Peter Hartmann, activist leader, at the Rio Baker. Photo: Bridget Besaw/ iLCP

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.

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Activism + Politics Articles

How do you give back as a traveler?

by Matt Hershberger

More people live in Puerto Rico than 21 US states, but they still can’t vote. Here’s why:

by Matt Hershberger
2

My Gaza war numbers

by Jennifer Myers
1

15 sacred plants from cultures around the world

by Cathy Brown

This is what Greenpeace thinks of Shell’s partnership with LEGO

by Matt Hershberger
1

Afghanistan: Searching for peace in this chaotic world

by Katka Lapelosa
2

24 hours at one of the world’s largest arms exhibitions

by Richard Stupart
4

11 portraits that reveal the real faces of the homeless

by Joshua Thaisen
26

Dear Haifa, here is your story of love and occupation

by Haifa Koleilat
3

16 images of life on the streets in LA

by Joshua Thaisen
4

10 powerful portraits from the Ecuadorian Amazon

by Alex Goff
9

Last of the sea nomads

by Johnny Langenheim
2

Important tips for cutting your carbon emissions when traveling

by Matt Hershberger
1

How NOT to buy legal weed in Colorado: A first-timer’s guide

by Vanessa Van Doren
24

Why I went vegan

by Caetano Laprebendere
2

What fireworks look like when a drone drives through them [vid]

by Matt Hershberger
5

Show this to people who think cold weather disproves climate change

by Matt Hershberger
4

What it’s like inside a legal brothel in Nevada

by Matt Hershberger
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