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
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.
- PJ Harvey releases Guantánamo song (theguardian.com)
- PJ Harvey Records New Song For Shaker Aamer, Last Remaining British Resident in Gitmo (notthesingularity.com)
- PJ Harvey – “Shaker Aamer” (stereogum.com)
- PJ Harvey Releases New Track About Guantanamo Bay Detainee (contactmusic.com)
- Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Comic Frankie Boyle goes on hunger strike in support of Shaker Aamer – the last British detainee in Guantánamo Bay (independent.co.uk)
- PJ Harvey’s Harrowing & Brilliant Protest Song in Support of Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer (dissenter.firedoglake.com)
- Hear PJ Harvey’s new song for Guantánamo prisoner Shaker Aamer (dangerousminds.net)
- P.J. Harvey Gets Unmistakably Political (inthesetimes.com)