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The March of Liberty

The green revolution fights on.

11:01 PM, Nov 16, 2009 • By NIR BOMS and SHAYAN ARYA
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Thomas Jefferson once famously said, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." For the past thirty years people were fearful of the Islamic regime, but since the June rigged presidential election and the Quds day demonstrations it seems like it is the Islamic regime that is increasingly more fearful of the Iranians. True liberty might not be granted yet--but its spirit is already marching in the streets of Tehran. There is no question about that. The only question is whether the free world will be marching in solidarity with it.

Nir Boms is vice president of the Center for Freedom in the Middle East and a co-founder of the CyberDissident project. Shayan Arya is an Iranian activist and a member of Constitutionalist Party of Iran.