Human Rights Songs

In “Guantanamo,” State Radio sing about human rights violations that have occurred at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. The song reflects our belief that prisoners have human rights that must be protected. More information about Guantanamo Bay is available here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp.

U2 wrote “Walk On” about and dedicated it to Noble Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.  Suu Kyi is an activist for human rights and democracy in Burma.  She has been living under house arrest off and on for a total of 12 of the past 19 years after leading a nationwide effort to end military rule in Burma.  The Burmese government  has outlawed this song, punishing its possession with up to 20 years imprisonment. When given a chance to leave Burma with her family, Suu Kyi refused to abandon her people and remained in Burma as a prisoner.

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