The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 24, 2005

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At least 30 killed in attacks in Iraq today, including two American
soldiers. . . . .Australia’s prime minister backtracks and in an unpopular move dispatches more Australian troops to the Iraq occupation

President Bush and Russian President Putin hold their longest private summit ever. . .Bush warns Putin not to desert democracy. . .Putin makes it clear he doesn’t want to be lectured by the West on how to run Russia’s affairs

Canadian prime minister Paul Martin announces his country will not
participate in the U.S.’s controversial missile defense program… Star Wars is widely unpopular in Canada

Governor Schwarzenegger calls for redistricting next year to break the hold of what he calls the political elite —a key Democratic lawmaker calls the governor’s plan Republican power grab

An Oakland public interest group out with a legislative report card on
racial equity. . . .the state senate and assembly both earn a “C”. . .the governor flunks

Hundreds of people pack the Oakland Unified School District headquarters hoping to stave off the elimination of the district’s adult
education programs