Dissenter Weekly: Judge Keeps Assange Jailed As COVID-19 Pandemic Intensifies—Plus, Amazon Workers Speak Out
On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a British magistrate court judge’s decision to deny WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail during the coronavirus pandemic.
Assange’s attorneys applied for bail because they believe he faces “imminent danger.” He suffers from a chronic lung condition, which makes him especially vulnerable to a virus that severely affects anyone with respiratory ailments.
Later in the show, Gosztola highlights Jacksonville, Florida, as an example of a city where businesses are defying a work-from-home order. He also spends time on Amazon workers, who are blowing the whistle on horrific working conditions.
This week’s stories:
Julian Assange has been in jail for 352 days, since he was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in London.
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