Musicians are joining the chorus of advocates for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Tom Morello formerly of Rage Against the Machine are both protesting the reported use of their music to help break down Guantanamo detainees.
"Guantanamo is known around the world as one of the places where human beings have been tortured - from water boarding, to stripping, hooding and forcing detainees into humiliating sexual acts - playing music for 72 hours in a row at volumes just below that to shatter the eardrums," Morello said in a statement released by the National Campaign to Close Guantanamo (who just released their first adverstisement.) "The fact that music I helped create was used in crimes against humanity sickens me."
In addition to a public relations campaign refocusing attention on the yet-to-be closed detention facility, the group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "all secret government records pertaining to how music was utilized as an interrogation device" against Guantanamo detainees.