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‘Taking us to democracy like cattle to the killing house.’ An Interview with Patrick Elie By Anthony Fenton, Justin Podur, and Andréa Schmidt Patrick Elie is a Haitian activist, based in Port-au-Prince, with a long history of involvement in the Lavalas movement. He served as Haiti’s drug czar and Minister of Defense during Aristide’s first presidency. On September 26, 2005, as Haiti entered its first electoral race since a US- and Canadian-backed coup d’etat cut short Aristide’s second term as president, we spent an afternoon with Elie. Our conversation covered a wide range of topics: elections under occupation, the war on drugs, the repression and disintegration of the Lavalas movement, Canadian intervention in Haiti, his critique of Fanmi Lavalas and vision and strategy for popular Haitian resistance to come. Here are some excerpts from that interview.
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