On Elections, Political Repression, and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Haiti: An Interview with Dady Chery

October 24, 2015 at 12:26 AM

Demonstrators carry defaced portraits of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince December 5, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly Lamothe as a political crisis boils over in Haiti in the wake of the failure to hold scheduled elections. REUTERS/Marie Arago (HAITI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org interviews Dady Chery, Co-Editor in Chief of News Junkie Post and author of the new book We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation.  Eric and Dady discuss the upcoming elections scheduled for October 25, 2015 and the political and social context within which they must be examined, including the role of the US and UN as neocolonial occupiers.  The discussion outlines the role of Bill and Hillary Clinton and how the election is relevant to Hillary’s presidential bid, as well as the important political developments in Haiti involving both the current government and likely future government.  Eric and Dady also probe the reality of political repression in Haiti, while also discussing the growing resistance, both peaceful and armed, to the ongoing occupation.  All this and much much more in this in depth conversation.

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