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As UN Guterres Q&A At The New School Inner City Press Banned As UN Spreads Its Corruption

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SDNY / UN GATE, Feb 27 –  Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General who rarely takes questions and even had the Press which asked him about the mass killings in Cameroon thrown out of the UN, took three softball questions and an honorary doctorate at The New School outside of UN in New York City on February 27. Inner City Press, banned by the UN and disturbingly by The New School, was outside. Video on YouTube, and Twitter, Periscope I II III

   Inside the venue on West 12th Street were censoring "spokesman" Stephane Dujarric, and longtime UN purse-carrier Darrin Farrant. Guterres brought his in-house questions Juju Chang who hogged the time so that only three lame questions were taken. This while Guterres covers up genocide in Cameroon and elsewhere, and UN rapes.

  Complicit in censorship are New School President David Van Zandt  , communicator David Koeppel, and other bigwigs still to be named. Which of them will first speak out, about this corruption by the UN of The New School, which claims "Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education." Really?

   The New School announced the event, and said "Press inquiries for this event should be sent to communications [at]" Inner City Press, which daily covers the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and biweekly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the UN as whistleblowers send it evidence of mounting corruption, sexual harrassment and retaliation under Guterres, wrote to the address.

And waited. For eight hours. After writing to these specifics individuals, the whole staff:  Amy Malsin, Senior Director    x3990
Will Wilbur, Public Relations Manager    x3990 Merrie Snead, Manager, Communications and Community Relations    x4684

Re: RSVP for Feb 27 event, please confirm, thanks To:,,   Hi - resending to the Communications staff listed on New School website (having just covered Federal court hearing about Sarah Lawrence College, here and here) - still awaiting New School's response: Hi - this is a RSVP to attend and cover the Feb 27 event, here - please confirm, thanks, -Matthew

 Nothing. It appears that the state media that Guterres favors in the UN - including Xinhua, an arm of the Chinese Communist Party, as well as dozens of retirees in the UN "press corpse" - can attend at will, as part of Guterres' entourage.

 But isn't The New School part of the United States, covered by the First Amendment?

  Would The New School do this for a Q&A appearance by, for example, Saudi Crown Prince MBS? Or do they just assume, contrary to the facts, that the UN would never single out critical media and get them, contrary to all academic freedom principles, to partner in Guterres' censorship? Watch this site.

The notice: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30PM to 7:45PM (EST) An Evening with António Guterres,   United Nations Secretary-General  The Auditorium, A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall The New School will award an honorary doctorate to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and host a keynote lecture by the Secretary-General on women and power. This occasion marks the Secretary-General’s first major address on this important global topic.     This special event is only open to New School students, faculty and staff. Registration with an email is required.    

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.   Press inquiries for this event should be sent to communications [at] 


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