Torture Songs Spur A Protest

The Washington Post reports: ‘Was the theme to “Sesame Street” really played to torture prisoners held at Guantanamo and other detention camps? What about Don McLean’s “American Pie”? Or the Meow Mix jingle? A high-profile coalition of artists — including the members of Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and the Roots — demanded Thursday that the government release the names of all the songs that were blasted…at prisoners for hours, even days, on end, to try to coerce cooperation or as a method of punishment.’

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