Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NOVEMBER 2008 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - VOLUME FOUR, #8

Lots of exciting Get out the Vote Concerts -
Pittsburgh - October 24th
Schenectady - October 25th
Cincinnati - October 27th
Dayton - October 28th

then, New England, DC, VA, GA
many of those dates with Charlie King!!
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Pittsburgh, PA
October 21, 2008

Hi folks ...

It's great to be in Pittsburgh after so many months abroad. My
Danish, Swedish, Canadian and Irish friends are the best... but for
now, my attention is turned toward all you US citizens and the coming

Sarah Palin's nomination tells us what we always suspected:
Republicans really can't tell us women apart.





Many thanks to Holly Near for putting together an 11 day swing
through Ohio to Sing Out the Vote! I'll be joining the tour for the
last two days. If you live in Ohio, check out for the complete schedule.
There will be shows in Kent, Columbus, Athens and Marietta before I
join the tour.



I just cast my absentee ballot for Barack Obama. I wish you had been
with me at the Greyhound Station in Pittsburgh the night that Barack
Obama made his acceptance speech ... the hope he generates is real. I
pray that it is not unfounded.

His health care plan is disappointing, his enthusiasm for the war in
Afghanistan is disheartening, his vote for retroactive immunity for
the telecommunications industry was disturbing. I intend to be his
harshest critic once we elect Barack Obama to be the first
African-American President of the United States. But first we have to
elect him.

There is no question that an Obama victory gives us more
opportunities than that of a McCain presidency - or worse still, a
Palin presidency.

The millions of workers whose lives are dramatically impacted by
appointments to the NLRB, OSHA and MSHA know that there is a huge
difference between the candidates. Obama's appointments to these
posts, the federal courts, the EPA and so many other agencies will
make for a better country almost overnight.

Voting is such a tiny part of living in a participatory democracy...
but it's still important. PLEASE VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA.

It's stunning that our expensive electoral extravaganza accomplishes
over 3 years the same thing that Canadians achieve in 5 weeks at a
fraction of the cost. Publicly financed elections are the way to go!

Also check out/


In the last couple weeks Amy Goodman has played two of my recordings
on Democracy Now! - "We Do the Work," (Jon Fromer's wonderful
composition that appears on my "Union Maid" CD), and "Rich Man's
House" (the Kensington Welfare Rights Union anthem that I recorded
with Kim and Reggie Harris, Jon Fromer and Rebel Voices on my 2001 CD
- "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" -- both available at CDBaby or
as digital downloads from CDBaby, Itunes and lots of other online
music sources).

I got to hear Amy speak at the 5th Annual Gandhi-King Peace
Conference. She was powerful and inspiring as always. If you don't
get Democracy Now! on your cable channel, complain! But you can
always stream this essential news broadcast at



This annual event is near and dear to my heart. If you've never
checked out what's going on with your tax dollars, and in your name...
please visit

Roy Bourgeois of SOAWatch also spoke at the Gandhi-King Conference in
Memphis last week. His powerful testimony about our very own
terrorist training camp would convince anyone who listens.

This is another place where Obama vs. McCain is crystal-clear. We
can CLOSE THE SOA forever with your help!


My daughter, Amy Berlin, bought a house in San Marcos, TX! I can't
wait to see it. (I'm booking a TX tour for December right now. So
far I've got the 6th in College Station and the following weekend in
Corpus. If you'd like to organize a house concert or show, email me

November 4th - cousin Anthony Mumphrey III (39), Nov 6th - niece
Kimberly Sever (38), Nov 11th - cousin Mary Lane McCahill (61), Nov
12th - my husband, Julie Leonardsson (65), Nov 17th - Larry Funsten
(61), Nov 18th - longtime pal John Morber (59), and Nov 25th, cousin
Kathleen Mumphrey Chapman (40)

