RALLY 4 MINING JUSTICE
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
June 15, 2010
Speakers, music and chants...
Bring an instrument or dress up!
Tell Government to Watch
And pass Bill C-300!
Philadelphia based documentary filmmaker Jamie Moffett will be screening his work Return to El Salvador (www.returntoelsalvador.com) to Canadian Parliamentarians and Ambassadors on June 15th 2010 at the behest of MP John McKay sponsor of Bill C-300, a Corporate Accountability Bill, which is invested in the film's message.
One aspect of the film outlines the disappearance of prominent mining activist Marcelo Rivera. Marcelo's kidnapping, torture and murder signifies a shift in El Salvador. No longer are people being disappeared solely for political reasons, but now social leaders who would dare to stand up for the environment. Investigating further, his crew found more and more signs in this mysterious disappearance pointing towards the Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining Company.
Pacific Rim, a Canadian mining company is currently pursuing an unjust lawsuit against the government of El Salvador. In 2009, the people and the Government of El Salvador decided they didn't want gold mining extraction on their land. Immediately afterward, through chapter 10 of CAFTA, Pacific Rim filled a lawsuit against the Salvadorian state for a loss of investment and future profits for over 100 million dollars.
This is why we need to pass Bill C-300, it represents the best chance we have to assure that Canadian extractive companies follow human rights and environmental best practices when they operate overseas. It assures that government financial and political support will not be provided to companies that breach human rights and environmental standards.
JOIN US on Parliament Hill June 15, 4:30pm
SHOW the people of El Salvador they are not alone in their sovereign decision
REQUEST Pacific Rim to drop its illegitimate lawsuit
DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE affected by mining in-justice
TELL Government to pass Bill C-300!
RALLY FOR MINING JUSTICE endorsed by:
Association for Social Economic Development (ADES), El Salvador
Amanecer Ranchero FM 89.1
Amnesty International, Business and Human Rights Program
Breaking the Silence
Canadians Against Mining in El Salvador (CAMES)
Center for Alternative Mining Development Policy in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Christian Hispanic Community of Emmanuel United Church
Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine / Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (CDHAL)
CLASP (Caribbean & Latin America Support Project - New Paltz, NY)
Council of Canadians
Education In Action
Emmanuel United Church
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO)
Kingston Central American Solidarity Committee
Latin American Solidarity Network
Magazine Vision Latina
Mining Watch Canada
Ottawa-Gatineau Coalition against mining in El Salvador
People Health's Movement
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Social Justice Fund
Punto de Encuentro, CKCU FM 93.1
Salvadorian Canadian Association of Ottawa and National Capital Region (ASCORCAN)
Salvadorian Women’s Association of Ottawa-Gatineau
Swedish - Salvadorian Friendship Association of Stockholm (Sweden's capital)
Radio Victoria, Cabanas, El Salvador
Also on Facebook:
WRITE YOUR MP AND DEMAND THEY ATTEND THE SCREENING
The urgent message of Return to El Salvador is going to be made
available to Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on June 15. Moffett will
be in Ottawa the morning of June 15th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at Center
Block House of Commons to present the film to Canadian Parliament at
the behest of MP John McKay.
It is up to concerned Canadians like you to get MPs out to see the film
Click here for a sample letter and contacts for your MP:
Click to download poster:
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT OF RETURN TO EL SALVADOR
Filmmaker Jamie Moffett will internationally debut his feature, Return to El Salvador, in Toronto at the Underground Cinema June 17th at 7:30 pm, with other screenings at 9 pm June 18, 21, 22, and 24, and 4pm on June 20th.
Check out Facebook event:
Asociación Salvadoreña Canadiense de Ottawa y Región de la Capital Nacional /
Salvadorian Canadian Association of Ottawa and National Capital Region
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