The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for August 18, 2004 - 6:00pm
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The Bush Administration wants half a billion dollars from Congress to fund what it considers to be friendly militias around the world to fight in the so-called war on terrorism. . . .. .critics say such irregular forces would be free to carry out torture, assassinations and massacres...
Shhite Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr accepts a peace plan that is supposed to end two weeks of fighting with U.S. occupation forces and Iraqi troops and transform his Mahdi militia army into a political party.. .but fighting goes on both in the holy city of Najaf and in Baghdad
The state legislature is poised to pass a package of bills that would make it easier to import cheaper Canadian drugs , something opposed by the Bush Administration
Temporary workers for the city of Palo Alto move to unionize, saying they're not so temporary at all
A protest at the Department of Labor of the Bush Adminsitrations outsourcing of jobs to private contractors