Friday, October 7th, 2016
Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize Despite Rejection of Farc Peace Deal [The Guardian]
The Colombian president was awarded honor days after his country was thrown into turmoil by voters’ rejection of the peace deal he brokered.
CEO of Backpage, Called “World’s Top Online Brothel,” Arrested on Pimping Charges [The Washington Post]
Dozens of law enforcement officials arrested him on Thursday and raided the adult website’s Dallas headquarters.
Obama Commutes Sentences of 102 Inmates [The Hill]
Obama has now commuted the sentences of 744 individuals in total, more than the past 11 presidents combined.
Why We Ignore Thousands of Killings in the Philippines: The Victims Were Drug Users [The Washington Post]
Influence columnist Maia Szalavitz discusses how we dehumanize people who use drugs.
Burma’s Grassroots War on Drugs [Foreign Policy]
Civic activism was supposed to save Burma. But a violent Christian anti-drug squad has other ideas.
The Moment My Marriage Was Over: “I Had no Idea I Was Living With a Drug Dealer” [The Guardian]
“I was a student holding the military draft at bay, and she was a pampered girl who liked to party—and I knew it was over 48 hours after we were married.”