This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
INSULATE BRITAIN activist Emma Smart has vowed to continue protesting as long as “the government fails people” following her release from jail today.
Ms Smart was among six members of the climate action group released from jail this morning following a four-month sentence handed down in November for breaking an injunction blocking protests on several motorways.
People cheered as Ms Smart and retired GP Diana Warner, who was also released today, exited HMP Bronzefield in Surrey.
Ms Smart told reporters it was a “beautiful day” and that it was “lovely to have the sun on me.”
The ecologist launched a 26-day hunger strike during her sentence. Despite her stint behind bars, Ms Smart said she would “not stop” her activism.
“As long as our government is continuing to fail and betray our people in both a climate crisis, a fuel crisis, a crisis of ordinary people dying, then I will continue to protest.”
Another member of the group, Ben Taylor, remains in prison serving a six-month sentence.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.