The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 11, 2003

  • Changes in how the Oakland police department will deal with demonstrators – the City’s police chief announces the cops will no longer fire wooden pellets or use motorcycles to control crowds – the changes come after Oakland police inflicted numerous injuries at an anti Iraq war demonstration at the Oakland Port in April
  • The State Assembly is convening at this hour to consider a compromise budget deal hammered out by Governor Schwarzenegger and democratic leaders – the deal requires a balanced budget, the creation of a reserve fund and prohibits future borrowing to pay for operating expenses – and a $15 billion bond for the March ballot
  • A suicide bomb attack on a US Army base near Baghdad kills one US soldier and injures 14 – elsewhere 3 Iraqis are slain by resistance fighters – at the Pentagon sources confirm that Vice President Cheney’s former firm – Halliburton – has been overcharging for Gasoline imported to Iraq
  • Israeli occupation forces raid the Rafa refugee camp in Gaza killing 6 Palestinians and destroying 9 homes
  • Democratic presidential candidate Reverend Al Sharpton brings his presidential campaign to the Bay Area
  • On Human Rights Day workers and the labor movement rally for their rights

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