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

Tourists in Thailand have no idea they shouldn’t be doing this

by Patrick Winn
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Today is the birthday of the most badass woman traveler of all time

by Matt Hershberger
2

These are the signs Mexico is finally taking its corruption problem seriously

by Ioan Grillo
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Some aid reaches remote villages in Nepal. But not enough

by Stephen Groves
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6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

by Amanda Machado
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Check out these awesome photos of Seattle “kayaktivists” fighting Shell

by Matt Hershberger
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12 signs you’re traveling like an a**hole in Mexico

by Amanda Machado
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I was a homophobe. Here’s how that changed.

by Matt Hershberger
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I’m a brown person and I live in a racist country

by Faz Abdul Gaffa-Marsh
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America’s language skills suck and here’s why

by Morgane Croissant
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7 uncomfortable truths about being LGBT in Bulgaria

by Anna Pelova
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The Sacred Headwaters: A journey to kayak the Stikine and protect the land

by Carlo Alcos
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Vienna’s new traffic signals are beacons of LGBT solidarity

by Timothy McGrath

Each member of this First Nations people just declined $267,000 for permission to build an oil pipeline through their land

by Cathy Brown

This awesome video shows where the important places really are

by Matt Hershberger
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Did this man just save the world?

by Matt Hershberger

How people celebrate Mother’s Day around the world

by Matt Hershberger

The limits of being black in Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa
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