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Sylvia S. Bumpus

SOUTH YARMOUTH — Sylvia S. (Breed) Bumpus, of
South Yarmouth, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home in South
Yarmouth surrounded by her loving family.

She
was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Bumpus.

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Bumpus goes to Harvard

"Layoffs Are Not the New Crimson” - HUCTW and Supporters Rally Against Mass Layoffs at Harvard
by Ana Traynin (Staff), Mar-30-10

Cambridge, MA - About 80 people rallied outside the Holyoke Center administration building at Harvard University early Thursday evening in support for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers. The group gathered to protest the recent announcement of five more union employees losing their jobs at the Sackler Museum at the end of June. The rally also expressed outrage at the continued layoff trend, highlighting the loss of over 340 union jobs since last year, last spring’s forced early-retirement offers and the hiring of temporary employees. It was the latest demonstration in the ongoing No Layoffs Campaign at Harvard.

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Bumpus on the line

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Chomsky on Haiti [CounterPunch]

By KEANE BHATT

For
decades, Noam Chomsky has been an analyst and activist working in
support of the Haitian people. In addition to his revolutionary
linguistics career at MIT, he has written, lectured and protested
against injustice for 40 years. He is co-author, along with Paul Farmer
and Amy Goodman of Getting Haiti Right This Time: The U.S. and the
Coup. His analysis "The Tragedy of Haiti" from his 1993 book Year 501: The Conquest Continues
is available for free online. This interview was conducted in late
February 2010 by phone and email. The interviewer thanks Peter Hallward
for his kind assistance.

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What Does $400 Million Buy You These Days?

Labor and the Democrats

By DAVID MACARAY

“I worry that no matter how cynical I become, it’s never going to be enough.”

—Lily Tomlin

The
way the Republican Party, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and American
Enterprise Institute (not to mention the mainstream media) tell it,
organized labor is able to get the Democrats to do pretty much anything
it wants them to do because, as everybody knows, the Democrats are in
labor’s pocket.  That’s how powerful America’s unions are. 

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