Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory

Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory Oct 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

IMMEDIATE DESTINATIONS:



Terre Haute, IN

San Diego, CA

Detroit, MI

Lansdowne, PA (near Phila)

Youngstown, OH

Cobourg, ON

Kingston, RI

Berlin, MA

Cambridge, MA

Albany, NY

then on to the School of the Americas and northern FL



I'm looking for a gig in New England on Friday November 10th or Sunday, November 12th -- any ideas?



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IN THIS ISSUE:



IRISH TOUR



SHANNON FIVE & RAYTHEON 9



NEW CD - IF I CAN'T DANCE



JOE GLAZER - LABOR'S TROUBADOUR - (1918-2006)



FAMILY NEWS ..  james paul blake, jennie, maureen, dan, casey, bill feeney



DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK LATER



SWEDISH ELECTIONS



RADICAL UNIONISM IN THE MIDWEST



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Even with the jet lag I feel much better right now than I did 27 years ago today.  My son Daniel was born at 2:30PM on the 6th after 52 hours of labor... but more about that in family news.



My daughter Amy and my sister Kate joined me for the Irish tour.  Our travels took us almost 2000 miles throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland in the course of three weeks.  I've put a terrific two part photo essay on my blog at http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com/



•- I really hope you'll take a minute to check it out.



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SHANNON 5, RAYTHEON 9



It's not a football score -



Check out these five Catholic-worker Pit Stop Ploughshare activists and the amazing outcome of their trial for ( see http://warontrial.com/ ) doing $2.5 million of damage to US weaponry en route to Iraq at Shannon Airport. "The jury is the conscience of the community chosen randomly from Irish society. The conscience of the community has spoken. The government has no popular mandate in providing the civilian Shannon airport to service the US war machine in its illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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"The decision of this jury should be a message to London, Washington DC and the Dail that Ireland wants no part in waging war on the people of Iraq. Refuelling of US warplanes at Shannon Airport should cease immediately. " - Ciaron, Damien, Karen, Deirdre and Nuin... The Shannon 5



And on August 9, 2006 nine Derry activists exposed Raytheon/Derry's involvement in US/Iraq war activities by occupying the Derry offices and seizing files implicating Raytheon.  The nine face major criminal charges. You can support them by going to < a href="http://www.petitiononline.com/dawc/petition.html">Petition Online



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IF I CAN'T DANCE



My new CD, "If I Can't Dance" is getting rave reviews.  Our local entertainment weekly - Pittsburgh City Paper - says it's "sure to amuse lefties with a sense of humor -- and history... The spirit of protest is often leavened with a brash, humorous outlook on the world's problems, accompanied by an eclectic collection of instruments spanning boogie-woogie piano, electric guitar, simple acoustic strums and uillean bagpipes... Ultimately, what unites and enlivens all the songs is Feeney's clear voice, often reminiscent of Amy Rigby's."



Get one today! -- http://cdbaby.com/cd/annefeeney6 or call 1.800.BUY.MY.CD



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JOE GLAZER - LABOR'S TROUBADOUR - (1918-2006)



It's with great sadness that I share the news that Joe Glazer died on September 19th.  He was a good friend and mentor and a wonderful agitator and performer.  I had never written a labor song and only knew a handful of classic labor songs when I met Joe in 1988 at the Great Labor Arts Exchange.  He and the Labor Heritage Foundation were instrumental in showing me how to make my life and career part of the labor movement.



There is a well-written obituary documenting Joe's long and remarkable life at http://blog.aflcio.org/2006/09/21/union-movement-mourns-death-of-labors-troubadour-joe-glazer/ and his family requests donations be made to the



Labor Heritage Foundation

815 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20006



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FAMILY NEWS



Happy October 6 birthdays to Jennifer Erin McCahill (26), Maureen Metcalfe (39 ) and Daniel Berlin (27)!



Father Bill Feeney will be 60 (!) this month



Happy Birthdays too to Jill Weldon Merrill and Steve Merrill!



Erin Brown and Paul Blake welcomed their second son - James Paul Blake on August 10, 2006 - weighing in at 7lb. 6 oz.



Charlie Warren arrived on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 lbs. 8 oz - Proud parents Kelly Grefenstette Warren and Charles Warren... (I guess that explains why he wasn't in Ireland for the Ryder cup!)



