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
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5 ways to parent like a German

by Katka Lapelosov√°

ISIS threatens to come to Rome, Romans respond with travel advice

by Matt Hershberger

These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA

by Simran Khosla
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These are the best and worst countries for women

by Sarah Wolfe

The Dutch Embassy is trolling the US over pot laws

by Matt Hershberger

Paddling across the US for clean water

by Blaze Nowara

This map shows you how many foreigners live in each US state

by Simran Khosla
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5 uncomfortable truths about living in South Africa

by Amanda Machado
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The extent of European colonialism is mind-blowing

by Morgane Croissant
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5 uncomfortable truths about living in Berlin

by Conor O'Rourke
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A guide to smoking weed around the world

by Simeon Tegel

Could you handle living off the grid?

by Ailsa Ross
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8 ways you’re killing the environment

by Hyacinth Mascarenhas
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5 signs that Cuba is already very much open to Americans

by Simeon Tegel

Hungry? These 14 countries are the best and worst at feeding their citizens

by Sarah Dougherty
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7 uncomfortable truths about living in Brooklyn

by Doree Simon
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Banksy visited Gaza. Here’s what the street artist wants us to see there

by Timothy McGrath

There’s an entire population in Japan that lives in internet cafes

by Matt Hershberger
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