RT America -- May 28, 2015

Taking the fight to ISIS: American mercenaries training to fight terrorists abroad

American mercenary groups have been training and preparing to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) abroad, looking to push back the extremists where they say that the US government has failed. Maria Finoshina reports from Homestead, Florida on a group of private mercenary fighters who are organizing to support people facing the threat of ISIS in the Philippines, and explores their motivations in depth.

American ‘black sites’: Disturbing allegations from victims of Chicago police torture

Alexey Yaroshevsky reports on the Homan Square Detention Center, which has been compared to CIA black sites, where allegations of police torture and civil rights abuse are coming to light. Yaroshevsky speaks with journalist Juan Thompson, who uncovered the story, going deeper into the alleged abuses and why some of the victims fear potential retaliation after coming forward.