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From Western Sahara Stolen Phosphate Protested In New Zealand As UN Guterres Stonewalls on Colin Stewart and Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Periscope, song, II

UN GATE, Sept 7 – On Western Sahara, Inner City Press has repeatedly asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, his spokesmen and now Communications chief Melissa Fleming about sexual harassment charges against his representative Colin Stewart, which it has exclusively reported as credited here and even here.

 Guterres has refused to answer, including in the last eight days in which by denying Inner City Press access to the UNGA week he lets dozens of Moroccan state media into he and Fleming continue the ban on Inner City Press supported by a frivolous complaint filed against Inner City Press' coverage from the UN Security Council stakeout.

Now in New Zealand's Dunedin in the suburb of Ravensbourne, a protest of the arrival of Amoy Dream - a ship carrying fertilizer illegally exported from Western Sahara. The product onboard Amoy Dream is "blood phosphate".  The ship was also met by protesters in Lyttelton on Sunday.  Ravensdown claims it has done due diligence with the phosphate supplier and is "operating within United Nations expectations." But these are only the colonial expectations of Guterres, who ignored not only press freedom principles but the UN's own detailed legal finding that such exploitation is illegal. This is Guterres' UN.

 On the eve of Morocco's National Day, Inner City Press asked Guterres: "July 29-4: On Morocco and Western Sahara / MINURSO, what is the comment of the SG on that on 19 July, when Sahrawi football fans flooded the wide Smara Boulevard, the main route through Laayoune, the territory’s largest city... security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and used water cannons? And "  July 29-3: On transparency and to assess even-handedness, please immediately confirm or deny that SG Guterres will attended the Morocco National Day on July 30?" Again, no answer - this even as Guterres' censorship and favoritism of state media including Morocco's results in UN noon "press" briefing with no questions, like here on 26 July 2019.

  Now Guterres' favored China, to which he is financially linked through UN briber CEFC China Energy and Gulbenkian Foundation, is exploiting phosphate from Western Sahara.
Sinochem Corporation, a Chinese conglomerate engaged in the production and trading of chemicals and fertilizer, has received complaints against its "illegal, unethical and immoral import of stolen phosphate cargoes from the occupied territories of Western Sahara."  Sinochem Group is a major customer of the Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP). In October 2017, OCP and Sinochem signed a five-year agreement giving, allowing the Chinese firm to get 5 million tons of Moroccan phosphates. And Guterres loves it. We'll have more on this. And this:

  "Ms Nazha El Khalidi, who was arrested on 4 December 2018 simply for using her phone to record and live-stream a peaceful demonstration in the city of El Aaiún, the capital of occupied Western Sahara."

But Guterres hates live streaming - he banned Inner City Press from streaming his craven grip and grins, before having Inner City Press roughed up and banned now 342 days. As Guterres' retaliatory ban on Inner City Press even entering the UN, now in its 300th day and based on a frivolous Morocco Mission complaint, the UN Security Council passed, only 13-0-2, an extension of MINURSO's mandate for six months. Banned Inner City Press is putting the resolution online here, and notes that under Guterres the UN has yet to solve anything, while making most conflicts worse.  Before the December 19 UN noon briefing Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, his Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Global Communicator Alison Smale who promised answers, questions including this: "December 19-3: On Western Sahara, confirm SG receipt of and state his response to letter of Polisario urging him to clear “mines that threaten the lives of Saharwis” and that on Friday, December the 14th, two mines caused the “death of a Sahrawi man and serious injuries to others”? Dujarric didn't read out the question the way for example even the IMF does with Inner City Press' questions; he entertained questions from pro-Morocco scribes to which he and Guterres and Smale give UN office space even if they write no articles. Today's UN is corrupt.  


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