The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 24, 2004

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Indirect blame for Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and other top military officials for the Iraqi prisoner torture scandal …four member panel apppointed by Rumsfeld and headed by a former Secretary of Defense says the soldiers running Abu Ghraib prison bear most of the responsibility for the abuse. . .

The first U.S. military tribunal since World War 2 underway at Guamtanamo
Cuba as Osama Bin Laden’s former Chauffeur goes on trial as a terrorist. ..his
attorney attacks members of the commission for having conflicts of interest

Top officials in San Francisco announce the launching of a Bayview
neighborhood rescue team — a multi-agency approach to public safety and
nuisances in violence plagued District Ten

Legislation in Sacramento banning state agencies from contracting out their
services to companies using overseas labor…

Farmworkers from around the state in the state capitol for a day of
Lobbying

And an Oakland cannabis club files a lawsuit against the city