Economic Update

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 13, 2004

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Pentagon officials admit to Congress that some of the interrogation techniques used by U.S. troops on Iraqi prisoners violate the Geneva Conventions governing the treatment of prisoners of war. .. The admission comes as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld makes a secret trip to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad in an effort to contain the growing scandal… …Meanwhile two British citizens detail their mistreatment at Guantanamo in an open letter to President Bush and the Senate Armed
Services Committee

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils his revised budget plan… The nearly
103 billion dollar spending blueprint backs away from some of his deeper
cuts proposed in January

San Francisco Supervisors struggling to save programs for children, youth
and families

Alameda County details the needs and living conditions of its homeless population

A major upset in 5/14/2004ndia as the Opposition Congress Party wins a stunning
electoral victory

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