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The Big Issue

The Big Issue 25-05-20

The Big Issue is one of Britain’s leading news and cultural magazines. Every week’s edition is packed full of original takes on the biggest issues of the day as well as interviews with the most significant figures in politics and entertainment. The Big Issue was founded 1991 to give people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to earn their own income. We continue to support hundreds of vendors across the UK and all proceeds from sales go to help anyone wanting to lift themselves out of poverty.

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the big list. isolated !

LIVESTREAM Dear Class of 2020 High school and college graduation is an important ritual in young lives, particularly in America. With ceremonies cancelled around the world this summer, YouTube have used their not inconsiderable muscle to pull together a special multi-hour online live event in their stead, featuring a dazzling array of celebrity guest speakers. Whether you’re graduating this year or not, tune in to hear inspirational speeches from the likes of the Obamas, BTS, Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and many more. YouTube, June 6, from 8pm WATCH We Are One: A Global Film Festival Let the living room rug become your own red carpet, as 20 top film festivals around the world including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca get together during lockdown to curate a special 10-day digital celebration of cinema,…

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mr motivator's fitness plan

WEEK 9 WALKING YOU THROUGH THE PLANK Exercises do not get any simpler than the old-fashioned forearm plank – it doesn’t require any equipment, just the floor and the weight of your body, and you don’t even have to move once you’re in position. And yet, it’s easy to get this deceptively gruelling routine wrong if you don’t set yourself up right. Let Motivator show you how in three easy steps. 1. Find a solid surface, lie on your front with your fists clasped, elbows pushed into your sides by your ribs, forearms on the ›loor and toes tucked under. 2. Push your body up so that it’s resting on your forearms and feet and hold a straight line from heels to head. Squeeze the muscles in your backside and thighs. 3. Now for the…

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the big issue manifesto

A hand up... Proceeds from sales of this magazine are being used to tide over our vendors until they can get back to work on their pitches. Not a handout… In ordinary circumstances our vendors buy magazines for half the cover price and sell at full price, keeping the difference. They earn a legitimate income, and gain skills. With your support now, we will continue to do so once the crisis has passed. The right to citizenship… The Big Issue Foundation, our charitable arm, helps sellers tackle social and financial exclusion. Prevention… Big Issue Invest offers backing and investments to social enterprises, charities and businesses which deliver social value to communities.…

1 min.
looking forward

Bobby Child and Michael Tolland are quite right, as is John Bird [May 14-20]. We don’t want to return to how things were, but when I think of ‘normality’ I do not think of the environmental/economic/political situation, all of which needs much improvement. I think of being able to see friends face to face without observing a two- metre distance, to visit a friend who lives 50 miles away, to go to the cinema and the theatre, attend church, sing in choirs, etc etc. I dare say that many people think of normality as doing the things they would normally do – including perhaps campaigning for better conditions for the needy. Of course we can still do that online and maybe many of us do. I volunteered to phone people to…

3 min.

Good health! The Big Issue has always been a great magazine and I’m sorry to admit I didn’t buy it regularly before this crisis. My subscription has proven essential during the last few weeks and I just want to thank you for continuing to produce such an excellent, inspiring magazine that is certainly helping me through these difficult times. In fact the whole family love it. My three-year-old daughters (twins) screamed with delight to see Zog on the cover [May 7-13] coming through the letterbox yesterday morning. They also loved the music man John Bird wrote about a few weeks ago [April 23-29]. With the Royal Mail being under the same pressures as everywhere else, my issues arrive a little irregularly, so I found myself reading Issue #1407 on the tram on…

3 min.
build a solid base and we can all rise

Last week, Spain did something quietly remarkable. They proposed rolling out a form of Universal Basic Income. The scheme comes with a caveat. It’s not quite universal. To begin with, around 100,000 most in-need families will get the money rather than the entire population. Each adult will receive 462 euro a month. That’s around £100 a week. It is intended, said the Spanish social security minister, to offer “a permanent safety net for the most vulnerable” as they emerge into the financial insecurity of a post-Covid world. The sums involved to do this are not huge, not in the terms of public spending we’ve become used to in recent weeks. It’s around 3bn euro a year. The issues and arguments around UBI are clear. How can it be right just to give money to everybody…