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.

Photo: Gwenael Piaser

The ‘Green Wall’ that is saving Africa from desertification

The best time to travel is when you think the rest of the world hates you

The backlash against tourism: what travelers can do

Is travel just another form of consumerism?

Hurricane Ophelia is turning the sky over western Europe an apocalyptic blood-orange

The dark side of Thailand’s elephant industry and what one conservationist has done to fight it

Is it time to put an end to mass tourism?

Women sick of catcalling fight back with selfies and #dearcatcallers

There’s beauty in tragedy: How the earthquake in Mexico has strengthened my faith in people

4 times to speak up when you travel

10 tips for staying healthy on the road

Advice on hurricane preparedness from a Houstonian

Help keep US National Parks affordable for everyone

Watch: Photographer discovers two miles of garbage floating in the Caribbean

To understand a country, read the books it has banned

How to help Puerto Rico: A resource page

How can you help Mexico after the recent earthquakes?

Inside a Finnish classroom: What the US can learn from Finland

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