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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, and bribe-bought promotion by UNCA here) as it was reporting on the parallel UN bribery by Patrick Ho of Ye Jianming's NGO CEFC China Energy.

[Update: after Inner City Press' initial report, Yan retained Jonathan Bolz, who also represented Patrick Ho. Word is Yan was extradited in from Thailand and will be presented before the assigned District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, who also presided over conviction of UN rapist Karim Elkorany]

Soon thereafter, Inner City Press was thrown out of the UN by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who omitted from his financial disclosures his link to CEFC.  

On September 2, 2022, after finding the just-unsealed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) indictment of Yan and Gina Zhou in the docket at the SDNY court which it now covers, still banned from the UN, Inner City Press emailed Guterres, his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Eri Kaneko and Melissa Fleming questions about the UN's role in the bribery by the NGOs, including the United Nations International Organization for Sustainable Development and the World Organization of Governance and  Competitiveness, WOGC.

Inner City Press resurfaces:
A whistleblower forwarded this to Inner City Press: "UNCA is extending an invitation from the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN and the World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness to a High-level Global Meeting discussing 'Road to the Future of Sustainable Development: Moving from Commitments to Results through Inclusive Innovation,' taking place on Friday, August 25th from 1:30 - 6:00 pm in ECOSOC chamber. Sherwin Bryce-Pease, President, United Nations Correspondents Association." The promotion: "H.E Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, Mr. Cary Yan, President of WOGC, Special Guests include: H.E. Mme Marie Chatardová, President of the Economic and Social Council (tbc), H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General (tbc), H.E. Mme Lorena Herrera, Vice President of Honduras, H.E. Mr. Alvaro Colom, Former President of Guatemala, H.E. Mr. Kessai H. Note, Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, H.E. Mr. Francisco Merino, Former Vice President of El Salvador, Hon. Mr. Freidi Torres, Former President of Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Panama." The press release said Antonio Guterres would speak.

Then Guterres had Inner City Press thrown out of the UN, and his UNCA did nothing (here).

So far, no response - complicity and corruption.

The case is US v. Yan, 20-cr-402 (Buchwald)

August 29, 2022

After UN Fails On Non Proliferation Guterres Phones In Concern 12 Hours Late Banning Press

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

UN GATE, August 27 – The United Nations these days is a venue of failure, censorship and even rape.

Throughout August it has held meetings on the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Inner City Press, banned from entering the UN for exposing UNSG Antonio Guterres' corruption, covered the NPT as it could, noting on August 26 the cutting off of Ukraine here

 On August 26, after an insiders' press conference from which it was also banned, the conference failed, Inner City Press video here, portrait of Costa Rica and Ambassador Maritza Chan here.  Pick up in Costa Rica OnceNoticia here (and still not action or response from PR Chan).

  Twelve hours later, emerging from slumber or worse, UNSG Antonio Guterres issued a canned statement about how concerned he was. Really? Then where was he? Either lazy or no impact or both - while he bans the Press that asks. "The Secretary-General expresses his disappointment at the inability of the tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to reach consensus on a substantive outcome... The Secretary-General expresses his sincere appreciation to Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen (Argentina), President of the Review Conference, for his vigorous efforts to facilitate agreement on an outcome document.    Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General   New York, 27 August 2022

  Even during the endless speeches Friday night, in a "press" conference that was nothing but Japanese and Russian state media,  Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, President of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, absurdly claimed that it was NOT a failure.

He said it had been a four week movie, just no photo at the end. Today's UN: defining failure down.

 A fish rots from the head. That's today's UN.

August 22, 2022

UN Melissa Fleming Censors with Public Funds As Arrogant As Any Dictator Banning Press

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

UN GATE, August 20 –     If one is sure of having the right message, how far to go in shutting down disagreement? In China, for example, the answer is locking up critics and erecting the Great Firewall of China.

The United Nations is similar, but different.  

Central to the UN's current work in this field is Under Secretary General Melissa, recently in the news, if not Google News, at the interstices.

But Inner City Press has a longer experience with Fleming as a censor.  

 Every weekday for three years, Inner City Press has written to Fleming seeking to end her Department of Global Communications' ban on its entering the UN and asking questions, as it had for years before she and Antonio Guterres decide to Sinofy the place, and ban critics. 

