Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston is a poet, writer, and climate activist currently facing criminal prosecution for her participation in a #ShutItDown direct action in 2016. Follow her on Twitter: @enjohnston

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Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Fossil Fuel Industry Needs Our Consent. We Can and Must Refuse to Give It.
On November 9, like a lot of people around the world, I was stunned and devastated. In the days and weeks afterward, I was hit by new waves from that same feeling, worrying in turn about Muslim registries, the undocumented, the future of life on a rapidly warming planet, and much else. The...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
We Can No Longer Hope to Win This By Simply Voting or Speaking Out
Valve-Turners Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein along with independent filmmaker Steve Liptay were arraigned Monday in Bagley, MN for their role in a #ShutItDown direct action last month . Emily made the following statement after her arraignment. Annette and I have been charged with felony...
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