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After UN Staff Call Guterres Racist He Rebuffs Questions In Mercedes Now Letter to Editor

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UN GATE, June 13 – The United Nations in the time of Antonio Guterres has devolved not only into corruption and censorship, but also racism. 

  Inner City Press has published Guterres memo to UN staff to not join the George Floyd protests, here, and noted that his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric's "press briefings," as controlled by UN Global Communicator Melissa Fleming, have no African journalists, no questions about South Sudan or DRC or Cameroon, which killed journalist Samuel Wazizi. There was Fleming's precessor stealing member states' money meant for Swahili broadcasting, and recent colonial "LOOTING IN MIDTOWN: MY ACCOUNT."

   On June 8, when Guterres was asked the question of his own staff and ex-staff's view of him as a colonial racist, he rebuffed the questions and did not answer, on way from mansion to Mercedes. Video here.

 Since then, this letter to the editor: "Dear Editor of Inner City Press.  I was reading you recent article regarding the UN Memo to staff not to join the George Floyd protests (link here), and how this was later corrected after internal criticism, but then I wondered, what benefit can come from writing about the United Nations and Racism, if the UN verbally denounces Racism to mobilise resources, but behind these words and lip service, the UN is manifested with Racism? 

Since you published your investigative article in 2019 about the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) (link here) and how the entire Management structure of this organisation, mostly hired -by their unqualified Executive Secretary-Judith Karl-  are white and from North Countries,  even-though the main purpose of this UN organisation is  to serve the Least Developed Countries.  You mentioned in your article how staff of color and staff from the south were targeted, discriminated against and  let go from service at UNCDF to allow the Executive Secretary to hire new white staff from the North.  You articulated how racism was practiced at UNCDF and you provided evidence, you described the financial and managerial corruption being conducted at UNCDF with evidence, yet, not one official UN investigation was conducted or news of.  The United Nations is a Lip Service. Before the UN denounces Racism in the USA, they should denounce and hold Racists accountable at their own management. Considering previous trends, the UN, the UNDP as Managing Director of UNCDF and his Office of Audit and Investigation will not take any action with  hopes that the story is not picked up by the news until this trend related to Racism fades away.  In conclusion Mr. Editor, what benefit can come from writing about the UN and Racism. You are talking to a Lip Service Agency. Don't expect Actions.  p.s. Stay well. I do appreciate your reporting, and we will continue to support you."

 While the UN and Guterres use Africa to raise most of their money (while providing no accountability to those raped in Central African Republic, and given COVID-19 in South Sudan by UN busses with no social distancing), there has not been a single African journalist on any of the virtual noon briefing held by Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

  Nearly all of those questioning Dujarric in his $10 million apartment on East 86th Street in Manhattan are themselves in expensive apartments.

  There is Reuters retiree Evelyn Leopold, and CBS News blowhard Pam Falk. There is a new guy from Deutsch Presse Agentur. Off-screen in a Brooklyn Heights townhouse and apparently on the run is Margaret Besheer of Voice of America. Also off-screen in an expensive part of Brooklyn is FP's Colum Lynch, silent on censorship but most recently over-estimating China's monetary contributions to the UN by a power of 100, here.

  Sure, there are a few foreign correspondents (and part time adjunct professors) from the Middle East.

   But no Africans. And, relatedly, no questions about Africa, despite outrages like the UNMISS no social distancing bus in South Sudan, and Guterres' covering up for Cameroon's disappeared octogenarian president Paul Biya.   

At the IMF virtual briefing on April 15, transcript here, there were questions taken from journalists in Ghana, and Inner City Press' questions taken by name on Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia, on which Dujarric not only didn't answer the question Inner City Press submitted in three format, but blocked Inner City Press on Twitter and on WhatsApp through which he said he took questions. The overall blocking, and exclusion of these questions, is perpetuated by Melissa Fleming, also broadcasting from a huge apartment.

   Guterres' UN is racist, a censor, and a fraud. It should be defunded, like and beyond WHO. Watch this site. 


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