At this point Brazil has been chosen as the place to put up the third Pillar of Shame. The Pillar of Shame is a sculpture which is
put up all over the world in defence of the humanistic basis of our civilization.
This sculpture has been given to the Brazilian state to mark the massacre of Eldorado de
Carajás on 17th April 1996 where a slaughtering of land-less farmers took place leaving 19 dead people behind. The setting up of the Pillar of Shame
contributes to preserve the memory of this encroachment.
The Pillar of Shame is bestowed to the Brazilian state represented by the elected
Parliament in order to emphasise the part of the state as a guarantee of the legal security of the inhabitants and the inviolability of the human rights in Brazil.
The Pillar of Shame is to be put up in the capital of Brazil on 17th of April 2000, the fourth
anniversary of the Eldorado massacre.
- Jens Galschiot