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The East Bay Citizens for Peace (EBCP) is a grassroots organization made up of individuals from Rhode Islandís East Bay area that are committed to peaceful solutions to conflict and to social and economic justice through the promotion of open, respectful dialogue. We strive to accomplish these goals through public forums on topics relevant to our mission, publication of position papers and community activism. We also seek to promote changes in U.S. policy by lobbying our representatives in Washington DC on issues of concern. EBCP operates by consensus and does not as a group subscribe to any one political ideology or party.

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EBCP holds ongoing peace vigils on the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM to noon outside the Bristol Post Office. Please join us. 

Read EBCP position statements on the 2016 election, Gitmo, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, terrorism, and Afghanistan and download our presentation entitled War, the Economy and the Health of Our Communities. Whatís your take on the issues? Contact your congressmen and local media and let them know.

Subscribe to the EBCP email list and become a member.

EBCP endorses The Peopleís Budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2017, which increases funding for diplomacy and invests in defense industry job transition programs.

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Visit the EBCP photo gallery and Facebook page!

Learn about Peace Action, the nationís largest grassroots peace network, of which EBCP is an affiliate, and read their Foreign Policy For All working paper.

On September 16, 2014, EBCP and Barrington Public Library co-sponsored a talk by George Kassis entitled SYRIA & IRAQ: HOLY WARS AGAIN? about this conflict, its historic roots and on-going evolution. Watch it on-line now!

On April 2, 2016, EBCP presented a talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. entitled The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy. Click here to read Ambassador Freemanís entire speech.

Past Events

EBCP has partnered with Resist Hate RI and is taking steps to protect immigrants in our communities. We are circulating a petition in support of East Bay Town Ordinances to ensure non-cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in their efforts to detain and deport undocumented families and youth for non-criminal activities. If you are an East Bay resident, please join us in this action to stand up for immigrants and sign the petition for your town:

Bristol

Warren

Barrington

East Providence

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7 PM, EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War and Peace Report (segments on Terror & Tyranny) in the Herreshoff Community Meeting Room at Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI. The viewing of this broadcast will be followed by discussion and is free and open to the public. This is part of a series of monthly viewings of Democracy Now! news broadcasts sponsored by EBCP.

EBCP is holding an Independence Day vigil on July 4, 2017 at 9 AM. It will be held in Warren at the intersection of Main St. and Campbell St. and the bike path crossing. Signs will be available.