RT America -- September 4, 2014

With the Berlin Wall gone and the Soviet Union dissolved, some activists and politicians are questioning the rationale for NATO’s continued existence. As the leaders of the alliance’s member countries meet in Newport, Wales to discuss a wide range of issues, protesters are turning out in force to express their opposition to the group. RT’s Harry Fear is on the ground at the summit to examine the controversy.

Police handcuffed dozens of protesters across the country on Thursday, as fast food workers went on strike to demand better pay and the right to unionize. Demanding a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, the living wage for much of the nation, the workers sought to highlight the plight of the working poor in America. RT’s Marina Portnaya takes a look at what the strikers want, and also profiles Maria Fernandez, a 32-year-old woman who died as a result of working three minimum wage jobs.