The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 5, 2004

  • CIA Director George Tenet breaks his silence on the Iraq weapons intelligence failures with a heated defense of his agency – Tenet insists the CIA never told President Bush posed an imminent threat to the U.S. as the Administration claimed
  • Another accusation against Halliburton – its under investigation for involvment in the payment of $180 million in bribes in Nigeria to win a natural gas project contract there – Vice President Cheney was head of the company at the time
  • Lawyers for San Quentin death row inmate Kevin Cooper in a Federal Court in San Jose asking for a reprieve – in 5 days Cooper is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection, a method his lawyers contend is unconstitutionally cruel
  • A rally on Wall Street in support of striking and locked-out Southern California grocery workers
  • Port of Oakland maintenance, custodial, technical and administrative workers step up their pressure to win a new contract
  • Neighborhood leaders in SF denounce Proposition J, the workforce housing measure on the March ballot

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