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    Musicians' anger at Guantanamo Bay torture

    Musicians including REM, Pearl Jam and Jackson Browne have launched a campaign to
    protest against their music being used in interrogations of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.


    By Toby Harnden in Washington | Telegraph UK
    Published: 6:40PM BST 22 Oct 2009



    Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the surveillence of US military
    police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Photo: AFP/GETTY


    The high-profile group of artists also includes members of Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine, whose songs are on record as having played to detainees at the Cuban prison, and many others who fear that their work may have similarly misused by the Bush administration.

    "At Guantanamo, the U.S. government turned a jukebox into an instrument of torture," said Thomas Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, which is helping the musicians - who are demanding the detention facility be closed - pursue a freedom of freedom of information request.

    "The musicians and the public have the right to know how an expression of popular culture was transformed into an enhanced interrogation technique."

    MORE- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6409...y-torture.html
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    Oh, so now you can only play music to people the artist want to hear it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddybo View Post
    Oh, so now you can only play music to people the artist want to hear it?
    The cultural creatives who make the music had peoples' ENJOYMENT in mind. zg
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    The cultural creatives who make the music had peoples' ENJOYMENT in mind. zg
    ENJOYMENT is in the ear of the captive. I'm sure some present enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Last edited by daddybo; October 23rd, 2009 at 05:18 PM. Reason: speeeling
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