Activism + Politics

Matador features and supports people and projects around the world committed to activism whether it’s social justice, human rights, environmental conservation, or an ever increasing number of issues facing communities.

While some question the place for “politics” in a media network dedicated to travel, we believe it’s all connected, and that without having at least a working knowledge of the current issues and political history of the places we live and visit, our experiences are not as rich, not as informed, not as connected at ground level as they could be.

Activism + Politics Articles

9 global charities that probably won’t waste your money

by Timothy McGrath

Sweden’s prostitution solution: Why hasn’t anyone tried this before?

by Marie De Santis

Across the ravaged land

by Nick Brandt

What Obama’s Cuban deal means for American travelers

by Rory Moulton

In the air with Haiti’s first emergency helicopter service

by Vince DeGennaro

3 nations whose survival depends on a climate change solution right now

by Simeon Tegel

This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease

by Simran Khosla

It ain’t easy being green in the world’s most polluted city

by Ankita Rao

Red light jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town

by Patrick Winn

Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico

by Jessica Mendoza

Crossing convictions: trains, borders, and a criminal past

by Cullen Thomas

8 things that made Clevelanders proud during 2014

by Joe Baur

8 things that made New Yorkers proud in 2014

by Ashley Hufford

Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions

by Simeon Tegel

What it’s like to be gay in South Korea

by Meg Ten Eyck

8 moments that touched Filipino hearts in 2014

by Kate Alvarez

These photos will force you to confront your privilege as a traveler

by Doug Lansky

Why travelers shouldn’t be panicking about Ebola

by Matt Hershberger
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