This day in history

2003, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Telcos attack VoIP numbering https://www.zdnet.com/home-and-office/networking/voip-caught-in-a-numbers-crunch/

#5yrsago Kimberly Clark says the Trump tax-cuts let it fire 5,500 US workers and pay out dividends to its shareholders https://www.businessinsider.com/kimberly-clark-pays-for-layoffs-with-trump-tax-cuts-2018-1

#5yrsago Short-termism led the Democratic Party to let unions die, and now they’ve lost their base https://jamesfeigenbaum.github.io/research/pdf/fhw_rtw_jan2018.pdf

#5yrsago “We Shall Overcome” has overcome copyfraud and is now unambiguously public domain https://www.techdirt.com/2018/01/26/we-shall-overcome-overcomes-bogus-copyright-claim-officially-public-domain/

#1yrago Cops’ imaginary fears send addicts to real jail https://pluralistic.net/2022/01/27/extraordinary-popular-delusions/#onshore-havana-syndrome

#1yrago As stocks tumble, wealthy speculators bid up house prices https://pluralistic.net/2022/01/27/extraordinary-popular-delusions/#wall-street-slumlords

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).

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