asked Guterres and his spokespeople for the UN's protocol, without answer. Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have banned Inner City Press not only from the UN building, but also its Zoom rooms. But if they'll just leave New York, that's be that.

   The time is ripe for the move-out. While Guterres is said to be considering raising himself from his briber slumber to try to ingratiate himself to politicians he thinks or hopes will win, the strategy should not be allowed to work.

   Zoom is the perfect home for the UN, including give WHO owns the platform. It's time for the UN to Zoom or be Zoomed out of NYC and the USA. Watch this site.

May 18, 2020

UN Guterres Wants Video Only GA Week And Drivers Licenses From New Jersey

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 13 –  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on May 13 in an internal meeting with UN staff predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will get worse because some countries don't want to give international organizations like his and the World Health Organization more power (or "teeth," as he called it).

Exclusive video on YouTube and Facebook.

    With a strange laugh, Guterres said If we can hunt with a dog, we'll hunt with a cat.

    No UN staff member ask, with regard to WHO, about the exclusion of Taiwan. Nor, unless censored in the way that Guterres has censored Inner City Press for its investigative reporting, did they ask about Guterres' personal financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy.

    Guterres seemed most committed to going forward with the UN's 75th birthday party this September, whatever the conditions in New York. 

   He proposed that each of the UN's 193 member states should sent only one staffer in to the General Assembly Hall, to watch pre-recorded statements by heads of state like Saudi Arabia's MBS and Cameroon's Paul Biya. (Xi Jinping, it is assumed, would feature prominently).

   UN staff, or at least its union officials, were concerned about getting drivers licenses in New Jersey. Guterres, mis-pronouning the state's name, bragged that he has intervened in the matter. Is Governor Murphy putting out for the UN, and those under US sanctions?

   Guterres, we note, has no respect for the laws of the US including the First Amendment or of its states. He allowed his personal guards to keep their gym open in UN Headquarters, international territory, long after Mayor De Blasio closed all the City gyms. Guterres said he saw some positive in the lock-down.

Inner City Press, now daily covering the Federal courts and jails while banned from the UN and even its Zoom rooms for 680 days and counting, will have more on this.

May 11, 2020

WHO Denies Delaying COVID Info For Xi But UN Lied 6 Years On Taking Cholera To Haiti

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 4 – The World Health Organization has issued a denial, which Inner City Press published minutes after issuance, that China's Xi Jinping "personally asked WHO to hold back information about human to human transmission and delayed the global response for four to six weeks" at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, sourced to German intelligence by Der Spiegel.

   Inner City Press published WHO's denial first, noting that other questions about the current UNMISS Mission in South Sudan spreading COVID-19 with its admittedly lax practices (on which it and UNSG Antonio Guterres have refused Press questions) and WHO giving Cameroon's Paul Biya 14 luxury vehicles remain unanswered.

   But there a more fundamental problem or context to UN system denials, particularly on questions of deadly diseases.

    The UN lied for SIX YEAR about having brought cholera to Haiti. In the UN briefing room in New York, Inner City Press in person asked Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric more than a dozen times about it, and Dujarric each time denied it, on UN video that he and Melissa Fleming now refuse to give to the Press. 

  Tellingly, even when denial became untenable, no one in the UN was ever disciplined for all the lies. Dujarric is still Guterres spokesman, now lying about COVID-19 and the UN system's role this time on Zoom since the UN has closed its headquarters other than allow Guterres' guard to continue to collectively use their gym there.

  And while for weeks now Inner City Press has sought answers from WHO, by email and raising its Zoom hand, nothing (except Tedros' lawyer about Taiwan.)

   So this UN system has no credibility, and continue to censor to try to hide its tracks. We'll have more on this.

UN Scam Debate Of Lone PGA Candidate Volkan Bozkir With Conchita Wurst Echo

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 10 – How corrupt is today's United Nations? On May 15 the UN General Assembly will hold a "informal interactive dialogue" for the lone rubber-stamp candidate to be UN President of the GA, Volkan Bozkir. 

  Since there is no other candidate, it's akin to a presidential debate in North Korea.

And in other ways too: Turkish "diplomatic" Volkan Bozkir is best known for saying, after "drag queen" Conchita Wurst's Eurovision win, "Thank God we no longer participate in Eurovision."

