Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
explains how the electoral process was manipulated from its inception in an attempt to disenfranchise the impoverished majority
. Concannon also describes his participation in the successful prosecution of the Haitian military for the April 1994 Raboteau massacre
. Unfortunately, the subsequent removal of Aristide lead to unanticipated, tragic consequences for some of those who bore witness, as he explains.
Concannon displays a profound respect for the resiliency of the Haitian people in the face of tremendous adversity. Go here to listen or download the archived program. The interview commences about 5 minutes into the program. It will be available through this Friday, February 27th, 5pm, Pacific time.
Labels: Activism, Elections, Haiti, KDVS, Political Violence