The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 10, 2004

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The Pentagon is considering building a permanent prison to hold terrorist
suspects at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba …the revelation comes just a
day after more accusations of abuse and torture of the detainees being held
there in defiance of the Geneva conventions

A U.S. soldier pleads guilty to killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager. .the
conviction comes a month after a similar incident in a Fallujah mosque …human rights watch says there were a thousand questionable deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of the military at the start of the U.S. invasion and many more since

A report that prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison suffered not
just abuse and torture but food so bad it led to riots.. .a U.S. contractor
is to blame

President Bush nominates Sam Bodman, a senior treasury department official
with little energy experience, to be the next head of the Energy Department
…environmentalists fear he’ll merely do the bidding of vice president Cheney

The Schwarzenegger administration abandons an expensive suspension design for the retrofit of the Bay Bridge. …officials opt for a concrete skyway that they say
will prove to be cheaper

The National Black Caucus of state legislators calls for alternatives to
what it says is the failed war on drugs