RT America -- September 8, 2014

Islamic State terrorists have crossed from Mexico into the US, claims former CIA officer and author Robert Baer. Although a significant national security concern if true, some such as Sara Flounders of the International Action Center say statements like these are just more fear mongering. The peace activist believes many of the recent claims surrounding the jihadist group are reminiscent of those from the original “War on Terror,” and we should keep our guards up against the fear tactics used by the government and the media. RT’s Manila Chan speaks with Flounders to get an alternative perspective on the group.

The partnership between ride-sharing behemoth Uber and policing and weapons conference Urban Shield is raising eyebrows. Not only is tech startup a “platinum” sponsor of the Department of Defense’s annual urban warfare convention, one of its executives recently joined the department’s business board, raising eyebrows as to why the seemingly libertarian transportation company is cozying up to the government. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at the perplexing relationship.