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UNSG Antonio Guterres In New Video Urging Retaliation Against Inner City Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video, CJR PFT

UNITED NATIONS GATE, August 1 -- The UN of Antonio Guterres hit a new low on 26 July 2019. After roughing up and banning Inner City Press, now 394 days, and refusing to answer its written questions on Guterres' waste of public funds, concealment of his financial links with convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy and failure in Cameroon and elsewhere, below, the UN noon briefing on July 26 had not a single in-person question. Video on YouTube here.

  Now another video has emerged, which is a satire of Guterres and his team, their waste of money and their routine retaliation. Satire video here. In it, Guterres demands of his cowering yes-men (the women are ordered out of the room to commiserate about the sexual harassement that has flourished under Guterres' hypocritical reign from Colin Stewart to Fabrizio Hochschild.

   Guterres demands to know what UN Security's Ronald E. Dobbins, who had had push Inner City Press out of the UN on 22 June 2019 and oversee its more violent removal on 3 July 2018, here, didn't finish the job with cement.

  Guterres derides having to stay in New York, where he says his bacchanals are exposed by Inner City Press' live-stream Periscope broadcasts like in front of "his" $15 million mansion, or the UN Correspondents Association's Cipriani fundraiser, or most recently the July 30 Morocco National Day, here.

  Mention is made of Guterres' wife Catarina Marques de Almeida Vaz Pinto still not moving to New York after two and a half years - she too is linked to the Gulbenkian Foundation which tried to sell its oil coming to CEFC China Energy - and to UNDP Achim Steiner's travel spending abuse being exposed by Inner City Press (misspelled Innercitypress) using documents leaked to it by whistleblowers by placement beneath bench in the the 45th Street bus stop from which Inner City Press worked for months after Guterres' rough up and ban.

  Guterres, it is predicted, will not only try to retaliate against producer(s?) and viewers of the video, but may if unsuccessful in this as in so much deride it as "hate speech," the last refuge in this case of a scoundrel.

  The video muses that Guterres may end up, or Catarina Vaz Pinto in Lisbon may have concluded he'll end up, "like Michael Avenatti or Jeffrey Epstein," prosecuted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press has been covering daily this year in exile from the UN apparently as long as dictator Guterres remains in his bunker in the UN.

 On July 31 Inner City Press ran an exclusive about Jeffrey Epstein monopolizing all day one of the two legal meeting rooms for detainees in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center jail. Perhaps it's a job for Guterres, or Big Tony as he has become known.

July 26 UN transcript here; "That’s it from me. Are there any questions?  All right.  Over to you, Monica."

Back on August 17, Guterres' Global Communicator Alison Smale issued a letter banning Inner City Press from the UN - for life. With no due process. She and Guterres have put the UN in the US Press Freedom Tracker, here. Smale said, again, that the UN would answer Press questions to the Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and his Office; Dujarric said the same on camera. On July 26 more than three hours before the UN noon briefing by Deputy Farhan Haq just before which on the third day he belatedly answered written questions about UN child rape in DRC, here -- Dujarric was away on vacation for the whole month of July -- Inner City Press submitted 1073 questions, including why it continues to be lawlessly banned from entering to ask questions in person: "There are more than 700+ questions UNanswered. While appreciating and using what was belatedly sent on March 28 in partial [canned] response to Inner City Press' questions about the UN bribery sentence of Patrick Ho of CEFC and CEFC's 2018 attempt to buy the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which paid the SG.... no answers at all during those four days of the US v Ho trial showing corruption in the UN says it all. This ban is just censorship - and Inner City Press must be allowed back into the noon briefing to ask its questions in person and follow up on them. 

July 25-4: On Cameroon, after the SG took Biya's golden statue and UN Budget Committee favors, what are the comments and actions if any from him and separately DSG Amina J. Mohammed on the protests on July 22 by those Ambazonians illegally detained in Kondengui Central Prison? And the protests since then, amid the SG's typical silence, in the prisons in Buea? 

July 25-5: Now that the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled against public officials blocking critics on Twitter even if the official claims their account is private, what is the justification for UNSG Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, with the UN flag in his profile photo and Guterres promoting content, blocking Inner City Press? What is SG Guterres' response / reaction to UN DSS and Guterres' actions on Inner City Press being listed in the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. In the UN, what has the accountability been for Lt Ronald E. Dobbins and those those refused on camera to give their names? What is each of yours - particularly the SG's - response to the letter written and sent by Burundi activist Manisha Lievin? To the April 15 letter to the SG, DSG and USG Smale for which receipt has not even been acknowledged, other than a single lawless line from MALU: "Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M66561081, has been declined"? This is a formal request for the UN's explanation of grounds for this denied, and since SGcentral, the SG's chief of staff and Deputy SG and USG Smale haven't even confirmed receipt of the April 15 letter much less responded, for reconsideration. AGAIN, immediately explain how it is legitimate to ban from entering into the UN the media that has been asking about these and other questions, with no hearing or appeal.

June 11-1: Again, how many offices / desk does the Secretariat give to Chinese state media inside the UN? 

May 15-3: On the Public Financial Disclosures for 2017 belatedly published over the weekend of April 27-28, please state why Mohammed Ibn Chambas, like the Executive Secretary of the UN Biodiversity Convention, Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, UNICEF's Henriette Fore, with documented links to ExxonMobil and others, USG Mark Lowcock (undisclosed while the Secretariat's speaker at the UNSC Arria on Cameroon), UNCTAD's Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UNOG chief Michael Moller, UNDP chief Achim Steiner,  Heidi Mendoza, Adama Dieng, UN Security chief Peter Drennan, Rosemary DiCarlo and Nicholas Haysum, is not even on the list. OIOS chief Inga-Britt Ahlenius reported - why not Mendoza? Where IS Mendoza? Isn't it a bad practice for the UN's head (anti) genocide definition official to conceal from the public even cursory financial disclosure? Did DiCarlo decline to make any public disclosure despite being the UN's top political officer? Why has Guterres changed the previous system in a which a "choosing not to disclose" statement was upload and listed, to one which helps conceal who reports and who does not?  Again, state why considering the UN bribery conviction of Patrick Ho of CEFC, and CEFC's attempt to purchase the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which paid Mr. Guterres in 2016 was omitted from his online public financial disclosure covering 2016, and why Guterres has not even started an audit of CEFC in the UN. 

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