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

To my kids: Here’s why I couldn’t care less if you go to college

by Cathy Brown

Watch this dude shred the NYC blizzard right through Times Square

by Colin Heinrich

10 things women in their 30s are tired of hearing

by Claire Litton-Cohn

6 things Martin Luther King learned through traveling

by Eric Hartman

Watch: the subtle sexism women deal with daily that men never have to face

by Morgane Croissant

These are the 10 most ethical places to travel in 2016

by Matt Hershberger

In huge win for human rights, Zimbabwe bans child marriage

by Matt Hershberger

These photos of Ellis Island immigrants and today’s Syrian refugees will change your perception

by Kuang Keng Kue Ser

These Mexican women fight street harassment with confettis and punk rock

by Morgane Croissant

Here are the best countries for women in terms of gender equality.

by Atlas & Boots

This homeless guy’s sign exposes everything that’s wrong about men’s expectations of sex.

by Elisa Coll

The United States is the only country where climate change denial is still broadly accepted. Here’s why.

by Matt Hershberger

Latin America dominates 50 most violent cities list, but you might be surprised how many are in the US.

by Simeon Tegel

Confused about what “socialism” is? This video will clear it up.

by Matt Hershberger

The land of no men: Inside Kenya’s women-only village

by Amanda Machado

Direct flights between the US and Iran to resume for the first time in 36 years

by Colin Heinrich

For a brief moment this week, the Senate was made up entirely of women

by Matt Hershberger

Noam Chomsky just called out the US Republican Party as ‘a danger to human survival.’ Here’s why he’s right.

by Colin Heinrich
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