Owen Jones is a writer, commentator and activist. He writes frequently for the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman, and has worked in Parliament as a trade union lobbyist and parliamentary researcher, helping Labour plan backbench rebellions on issues ranging from civil liberties to workers' rights. He lives in London.
As movements to resist and defeat the Trump administration continue to grow, we present The Anti-Inauguration, a free ebook available to download now, featuring an initial discussion of what opposition should look like in the age of Trump — and what kind of future we should be fighting for. It includes contributions from Naomi Klein, Owen Jones, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Jeremy Scahill, and Anand Gopal.
Since storming to victory on September 14th 2015 with 59.5% of the vote in Labour's leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn has faced many challenges; including from within his own party.
On Saturday he dealt with the most significant threat to his leadership to date. He increased his win to 61.8% in the leadership election, an unarguable mandate from his party members. The results of this weekend will have an overwhelming effect on the landscape of British politics. But will the PLP now unify behind their leader?
In the build up to the Labour Party Conference, the Leadership Election 2016, as well as the World Transformed festival (hosted by a coalition of grassroots groups and powered by Momentum), Verso has put together an essential reading list. Download our free eBook on Corbyn and the Future of Labourto get 40% off all of the books below until September 30th (click on the discount link within the ebook).
Thanks to everyone who sent us brilliant questions for Owen! We’ve selected some of the best ones, covering the future of work and technology, the prison system, how the nation’s conversation about class has changed, Spanish politics, Jeremy Corbyn and the next election—and what it would take for him to go on a date with you!