The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – October 21, 2004

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An eight year prison sentence for the highest-ranking U.S. soldier charged
in the Abu Ghraib prison torture and abuse scandal, . . .. .the most severe
sentence thus far…..staff Sgt. Ivan “Chip” Frederick had pled guilty

The American Civil Liberties Union sues the FBI to get more information
about the agency’s questioning of Muslims and Arabs …the group wants to know
if the government is protecting the constitutional rights of those being
interviewed

An American Muslim taskforce gives a qualified endorsement to Demoractic
presidential candidate John Kerry, citing the Bush administration’s
treatment of Muslims since the September 11th attacks …four years ago
most of the groups backed George W. Bush.

Israel kills the top bomb maker of the Islamic militant group Hamas….
Adnan Al-Ghoul is assassinated by a missile strike in Gaza City

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader takes his effort to get on
the ballot in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania to the United
States Supreme Court

California’s minor political parties call for voters to reject
proposition 62, to create a Louisiana-style open primary system