Owen Jones

Owen Jones is a columnist for The Independent. He was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. After graduating, he worked as a trade union and parliamentary researcher. His first book, 'Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class', was published in June 2011. He is currently working on his second book, on the British Establishment, for Penguin.

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Trolls, Caroline Criado-Perez, and how to tackle the dark side of Twitter

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The British Library: For aspiring misanthropes, it’s a ripe hunting ground

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Owen Jones: Cruel? Certainly. Unforgivable? Beyond doubt. But the Tories aren't actually evil

It would be easy to imagine a cabal of upper-class sadomasochists, plotting ever more devious ways to hunt children on council estates like foxes. But it misses the point

Owen Jones: For Tories, privatisation is still a matter of dogmatic faith

The breadth of opposition to Royal Mail privatisation is hardly surprising. Britons have endured a three-decade-long experiment of selling off our utilities and public services

This attack on Labour’s union links must not succeed

These union-bashers are beholden to private interests, and want Labour to be, too

What's killing Labour? A thousand failures to oppose the cuts

The party has not so much missed open goals as fled in the opposite direction

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When anti-gay bigotry is just another lock on the closet

Is it surprising that those obsessed with gay sex may have a fondness for men?

The best way to fight the EDL's anti-Muslim bigotry is by showing solidarity on the streets

This racist group has been treated with a certain amount of indulgence by Britain's mainstream media. We need to drown them out

The People's Assembly will cohere the left - and finally give Labour some real competition

On June 22, thousands will convene in London demanding an alternative to austerity: it will not only be a show of force, but a launchpad for a missing force in British politics

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The whistleblower has allowed us to scrutinise the hidden realities of US power

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