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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5 uncomfortable truths about living in San Francisco

by Amanda Machado

ISIS threatens to come to Rome, Romans respond with travel advice

by Matt Hershberger
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5 ways to parent like a German

by Katka Lapelosová

Paddling across the US for clean water

by Blaze Nowara
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The extent of European colonialism is mind-blowing

by Morgane Croissant

These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA

by Simran Khosla
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5 signs that Cuba is already very much open to Americans

by Simeon Tegel
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5 uncomfortable truths about living in South Africa

by Amanda Machado
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This terrifying map puts world vaccinations into perspective

by Matt Hershberger
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“In Spain, I’m a prostitute”: Challenging the perception of black women who travel

by Yahoo! Travel

These climate change images will bring tears to your eyes

by Morgane Croissant
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Banksy just made a travel video… for the Gaza Strip

by Matt Hershberger
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On Valentine’s day, do the planet a favour and use contraception

by Morgane Croissant

Behind the veil: What life is really like for women in the Middle East

by Yahoo! Travel
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A closer look at marriage equality in Alabama, without the conservative sunglasses

by Derek Fulford

7 historic presidential trips abroad (and trivia to impress your friends)

by Scott Brannon
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Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990: Here’s what’s being done to save them

by Ailsa Ross

8 reasons parents shouldn’t buy into the anti-vaccine movement

by Matt Hershberger
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