VIDEOS

TRUTH... THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR

WHO KILLED JOEY?
Sharleen Leahey
performing in
March 2011 at the
Coalition for Peace Action's
Eighth Anniversary
of the Iraq War Rally
in Princeton, New Jersey
with Maire and Amy of Virago
(www.viragomusic.com).
This song is dedicated to
veterans and the families
of soldiers who dare to speak
truth to power.
Gandhi once said "the first casualty
of war is truth.”


"Who Killed Joey" was released on the CD Rumors of Peace  on 11-11-11.
"Union Maid" by Woody Guthrie
An International Working Women's Day tribute at the 1199 SEIU Labor Union CAUCUS at the Rutgers Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ on March 6, 2015. Accompanied by Linda Phillips on percussion.

 
LEFT FORUM CONFERENCE
Transcending Borders: Sounds of Solidarity
Sharleen Leahey performs her original "What Would Woody Write" and "For the 99"  at the Left Forum Conference in New York City. Presented at the Black Box Theater and hosted by singer-songwriter/activist Mat Callahan before a live audience, the concert brought together the music of international artists as they merge folkloric and global sounds. Included in Sharleen's set is the classic "Union Maid" by Woody Guthrie (with the feminist verse!)

The LEFT FORUM CONFERENCE was held at John Jay College in New York City in May 2015.

Sharleen Leahey performs her original "What Would Woody Write" and "For the 99" at the Left Forum Conference in New York City. Presented at the Black Box Theater and hosted by singer-songwriter/activist Mat Callahan before a live audience, the concert brought together the music of international artists as they merge folkloric and global sounds. Included in Sharleen's set is the classic "Union Maid" by Woody Guthrie (with the feminist verse!)

The LEFT FORUM CONFERENCE was held at John Jay College in New York City in May 2015.

SAY NO TO WAR*


To Corrupt Politicians & Journalists who Beat The Drum for War:
To OverCome Their Lies . . .
Lift Your Voice . . .
The TRUTH To Magnify!

 
*War Is Not Normal!
 

•SAY NO TO WAR
•DARING TO SPEAK

NEW VIDEO FROM TRENTON RALLY October 7, 2011
10 Years of War is Enough!

*Music by Sharleen Leahey
Videographer Leigha Cohen has produced a compelling new video from footage she took at the 10th Anniversary Anti-War Rally at the State House on October 7th in Trenton. She used two of my songs “Say No To War” and “Daring to Speak” with footage of civilians, soldiers and those of us who are trying to stop “this insanity”.

Thank you for watching and for sharing.


http://vimeo.com/30318594

WOODY GUTHRIE TRIBUTE - July 17, 2010

I'M STICKIN' TO THE UNION!

Performing the "feminist verse"* to the song Union Maid at the 10th annual Woody Guthrie tribute concert at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City on July 17, 2010. Toby Fagenson on Banjo; Carlos Vasquez on Bass. Thanks to Steve Suffet for inviting me!

You women who want to be free
Just take a tip from me
Break out of that mold
We've all been sold
You've got a fighting Herstory

The fight for women's rights
With the workers must unite
Like Mother Jones
Bestir them bones
To the front of every fight!
-ANONYMOUS

*Thanks to Pete Seeger for the verse published in his songbook "Carry It On."






POWER & GLORY

Our new national anthem?


TRIBUTE TO PHIL OCHS

Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 1, 2011.

We need a new national anthem . . .
no more "rocket's red glare"
... no more "bombs bursting in air." Let's sing Phil's song:


She's only as rich as the poorest of the poor
Only as free as the padlocked prison door
Only as strong as our love for this land
Only as tall as we stand


          (thanks to Sonny O.)
Videography by Carol Levasseur

Sharleen Leahey • songwriter/singer/recording artist • www.rumorsofpeace.net • www.sharleenleahey.com • © 2017 songs4peace