Monday, July 11, 2011

PRESS ADVISORY: Press Conference Today Monday July 11, 2011 2:00 PM

Los Comités en Defensa del Barrio
Boycott Commission

Press Advisory
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday July 11, 2011
Contacts: Raul Cordero (602) 488-9731 or Anayanse Garza (602) 487-0186
Tupac Enrique Acosta (602) 466-8367

Chase Field Main Gate

Phoenix, AZ - Stepping up to the plate against the most powerful state elites and the opposition of economic interests that have successful manipulated the placement of the 2011 MLBA All-Stars Game in Arizona, home of AZ SB1070, the Boycott Commission of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio will hold a press conference today at 2:00 PM to denounce the immoral collusion driven by the private prison industry, and their lobbying arm the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in cahoots with AZ Senate President Russell Pearce (author of AZ SB1070) and law enforcement personalities across the state.

One of the identified financial backers in the scheme to produce a steady flow of inmates for the private prison industry via corrupt legislative ties such as those which produced AZ SB1070 and other copycat bills across the country is Ken Kendricks owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Another target of denunciation for the Boycott  of the Huelga del Pueblo is MLB Commissioner of Baseball Allan H. (Bud) Selig. 

“What kind of land that calls itself free, can deny the Spirit of Humanity?” said Tupac Enrique Acosta as the official report on the Community Impact of AZ SB1070 by the Boycott Commission of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio was being compiled for publication tomorrow Tuesday July 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM.

The press conference today is a continuation of a long series of Boycott actions at the national and international level over the past year to Strike Out AZ SB1070.  Another press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 11:00 AM to receive solidarity delegations arriving in Phoenix for the peaceful protest and Boycott Picket at the All-Stars Game itself tomorrow.

Last year many baseball stars denounced Arizona’s racist law SB1070 and declared that they would boycott the All Star Game if SB1070 was not repealed, including star player Adrian Gonzalez.  A year later, in spite of a partial injunction that came as a result of the federal lawsuit against SB1070, community members testify to the fact that the criminalization of the community is in fact in full effect and worsening. 

“Justice is always compelling, but  not always popular.”


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