Despite the billions of dollars of international money spent to develop a democratic culture in Afghanistan, few understand what one politician is trying to accomplish by her hunger strike.
From Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. to Egypt's peaceful revolution, civil resistance has been proven successful. Syrians especially need to stick to nonviolent tactics now after Libya's war.
Mr. Hazare broke his fast Sunday after India's Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution supporting new anticorruption legislation. The victory is boosting the hopes of citizen activists.
Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare’s apparent willingness to fast indefinitely, puts a literal deadline on the issue of corruption in India and pressure on India's government to act.
As Indian anticorruption activist Anna Hazare gains followers and visibility, opponents are citing concerns about discrimination and nationalism.
The Indian activist who has been leading protests for tougher anticorruption measures left jail today to begin a public hunger strike.
Anna Hazare defied an initial ruling restricting him to a three-day protest and is now allowed 15 days. But critics argue he and his supporters should press their demands through the ballot box.
Mr. Hazare wants his proposed anticorruption agency to have police and prosecution powers over the entire government. The government wants it only to be advisory.