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The KPFA Evening News - December 11, 2003 at 6:00pm

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for December 11, 2003 - 6:00pm

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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - December 11, 2003

  • Changes in how the Oakland police department will deal with demonstrators - the City's police chief announces the cops will no longer fire wooden pellets or use motorcycles to control crowds - the changes come after Oakland police inflicted numerous injuries at an anti Iraq war demonstration at the Oakland Port in April
  • The State Assembly is convening at this hour to consider a compromise budget deal hammered out by Governor Schwarzenegger and democratic leaders - the deal requires a balanced budget, the creation of a reserve fund and prohibits future borrowing to pay for operating expenses - and a $15 billion bond for the March ballot
  • A suicide bomb attack on a US Army base near Baghdad kills one US soldier and injures 14 - elsewhere 3 Iraqis are slain by resistance fighters - at the Pentagon sources confirm that Vice President Cheney's former firm - Halliburton - has been overcharging for Gasoline imported to Iraq
  • Israeli occupation forces raid the Rafa refugee camp in Gaza killing 6 Palestinians and destroying 9 homes
  • Democratic presidential candidate Reverend Al Sharpton brings his presidential campaign to the Bay Area
  • On Human Rights Day workers and the labor movement rally for their rights

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