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Veterans Stand With Musicians on Call to Close Guantanamo

For Release: October 23, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - Veterans with experience in interrogations and intelligence are standing with musicians who have joined the National Campaign to Close Guantanamo (which includes VoteVets.org), and hitting back at those who argue that the prison facility in Cuba should be kept open. Read More...

REM and Pearl Jam supporting Barack Obama's Guantanamo Bay Play

NME Music, October 22, 2009
REM, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine and Billy Bragg have pledged to support US President Barack Obama's campaign to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison. They join Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Roseanne Cash and Bonnie Raitt in signing up for a coalition of musicians who are calling for the jail to be closed, reports reports BBC News. Read More...

Musicians: Did You Use Our Songs to Torture Gitmo Prisoners?

Rachel Slajda, Talking Points Memo, October 22, 2009
A group of big-name musicians -- including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash and dozens of others -- is demanding the White House release information about which songs were played at high volume to punish or interrogate prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. According to the Washington Post, the musicians announced today they support a Freedom of Information Act request... Read More...

Musicians Protest Music Used For Torture

Courtney Hazlett, MSNBC's The Scoop, October 22, 2009
Trent Reznor, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and The Roots are among the musicians joining the National Campaign to Close Guantanamo and are backing an effort to have documents detailing the use of music used in conjunction with torture there declassified.(The United Nations has banned the use of music as torture under the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, but the Convention �goes largely unenforced,� according to the National Campaign to Close Guantanamo.) Read More...

Musicians Protest Music Used for Torture At Guantanamo

For Release: October 22, 2009
Washington DC � A coalition of US and international musicians, including Trent Reznor, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne, Rise Against, Rosanne Cash, Billy Bragg and the Roots today announced they were joining the National Campaign to Close Guantanamo�a campaign led by retired Generals Robert Gard, John Johns, former member of Congress, Tom Andrews, and Vote Vets Chairman and Iraq War veteran, Jon Soltz. Read More...

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