 No answer. A pro bono law firm, Quinn Emanuel, wrote to Fleming, here. No answer.

  Like China's Xi, Fleming is so much her message is the right and only one, she will not accept any debated but rather abuses the UN's legal impunity lowers to ban and silence critics. And then try to silence even the complaints. 

  In a month the UN holds its annual UN General Assembly week. Before Guterres, Inner City Press covered this in detail from inside - but now it banned. It will be applying to enter and cover it. Watch this site.

August 15, 2022

UN Official Censors Press Report of Bestiality and UN Security Corruption From Search in EU

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

SDNY COURTHOUSE, August 9 –    The United Nations under Antonio Guterres has become a place of censorship to cover up corruption including sexual corruption.

After Guterres had Inner City Press which exposed both roughed up by UN Security and banned ever since, now he has embolded UN staff in Europe to get at least two Inner City Press reported blocked from Google Search, at least in Europe. 

  One story involves the UN paying a sexual pervert involved in bestiality; the other, corrupt promotion within UN Security. Who filed the complaint with Google, and why do they claim the EU regulations mean that the UN can pay and spread about the world sexual predators, without accountability, getting the names covered up? From Google:

Notice of European data protection law removal from Google Search  To: Webmaster of http://www.innercitypress.com/,  Due to a request under the data protection law in Europe, Google can no longer show one or more pages from your site in Google Search results.... We aren’t disclosing which queries have been affected. 

Here are the affected URL(s):
http://www.innercitypress.com/un2porno042109.html 

http://www.innercitypress.com/undss6chaos042709.html   

   We'll have more on this.

August 8, 2022

UN Had Viktor Bout Fly Belgians To Somalia To Urinate on Corpses Now Silent on Trade

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
Books - Guardian - NY Mag - Brutal Kangaroo

SDNY, August 5 – The United Nations used for now imprisoned arms trafficker Viktor Bout to move Pakistani "peacekeeper" to East Timor, and Belgians to Somalia where they urinated on corpses, is now silent on the impending trade of Bout for Brittney Griner.

On the morning of August 5, Inner City Press asked UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, in writing, "What are the comments and action if any of the offered and impending trade of arms trafficker Viktor Bout, given his role in West Africa, Colombia and elsewhere for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison in SDNY court?"  

Twelve hours later, nothing, despite an on-camera promise to answer Inner City Press' written questions after having it thrown out of and banned from the UN, by Melissa Fleming, the censorship chief of SG Antonio Guterres.   The UN is totally corrupt, as are some others - watch this site.

One thing about the Wikileaks data-dumps was that they often resurfaced, made relevant again by current events.

  As Kurt Wheelock began digging through the more than 300 references to Wikileaks in US Federal court cases, he came across the State Department memo about bribes paid to witnesses against Viktor Bout in Thailand.  

  Now in 2022 there was talk of Bout being traded by the Administration for WNBA player Brittney Griner.  

The leaked memo: "Classified By: Ambassador Eric G. John, reason: 1.4 (b) and (d).    1. (S) Summary: The Ambassador on March 4 pressed Thai Deputy  Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban to ensure retraction or  rebuttal of false court testimony in the extradition  proceedings of Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, which  resume March 6.  Suthep said Prime Minister Abhisit had  previously discussed the matter with him, and he would  investigate and take appropriate action."

   Bout was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, before then-Judge Shira A. Scheindlin.

  She shot down Bout's argument as being "based on two 'secret United States State Department cables which [were] leaked to Wikileaks' that reveal 'a multi-pronged effort to seek a successful reversal [of the Thai lower court’s denial of extradition] during the appeals process.' However, far from any impropriety, the cables merely demonstrate the State Department’s view that Bout was “a high priority for the United States," etc.

   Now, with the SDNY prosecutors raring to ask for a lengthy sentence for Joshua Schulte, those above them were said to mull freeing the merchant of death.

  They'd made a movie about Bout, with Nicholas Cage. But no movie, barely a podcast, about Joshua Schulte.

  There was, however, as of July 16 a blues, here. And as of July 13, a booklet - now with eight typos fixed (better late than never). 

