Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Guantanamo Torture Playlist

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According to the British law group Reprieve, military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay (as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan) used loud music as a means of torturing detainees, including songs by artists such as Metallica, AC/DC, Eminem, and the theme song to the children's television show Barney & Friends.

Fast Facts
  1. Loud music used to torture detainees
  2. Torture playlist released by British law group Reprieve
  3. Loud music is often used to keep prisoners awake during sleep deprivation sessions
Most Played Songs
  • "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
  • "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
  • "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC
  • "Hell's Bells" by AC/DC
  • "I Love You" from Barney & Friends
  • "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen
  • "Babylon" by David Gray
  • "White America" by Eminem
  • Theme song to Sesame Street

"Bulls On Parade," Rage Against the Machine, "Stayin' Alive," the Bee Gees, "Raspberry Beret," Prince


Courtesy of the Groundswell Blog:

The Torture Playlist Stickers

Mother Jones’s Torture Playlist includes the music used in American military prisons to torture detainees, and ranges from Christina Aguilera to Sesame Street. I’ve developed the stickers below to raise awareness about this form of torture.

Using address labels - sized 2.25″ x 0.75″ - you can affix these stickers to CDs in your local record shop and make a small political statement about state violence. Download the PDF here.

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