Thursday, December 11, 2008

Music To Torture By

Rage Against the Machine ... protesting against Guantanamo Bay at the Reading festival.

Musicians don't want tunes used for torture

U.S. military interrogators have often blasted music at detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. According to the British law group Reprieve, these are among the songs they have used most frequently:

• "Enter Sandman," Metallica.
• "Bodies," Drowning Pool.
• "Shoot to Thrill," AC/DC.
• "Hell's Bells," AC/DC.
• "I Love You," from the "Barney and Friends" children's TV show.
• "Born in the USA," Bruce Springsteen.
• "Babylon," David Gray.
• "White America," Eminem.
• "Sesame Street," theme song from the children's TV show.

British human rights group Reprieve has launched a new anti-music torture initiative, Zero dB.

Musicians protest military use of music as torture

Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.

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