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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10 reasons you should never take your kids to pride

by Meg Ten Eyck
10

Dear volunteers in Africa: please don’t come help until you’ve asked yourself these four questions

by Sian Ferguson
2

The Republican platform’s worst idea? Gutting the country’s National Parks.

by Matt Hershberger

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

by Matt Hershberger
1

Norway just became the first country to ban deforestation

by Matt Hershberger
1

Watch: Justin Trudeau is the first Canadian PM to march in a gay pride parade

by Morgane Croissant

Brazil’s best female pro surfer can’t get sponsors because she “doesn’t look like a model.”

by Amanda Machado

Sharing a photo of your hotel room can help stop human trafficking. Here’s how.

by Morgane Croissant
1

India just planted 50 million trees in a single day

by Matt Hershberger
2

The problem with telling people they “sound white.”

by Amanda Machado

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

by Cathy Brown
1

5 fears you need to stop letting dictate your travels

by Matt Hershberger
1

The guy who wrote Trump’s most famous book says he’s a “sociopath.”

by Matt Hershberger
10

Open letter to the EU: I am a Brit and I am sorry

by Lauren Williams
1

Canada just agreed to lift its visa restriction against Mexican tourists

by Amanda Machado
2

4 productive things you can do after a tragedy

by Matt Hershberger
2

Philadelphia just created a new holiday that bans cars for the day

by Matt Hershberger
1

San Francisco just took a huge step towards becoming a zero-waste city.

by Matt Hershberger
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