José Gabriel Cordorcanqui, better known by his Inca name: Tupac Amaru the second, was born into the Inca aristocracy.
He is known historically for leading one of the greatest rebellions against Spanish colonialism of the time.
In 1780 one of the greatest indigenous rebellions ever seen in colonial America was unleashed. The rebellion was commanded by an Inca nobleman, Tupac Amaru the second, a man with great economic resources, wide social acceptance, an incredible audacity, and great courage. He put all his resources at the service of the liberation of his people.
More than 100,000 soldiers were mobilized throughout the Andes of Abya Yala, under the leadership of Tupac Amaru, who was also the first to proclaim the end of slavery in the lands of Abya Yala.
Which was the reason behind this policy? He was trying to stop the crimes of the Spanish empire committed against the indigenous and native people of the Americas.
282 years after the birth of Tupac Amaru we from Future Magazine would like to recognize the enormous importance of this fight against the occupation of indigenous territories.
Although there is nowadays a new form of colonization of indigenous territories, which has mainly an economic aspect as part of the overall pursue to control the natural resources of these areas.
The violent suppression of leaders and representatives of indigenous peoples, led by multinational corporations with the complicity of different governments, still leads to the point that hundreds of environmental activists and indigenous people have to face daily harassment, imprisonment and murder. Nowadays the fight of indigenous people to preserve our environment and way of living harmoniously with our planet has become of utmost importance for the survival of all of humankind.
Tupac Amaru is an essential part of this legacy of resistance against colonization and oppression and for the preservation of harmony between humans and their environment.