It looks like we have another big fight on our hands just to be able to bring you the truth about the United Nations:
We have been denied accreditation for the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany next month.
But this isn't new.
Last year, when we applied for this very same conference, in Morocco, we were denied because UN bureaucrat Nick Nuttall said they don't allow “activist journalists.”
(Of course, the UN allows activist journalists all the time. What the UN meant to say was they don't allow skeptical journalists.)
Last year, with your help, we hired lawyers. Our full frontal assault worked. We were allowed in.
I even landed an interview with Nick Nuttall! In fact, I thought we’d built up a friendly rapport with him...
We asked tough questions. We showed you what goes on inside these secretive UN functions: the waste, the hypocrisy, the all-around weirdness.
But the fact that we did our job last year is the very thing that is holding us back this year:
My polite but tough questions to the Canadian delegation resulted in someone complaining to that same UN bureaucrat, Nick Nuttall.
I have a good inkling of who complained: I had tried to interview Canadian Indian chief Kevin Hart, who was part of the Canadian delegation sent there by taxpayers. You can WATCH what happened HERE.
Later that day, Nick Nuttall said Hart’s assistant had made a complaint, but that everything was fine.
But this year when we applied for accreditation to the Bonn conference, we were denied. The reason they gave us? Complaints received from Canadian government delegates at COP22 concerning “harassment.”
I've never harassed anyone in my whole life and I'm not about to start now.
I only asked questions they didn't expect anyone to be asking.
I know the Canadian government does not want me to go to Bonn; Environment Minister Catherine McKenna complained in a tweet that I didn't chase her around Morocco and give her favourable coverage.
So once again, our lawyers are working on this.
Don't worry: My producer and I are still going to the conference in Bonn.
We’re not going to let them get away with this censorship, and their attempts to keep us from bringing you the behind-closed-doors story.
But lawyers are costly. And even though we try to do everything on the cheap, our trip to Bonn, Germany is still going to cost several thousand dollars.
If you can help us in our fight against the UN and for the free press, please go to TheRebelUN.com. Thank you!