Portside Digest - 

    
          Drugs, Wars, and Capitalisms
    
          August 8, 2016
    
          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.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/drugs-wars-and-capitalisms
  
  
          The Rent is Too Damn High
    
          August 3, 2016
    
          They say gentrify.  We say occupy!
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/rent-too-damn-high
  
  
          Anatomy of a Neoliberal Racist Killing Machine 
    
          August 8, 2016
    
          A new book shows how aggressive policing tactics exasperates structural racism and leads to more violence against marginalized communities.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/anatomy-neoliberal-racist-killing-machine
  
  
          Chelsea Manning Threatened: Indefinite Solitary Confinement
    
          August 8, 2016
    
          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.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/chelsea-manning-threatened-indefinite-solitary-confinement
  
  
          Rethinking Recovery: Poverty Chains and Global Capitalism 
    
          August 8, 2016
    
          Reorienting value generated within ‘global poverty chains’ is essential to improving the lives of an impoverished world labour force.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/rethinking-recovery-poverty-chains-and-global-capitalism
  
  
          Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants Keep up Pressure with Picket Outside Love Field
    
          August 9, 2016
    
          Workers are picketing Southwest Airlines at 10 airports. Union leaders say that the company has been privileging stockholders at the expense of workers, despite record profits.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/southwest-airlines-flight-attendants-keep-pressure-picket-outside-love-field
  
  
          Are "medical" medical foods the next big trend?
    
          August 8, 2016
    
          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. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-08/are-medical-medical-foods-next-big-trend
  

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