News Roundup 5/19/17

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  • Ray McGovern explains former FBI Director Mueller’s love for mass data collection. [Link]
  • Only 6% of those arrested by ICE since Trump took office are convicted violent criminals. [Link]
  • Philippines President Duterte has imposed a countrywide ban on public smoking. Those convicted of smoking in public can face four months in prison and a $100 fine. [Link]
  • New documents give additional information on the secret US war being fought across Africa. [Link]
  • The first of 4,000 UN peacekeepers arrived in South Sudan today. 13,000 UN peacekeepers are already operating in the country. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab is enforcing Islamic law in areas of Syria. Two men convicted of stealing had their right hands cut off. [Link]
  • The US army bombs force allied to Assad in Syria. The US destroyed 27 tanks in the bombing. The tanks were a coalition garrison near the Syrian, Jordanian, and Iraqi border. [Link]
  • The head of an NGO reports civilians in Yemen are eating a meal every two days and living in caves to avoid warfare. [Link]
  • The US places sanctions on eight members of Venezuela’s supreme court. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan