"L'éveil au Cercle" - "Awakening to the Circle"

Friday, June 11, 2010


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!


Association for Social Economic Development (ADES), El Salvador

Amanecer Ranchero FM 89.1

Amnesty International, Business and Human Rights Program

Barrio Nuevo

Breaking the Silence

Canadians Against Mining in El Salvador (CAMES)

Cafe Justicia,

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

FMLN Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Rights Action

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)

Territorio Libre

Radio Victoria, Cabanas, El Salvador

Also on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/event. php?eid=125982614089676&ref= ts#!/event.php?eid= 123569101011818&ref=ts


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:

http://www.returntoelsalvador. com/blog/125

Click to download poster:

http://returntoelsalvador.com/ ASSETS/RTES-movieposter- websize.jpg


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:

http://www.facebook.com/home. php?#!/event.php?eid= 125982614089676&ref=ts


Asociación Salvadoreña Canadiense de Ottawa y Región de la Capital Nacional /
Salvadorian Canadian Association of Ottawa and National Capital Region

Ottawa, Canada

Email: ascorcan@gmail.com
Tel: 819.319.0904

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