A huge part of the current resistance to US oppression was sparked by Assange and other whistleblowers–revealing US armed forces abuse of power from Vietnam to Iraq, the US’s spying on its own citizens and its allies. Israel’s nuclear weapons program, constant malfeasance by corporations from the nuclear industry to weapons manufacturers to fossil fuel corporations… in general, revealing the deep, broad corruption in the US. The ongoing crusade against them, especially from the Obama and current administrations, is a campaign against democracy and ultimately the climate movement. It threatens the survival of civilization and the biosphere. Our society is being ratcheted down into fascism; we have almost no time left to change direction.