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'Occupy Baltimore' protests are just the tip of the iceberg in movement for social change

While The Sun has covered the young people camping at the Inner Harbor in the Occupy Baltimore demonstrations ("'Occupy' protests spread to Baltimore," Oct. 4), it has missed the adults who have been meeting on this issue for weeks and who are already planning large demonstrations in Washington on Oct. 6 and Oct. 15.

The Pledge of Resistance was formed for individuals willing to engage in nonviolent civil resistance to first prevent and later to protest the war in Iraq. It is affiliated with several national peace groups, including the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance and United For Peace & Justice.

Baltimore Pledge members decided to join the Fund Our Communities Coalition, a new statewide coalition that provides a structure for us to reclaim our democracy and our economy while ending the wars and occupations abroad. The first town hall meeting organized by FOC was held in Silver Spring on Sept. 20.

Fund Our Communities-Baltimore was the host for a second town hall meeting on Oct. 3. At this meeting the speakers were the person who conceived the idea of Fund Our Communities, an economist and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Yet there was no media coverage of any of these important discussions. It's as if the mainstream media simply is not interested.

David Eberhardt, Baltimore

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