The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 5, 2004

Listen Download | podcast

U.S. and Iraqi troops in an all-day battle with militia loyal to Shiite cleric
Muqtada Al-Sadr who threatens a revolution unless the U.S. agrees to a new
ceasefire …the fighting in Najaf and other cities kills at least 20 Iraqis
and an American soldier and threatens to escalate into a large-scale Shiite
uprising….

Federal authorities entrap two leaders of a mosque in Albany New York and
charge them with aiding a plot to purchase a shoulder-fired grenade
launcher to kill a Pakistani diplomat

The U.S. military opens part of a hearing at the Guantanamo base prison to the
media . . . .two Afghan terror suspects plead for their freedom. . .one says
he voluntarily surrendered to U.S. forces

The State Senate rejects a bill that would bar public schools from using
“Redskins” as a nickname for their teams.. . . .but supporters are granted
another vote next week and the legislation’s sponsor is sure it will pass
then

The United Farmworkers Union in contract talks with Gallo wine …the union
is threatening a boycott

San Francisco Supervisor Tony Hall resigns to direct development of
Treasure Island. . . . .Mayor Gavin Newsome names an ally as his replacement