Activism

DWP Jobcentre security guards 'suffer' and turn to food banks as wages fail to cover basics
dwp jobcentre security guards on the picket line
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP Jobcentre security guards 'suffer' and turn to food banks as wages fail to cover basics

As DWP Jobcentres close across the country, the Big Issue attended a rally of striking security guards outside the supreme court as they demand better pay and working conditions
Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why 'storytelling is the soul of activism'
Malala Yousafzai
Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why 'storytelling is the soul of activism'

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students
Education

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here's the many, many reasons why
LGBTQ+ rights

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here's the many, many reasons why

Queer asylum seekers 'not safe' in UK due to 'institutionalised homophobia' in Home Office, report finds
LGBTQ+ rights

Queer asylum seekers 'not safe' in UK due to 'institutionalised homophobia' in Home Office, report finds

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty
Big Issue vendors, frontline staff and campaigners with placards calling for an end to poverty on Westminster Bridge.
General election 2024

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty

Hollyoaks legend Emily Burnett: 'With the right people behind you, you can do anything'
Learning Disability Week 2024

Hollyoaks legend Emily Burnett: 'With the right people behind you, you can do anything'

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: 'Surviving brain injuries gave me a fire to keep going'
Exclusive

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: 'Surviving brain injuries gave me a fire to keep going'

'We are here and we exist': Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians
Pride

'We are here and we exist': Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'
Liz Carr
Disability rights

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'

Feeling like change in the UK isn't possible? Let these 28 purposeful campaigns prove otherwise
Activism

Feeling like change in the UK isn't possible? Let these 28 purposeful campaigns prove otherwise

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: 'There aren't any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets'
London

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: 'There aren't any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets'

Grand National: Animal rights activists claim 'tweaks' to 'cruel' horse race don't go far enough
Animal rights

Grand National: Animal rights activists claim 'tweaks' to 'cruel' horse race don't go far enough

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children's charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution
poverty/ selfa
Poverty

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children's charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution

This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit
Philanthropy

This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit

Housing estate plagued by mould, damp and dire conditions. Now, residents are fighting back
tower hamlets
Housing

Housing estate plagued by mould, damp and dire conditions. Now, residents are fighting back

'He's like a caged animal in the flat': Meet the parents fighting for an adult social care revolution
Parents and children take part in a sensory parachute exercise at Linden Farm
Social care

'He's like a caged animal in the flat': Meet the parents fighting for an adult social care revolution

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution
National Vendor Week

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution

Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: 'You don't get anything in life without sacrifice'
David Duke, Street Soccer Scotland founder
Letter to my younger self

Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: 'You don't get anything in life without sacrifice'

9 LGBTQ+ trailblazers who defined and redefined modern Britain 
LGBTQ+ rights

9 LGBTQ+ trailblazers who defined and redefined modern Britain 

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs
beats bus
Community activism

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: 'I begged the doctor to stop'
Health

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: 'I begged the doctor to stop'

 'We lost a good man': Tributes paid after death of journalist and ex-Inside Time editor Erwin James
Erwin James
In memoriam

 'We lost a good man': Tributes paid after death of journalist and ex-Inside Time editor Erwin James

How Afghan women and girls are defying the Taliban with secret schools: 'We are not alone'
Afghanistan

How Afghan women and girls are defying the Taliban with secret schools: 'We are not alone'

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Education, mentorship and business
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Education, mentorship and business

The Big Issue

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