Articles by Charlotte Silver

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Palestinian Hunger Strikers Cut Off from Communication
Charlotte Silver | The Electronic Intifada – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2017

2 May 2017 – As Palestinian prisoners enter day 16 of their mass hunger strike, Israeli authorities are said to be obstructing negotiations and severely impeding communication from the strikers to the outside world. As many as 1,600 Palestinians are refusing food in protest of ill treatment by Israeli prison authorities, including medical neglect and reduction of family visits.

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Israel’s Hydro-Apartheid Keeps West Bank Thirsty
Charlotte Silver | The Electronic Intifada – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2016

There’s no shortage of water, it’s just that Israel doesn’t let Palestinians access it.

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Brazil Cancels $2 Billion Contract with Israeli Security Firm for 2016 Olympics
Charlotte Silver – The Electronic Intifada, 18 May 2015

12 May 2015 – Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security” company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following a campaign by Palestine solidarity activists who are now turning their focus to the Olympics Committee, which has named ISDS as an “official supplier” for the games.

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Monsanto versus the People
Charlotte Silver – Al Jazeera, 21 Jan 2013

14 Jan 2013 – Many farmers have decided to forego growing corn and soybeans due to the “inevitable contamination that will result”. Last week Monsanto announced staggering profits while American farmers filed into Washington, DC to challenge the Biotech giant’s right to sue farmers whose fields have become contaminated with Monsanto’s seeds. Monsanto’s earnings nearly doubled analysts’ projections and its total revenue reached $2.94bn at the end of 2012.

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Normalising Death: The Business of Drones
Charlotte Silver – Al Jazeera, 10 Dec 2012

As the leading suppliers, users and developers of drones, the US and Israel have defined the landscape of the industry. While families bury and mourn loved ones struck dead by US and Israeli drone attacks and pundits examine casus belli, US drone manufacturers are hard at work strategising their industry’s business plans.

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When Europe Develops, and Israel Destroys
Charlotte Silver – Inter Press Service-IPS, 9 Apr 2012

The European Commission has released a document that lists projects it funded that were destroyed or damaged by the Israel Defence Forces between May 2001 and October 2011. The list documents 82 such instances, amounting to a monetary loss of 49.2 million euro, 30 million of which came directly from European aid. British Member of the European Parliament, Chris Davies, released the list following his inquiry, “the most detailed response I have ever received from the European Commission.”

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