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Mexicans Have High Hopes for Newly-Elected Progressive President Lopez Obrador

Interview with Laura Carlsen, director of the Center for International Policy’s America’s Program, conducted by Scott Harris

Campaign Aims to End Joint U.S.- Israeli Police Counterterrorism Training

Interview with Rachel Weber, End the Deadly Exchange campaign, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Corporate Media Sanitizes Legacy of George H. W. Bush Presidency

Interview with Arun Gupta, independent investigative journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Dec. 12, 2018

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Soros-funded university says it's been kicked out of Hungary
  • Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users’ data and activities
  • On Mexico border, asylum seekers take organizing into their own hands

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From The Intercept: A Texas elementary school speech pathologist refused to sign a pro-Israel oath, now mandatory in many states — so she lost her job. Watch our 3-minute video of this story: http://interc.pt/2EoOutW by @ggreenwald