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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 day edition

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The ongoing U.S. "war on terror" has forcibly displaced as many as 59 million people from just eight countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since 2001, according to a new report published Tuesday by Brown University's Costs of War Project.

That report also put the death toll of the so-called war on terror at 801,000 and the price tag at $6.4 trillion.

The new report argues that "wartime displacement (alongside war deaths and injuries) must be central to any analysis of the post-9/11 wars and their short- and long-term consequences.".

"Displacement also must be central to any possible consideration of the future use of military force by the United States or others," the report states.

"Ultimately, displacing 37 million—and perhaps as many as 59 million—raises the question of who bears responsibility for repairing the damage inflicted on those displaced.".

In historical terms, 37 million displaced is more than those displaced by any other war or disaster since at least the start of the 20th century with the sole exception of World War II.".

"The scale of the disaster the United States has inflicted on the world—through three war on terror presidencies—is staggering," wrote Duss. »

Exclusive: ‘Borat 2’ Has Already Been Shot and Screened by Sacha Baron Cohen

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One source described the film as “Cohen playing Borat playing Cohen,” but since we published this story, another source reached out to refute that description while still confirming the project’s existence.

Larry Charles directed Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which Cohen produced alongside Jay Roach.

But until then, here’s a clip of Cohen as Borat filming in Los Angles a few weeks ago. »

North Carolina Court Wipes Out Voting Restrictions Designed to “Secure White Supremacy”

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On Friday, a North Carolina court dramatically expanded the number of voters eligible to participate in the 2020 election.

Black residents are denied the right to vote at three times the rate of white residents in 44 counties.

The court found that North Carolina had imposed an unconstitutional “property qualification” on the right to vote while unlawfully discriminating against the indigent. »