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The Weekend Desk Report

Once again, you'll have to pardon us as we prepare for the on-coming Apocalypse. Here are the main stories for the weekend.

Market Update
The value of gold has reached record highs over the past few weeks. As it turns out, so has the value of Golden.

Fired Up
Take heart, America. It turns out you can oust your incredibly unpopular management. Unfortunately, it usually takes a couple of election cycles. And, frankly, you're still fucked in the meantime.

Open Fire
In fact, the global economy may soon prove so unstable that no one will be left with a pot to piss in.

Mission: Impossible
The central problem with these long-running blockbuster franchises is that, eventually, the plotlines get too outlandish and the aging action star with the unlikely hair isn't believable, no matter how much couch-jumping - literal and figurative - he does.

Crowned Head
Incidentally, isn't one governor with a pompadour and a tenuous grasp on reality enough?

Takes One to Know One
Finally this week, for dessert you get to write your own punch line.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Fired up.


The CAN TV Weekend Report

Impact of War Spending on Social Services


Jordan Hesterman of Becoming We the People joins a discussion of U.S. military spending and its connection to cutbacks in funding for social services.

Sunday, August 21 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 36 min


Demanding the Right to Protest


Tom Burke of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression joins local activists calling on city officials to permit protests at the NATO/G8 Summit in May 2012.

Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
33 min


Privatization of Public Assets in Chicago


Mike Pitula of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and local civic leaders speak out against efforts to privatize water and other public infrastructure in Chicago.

Sunday, August 21 at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 33 min


Posted on August 20, 2011

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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