The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 2, 2005

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Private Lynndie England pleads guilty to mistreating prisoners at Abu Ghraib…she’ll be sentenced tomorrow…. an ACLU attorney says the focus on England obscures the issue of command responsibility by defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other high level officials

At least 140 people are dead in the five days of bloodshed since the Iraqi parliament approved a new interim cabinet…

Latino lawmakers accuse Governor Schwarzenegger of picking on undocumented immigrants to reverse the steep decline in his popular support…

The Oakland teachers union explains why its members overwhelmingly turned down a tentative contract…

Amid rising nuclear tensions, more than 180 nations convene to review the nonproliferation treaty

Haiti’s imprisoned former prime minister Yvonne Neptune is reported near death on his second hunger strike…Neptune refuses to seek medical treatment in the neighboring Dominican Republic until charges against him are withdrawn.