Stories by Charlotte Silver

Charlotte Silver is an independent journalist based in San Francisco. She writes for Al Jazeera English, Inter Press Service, Truthout, the Electronic Intifada and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @CharESilver. subscribe to Charlotte Silver's feed

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Neurotoxins are leaching into California's Central Valley schools.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Those imprisoned at Tutwiler live in fear of the men who guard them.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Going to trial can be a dangerous gamble, as the harrowing tale of Travion Blount shows.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It starts with having the "wrong" kind of haircut.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Doctors may be overlooking a significant risk factor in disease.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

23andMe helps customers understand what scientific literature says about their personal genome sequence. But the FDA and others are wary.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new precedent for chilling 1st Amendment rights.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why do we treat the most predatory and dangerous criminals the same as those who are not?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

Using drones for surveillance in the US won't make overzealous police behaviour or lack of accountability disappear.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

In a decade, 700 Palestinians lodged complaints of torture. Not a single one has been criminally investigated.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

The nebulous but potent charge of terrorism has been used to systematically curtail justice.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

Many farmers have decided to forego growing corn and soybeans due to the "inevitable contamination that will result."

Posted on: Jun 26, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

Lobbyists from the biotech industry are ardently opposing GMO labeling.