The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 13, 2004

Iraqi Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr says he will remain in the city of Najaf until
victory or death, shattering hopes of a compromise with U.S. occupation
forces surrounding the city’s holiest shrines …throughout Iraq there are
mass demonstrations condemning the U.S. offensive against Al-Sadr’s Mahdi army

The Council on American-Islamic relations launches a campaign to raise
public awareness about American Muslims ….the group hopes to reduce the
number of attacks on Muslims and Arabs in this country

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issues a study showing President
Bush’s tax cuts the past three years have placed a heavier tax burden on
the middle class. ..the John Kerry presidential campaign says the report
proves President Bush has been misleading the public about the economy
turning the corner

The battle over same sex marriage moves to Alameda County as a lesbian
couple apply for a marriage license there

A judge blocks the University of California from raising fees this fall for
some law, medical and other professional school students
and California’s Business Leaders mobilizing to try to kill State
legislation limiting the outsourcing of jobs

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