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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 our position statements on Iraq, Syria, terrorism, Afghanistan, and Gitmo 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 our email list and become a member.

EBCP endorses the 25% Solution to cut U.S. military spending by 25% without endangering the countryís security. We are also part of the New Priorities Network, a nation wide movement to reduce military spending and fund community needs.

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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.

Rebecca Gordon will present a talk entitled ďMainstreaming TortureĒ on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7 PM, Rogers Free Library, Herreshoff Community Meeting Room, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI.

Gordonís book, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by EBCP and Occupy Fall River.

A Forum on the Israel/Gaza Crisis will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7 PM at Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road (Rte. 114). Presenters will include Martha Yager, Director for the South Eastern New England region of the American Friends Service Committee, and Jim Rosenberg, retired Rabbi of Temple Habonim. Don Anderson, of the Council of Churches, will moderate. Co-sponsored by EBCP and AFSC/SENE.

SYRIA & IRAQ: HOLY WARS AGAIN? A talk about this conflict, its historic roots and on-going evolution by George Kassis at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road (Rte. 114) on Tuesday, September 16 at 7 PM. Sponsored by EBCP and the Barrington Public Library.