The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 21, 2004

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The U.S. military discloses the pentagon has opened 33 criminal investigations of the deaths of at least three dozen prisoners held by us troops in Iraq and Afghanistan …eight are classified as homicides involving ‘suspected assaults of detainees before or during interrogation sessions …the justice department says its opened a criminal investigation of Iraqi prisoner abuse at the hands of a civilian contractor

A military jury at Fort Stewart Georgia hands down the maximum sentence to anti-war sergeant charged with desertion. . . . Camilo Mejia will spend a year in prison and get a bad conduct discharge

Israel redeploys its forces in the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza but vows its
offensive there will continue…. .in San Francisco at least 13 arrests at the office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi where activists call for a U.S. embargo on arms to Israel and a congressional condemnation of what they say are Israeli war crimes

More than a hundred thousand members of the Communication Workers of America
strike SBC Communications

The State Assembly Higher Education Committee comes to Berkeley to address
funding cuts for the state’s university and college systems