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SA Ambassador Ebrahim Rassol Presents Mandela Award To Honor Leo Robinson & ILWU Local 10
by Labor Video Project
Friday Dec 6th, 2013 7:40 AM
The ILWU Local 10 was the only union in the United States to take direct labor action to oppose the South African apartheid regime in 1984 when they refused to move South African cargo at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Their action was recognized by Nelson Mandela when he came to Oakland after release from prison and also the Local and ILWU Local 10 member Leo Robinson who was honored by the South African government with the Mandela award.
SA Ambassador Ebrahim Rassol Presents Mandela Award To Honor Leo Robinson & ILWU Local 10
The South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rassol spoke at ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco on Saturday March 23, 2013 to honor the life of ILUW Local 10 activist Leo Robinson and ILWU Local 10 for their labor actions in the US in opposition to apartheid. He was introduced by ILUW Local 10 member and leader Clarence Thomas. Ambassador Rassol presented the Nelson Madela Humanitarian Award to the wife of Leo Robinson and to ILWU Local 10 at the meeting.

ILWU Local 10 Member and Anti-apartheid Activist Leo Robinson: A Life In Struggle
San Francisco ILWU Local 10 unionist, anti-apartheid activist Leo Robinson passed away January 14, 2013. He played an important role in organizing the labor fight against South African apartheid which was eventually won with critical support from ILWU Local 10 and the ILWU as a whole.
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The Vukani Mawethi choir sang at the awarding of the Mandela award to ILWU Local 10 and Leo Robinson for their work against South African apartheid.