John Bird

Scottish Independence Could Kickstart Social Justice Across the British Isles

John Bird | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Bird

Scotland can do us all a favour and help relegate to history all the centralised, top-down control. As if only the nice parts of London mattered. But it won't be easy. Scotland already has the problem of being an economy that is massed around its central belt. But that will not be solved 400 miles south.

Righteous Revolutions: Why You Should Buy the Big Issue NOW

Paul McNamee | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Paul McNamee

The Big Issue is still revolutionary. That is quite something for a magazine launched 22 years ago. In 1991 John Bird and the Body Shop's Gordon Roddick set about providing the homeless, those at risk of losing their home and those at the very margins of society with a legitimate means of making a living. This has remained the constant ever since.

Forget Gap Years - The "Aid Year" Is What's Needed

Hilary Robinson | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Robinson

The popular notion that charity begins at home was succinctly interpreted on a wider level by Bob Geldof when he said "we need to write the cheque... we need a trade deal ... they need to buy our stuff and we need to buy theirs."

Be Part of a Very Collaborative Book About Our Future

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 19.05.2012 | Home
Amisha Ghadiali

If I had five minutes with every human being on this planet, these are the questions that I would ask them. I believe that every single one of us has ideas and experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future.