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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Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things

by Meg Ten Eyck
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How “badass librarians” saved Timbuktu’s priceless books from terrorists

by Matt Hershberger
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This man from a previously uncontacted tribe in Peru explains the trauma of being discovered

by Amanda Machado

7 positive phrases we should be teaching America’s boys about masculinity

by Jack Fischl
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The killing of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was a tragedy, not an excuse to shame a mother

by Matt Hershberger

Why I will never cancel a trip because of a terrorist attack

by Matt Hershberger
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All traveling volunteers should watch this video. #StopOrphanTrips

by Eric Hartman

Officials are finally closing the Thai Tiger Temple, but what they’ve found is horrifying (Warning: Graphic images)

by Matt Hershberger
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Why 64% of Americans have never left the US

by Jack Fischl
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How a 22-year-old college student saved 111 child workers in India

by Matt Hershberger
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How to piss off a feminist

by Lidia Infante

10 reasons you should never take your kids to pride

by Meg Ten Eyck
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13 whales washed up dead on the shores of Germany. What we found is horrifying

by Matt Hershberger
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4 reasons every straight person needs to go to Pride (at least once)

by Matt Hershberger

Meet the most badass advocate of outdoor adventure employed by the US government

by Cathy Brown

Meet the Chinese kids who have to climb a cliff to get to school

by Matt Hershberger

Instead of drug-testing welfare recipients, here’s a strong argument for drug-testing the 1%

by Amanda Machado
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5 things I wish I could tell the 18-year-old me who had an abortion

by Cathy Brown
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