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Wednesday May 4th, 2022 night edition

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Dutch and Swedish dockers refused to unload a tanker carrying Russian diesel, a union official told Bloomberg.

The official said dockers acted in "international solidarity" over the Ukraine invasion.

Dutch and Swedish dock workers refused to unload a tanker carrying Russian diesel because of "international solidarity" over the Ukraine invasion, a union leader said.

"If dock workers somewhere else in the world refuse the cargo we will also refuse," Stam said.

The tanker is currently anchored off the coast of IJmuiden, not far from Amsterdam, according to ship-tracking data from Marine Traffic.

Germany, which purchases around 25% of its oil from Russia, has said it's now prepared to stop buying Russian oil.

The US banned Russian energy imports back in March and the EU has announced a ban on Russian coal. »

Biden: "Radical" Supreme Court draft would threaten long-standing rights

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"[M]y administration argued strongly before the Court in defense of Roe v. Wade ...

State of play: The House in September passed the Women's Health Protection Act, a bill that would codify the right to an abortion under federal law.

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) first introduced the bill in Congress in 2013, and has continued to do so ever since. »

Activision resists proposal to issue annual harassment report

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Activision is recommending that its shareholders vote against a proposal from New York state that the company issue an annual report about abuse, harassment and discrimination in its workplace.

Such proposals often fail, but last year Microsoft shareholders voted for such a report over the objections of that company’s board.

Activision is also urging a no vote on a proposal from the AFL-CIO to add a member to its board who is voted on by employees. »

Collins calls draft Roe opinion 'completely inconsistent' with what Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said during hearings and meetings

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(CNN) GOP Sen. Susan Collins said on Tuesday that a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade published by Politico was "completely inconsistent" with what Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh "said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office.".

"If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh said in their hearings and in our meetings in my office," Collins said in a statement.

"Obviously, we won't know each Justice's decision and reasoning until the Supreme Court officially announces its opinion in this case.". »

Samuel Alito Draft Opinion Striking Down Roe v. Wade Leaked to Politico

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You want to see the part of the leaked draft opinion that is the most vivid demonstration of the majority’s bad faith?

It’s a reassurance that I wouldn’t trust as far as I could throw Antonin Scalia, and that’s after digging him up.

They’re coming for Griswold, and for Obergefell, and for Lawrence, and for Loving, for all I know. »