CENSORED NEWS: November 2016

ACE Hardware rescinds policy to halt sell of propane to Standing Rock water protectors during blizzard

Ace Hardware\’s corporate office said Wednesday that it would not sell propane in the region of the Standing Rock water protectors, where blizzard conditions are placing lives at risk. After an outcry on social media, then phone calls to the corporate office, and a national news story — Ace Hardware\’s corporate office changed its policy today. As always, it is the people, standing solid in resistance, that made it happpen. Earlier, the Morton County Sheriff told stores not to sell propane to water protectors. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier\’s lies are a campaign to ensure the pipeline gets built, and to promote his racist, genocidal policies targeting Native people and their supporters. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/ace-hardware-refusing-to-sell-propane.html Update: After the news of the ban on the sale of propane to Standing Rock water protectors on Wednesday, the corporate Ace Hardware changed their policy on Thursday.

Oceti Sakowin Camp today. Photo by Sarah Sunshine Manning.

Ace Hardware Boycott urged after company refuses to sell propane in vicinity of Standing Rock during blizzardBy Brenda NorrellCensored NewsUpdate: After this article hit the national news late Wednesday, Ace Hardware released a statement on Thursday, Dec. 1, saying there is no ban on propane to Standing Rock water protectors.Ace Hardware Wednesday that it would not sell propane in the region of the Standing Rock water protectors, where blizzard conditions are placing lives at risk. Ace said it is responding to a request by law enforcement.Ace Hardware\’s policy, which defies human decency and human rights, can be heard in this audio recording by Kevin Gilbertt.Gilbertt said propane is needed to keep people alive.Gilbertt encouraged people to call Ace Hardware customer service and respond. “There is not enough wood in camp,” he said, pointing out that it is too cold to go out, and too difficult to get enough wood for heat in camp.Ace Hardware said it will not sell “incendiary” products in the vicinity of Standing Rock pipeline.The company said, “Ace Hardware stores in the vicinity of recent pipeline protests in North Dakota have been requested by law enforcement officials to refrain from selling materials that could be used as incendiary devices.”Gilbertt said, “ACE Hardware needs to be boycotted.”Gilbertt points out that law enforcement, including the Morton County Sheriff\’s Department, has been brutalizing water protectors. While engaging in acts of cruelty and inflicting serious injury, law enforcement has spread lies about the water protectors.Gilbertt also points out that the North Dakota Governor\’s claim of declaring an emergency evacuation out of concern for the safety of the people is ridiculous.The fact that people are being denied propane in a life and death situation reveals the absurdity of the governor\’s statements of fake concern for the safety of the people.“This is disgusting.”Ace Hardware released this statement:Thank you for contacting the Ace Center. Ace Hardware stores in the vicinity of recent pipeline protests in North Dakota have been requested by law enforcement officials to refrain from selling materials that could be used as incendiary devices. Ace s number one priority is to protect the safety of its employees, customers and the communities each store serves; Ace will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials. Ace s compliance is not a reflection of any corporate viewpoint on the pipeline project.If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us and refer to incident 2529138.Have a great day! Sincerely,Camillia H. | Ace Care Center(888) 827-4223

Below: Ace customer service reads the statement in this telephone recording.

Ace Hardware refuses to sell propane to Standing Rock water protectors in blizzard, latest in genocidal policies
Photo by Sarah Sunshine Manning
(Written for Narco News, Google News)
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota — Ace Hardware said today that it would not sell propane in the region of the Standing Rock water protectors, where blizzard conditions are placing lives at risk. “There is not enough wood in camp,” Kevin Gilbertt said, pointing out that it is too cold to go out, and too difficult to get enough wood for heat in camp. Gilbertt urged a boycott of Ace Hardware.
Ace Hardware said it will not sell “incendiary” products in the vicinity of Standing Rock pipeline.The company said, “Ace Hardware stores in the vicinity of recent pipeline protests in North Dakota have been requested by law enforcement officials to refrain from selling materials that could be used as incendiary devices.” Ace Hardware released the statement: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/ace-hardware-refusing-to-sell-propane.html
The refusal to sell propane to thousands of Native Americans and their allies, now camped in blizzard conditions, who are defending the Missouri River and burial places from Dakota Access Pipeline, is the latest in a campaign of total disregard for human life by North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.
Standing Rock victims of violence have filed a federal lawsuit over police brutality and excessive force. One Lakota girl is now at risk of losing her eye.
A young woman from New York has a shattered arm after being hit with a police projectile. Doctors are now trying to save her arm. Others were shot in the face and head with rubber bullets, and hundreds became ill after being sprayed with fire hoses and mace during freezing temperatures at night on Nov. 20.
Brandy Toelupe, president of the Water Protectors Legal Collective, told a legal panel at University of Arizona yesterday, “The violence is escalating to such a degree, that it is amazing that no one died that night,” said Toelupe.
The panel included attorneys, professors, and Michelle Cook, Dine\’ founding member of the attorneys in camp, Water Protectors Legal Collective.
Layha Spoonhunter, Arapaho, Shoshone, Oglala Lakota and a member of the Indigenous Youth Council, said, “My little sister had her arm fractured,” Spoonhunter said. When police refractured the youth\’s arm a second time, the officer smiled, Spoonhunter said. Read more:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/standing-rock-water-protectors_29.html
Navajo veterans are joining more than 2,000 veterans who will stand the line in front of Standing Rock water protectors. Shiprock, N.M. President Chili Yazzie said more than 100 Navajo veterans are traveling to Standing Rock to serve on the banks of the Cannon Ball River. We have secured two charter buses to transport 112 Din Veterans to Standing Rock, leaving Friday, Dec 2 to return on Tuesday, Dec 6.
Read more at:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/navajo-veterans-leave-for-standing-rock.html

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