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Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians



Dire Concern For Safety of Captives (Berlin, August 29, 2014) – Russian-backed insurgent forces in eastern Ukraine are arbitrarily detaining civilians and subjecting them to torture, degrading treatment, and forced labor, Human Rights Watch said today. They also have detained civilians for use as hostages. Beginning in April 2014, armed fighters supporting the self-proclaimed Donetsk […]

PAC Calls For U.S. Leadership At NATO Summit



As the NATO Alliance meets September 4th and 5th in Wales, the Polish American Congress (PAC) strongly urges that Obama Administration take the lead in refocusing the summit in this time of great danger in Central and Eastern Europe on its core mission of securing peace through defense and deterrence. It has now been confirmed […]

NATO Secretary General Statement After
Extraordinary Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission



Friday, 29 August 2014 – We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, following the serious escalation of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request.

Despite Moscow’s hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into eastern and south-eastern Ukraine. […]

Polish American Family Festival And Country Fair This Weekend



Celebrated At National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA PENNSYLVANIA – The 49th Annual Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair will take place on the weekends of August 30, 31, and September 1, 2014 (Labor Day) and September 6 and 7, 2014 on the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine of Our […]

Dealing With Barbarism: V-J Day And Beyond



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Senator Gill Requests State Procedures On Transfer
Of Military Equipment To Local Law Enforcement



Calls for Review of State’s Role in Program TRENTON, NEW JERSEY – Senator Nia H. Gill recently sent a letter to Acting Attorney General John Hoffman requesting information on the state’s involvement in overseeing the transfer of military equipment from the federal government to local law enforcement in New Jersey. The request comes after the use […]

Jan Karski Exhibit On Display At University of Wisconsin



The Jan Karski Exhibit featuring humanity’s hero, Jan Karski, will be on display at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Library from Thursday, August 28 through September 8, 2014. Dr. Neal Pease, Professor of History, will be speaking at the official opening ceremony of the exhibit at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. Light […]

Passaic County Offers Clean Up Grants To Non-Profits



NEW JERSEY – The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs announces the ongoing availability of Clean Communities mini-grants for non-profit organizations within Passaic County, in order to help keep Passaic County clean and litter-free for all of its citizens. According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager and Clean […]

Invitation To Students!



Create A Project And See It In A “New Jersey Workers Then & Now” Book At The American Labor Museum / Botto House National Landmark Haledon, New Jersey – The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark invites students grades 3 – 12 to share their creative talent and unique ideas: To commemorate the 350th Anniversary […]

Rep. Pascrell Statement On Gaza Ceasefire



PATERSON, NJ (August 26, 2014) – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued the following statement regarding reports of Israel and Hamas accepting an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire today: “I remain hopeful that that today’s ceasefire will lead to a long-term agreement, including the demilitarization of Hamas and more economic opportunities and much needed humanitarian aid for […]