The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 8, 2004

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The Senate gives final approval to the biggest overhaul of U.S. spy agencies in a half century…

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faces open criticism from U.S. soldiers
about to be sent to Iraq about the lack of armor for their vehicles and the
stop loss policy that keeps them in the military after their term of duty
has expired…

In Canada, a U.S. war resistor seeks refugee status, saying he feared
being forced to commit atrocities when he was ordered to Iraq..

Michigan Congressman John Conyers holds a forum on voting irregularities in
Ohio…

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer says he’ll sue to block a new
federal provision that could cut off billions of federal funds because of a
state law requiring hospitals to provide access to abortions..

Community activists blockade the front entrance to the hunters point
power plant in a protest aimed at shutting it down