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For Antonio Guterres UNCA Calls On Its Own Portugal Qs Nothing on UN Rapes Africa China Bribes

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Video I II III
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Sept 16 –  While it took Antonio Guterres' tweet about patriachy to push the calls for him to resign into new audiences, many of whom had not even been aware who the UN Secretary General was, it is the hypocrisy that should ensure his needed departure.  

  Tellingly, when the UN -- using its UN Censorship Alliance (UNCA), see belwo -- handpicked those who could put questions to Guterres at his September 16 press conference, even virtually, no one asked him, nor about UN corruption, rapes, Cameroon, nothing. Inner City Press was banned, by Guterres, Melissa Fleming and Steph Dujarric.

 In the September 16 session, Inner City Press Periscope video links I, II, III, there were two separate questions in Portuguese, not an official UN language but an audience for Guterres' retirement that cannot begin fast enough. Other than corrupt Al Jazeera's question about Libya, there were not questions about Africa, nor from any African journalists. Guterres' censorship is making the UN a joke, a bad joke.

 Here is proof of how the September 16 press conference was organized, with UNCA's figurehead picking herself and the Portuguese:

"Dear colleagues,  The Secretary-General will hold a press briefing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16th at 12 NOON with a limited amount of journalists present in the press briefing room (S-237) with distancing restrictions and the rest will continue to participate virtually on the Webex platform.  Only a maximum of 10 UN correspondents with up to 2 non-resident correspondents can be safely accommodated. We will organize this on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please send your name to no later than 9:00 AM tomorrow with the subject line "RSVP September, 16th" if you want to attend.  The first 10 names will receive a confirmation from the UNCA Office and will be sent to MALU. ONLY those who received the confirmation email will be able to attend the briefing. (No need to reply if you do NOT want to attend)   We will send a note if/when RSVP's reach capacity.   Please note, face coverings and physical distancing are required in the briefing room, including when asking questions.  Thank you for your attention and cooperation.  Valeria Robecco President, United Nations Correspondents Association     By swiping their UN I.D. upon entering UN premises, everyone accessing UN premises in New York confirms that they have not had    -       Any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days  -       A positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days  -       Close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days"

We'll have more on this.

The UN proudly quoted Guterres, on Twitter, "The #COVID19 pandemic is demonstrating what we all know: millennia of patriarchy have resulted in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture which damages everyone – women, men, girls & boys."  

  But this is the same Guterres who in June when Inner City Press, which Guterres has banned from the UN for 806 days and counting, published a video of UN staff in Tel Aviv having groups sex with a prostitute in a UN van, refused to answer about.   

 Then Guterres lied that the driver Juan Carlos Cunillera has been put on leave without pay, even when that wasn't true: he is being paid. 

 Last week another UN staffer, Karim Elkorany, was arrested and arraigned in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York for drugging and raping women in Iraq where he was a UN communications strategist. 

   Guterres has refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions about why, once the UN was informed Elkorany's drugging and raping, he was allowed to simply leave Iraq and set up shop in New Jersey. 

 This same "repatriation" is the only punishment Guterres mete out to UN Peacekeepers accused of raping children, most but not all of these girls and some as young as five, in the DR Congo and Central African Republic and Haiti.

Then, unlike even his predecessor Ban Ki-moon, Guterres through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric refuses to provide basic if-asked information about the cases.  Inner City Press has also published leaked audio about Guterres ordering the end of a probe of sexual harassment by one of his cronies, audio here.

 Also in the SDNY is the higher profile sex trafficking case of Ghislaine Maxwell, on whose Terramar Project board of directors Guterres' head of "UN Partnerships" Amir Dossal was one of only five members. Guterres has refused to answer or act on this as well.

   So alongside his talk of patriarchy, Antonio Guterres sits atop what could be described as an international sex trafficking conspiracy, misusing the UN's and his own legal immunity and having roughed up and banning the Press which asks about it.

  The UN being the UN, with full impunity, will probably double down and have propagandist Melissa Fleming, funded by IKEA and Pierre Omidyar, claim that Guterres being under fire for saying patriarch makes him a hero. But he is a hypocrite.

 Inner City Press on September 5 re-applied for re-entry to the UN, which it covered in person for a decade before "anti-patriarchy" Guterres had it ousted. Eleven days later, no response - but Dujarric's understudy Brenden Varma, for PGA Volkan Bozkir, has like Dujarric blocked Inner City Press on Twitter.

The questions Inner City Press is asking should have to be answered, in person, now more than ever. Or Guterres should certainly be hoisted on his own hypocritical patriarchy tweet. 


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