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    Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory Oct 2006


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





    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

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



    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 ) 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.


    "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="">Petition Online



    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! -- or call 1.800.BUY.MY.CD



    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 and his family requests donations be made to the

    Labor Heritage Foundation

    815 16th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20006



    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!)



    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?



    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.



    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.


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

    Saturday, October 7th, 2006 1:00 PM

    Anti-War Demo in front of the Courthouse

    Terre Haute, IN

    for more info:

    Saturday, October 7th, 2006 8:00 PM

    Eugene V Debs Dinner

    Honoring Brave New Films

    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, IN

    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

    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



    Lansdowne, PA

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

    Friday, November 3rd, 2006 8:00 PM

    WYSU Folk Festival


    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) - 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

    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


    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


    738 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA 02139

    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


    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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