As the US threatens to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, objecting to criticism of Israeli shooting thousands of unarmed Palestinians, a UN report of that very council reveals the shocking level of poverty in the United States. In an interview on Democracy Now with Philip Alston, author of the report, it was mentioned that the US is the only country in the world where the overall life expectancy is decreasing.
The report’s introduction published by the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/15/extreme-poverty-america-un-special-monitor-report
The full UN report: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22533&LangID=E
The interview of Philip Alston on a Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/15/blistering_un_report_trump_administrations_policies
Rev. William Barber on the Poor People’s Campaign, talking on Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/15/rev_william_barber_us_policies_on