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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 10, 2005

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A military study concludes that the responsibility for torture and abuse of us prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan lays mostly with low and midlevel soldiers, clearing Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and other top civilian and military officials…but the report fails to satisfy critics

Pentagon documents released today indicate the U.S. military in Iraq and the CIA signed an agreement on keeping so-called ghost detainees off the books and secreted from international observers

A stealth strategy by Congressional Republicans to end the moratoriums on offshore oil drilling on the west and east coasts while the GOP attempts to use the budget bill to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling……

The Bush Administration pulls out of yet another international treaty — this one allowing an international court to settle disputes over foreigners held in U.S. prisons

Guatemala the third nation to ratify the U.S. Central America Free Trade Agreement despite violent protests in the streets

It’s the 46th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising day…supporters of Tibet rally in San Francisco and around the world