Speaking to the Families at the Centre of Britain's Hunger Crisis

“I can't adequately describe how soul-destroying it just to fall and fall and know that there is no chance that you're going to get out of it.”


New Report Says One in Four British Abattoirs Fail Hygiene Tests

The resulting “dirty” meat could expose consumers to salmonella, campylobacter, and E Coli.


This Film Reveals the Cruel Dysfunction of the British Welfare System

The Palme d'Or-winning film by Ken Loach follows the struggle of two Brits attempting to navigate the shamefully unhelpful system.


What It’s Like to Be Young and on Disability in Australia

For me the Disability Support Pension isn't about choosing an easy life. It means an end to the cycle of poverty-line casual jobs that made me sicker.


Finding a Place to Live in Australia Is So Much Harder When You're Trans

The bigotry and lack of understanding that makes it hard to get a job are the same obstacles that put you last when applying for housing.


The Tories Won't Admit It, But They're Planning More Cuts for the Young

This weekend, the welfare minister said he would make £12 billion of cuts but wouldn't say how. It's not hard to work out that the axe will fall on young people.


​Most Welfare Recipients Don’t Use Drugs, So Why Do States Keep Drug-Testing Them?

Polls suggest most Americans believe states should drug test individuals who benefit from government programmes, and politicians are following their lead.


US Food Stamp Reforms Are Ruining Christmas

Kafkaesque efforts to cut down on food stamp fraud are just throwing money at a problem that probably wasn't that big of a deal to begin with.


Over 200,000 British People Have Been Physically Attacked for Being On Benefits

I spoke to a campaigner about the demonisation of the welfare state.


A German Guy Wants to Give You a Bunch of Money for Nothing

Making basic income a reality, one person at a time.


The VICE Guide to Stockholm 2014

We might be a little square, but we're also prettier and friendlier than everyone else.


Can Drug Testing Schemes Work In UK Clubs?

We spoke to a scientist, a MP and current schemes to find out.