This year for Thanksgiving I've got my husband, my son Dan and his
wife Monique, my daughter Amy and her boyfriend Jesse, my sister Kate
and her dog, Wicket, my niece Kimberly and my Irish partner Tom Pigott
for dinner. I'm hoping to organize a great Irish music seisun here
over the weekend. I think my nephew Casey will be off to NC with his
dad. Should be a grand celebration.


always check with the venue before heading off to the gig. details are continuously updating at

Friday, November 7th, 2008 10:30 AM
Live on American Roots Radio with host Troy Tyree
WCUW 91.3
Worcester, MA
Price: free

Friday, November 7th, 2008 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Lee's House Concerts - CANCELLED!
Sharon, MA
Please keep Lee and his family in your thoughts .. His son is undergoing surgery.

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert at the One World Coffeehouse
First Universalist Church
59 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Price: $15 suggested

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 10:00 AM
Charlie King and Anne Feeney
First Universalist Church Sunday Service
59 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Price: free, all welcome

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 4:30 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King
Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center
47 Palmer Street - Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-7679
Price: $15
Main: 617.492.5300

I am so looking forward to sharing the stage at this venerable venue with my friend and mentor Charlie King! Please come, and stay for dinner!

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert
Westminster Church
400 I Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Price: $15 suggested
sponsored by DC Labor for Peace and Justice - Bruce Wolf is the contact ... haunteddog(@)

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 7:00 PM
Charlie King and Anne Feeney in Concert
40th St. Stage
809 W. 40th St
Norfolk, VA 23508
Price: donations
contact willbaggs2002(@) for more information

Monday, November 17th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert
more details soon
Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Kennesaw State University is located in Cobb County, 20 minutes north of Atlanta on I-75 one exit north of Town Center Mall. Take the Chastain Road Exit number 271 and turn left if northbound on I-75 (turn right if southbound). Go to the third light if northbound (second if southbound) and turn right onto Kennesaw State University Drive just beyond the soccer field on your right. Continue straight for about one tenth of a mile and park in the Welcome Center lot.

Tom Pynn tpynn(@) is the contact.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 8:00 PM
Concert for SOA Watch with an All-Star Cast (from the left of the galaxy!)
Eyedrum Gallery
290 MLK Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Price: donations

Friday, November 21st- Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
School of the Americas Watch Vigil
Fort Benning
Columbus, GA

Friday, December 5th, 2008 7:30 PM
House Concert with Anne Feeney & the Ornery Duffers
Stephanie or Jason
1304 Cedar Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
Price: $15
Doors open at 7:30, show promptly at 8PM
Email - call or email Stephanie or Jason to reserve a seat. Snacks, chairs, beverages welcome. Possible jam afterward. Bring musical instruments if you like.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Danny Yeager\'s house
College Station, TX
(979) 777-8758

Friday, December 12th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and the Ornery Duffers
Cassidy\'s Irish Pub
601 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 879-0534

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and the Ornery Duffers
Cassidy\'s Irish Pub
601 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 879-0534

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stop Execution of Troy Davis! Campaign


Please join the online campaign to STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS NOW!
Tell Gov. Perdue and the Georgia Parole Board:
On Monday, October 27, Troy Davis, an African American on death row in Georgia, is scheduled to be legally lynched by the state of Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls "overwhelming doubts about his guilt." No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis' trial, and 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer. Yet on October 14 the Supreme Court refused to allow a new hearing in his case. TAKE ACTION NOW using the form below to let the Georgia Parole Board, Governor, Legislature, and congressional delegation as well as President Bush, Senators Obama and McCain, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media know you demand No Execution of Troy Davis!
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On Monday, October 27, Troy Davis, an innocent man, is scheduled to be executed unless you act to prevent it. He was convicted solely on witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 witnesses have since recanted, many alleging that police coerced them into making false statements.

I join with millions in the US and around the world in demanding that you Stop the execution of Troy Davis. Innocence matters to me. Justice matters to everyone.

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