US Election: A Nation Divided

21 October 2016 #523

Cover Story: US Election: A Nation Divided

US Election: A Nation Divided


The world is watching with bated breath as the American public decides who is going to be the next President of the United States. As the polls swing between Trump and Clinton, the nation is becoming increasingly divided and the rest of us are just trying to understand what is going on. Addressing this in this edition we have: Charles Firth from The Chaser, giving a hilarious step-by-step on which candidate to support; a double-page cartoon from Big Issue cartoonist Zev Landes detailing his time following the Trump rallies in the US; and an analysis on how why gender is important in this election from Dr Leslie Cannold.

Also in this issue...

On Phar Lap’s 90th birthday Alan Attwood looks at how one horse captured the heart of a nation; Olivia Newton-John talks singing, adversity and John Travolta in Letter to My Younger Self; singer/songwriter Holly Throsby turns her skills to her very first novel; and in The Big Picture (formerly known as Roving Eye) incredible photographs detail the human faces behind the refugee crisis in Europe. Don’t forget, the 2017 Big Issue Calendar hits the streets on 28 October!

Fay from Sydney stars in this edition’s Vendor Profile. And in Streetsheet, we have contributions from Adam R, Rebecca and Nicole K in Sydney; and Kathy and Dee in Western Australia. We also have a painting of a Street Soccer session by Lynn R, a Street Soccer participant in Newcastle.

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