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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks: Boycott Action Held in Response to Arizona Immigration Law

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Around a hundred supporters of immigrant rights were outside Wrigley Field in Chicago to boycott the first game of the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks four-game series and the Arizona Diamondbacks owners' support for the immigration law recently passed in Arizona.

The boycott of the Diamondbacks was a response to what immigrant rights activists called an "anti-immigrant/xenophobic bill SB1070," which was signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

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The Rainbow Raiders, Comite 10 de Marzo, The Justice Mission, Immigrant Youth Justice League, the International Socialist Organization, and the Chicago Community and Workers Rights groups were there to support the action.

Those who organized the protest outside Wrigley Field Stadium encouraged fans to consider not attending any of the games in the series or bring a sign against the law to show solidarity with those the law targets in Arizona.

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The majority of the press was in attendance. WGN and WBBM covered the action live and the local affiliates from ABC, NBC, and FOX were there along with Univision, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and various other news organizations.

Pastor Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalup Anglican Church in Chicago conveyed to those in attendance that those boycotting were here to send a message to legislators that they will be boycotted and pay the consequences for criminalizing workers. Landaverde also compared the law to laws in Nazi Germany in the 1940s.

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A Cubs fan named Paul D'Amato drew press attention when he explained that he could not attend the game because he was angry and outraged at the law. He held up his ticket and tore it right in front of the news cameras. (D'Amato writes for Socialist Worker and, so, his action was a smooth, calculated act that earned significant attention for the cause; it was smart manipulation of the press.)

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com

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