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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24 times people fought for the environment and won in 2016

by Emma Thieme
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5 things I learned from traveling around the world in 2016

by CiarĂ¡n Miqeladze
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5 uncomfortable truths about living in Hawaii

by LiAnne Yu
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Thank you, 2016

by Matt Hershberger
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4 New Year’s resolutions every traveler should make for 2017

by Sian Ferguson
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Let’s take a minute to recognize: The Obamas were the first open feminists in the White House

by Alexandra Marx
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Everything you need to know about terrorism and travel

by Matador Team
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Should I march? A guide for the busy, politics-adverse, non-confrontational, cautious and comfortable

by Melissa Delzio
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The protests that changed us

by Emma Thieme
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5 reasons to be hopeful for performing animals in 2017

by Ali Wunderman
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This was my experience visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq

by Joan Torres
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On Jan. 21st, I’m marching for my dad

by Emma Thieme
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In the political days ahead, there is no room for apathy

by Marinel de Jesus
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What American activists can learn from movements around the world

by Alexandra Marx
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What it means to be an unmarried millennial woman in China

by Norah Yang
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Read these tips before you go to the Women’s March on Washington

by Mary Sojourner

Here’s what I tell people when they ask me about Brazil’s problem with violence

by Guilherme Ribeiro
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I went to the site of Martin Luther King’s assassination 2 days after Trump’s election. Here’s what I saw.

by Matt Hershberger
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