Injustice is recognized, clear attainable goals are identified, comprehensive plans are assembled, hard work is invested over a long period and the public is involved. All this is done without violence, with strong determination and active effort and follow up.
It seems that the Dalai Lama's absence from politics this past year has made room for Tibetans to take strong initiative, an interesting result of the high lama's resignation. They still pray for a Buddhist Spring.
Letting prisoners die is a complete disregard for humanity but could also possibly be a tactic to remove "undesirables" from Cuban society. But why would the Cuban government choose to let them die? The answer rests in present-day Cuba.
To promote D.C. self-rule and legislative representation, four Occupy DC activists began a hunger strike on December 8th. After many years of direct action protests, this is the first hunger strike for D.C. self-rule.
A hunger strike is the ideal symbol of preparation for protest, for it teaches us that we are not our own source; God is. By recognizing that God is our source, we become dependant on God, and are now prepared for change.
On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike to protest "inhumane and torturous conditions" in the Security Housing Unit.