Portside Snapshot - August 9, 2016



Drugs, Wars, and Capitalisms

Joshua Frens-String and Alejandro Velasco
NACLA's editors introduce the latest print issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas - Currency of Death: Unraveling the Political Economy of the Drug Wars.

Chelsea Manning Threatened: Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Chelsea Manning Support Network
Chelsea Manning Support Network
July 28 Chelsea Manning found out she is yet again being threatened with the possibility of indefinite solitary confinement. In a jarringly callous move, Army officials are charging Chelsea with “offenses” related to her suicide attempt earlier this month. If convicted, her punishment could be indefinite solitary confinement, reclassification into maximum security, and an additional nine years in medium custody. Her chance of parole may be negated.

Are "medical" medical foods the next big trend?

Rachel Duran
Food Dive
The food industry has been recently delving into "medical foods," and foods that are formulated to meet the specific needs of patients.The opportunities in the medical foods segment are growing; the market is estimated to be worth $15 billion, according to The Wall Street In a statement, the FDA emphasized medical foods are for patients that cannot properly ingest, digest, absorb, or metabolize regular food or nutrients.




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