   Yet watch corrupt UNSG Antonio Guterres speak warmly about it. Guterres believes in nothing but himself, wanting to "run" unopposed for a second term. This should be denied. Here's the notice, from another UN office whose spokesperson Reem Abaza like Guterres' Stephane Dujarric refuses to answer Inner City Press' written questions about its corruption:

 "The President of the 74th session of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will convene an informal interactive dialogue with the candidate for the position of President of the 75th session of the Assembly, Volkan Bozkir on Friday, 15 May 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     The dialogue will be held via a virtual platform due to the continued limitations on holding large in-person meetings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

  Under Guterres' Melissa Fleming, it seems Inner City Press will be denied video of the "debate." Inner City Press, banned from the UN and now its Zoom rooms for 676 days, will have much more on this. Watch this site.
May 4, 2020

For UNSC Estonia Month May Somalia May 21 No Cameroon Spinning Coronavirus Like SG Guterres

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

UN GATE, May 1 – In the United Nations from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 668 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, on May 1 Estonia Ambassador Sven Jürgenson held a censored online press conference about the coming month in the Security Council.

  He took questions only from pre-screened in-house correspondents, ignoring or even pretending not to see a question about Cameroon by Inner City Press. Periscope here. Twitter here.

  Jurgenson said not a word about the slaughter in Cameroon; he did not answer the on-line question about new cases of UN sex abuse.

  Most questions read out by his off camera staffer were by the same part-time correspondents and state media. Even for eight hours after the briefing, the PoW on the Council's website was from April. And now answer from the Estonian Mission to formal questions posed.

 After 9 pm on May 1, notice that the Program belatedly went up - yes, nothing on Cameroon. Just Somalia on May 21 and a lot of vacations. We'll have more on this.

  Back on February 3, before Coronavirus hit New York (but after the first cases covered up in Wuhan in December 2019) Belgian Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve held an in person but also friends-only press conference about his upcoming month as Security Council president, with few questions on Africa. Program of Work tweeted by Inner City Press here.

  Belgium, of course, oversaw the colonialism and killing in the Congo. Its mission to the UN,in 2018 and since, did not respond to Inner City Press' formal communications about Guterres having it roughed up and banned. Still the Mission and Ambassador pontificate about press freedom and even the safety of journalists.

  The next, such as it was, is that Jared Kushner will brief the Security Council behind closed doors on February 6 at noon, when Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefing will refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise.

Watch this site.

April 27, 2020

After UN Guterres on South Sudan Refuses Press Questions Petition to Him Says UNMISS Spreads COVID

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 26 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan acknowledged internally that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this, about his UNMISS representative David Shearer, and about his own UN Security guards still using their gym. Video here.

 Now after Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have taken untold public money while refusing Inner City Press' questions about their criminal failure in South Sudan, this petition to Guterres from South Sudanese (for download on Patreon here) - Guterres should be jailed:

"His Excellency Antonio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations 405 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 USA Re: Concern over Conduct of United Nations Mission in South Sudan in COVID-19 Response Dear Mr. Secretary General, We, the undersigned South Sudanese, write to bring to your attention a situation that has worried us and many citizens of this country about the level of cooperation between the government authorities in our country and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with regards to the fight against the global pandemic, COVID-19...

You have probably seen the Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), your Special Representative, David Shearer, warning of “dire health situation,” in South Sudan on April 2. To the effect, Mr. Shearer contends that “if Corona[virus] gets in…tens of thousands could perish.” He emphasized the extra vulnerabilities facing our country, poor healthcare system, concentration of displaced persons, political instability and compromised immunity due to malnutrition, as reasons why he thinks the spread of Coronavirus here would be a calamity.

Unfortunately, it turned out Mr. Shearer was not talking hypothetically, as he had known for a while that a member of the United Nations staff had shown symptoms of the virus after returning into the country on February 28th but the UN did not disclose this information to South Sudan’s health officials until April 3rd, potentially exposing many people to the disease.

This person was finally tested by local health experts and was confirmed positive, becoming the country’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. South Sudanese are now as afraid for their lives as they are outraged by this UN’s behavior. We expected the chief of UNMISS to have immediately informed the Taskforce of the case the moment it was suspected and to have offered support and collaboration with the government. We  also expected both the government and the UN to have ordered the quarantining of the UN staff who may have come into contact with the first case and to have embarked on testing and contact tracing.

Unfortunately, very little, if any, was done. To some of us who have for a while observed the behavior of some UN staff in our country, this was unsurprising. That is because UNMISS has never been held to account for its actions in this country and often operating a parallel system to the government of the host country. Please note, Your Excellency, that we are not part of the government of South Sudan but just concerned citizens. In fact, we are critical of the government for not taking the UN to task on the proper protocols to fight Coronavirus.

