November 4, 1999

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El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido

Dia de Los Muertos,

new step for an ancient celebration

as solidarity raises her beauty & power

Candles amid the over 300 crosses memorializing Mexicans

who died trying to cross into the land of plenty.

Gloria Hernandez tearfully remembering unidentified

bodies found along the border.


This candlelight ceremony gained its great power and

beauty as another example of the growing solidarity

among people-focused groups in the Valley. Members

of Carpenters Union made the crosses for Comité No

Nos Vamos (No we are not going). The Comité members

marched with sound equipment at a recent Carpenters

rally in a non-union north Fresno housing development.

El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido. A people united

will never be defeated.

Later, a few blocks away, a more sedate celebration

of this pagan Aztec holiday started under the towers

of St. Johns Catholic Church. Hopefully, another sign

of growing people-focused solidarity.


Buy A Bale A Month Club

As reported in our e-mail message of October 12, member Vic Bedoian has organized a Buy A Bale A Month Club. Each club member pledges to donate to SunMt $5 a month to buy, truck and store a bale of straw for Baby SunHouse, SunMt's demonstration passive solar straw bale-adobe dwelling. Purpose to develop engineering data so that straw bale construction can become a part of the regular building. The club will live until the project is fully financed. You can join by sending in your first $5.

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