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Randall Robinson - 3/18/09

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Randall RobinsonRandall Robinson, is an internationally respected foreign policy advocate and author. He established TransAfrica in 1977 and was its president until 2001. The mandate of TransAfrica was to promote enlightened, progressive U.S. policies towards Africa and the Caribbean. While president of that organization, he spearheaded the U. S. campaign to end apartheid in South Africa. His leadership in support of the pro-democracy movement in Haiti - which included a 27-day hunger strike - also caused the United States Government to lead the 1994 multinational effort to return to power Haiti's first democratically elected - but violently overthrown - government.

Mr. Robinson was actively involved in efforts to expose the brutality of the Mengistu regime in Ethiopia, the corruption in Nigeria during that country's era of military dictatorships, and fought passionately to thwart US attempts to end the Caribbean's access to the European banana market by the mid-90's.