RT America -- October 9, 2015

Ex-Rikers Island inmates call for shutdown of infamous prison

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is beginning a campaign to curb violence and prison abuse at Rikers Island, but former inmates want more than just policy reforms: They are calling for the prison to be closed down. Egor Piskunov reports from New York City and speaks with former inmates.

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange assigned to same US prosecutor

Reports have emerged revealing that whistleblower Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and founder MegaUpload Kim Dotcom have all been assigned to the same prosecutor based in Virginia, which Assange calls ‘lawfare’ – an attempt to use American laws to extend US influence in the legal arena, much as it uses its armed forces to enforce its will on the military front. Gayane Chichakyan explains.