   One thing not corrected but amplified: while some set a strangely high standard for "who is a whistleblower," not unlike "who is a journalist," Kurt with experience as both thought: having covered the United Nations, showing abuses of power and immunity with the help of staff whistleblowers who can not only be fired but also deported from NY if they are found out, conclude a person doesn't need to confess in order to be whistleblower.

  Some were comfortably setting a requirment of voluntary martyrdom. But some martyrdom's are unintentional, ineffable. The search continued.

 This might be a new project, a follow-up to Brutal Kangaroo.

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As UN Kills Congolese It Says They Were Stealing Rice As Guterres Censors From Vacation

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

UN GATE, July 27 – After UN troops in Eastern Congo shot civilians, on July 27 in a UN briefing the Press was banned from UN official Khassim Diagne said that those shots were "looters," defined as those making off with bags of rice.

  That is, under UNSG Antonio Guterres, the UN had moved from killing Haitian with cholera to shooting Congolese who are hungry, and serving up justifications to state media in ill-attended briefings from which Guterres and his media accreditation official Melissa Fleming ban Inner City Press.  

 The justification of shooting civilains was coordinated on July 27 by deputy spokesman Farhan Haq. Lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric, like Guterres, remained on vacation while the UN kills civilians in the Congo.

Inner City Press will have more on this. It has asked each of the above named about the killings, about UN corruption and censorship, and to respond to these: protester Jack Sinzahera said: "We have our own police that will look after our security and property. We don't want anything to do with Monusco." and "They are tear-gassing us because we came to say that Monusco does not help us," protester Anselme Musimbwa said "They've been in Congo for 22 years and nothing works;" and 

On DRC, immediately confirm or deny: At least five people have died during protests against a UN peacekeeping force in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Local media have reported that they were shot by the peacekeepers.  The UN mission, known as Monusco, has not responded to these reports. - on deadline.  No answers.

Today's UN is corrupt.

July 25, 2022

UN Guterres 1st Covered Up Ukraine Invasion then Claimed Credit for Food Now Odesa Bomb

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

UN GATE / SDNY, July 23 – As he slowly kills the UN, Antonio Guterres has misplayed 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.

After behind chided, below, he tried to get back in the game through food.

  From an undeserved vacation, he flew to Istanbul and bloviated that "the initiative we just signed opens a path for significant volumes of commercial food exports from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea – Odesa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny."

  Through deputy spokesman Farhan Haq - lead and longtime spokesman Stephane Dujarric was also on vacation - he refused to make his deal with Russia public.

Now on July 23, this: "The Secretary-General unequivocally condemns reported strikes today in the Ukrainian port of Odesa.      Yesterday, all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets."

Not so clear. Once again, predictably and some would say intentionally, Guterres got played. Because he's spend six years (so far) calling Putin papacito. Week 21 song here; Week 22 song (on Odesa) here.

Previously: at the United Nations under Antonio Guterres fails on Ukriane, belatedly some former UN officials wrote to Guterres, (too) gently chiding him for presiding over the UN's morphing into the a League of Nations, useless and now defunct. 

 On April 15 they wrote: "As former staff members of the UN system, we, the undersigned... implore you to intensify your personal efforts, deploying all capabilities at your disposal and acting upon lessons learnt from previous conflicts, for the cessation of hostilities." 

  Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres, has reviewed the signatories, see one below and Dimitry Dovgopoly we've asked about. UN associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko, refusing to answer, on April 22 announced: "The Secretary-General will visit Moscow, in the Russian Federation, on April [26th].    He will have a working meeting and lunch with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The Secretary-General will be received by President Vladimir Putin."

Kaneko actually said April 25, but they later fixed it. But the Russian government says only that Guterres will meet Lavrov. As Inner City Press noted, maybe only if Guterres is obsequious with Lavrov as usual will he get face time with Putin, his papacito.

Hours later, the UN put this out, trying to mirror the "received by" language but not explaining why Russia doensn't mention Putin - nor that he is being used to normalize the slaughter. Guterres is the worst SG ever - and that's saying something.

