What's the Latest Development?

Here are some examples of ordinary but courageous individuals who dared to think for themselves and ignore the commands of their mullahs, finding ways around life's inevitable obstacles and nay-sayers.

What's the Big Idea? 

"That is what a free mind does; turns adversities into opportunities. Suharto imprisoned Prameodya Ananta Toer, but only his body. His mind was free, free to craft his world-acclaimed Buru tetralogy. As he said in an interview, 'I create freedom for myself.' I hope you do too!"