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Sesame Street Music Torture

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Published on Jun 3, 2012

"Award-winning musician Christopher Cerf has composed music for the famous children's television show Sesame Street for 40 years. During this time, he has written more than 200 songs intended to help children learn how to read and write. But these innocent children's songs were abused for inhumane purposes. In 2003, it transpired that US intelligence services had tortured detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib with music from Sesame Street. Human rights researcher Thomas Keenan explains: "Prisoners were forced to put on headphones. They were attached to chairs, headphones were attached to their heads, and they were left alone just with the music for very long periods of time. Sometimes hours, even days on end, listening to repeated loud music"...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss the report on 'music torture' by Al Jazeera World.

*Read Al Jazeera World - Songs of War: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/a...

*Watch the video on Al Jazeera English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuaTqh...

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