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

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

by Sarah Dougherty

10 places to see before they disappear

by Morgane Croissant

How powerful is your passport?

by Morgane Croissant

15 of the coolest pieces of environmentalist street art you’ll ever see

by Matt Hershberger

This is the last male northern white rhino left on Earth

by Morgane Croissant

7 uncomfortable truths about traveling solo as a woman

by Aniko Villalba

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Brooklyn

by Doree Simon

4 ways being a global citizen enriches young people’s lives (and how you can start at home)

by Kasha Slavner

A guide to smoking weed around the world

by Simeon Tegel

5 things I came to understand while hiking an Arizona Migrant Trail

by Amanda Beyer

4 uncomfortable truths about traveling as a woman in India

by Lauren Williams

US states are banning travel to Indiana in support of the LGBT community

by Katka Lapelosov√°

5 uncomfortable truths about living in Florida

by Amanda Machado

7 things gay travelers should appreciate about Southeast Asia

by Ben Lambert

This is what you find “hiking” the Arizona Migrant Trail

by Amanda Beyer

How NOT to buy legal weed in Colorado: A first-timer’s guide

by Vanessa Van Doren

The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world

by Alex Leff

4 truthbombs you need to hear about living in LA

by Conor O'Rourke
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