Owen Jones

Owen Jones is a columnist and the author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class. Follow him on Twitter: @OwenJones84

 

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
Grieve Now If You Must – But Prepare for the Great Challenges Ahead
Britain has voted to leave the European Union: here is a statement that continues to shock leavers and remainers alike. Earlier this month I wrote that “ unless a working-class Britain that feels betrayed by the political elite can be persuaded, then Britain will vote to leave the European Union in...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:45am
George W Bush’s Support for Jeb is a Reminder of His Disastrous Legacy
As a fan of the zombie genre, perhaps I should welcome the resurrection of George W Bush . The former president has been largely discreet and absent since his calamitous reign ended more than seven years ago: perhaps hoping that, if temporarily forgotten, we would all forget his misdeeds, and...
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:24am
Libya Is a Disaster We Helped Create. The West Must Take Responsibility
It's called the pottery store rule: "you break it, you own it". But it doesn't just apply to pots and mugs, but to nations.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:14pm
Yes, There Is Still Life for the Left After Tony Benn and Bob Crow
On the eve of his execution in 1915, the Swedish-American trade union organiser Joe Hill had a surprisingly upbeat message to pass to Bill Haywood, a fellow Industrial Workers of the World activist: "Don't waste any time in mourning.
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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 8:53am
Anti-Muslim Bigotry is Pervasive and Standing Up Against It Is Neither Cowardly, Nor the Same as Being An Apologist for Fanaticism
It's official: I'm no longer the Justin Bieber of the left .
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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:11am
Manning Revealed Realities of War that Armchair Warriors Want Sanitized
Power has to be relentlessly fought. Without being constantly checked, exposed, harangued, mocked and driven back, it would swiftly devour all the rights that were won at its expense. There is invariably a cost. The powerful know that if those who chip away at their authority are not undermined, or humiliated, or even persecuted, others would be emboldened to strike blows at them, too.
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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:05pm
Thatcherism Was a National Catastrophe That Still Poisons Us
In the war led by Margaret Thatcher’s governments – against the left, the trade unions, the post-war consensus – her side was crushingly, devastatingly, humiliatingly victorious.
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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:49am
History Will Damn the Persecutors of Bradley Manning
History will damn the persecutors of Bradley Manning. Big powers who hide crimes away from their own people – while claiming to act in their name, of course – fear few more than those determined to hold them to account.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 8:26am
War in Libya Was Called "Success," But Now Here We Are Engaging with the Blowback in Mali
No scrutiny, no build-up, no parliamentary vote, not even a softening-up exercise. Britain is now involved in yet another military conflict in a Muslim land , or so we have been informed.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 11:01am
Getting Rid of George W. Bush Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
How easy it was to scrutinise US power when George W. Bush was in office. After all, it was difficult to defend an administration packed with such repulsive characters, like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, whose attitude towards the rest of the world amounted to thuggish contempt.
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