Hugo Blanco, Peruvian political activist, ex-guerrilla and longtime supporter of the Zapatista movement, passed away on June 25th. He visited Chiapas on a number of occasions and in his last years continued to be a staunch supporter of the environmentalist and indigenous movements.
The struggle to halt the climate catastrophe demands coordinated global action. During their tour of Europe as part of their Journey for Life, the Zapatistas visited the town of Lützerath in Germany in a show of solidarity with the local residents who have been resisting the expansion of coal mining in their territory. The residents have once again recently come under attack but are determined to continue their resistance.