On April 26 cowering under Sergey Lavrov when asked of US expulsion of Russian spies including a UN staff member, Guterres said, "we believe that it is very important that all Member States, including the Russian Federation, have a normal treatment of their visa requirements. It is essential to have the full participation of all countries in UN procedures. And we will be keeping a very strong position with the host country in order to guarantee that we move swiftly in that direction." Guterres lazed around on genocide but expulsion of spies? He's all over it. Then he met Putin, long table video here.

July 18, 2022

To Head Up UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Saunders Is Picked By Guterres After Overseeing Ouster of Press

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

UN GATE / SDNY, July 15 –  The United Nations has a growing record of rapes by its peacekeepers, including of children, under Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Inner City Press has reported on the escalation in UN rapes, even after Guterres had it thrown out of the UN and banned since. 

 On July 15, Guterres named a new head of UN Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Christian Saunders. It is no coincidence. Saunders oversaw the physical ouster of Inner City Press from the UN on July 3, 2018, as it covered the murky deal-making around the UN's $6 billion budget, video here.


  (Since the ouster and ban, Guterres' head of Media Acceditation Melissa Fleming has refused to respond, including to a polite letter from pro bono law firm Quinn Emanuel, here.)

  The July 15 announcement was made by UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq (lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric is on vacation) - and none of the few correspondents in the day's noon briefing asked anything about it.

The UN is dying, entirely unaccountable. Watch this site.  

July 11, 2022

For UN Human Rights Another Guterres Crony Volker Turk UNaware of Cameroon, A Censor

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

SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 2 – The United Nations has hit a new low, after its supposed human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet whitewashing China's genocide against the Uighurs during a stage-managed trip to the country. 

 Now to replace Bachelet, loudly rumored is another Antonio Guterres crony, Volker Turk formerly of UNHCR then a Guterres promoter. On human rights, Inner City Press asked him 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? 

 But where if the US Administration and US Mission to the UN under Linda Thomas-Greenfield on this? They praise the UN and their work there, amid all the failures and censorship.

 There is no accountability mechanism for today's UN. Defund and decamp. Watch this site - and this book by Inner City Press, "Belt and Roadkill." (Also, Genocide Games of Guterres)

July 4, 2022

Brazil As UNSC President Was Asked of Dom Phillips Murder No Answer & No Press Access

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - ESPN

UN GATE, July 1–   With Brazil taking over presidency of the UN Security Council on July 1, 2022 on June 30 Inner City Press wrote to the Brazilian Mission to the UN to request in advance access to its July 1 press conference by Ambassador Ronaldo Costa Filho.

Inner City Press asked asked the Brazilian Mission, and the UN, about the murders in Brazil of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous rights leader Bruno Pereira. No answer at all.

Instead, Ronaldo Costa Filho took questions from Chinese state media, about food and climate change. On this, he said the IPCC says the connection between climate change and conflict is very weak. No one said anything. He said he wouldn't promise to doany stakeouts. To this has the UN sunk. Here's the program of work. We will keep asking, and we will report on it.

 Inner City Press wrote to the Brazil Mission including distri.delbrasonu@itamaraty.gov.br and fabio.coelho@itamaraty.gov.br: "This is a timely request that you send Inner City Press the pass code(s) to access your UNSC Presidency Program of Work press briefing, as you've announced on Twitter (I notice your Mission follows @InnerCityPress, along with 149,999 others, on Twitter).

Please confirm receipt of this email and provide the WebEx codes or other way to access, immediately. I have questions to ask on what you will do this month about the conflicts in Ukraine, Haiti, Sudan, DRC, Cameroon, Yemen and Libya - and on recent cases of sexual abuse and exploitatoin by UN peacekeepers on  Inner City Press first reported - Inner City Press is asking to be provided with access / the passwords to your Brazil mission's stakeouts and press conferences this month with Ronaldo Costa Filho as UNSC President. Given your stated focus on the rule of law, you should ensure due process (and access) for Press covering the UN.  Please note that Inner City Press and I participate in the WebEx briefings of, for example, the IMF on March 31, 2022, here

      As you all have now moved the Council back into its Chamber, either way I would also like to ask you to instruct MALU  / USG-DGC Melissa Fleming to allow me to enter to cover it, for Inner City Press. She has not responded to this letter (your Brazil mission should)    Please immediately confirm receipt, and provide the passcode or state why not.