We write to you today to alert you that UNMISS has behaved contrary to the “Status of Forces Agreement,” which spells out the rules governing the relationship between the UN and government. The UN should have offered technical support, given that Mr. Shearer was so candid about South Sudan’s “lack of capacity,” instead of risking the lives of South Sudan’s citizens and keeping quiet about it. The minimum the UN should have done is to be in communication with the country’s health authorities, with the new Taskforce on COVID-19 as well as embark on testing all its staff that are residing in the camps where contacts may have occurred with the first case.

The UN Mission has to date refused to take any of these simple and obvious steps, which are now globally accepted as important measures against COVID-19. We therefore urge your esteemed office to intervene to at least investigate this issue and to compel UNMISS to test its staff or to give South Sudan’s Ministry of Health access to the UN camps for testing and quarantine. It is the lives of millions of already vulnerable South Sudanese that are at stake here and UNMISS needs to be on the right side of history in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to your prompt action to address our concerns.

 Yours Sincerely, Samuel Taban Youziel Jok Madut Jok Lawrence Korbndy Santino Ayuel Longar Madut Majok Ngor Thuch Mading Agok Augustino Ting Mayai CC: Government of South Sudan CC: UNMISS, Juba"

 On April 23 Inner City Press is exclusively publishing SRSG Shearer's order that "UN International staff (only) will be able to access Tomping and.or UN House specifically for exercise activities." Full double-speak memo here.

  Whistleblowers who previously complained in real time to Inner City Press about UN national staff being forced to ride on a UN bus with no social distancing are outraged at Shearer's order, and say that given the layout of the compounds, it does not comply with WHO (and IHR, see below) regulations. Guterres refuses to answer, there is video - and WHO has not yet taken the questions. Watch this site.

April 20, 2020

In UN COVID Hypocrisy South Sudan and Gym Violations While UNidentified Staff Disciplined

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 19 – The United Nations in South Sudan acknowledged internally that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this, and about his own UN Security guards still using their gym. Video here.

  Now on April 19 the UN brags about unspecified discipline on an unidentified staffer who broke quarantine or self isolation and flew back to his or her unidentified country. But what about the South Sudan UN bus without social distancing, which was Guterres rep David Shearer's fault? What about Guterres' own guards? This is another case of Do As I Say, Not As I Do (April 18 Matthew Russell Lee song here).

 Here is the disingenuous notice which does not mention the bus, the spread and the UNHQ gym: "a staff member who failed to complete self-isolation and left South Sudan without authorization.     The staff member was in isolation after it was believed he may have come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. He received one test that confirmed him as negative and then left Juba on a flight without the knowledge of the United Nations. The flight was commercial, not a United Nations flight.     Since arriving in his home country, he has been tested again and is confirmed to be negative for COVID-19.     In the interests of openness and transparency, the United Nations informed the Ministry of Health and expressed its regret about what had happened.     The United Nations is continuing to strictly follow the health protocols relating to COVID-19 and is working cooperatively through the World Health Organization with the Ministry of Health.     Any United Nations staff who fail to adhere to the requirements for testing and self-isolation will face disciplinary action."

  So when will Guterres' guards be punished? When will Guterres (and Tedros) be fired?

On April 9 Inner City Press exclusively published a notice among Guterres' UN Security, which he used to oust and ban Inner City Press, violating all New York City (and state) laws by keeping their gym open, with up to three officers using it at once. Photo here.

  What will Mayor De Blasio's pro-UN office, which took masks not offered to UN staff quarantined at home (as lax practices at UN WIPO preceded the death of a staffer there) say? Inner City Press is asking Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. The UN, including UN Security, is corrupt.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

  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 is questionable. 

April 13, 2020

Despite Coronavirus UN Security Gym Is Open As No Social Distancing on UN Bus in South Sudan

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 9 – The United Nations in South Sudan has acknowledged that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this.

  Now on April 9 Inner City Press exclusively publishes a notice among Guterres' UN Security, which he used to oust and ban Inner City Press, violating all New York City (and state) laws by keeping their gym open, with up to three officers using it at once. Photo here.

  What will Mayor De Blasio's pro-UN office, which took masks not offered to UN staff quarantined at home (as lax practices at UN WIPO preceded the death of a staffer there) say? Inner City Press is asking Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. The UN, including UN Security, is corrupt.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Among UN Staff In South Sudan Is Lied About While No Social Distancing on UN Bus

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

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 4 – The United Nations in South Sudan has acknowledged that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claming it is taking all precautions.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

  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 is questionable. 

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
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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
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