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

Women's March Around the World: Here are the Next Steps

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Graffiti artist paints 50-building mural in Cairo

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5 women in media changing the world

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Young gorillas are working together to destroy poachers’ traps in Rwanda

The 13 wisest things Anthony Bourdain said about travel

Anthony Bourdain, travel legend, is dead at 61

Learn how to say “father” in 113 languages from around the world for Father’s Day

Antarctica will hold its first-ever LGBTQ pride event this month

These freaky, 170-million-year-old giant salamanders are going extinct

The world’s oldest baobab trees are suddenly dying after thousands of years

Macedonia changes its name after decades-long dispute

This Pacific island could become the world’s fifth Dark Sky Sanctuary

Koko the gorilla, who mastered sign language, is dead at 46

A James Bond museum is opening on a mountain summit in the Alps

Mexico City jumped for joy so hard after World Cup win, they caused an earthquake

China is building massive solar farms shaped like pandas

Japanese fans pick up stadium trash after World Cup win

This gorgeous 11th-century manual of herbal remedies is now digitized

California’s iconic coastal highway set to reopen in July

NASA is using Iceland to prepare for a manned mission to Mars

An alligator crossing the runway delayed a flight in Florida, obviously

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