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

By 2030, we’ll need the equivalent of two planets…here’s why [PICS]

by Morgane Croissant

New York just banned travel to North Carolina…for a pretty damn good reason

by Colin Heinrich
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Here’s what happens when you send a toy dog into space with a GoPro

by Ana Bulnes
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Dear travelers to Cambodia: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

by Johanna Read

Here’s what happens when women are punished for having abortions

by Maria Murriel and Joyce Hackel
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Researchers may have found the best way of ending extreme poverty, and it’s embarrassingly simple

by Matt Hershberger
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It’s official: The Great Barrier Reef is totally screwed

by Rory Moulton

6 Mexican-Americans who have made the US a better place

by Matt Hershberger

Bernie Sanders supporters came together and created the most inspirational video you have ever seen

by Blaze Nowara

This New England bakery is charging women 79 cents to the dollar to illustrate the gender pay gap

by Amanda Machado

Watch: these six companies profit from prisoners

by Amanda Machado

Meet the only country in the world that’s carbon negative

by Matt Hershberger
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Watch the ‘leftover women’ of China reclaiming their power in this emotional video

by Morgane Croissant

I go places alone

by Joanna Franco
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There is now a country where the majority of its political party leaders are openly gay or bi

by Cathy Brown

This Colorado weed club will give you free pot. This is all they ask for in return

by Cathy Brown

If Latinos said the stuff white people say

by Amanda Machado

5 resolutions everyone should take this Earth Day

by Morgane Croissant
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