Bristol Live, “The ‘anarchist Big Issue’ that’s helping homeless people in Bristol amid crisis”

By Alexander Brock, July 10, 2020

Amid an uncertain time for hundreds of homeless people across Bristol, a magazine described as the ‘anarchist Big Issue’ is serving as a lifeline for those in need.

Dope, a quarterly paper, was launched in spring 2018 by Craig Clark, a 37-year-old anarchist based in London.

The magazine is distributed for homeless people across the country to sell on the streets, with people ranging from rough sleepers to asylum seekers collecting the newspaper for free.

Vendors in several cities, including Bristol, then sell it for the cover price of £3 and keep the proceeds.

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