This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 21, 2024


I’m on tour with my new, nationally bestselling novel The Bezzle! Catch me SATURDAY (Apr 27) in MARIN COUNTY, then Winnipeg (May 2), Calgary (May 3), Vancouver (May 4), and beyond!

#20yrsago Bill O’Reilly mistakes Globe and Mail for Socialist Worker

#20yrsago Silmarillion in 1,000 words

#20yrsago London: The (Magnificent) Biography

#15yrsago UAE royal caught torturing man on video

#15yrsago Joe Biden promises a blank check to the entertainment cartel

#15yrsago Entertainment industry’s greedy lobbying is their undoing

#10yrsago Appeals court orders Obama administration to disclose the legal theory for assassination of Americans

#10yrsago Shakespeare’s Beehive: analysis of newly discovered dictionary that Shakespeare owned and annotated

#10yrsago Reddit’s /r/technology demoted over scandal of secret censorship that blocked Internet freedom stories

#5yrsago Facebook has hired the Patriot Act’s co-author and “day-to-day manager” to be its new general counsel

#5yrsago Google walkout organizers say they’re being retaliated against for demanding ethical standards

#5yrsago Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal: cancel student debt, make college free

#5yrsago Heiress “Instagram influencer” whose parents are accused of paying a $500K bribe to get her into USC has trademark application rejected for punctuation errors

#5yrsago Zuck turned American classrooms into nonconsensual laboratories for his pet educational theories, and now they’re rebelling

#5yrsago Platform cooperativism (or, how to turn gig-economy jobs into $22.25/hour jobs)