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

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
1

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
5

Don’t date a girl who travels [vid]

by Katka Lapelosa
6

Telling it like it is: My time at a travel writing workshop for people of color

by Bani Amor

Is travel ever immoral?

by Matt Hershberger

Salvadoran woman explains how she came to America and built a new life

by Matt Hershberger

If we want to stop rape, we need to stop policing gender

by Katka Lapelosa
2

5 things you can do to combat ALS (besides the Ice Bucket Challenge)

by Katka Lapelosa

This 92-year-old transgender WWII vet still has to fight for equality

by Matt Hershberger
15

Travel is not a white boys’ club (and never has been)

by Bani Amor
4

Notes on surviving an attempted sexual assault abroad

by Emma Thieme

Finding her stolen grandson after 36 years

by MarĂ­a Zentner

Unpacking the human narrative of Rwanda

by Meagan Hawes
1

This ad for excavator mulchers glorifies environmental destruction

by Matt Hershberger
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