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Title: 
  • «...It’s nothing but torture»
Degree: 
  • Bachelor's
Abstract: 
  • For years music has been used as a method of torture in American run prisons such as Bagram and Guantanamo. The American government calls it harsh interrogation and claim the music torture is kinder and less severe as it does not inflict physical damage on the prisoner.
    It is not within our power to know whether death is worse a fate for humans than a life of trauma. Before we know this for certain, we cannot to claim that one fate is better or worse than the other.
    Musicians have known for a long time that their music is used for torture, and yet there as been little to no reaction. As musicians and music lovers we cannot sit idly by while what is supposed to be a source of comfort and happiness, is used for such deplorable purpose. It is time for a serious reaction to music torture.

Accepted: 
  • Jun 12, 2018
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/31027


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