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Issue 1254 - Call for Change

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We want to recruit an army of Big Issue activists to challenge candidates in every UK Parliament constituency ahead of the upcoming election on June 8. Ready to take action? Here’s your Big Issue toolkit for change.

Also this week:
Author, journalist, champion of the poor: Charles Dickens pounded the pavements of London through the night, drawing energy and anger from the poverty he saw. In the new Big Issue, Peter Ross shines a light on an exhibition celebrating the writer’s shadowy life. We also carry an exclusive extract from Dickens’ Night Walks, first published in 1861.

Meanwhile, Adrian Lobb talks to the film-makers behind I Am Not Your Negro and Hot Girls Wanted about how the “golden age” of documentaries may be the cure for our post-truth world.
There’s a side to the refugee crisis the news never reveals – the funny side. Steven MacKenzie meets refugees taking part in a show that walks the thin line between tragedy and comedy.

In his Letter To My Younger Self, iconic actor and wannabe spaceman Dennis Quaid reflects on the key to being able to handle success. "Cocaine is a way of telling you you’re making too much money," he says.
And, as always, much more...

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