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DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK LATER



Actually, please go ahead and dump the bosses off your back right now if you can.  But my upcoming CD, "Dump the Bosses Off Your Back," is on hold  -- the Irish tour was fantastic, but it didn't begin to include enough gigs to cover expenses ... so, I'm licking my financial wounds for a little while... I expect to regroup and get the nearly finished CD out soon... just not in time for Christmas shopping as I had hoped.  That could change in a heartbeat if everyone who read this newsletter bought any cd of mine today... how about it?



http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid



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SWEDISH ELECTIONS



It was sickening to see the Social Democrats lose power to the conservative Center Party.  (On the other hand, the Left Party, that I worked for in Sweden in August, did okay in the elections ... outperforming the pollsters' estimates...)  This always seems to happen when so-called progressives try to move to the right to be popular.  If the only choice people have is between a right winger and an imitation right-winger they'll pick the real right winger most of the time... except for the horde that just stays home.  That being said, I still hope that all Pennsylvanians understand how important it is to punish Rick Santorum and get him out of the Senate.



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RADICALISM IN THE MIDWEST



As I head off to the midwest for the Debs dinner, I should tell you about Rose Feurer's new book. For $25 paperback you can learn from Rose about midwest radical unionism.  I'll bet it's an exciting and informative read. http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s06/feurer.html



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THE TOUR DATES.........



Saturday, October 7th, 2006 1:00 PM

Anti-War Demo in front of the Courthouse

Terre Haute, IN

for more info: stopwaroniraq@yahoo.com



Saturday, October 7th, 2006 8:00 PM

Eugene V Debs Dinner

Honoring Brave New Films

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

http://eugenevdebs.com

Brave New Films, and its co-founder Rick Jacobs will accept the 2006 Debs Award and screen the company's latest venture--Iraq for Sale-- at 3:00 PM before the banquet with a Q&A session immediately following. This film focuses on the small number of large companies that profit most from the war in Iraq. The first big

success for Brave New Films was Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices.



Monday, October 16th, 2006 1:00 PM

Smith Recital Hall

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

This is a gorgeous theater.

For more information: call Joel Henderson at 619 594 4090 or email him at jhenders@mail.sdsu.edu

This concert will be recorded! Please come to sing!



Friday, October 20th, 2006 7:00 PM

16th Annual Bernard Firestone Tribute Concert

Labor and Social Conscience at The Scarab Club

217 E. Farnsworth at John R

(directly behind The Detroit Institute of Arts)

FREE — Call 313/831-1250 or go to the Detroit Poetry Now website for information and

directions. Free onsite parking.



Presented by Wayne State University



Thursday, October 26th, 2006 7:30 PM

Political Song Night at the Lansdowne Folk Club

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB

84 S. LANSDOWNE AVENUE

Lansdowne, PA

http://www.folkclub.org/index.html

with Fred Stanton, Iain Campbell Smith, and Heather Lev - more details soon - info from

carey-ave@msn.com



Friday, November 3rd, 2006 8:00 PM

WYSU Folk Festival

Peaberry's

YSU Kicawley Student Center

Youngstown, OH

with Evan Greer

Price: FREE!

details will be posted at the website as they become available....



Saturday, November 4th - 6th, 2006



Children and War: Impact Speakers' Forum

St Mary's School * Cobourg, ON * Canada

godwyer(at)pvnccdsb.on.ca - Gary O'Dwyer is the contact -- Thomas Merton Award winner Kathy Kelly from Voices in the Wilderness and Eric LaCompte from School of the Americas Watch will be there too!



Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 8:00 PM

Honors Colloquium * University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI with David Rovics

http://www.uri.edu/hc/

Check out this website! The series is amazing!



Saturday, November 11th, 2006 8:00 PM

Village Coffeehouse

First Parish Church

24 Central St

Berlin, MA 01503

978-838-2734

http://www.fpcberlin.org

Price: $10

Robyn Tarantino coordinates the coffeehouse. Email her at guilfoyle20(@)charter(.)net



Monday, November 13th, 2006 9:00 PM

Geoff Bartley's Open Stage Feature

Cantab

738 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

http://www.cantab-lounge.com/public_html/cantab_directions.html

I'll be doing a 35 minute feature set at Geoff's legendary open stage -- you never know who might drop in to visit Geoff - one of the great talents and great hearts in folk music! The Cantab is a great spot to visit in Cambridge.



Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 7:15 PM

The Eighth Step and the Upstate New York IWW present Anne Feeney in Concert

Steamer No 10 Theater

500 Western Ave

Albany, NY

518-861-5627

http://www.upstate-ny-iww.org

advance tickets widely available. check the website. and the theater is accessible too!



then on to the School of the Americas Watch Vigil and a mini-tour of north Florida.



Thanks so much for your support and interest!





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