The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 26, 2004

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Fierce fighting in Fallujah, although the nominal ceasefire remains in effect. Members of Fallujah’s town council ask for United Nations mediation between resistance fighters and U.S. troops.

Dozens of former top ranking British diplomats offer a blistering critique of conduct of the war in Iraq and say Prime Minister Blair should use his influence to rein in the United States.

State Senator John Vasconcellos with a bill requiring the Department of Corrections to set up rehabilitation plans for prisoners to help drop the rate of recidivism.

San Francisco Latino activists rally at City Hall to protest the lack of Latino appointments to the police commission and other city bodies.

Community activists say a key portion of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is still too polluted from its years as a naval shipyard to be developed for civilian use.

And gay rights groups criticize the Massachusetts governor for denying same sex couples from other states the right to marry when gay marriage becomes legal in Massachusetts next month.