The Owen Jones Podcast
The Most Important Strike For A Generation
On 1st February, from teachers to train drivers to civil servants, a mass strike is taking place across the country. It's a fightback against plummeting living standards and an assault on working people - while the Tories are driving through a law to try and make strike action all but illegal.
I'm joined by Henry Chango Lopez, general secretary of the Independent Workers of Great Britain, to talk through why it matters so much - and how we can all fight back.
Put Blair and Bush On Trial: UN Weapons Inspector
It's 20 years since the invasion of Iraq opened the gates of hell - and the former UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix has sensationally said Blair and Bush should be put on trial for war crimes in principle. Here's why this matters - and why trying to airbrush the calamity of Iraq will lead us to even more horror.
BBC Tory Bias Smoking Gun
The right-wing media in this country has successfully long peddled a lie: that the BBC is somehow left-wing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The BBC has long promoted pro-Establishment coverage - but in the last few years, it's been Torified. Leaked emails and WhatsApps show how the Tories successfully pressured the BBC to do its bidding. In doing so, it may well be that the BBC has dug its own grave.
Socialism For The Rich Taken Apart: Matthew Desmond On Poverty
What if we told you socialism does exist - but only for rich people? The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond has a new book - Poverty, by America - and it answers big questions. Why do we spend lots on dealing with poverty, but without solving it? How has poverty become a profitable industry? Why is it so expensive to be poor? And can we really abolish poverty?