Peter Hartmann, activist leader, at the Rio Baker. Photo: Bridget Besaw/ iLCP

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.

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Activism + Politics Articles

Devastating footage from the aftermath of Hurricane Odile

by Katka Lapelosa

Inside JetBlue Flight 1416 when its engine fails

by Katka Lapelosa

Why I despise drones

by The Inertia

People with no address: Meeting the nomads of Gujarat, India

by Emanuele e Romana Siracusa

Matador Ambassador publishes memoirs on adventure and activism in Afghanistan

by Katka Lapelosa

What I know to be true in Israel and Palestine

by Rosa Lia June

Disappeared in Kathmandu

by Robert Hirschfield

Thoughts on drug culture in our national parks

by Colin Heinrich

24 images from a war zone: Rojava, Syria

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Why travelers should embrace global drug legalization

by Matt Hershberger

What I miss about being deployed in Afghanistan

by Darren Jiron

Our wilderness is our legacy: The story of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front

by Eric Warren

3 places permanently altered by climate change

by Matt Hershberger

“Blind Guy” has awesome fashion sense and perspective on life

by Matt Hershberger

“Afghan women that dare to ride”: Matador Ambassador Shannon Galpin collaborates with Liv Cycling

by Katka Lapelosa

Dispatch from the rhino wars: Video of a de-horning in South Africa

by Joe Pietersen

3 reasons why girls need girlfriends

by Emma Thieme

Don’t date a girl who travels [vid]

by Katka Lapelosa
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