The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 1, 2005

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules in a narrow 5-4 vote, that executing inmates who committed their crimes as minors is unconstitutional…

Two human rights groups sue Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld saying he first authorized and then failed to stop torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger makes good on his threat to launch a petition drive for several initiatives, triggering a hard fought multi
million dollar campaign the governor gets high marks from environmental and solar industry groups for a package of solar legislation…

Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad says his country’s troops might withdraw from Lebanon in the next few months, as Lebanese protesters rally in central Beirut demanding a Syrian pullout

Tabare Vasquez takes office as Uruguay’s first left leaning president