John Bird – The Big Issue

by on October 7, 2010      

in Social Issues

John Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue

John Bird

Homelessness is one of civilization’s greatest tragedies. John Bird became homeless at age 5. His youth was divided between prison and homelessness on the streets of London. Then, in 1991, he and The Body Shop co-founder Gordon Roddick launched The Big Issue, a weekly entertainment and current affairs magazine distributed by the homeless.

The Big Issue Foundation was founded in 1995 to provide aid and rehabilitation services to the homeless community. If you long for a story of triumph over tragedy, this interview with John Bird is not to be missed.

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1 Bob Combs April 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

Kimmy I am a Vietnam Vet; and it absolutely makes me weep; seeing all my Brother Veterans STONED on drugs; living on the streets; I PRAYED Obama would help my fellow Vets; I GOT on the VA rolls for my meds; and ended up STOPPED going to the VA (Agent Orange and 4 spinal surgeries) because my bills were HIGHER for visits and Rxs. than my Private Humana Coverage. NOW the VA PREYS on the very people they are tasked to protect!


2 max October 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’m starting my 2nd Montana winter homeless. I’d rather live cold and hungry then have to deal with this government and society.


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