“Wall Street’s looking ahead and saying, ‘War’s good for business and companies are going to cash in,’” the director of a think tank aimed at addressing war and corruption, among other issues, tells MintPress News.

Australia Is Curtailing Civil Liberties In Response To The Islamic State
IS has spooked Australia's government to push through a series of reforms reminiscent of post-9/11 America.
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    Uzbekistan Still Using Child Slaves To Pick Cotton
    Uzbekistan may have cut back on its use of young child laborers, but its use of teens and others in its forced labor system continues drawing criticism from social groups, retailers and governments, who want to weed unethically harvested Uzbek cotton out of the supply chain.
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      FEC Acts On Citizens United But Sidesteps Disclosure Entirely
      The Federal Election Commission has made a rare break from its near-constant deadlock, but critics say its new rule changes fail to address the disclosure of the “tsunami of dark money” flooding the U.S. election system.
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        While America Sends Troops To Fight Ebola, Cuba Sends An Army Of Doctors
        Cuba continues to show the world what internationalism means in the context of training medical professionals and sending them to battle health crises throughout the world. As Fidel said of Haiti in 2010: “We send doctors, not soldiers!”
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          A New Life Or A Final Breath For World's Largest Necropolis?
          Unless Pakistan takes steps soon to fulfill its promises to international historical and cultural preservation agencies, an ancient graveyard -- one of the world’s largest -- may not be around for future generations to study and enjoy.
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            The Arab Revolution No One Saw Coming
            Aware that words often cut deeper than swords, Yemen’s old guard unleashes a media storm on another group that is galvanizing support among Yemenis disillusioned with officials and politics as usual.
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