Gitmo playlist

Gitmo playlist

The Gitmo playlist refers to the songs “blasted” at inmates held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba during the War on Terror. A “high-profile coalition of artists – including the members of Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and the Roots – has demanded the” release of song titles used since 2002, sometimes for hours or days, to “coerce cooperation or as a method of punishment”. A freedom of information request was filed by the National Security Archive, “a Washington-based independent research institute”, seeking declassification of records related to music in interrogation practices. A protest of the use of music “in connection with torture” was also filed.[1]

^ Gitmo playlist sought, October 23, 2009, page D2, Los Angeles Times


Controversies surrounding people captured during the War on Terror

Guantanamo Bay
detention camp

Suicide attempts
Quran desecration controversy
Boycott of military tribunals
Former captives alleged to have (re)joined insurgency
Hunger strikes
Force feeding
Homicide accusations
Juvenile prisoner
Seton Hall reports

CIA black site operations

Enhanced interrogation techniques
Ghost detainees
Destruction of interrogation tapes

Prison and detainee abuse

Abu Ghraib
Canadian Afghan detainee issue
Black jail
Salt Pit

Prison uprisings
and escapes

Battle of Qala-i-Jangi
Battle of Abu Ghraib
2008 Sarposa Prison mass escape
Basra prison incident
Afghan escapes
Iraqi escapes

Deaths in custody

Jamal Nasser
Abdul Wahid
Abed Hamed Mowhoush
Manadel al-Jamadi
Nagem Hatab
Baha Mousa
Fashad Mohamed
Muhammad Zaidan
Gul Rahman
Abdul Wali
Dasht-i-Leili massacre


Abu Zubaydah
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Mohammed al-Qahtani
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Abdul Jabar
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Binyam Mohamed

Forced disappearances

Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi
Abdu Ali al Haji Sharqawi
Muhammed al-Darbi
Mohammed Omar Abdel-Rahman
Tariq Mahmood
Hassan Ghul
Musaad Aruchi
Hiwa Abdul Rahman Rashul

Reports and legislation

Ryder Report
Fay Report
Taguba Report
Church Report
Detainee Treatment Act
Senate Armed Services Committee Report
Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture

Related media

The Road to Guantánamo
Taxi to the Dark Side
Standard Operating Procedure
Torturing Democracy

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