< GUANTANAMO BLUES > by Molly Crabapple, Cathy Vogan & Les Thomas
“[JTF-GTMO assessments] are one-sided assessments that are full of uncorroborated information, information obtained through torture, speculation, errors, and allegations that have demonstrably been proven false.”
A copy of Standard Operating Procedures for Camp Delta–the protocol of the U.S. Army at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp–dated March 2003 was released on the WikiLeaks website on 7 November 2007. Its release revealed some of the restrictions placed over detainees at the camp, including the designation of some prisoners as off-limits to the International Committee of the Red Cross, something that the U.S. military had in the past repeatedly denied.
On 3 December 2007, WikiLeaks released a copy of the 2004 edition of the manual, together with a detailed analysis of the changes.
On 24 April 2011 WikiLeaks began a month-long release of 779 US Department of Defence documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
'Guantanamo Blues' was written / performed by Les Thomas and produced by Aloysia Brooks.
Film courtesy of Molly Crabapple (images) and Cathy Vogan (video).
Recorded and mixed at Red Door Sounds, Collingwood by Daniel Caswell in 2014.
Musical Production by Siew.
Production Assistant:Sam Melamed.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick.
Musicians: Les Thomas, Justin Bernasconi, SS. Sebastian & Rich
Davies with Jason Bunn on viola.