PJ Harvey song about Guantanamo prisoner

This music video is called PJ Harvey-Shaker Aamer.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Harvey puts out song for last Briton in Guantanamo

Sunday 04 August 2013

PJ Harvey released an exclusive song today in support of the last remaining British resident at Guantanamo Shaker Aamer.

The singer-songwriter, whose latest award-winning album Let England Shake is anti-war commentary, recorded the new song called Shaker Aamer in protest against his detention at the US prison – despite having been cleared for release by both ex-president George Bush and Barack Obama.

Reprieve‘s director and lawyer for Mr Aamer Clive Stafford Smith said: “We hope that people listen to this song and think about Shaker’s plight – detained for 11 long years at Guantanamo, without charge or trial.

“PJ Harvey has written a wonderful song.

“I know Shaker will be deeply moved by it and I only hope that, with the support of the public, he will one day be able to listen to it in freedom.”

The song Shaker Aamer is available as a free download and audio stream at www.soundcloud.com/reprieve.

The lyrics of the song are here.

See also here.

Lawyers for hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees said today they have filed an appeal with the Federal Court of Appeal in Washington DC against ongoing force-feeding.

Today is Guantánamo’s 12th anniversary, and there’s no end in sight. Out of 779 detainees, only seven have been convicted and sentenced. The US must end this costly disgrace: here.

Watch our amazing animated film on the hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay: here.

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