Leo Robinson of ILWU Local 10 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee

Leo Robinson of ILWU Local 10 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee

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by David Bacon
Oakland, California, United States
Early 1990s
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
AN INJURY TO ONE… AND INJURY TO ALL
Leo Robinson of ILWU Local 10 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee. In the 1976 following the uprising of students in Soweto, ILWU Local 10 in Oakland formed a Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee (SALSC); key players includes Leo Robinson, Larry Wright, Dave Stewart, and Bill Proctor. In 1976 Local 10 called for a nationwide boycott of South African and Rhodesian cargos. In1977 SALSC led a successful one-day boycott of South African cargo. In November 1984, members of ILWU Locals 10 and 34 refused to unload the Nedlloyd Kimberley at Pier 80 in San Francisco for 11 days because it was carrying South African cargo. In the 1980s, the ILWU Local 10 SALSC worked with the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement (BAFSM). 
Used by permission of David Bacon.
Collection: Private collection of David Bacon