Thomas Jefferson once said, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Friday's election and alleged voter fraud may have finally tipped the scales to the latter.
One Stop Shop: Iran News Coverage
1. Incredible photo-blog over at The Big Picture.
2. Great live-blog over at the Huffington Post
3. The National Iranian American Council's blog is an invaluable source straight from the streets:
2:45 pm: Basij base attacked
“Reliable news from Iran has arrived that after the death of one person by Basij, the Basij base in Azadi Sq. has been burned down and the commander in that base has been killed.” [The fire is being confirmed by an eye-witness.]
1:56 pm: New statement issued by Mousavi:
“I have submitted my request for canceling the elections to the Guardian Council.”
“I am certain recent reactions are not for me, but it is out of concern for the new political order that is being imposed on our country.”
12:48 pm: More on today’s rally from eyewitnesses we trust:
The rally was scheduled to be from 4-6 pm... By 4 pm, there were 100,000-200,000 people ready to attend the rally, and Mousavi, Karroubi, Khatami, Khatami’s brother, and Karbassji (former mayor of Tehran and affiliate of Rafsanjani) all showed up.
The armed forces did not engage the crowd and the crowd started to chant “arm forces, support support” i.e “nuroyeh entzammy: hemayat hemayat”. According to the source, there will be a rally tomorrow for Mousvi tomorrow at 5 pm in Vali Asr Sq. and there will be a national strike by all of Mousavi’s supporters.
4. Non-violent resistance for the 21st century:
5. How Iran is Ruled: