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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These 14 women are shattering stereotypes of Africa one photo at a time

This eco-friendly plane is made of and powered by cannabis

This badass turtle with a green mohawk that breathes through its genitals is going extinct

The world’s 7 big cats and where to see them in the wild

10 endangered animals to see (and save) before they’re gone

A giant crack opened in Kenya and is slowly splitting the land in two

The world’s dreamiest island is now banning tourists

What it’s like to be a woman in Burundi where “woman” means “she who dies of shame.”

This mind blowing photo of a 65-foot tall lava dome isn’t photoshopped

Where to see all of the internet’s favorite animals in real life

A bus-sized space object from China will crash on to Earth this weekend

7 easy things you can do to be a more sustainable traveler at hotels

You can win a trip to see the royal wedding by signing up for a last-minute flight alert to the UK

Pokémon Go players nearly eradicated this rare beetle in Japan

The UK just went a record-breaking 55 hours without using coal for power

6 female adventurers who aren’t as well-known as they should be

How to be a more mindful traveler

These moss-covered city benches absorb as much pollution as 275 trees

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