But by the morning of July 1, nothing.

Inconsistent, to say the least, with Brazil's duty as President of the UN Security Council.  Inner City Press covered the UN and UNSC under Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon then was thrown out under Antonio Guterres after asking him directly about [, among other things including Cameroon,] the omission from his financial disclosure covering 2016 of his link, through Lisbon's Gulbenkian Foundation which paid him money, to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy.

This was and is a legitimate journalistic question however Inner City Press has been banned by Guterres and his USG Melissa Fleming. 

There is no commitment by the UN Secretariat to even respond to a polite law firm letter seeking access to Inner City Press, see video. See also Press Freedom Tracker and The Independent (UK)

The Brazilian Mission and Brazil have a duty to not collude in censorship, and to take questions from media. Inner City Press is permitted (in fact, invited) to put WebEx questions to the IMF briefings, see below, and is accredited at the SDNY Federal court here in New York. 

So it is up to Brazil and the Brazilian Mission to provide access.

Watch this site. 

June 27, 2022

UN Bans Press Reporting on Whistleblowers as Guterres Uses AJE Softballs BBC Phoning it in

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

UN GATE, June 21 – The UN's retaliation is not limited to banning Inner City Press that Secretary General Antonio Guterres doesn't like - he also fired and penalizes UN staff who dare speak out about the Organization's abuses.  

 On June 16, a week before a documentary on the topic that includes leaked audio first published by Inner City Press, Inner City Press asked UN Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Farhan Haq and Melissa Fleming:

"What are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the BBC piece about UN whistleblowers being retaliated against, set for worldwide view on June 21 but presumably already in the SG's awareness? See this."

 No answer from the UN. Instead, they arranged for a colloquy about a useless "hot line" with pro-UN Qatar state media, which asked about Guterres now acting on these "new" cases of sexual misconduct. But the hands down the pants happened long ago, and was exposed by Inner City Press - and the audio used without credit in the documentary shows Guterres covered it up.

 While Team Guterres has not answered Inner City Press, on June 20 BBC World tweeted, "The BBC was handed a secret recording of Ben Swanson, staff had come to him in tears describing how an assistant secretary general had put his hand down her trousers."

HANDED? Inner City Press exclusively published the audio long ago on SoundCloud here. It has asked the BBC about it, and why its correspondents so rare ask about UN wrongdoing including banning Press, in which some of them have colluded.

BBC's arch response: "Reference CAS-7209948-F6D6K3  Dear Matthew,  Many thanks for contacting us about ‘The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN’, and our reporting around this story.  We’ve discussed your complaint with the programme team. An audio clip featuring Ben Swanson, director of the investigations division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) at the UN, was given to us...we don’t see any need to credit this further.  We hope this helps to clarify matters and wish you all the best,  BBC Complaints Team  www.bbc.co.uk/complaints   Please note: this email is sent from an unmonitored address so please don’t reply. If necessary please contact us through our webform (please include your case reference number)." Not even a "previously published by Inner City Press." And BBC did not even bother to send anyone to the June 21 noon briefing to ask.

  One BBC correspondent at the UN (still on BBC TV) protested when Inner City Press reported the anti-Tamil comments of one of the UK's UN Relief Chiefs, saying, You cost us access. Another, still on BBC Radio, took part in the UN Correspondents Association push to oust Inner City Press for reporting that UNCA's president Giampaolo Pioi took rent money from a Sri Lankan war criminal then gave his government's genocide denial film an UNCA screening.

June 20, 2022

UN Bachelet Quits After Whitewashes Uighurs As China Purchase of SG Guterres Pays Off

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

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 13 – The United Nations has hit a new low, with its supposed human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet whitewashing China's genocide against the Uighurs during a stage-managed trip to the country. 

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? 

 But where if the US Administration and US Mission to the UN under Linda Thomas-Greenfield on this? They praise the UN and their work there, amid all the failures and censorship.

 There is no accountability mechanism for today's UN. Defund and decamp. Watch this site - and this book by Inner City Press, "Belt and Roadkill." (Also, Genocide Games of Guterres)

June 13, 2022

As North Korea Fires More Missiles US Insists China Will Cooperate As If UN Is Not Failing

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book
BBC-Guardian UK