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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These photos will force you to confront your privilege as a traveler

by Doug Lansky
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Sweden’s prostitution solution: Why hasn’t anyone tried this before?

by Marie De Santis

In the air with Haiti’s first emergency helicopter service

by Vince DeGennaro

Why travelers shouldn’t be panicking about Ebola

by Matt Hershberger
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Guys, if you care about women’s safety abroad, start by asking yourself the following

by Matt Hershberger
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26 things you’ll appreciate as a solo female traveler

by Katka Lapelosa
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8 questions solo female travelers are sick of hearing

by Candice Walsh
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A bitter taste of freedom for Syria’s Kurds

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

13 common misconceptions about climate change

by Katka Lapelosa
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Traveling in Putin’s shadow: A visit to Riga, Latvia

by Aaron Hamburger
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Voices of America’s trabajadores golondrinas

by Emma Thieme

This huge walrus gathering in Alaska was caused by Global Warming

by Katka Lapelosa

Eye-opening drone footage of Occupy Central’s protests in Hong Kong

by Katka Lapelosa

Drone footage from Climate March proves people want ‘Action, Not Words’

by Katka Lapelosa

Devastating footage from the aftermath of Hurricane Odile

by Katka Lapelosa

Inside JetBlue Flight 1416 when its engine fails

by Katka Lapelosa
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Why I despise drones

by The Inertia
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People with no address: Meeting the nomads of Gujarat, India

by Emanuele e Romana Siracusa
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