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

Obama just created the largest protected place on the planet

by Matt Hershberger

Watch: people of color tell stories of when they realized they weren’t white.

by Amanda Machado

Watch: what it’s like to be Black in Peru.

by Amanda Machado

Watch: A heartwarming story of an Ethiopian girl given a chance to go to school

by Carlo Alcos

The history of Anti-Mexican lynching in the United States

by Amanda Machado

Brazil’s Paralympics are kicking ass, and it’s awesome

by Carlo Alcos

These Native American protesters have attack dogs released on them in a disgusting throwback to the 1960s

by David Miller

Watch: What it’s like being the recent immigrant in the office

by Amanda Machado
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Why responsible travelers should oppose the French burkini ban

by Justin Francis
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Jon Stewart nails why there is no ‘real America’

by Cathy Brown
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Watch: why claiming you are “colorblind” doesn’t help end racism

by Amanda Machado

Watch: the real truth about why walls won’t secure the US-Mexico border

by Amanda Machado

9 reasons to call yourself a feminist

by Lidia Infante
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Watch: the mental health stigma for women of color

by Amanda Machado
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Dear solo female travelers, please don’t leave until you understand these 7 things

by Celinne Da Costa
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If Latino people said the stuff white people say on dates

by Amanda Machado

This is what a world map looks like when scaled according to population size

by Cathy Brown

Men are consistently getting away with sexually assaulting women. Here is proof.

by Morgane Croissant
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