This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 24, 2023

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On November 27, I’m appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

On November 29, I’m at NYC’s Strand Books with my novel The Lost Cause, a solarpunk tale of hope and danger that Rebecca Solnit called “completely delightful.”

#15yrsago Bailout costs more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, moonshot, S&L bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq war, Vietnam war, and NASA’s lifetime budget — *combined*! https://memex.craphound.com/2008/11/24/bailout-costs-more-than-marshall-plan-louisiana-purchase-moonshot-sl-bailout-korean-war-new-deal-iraq-war-vietnam-war-and-nasas-lifetime-budget-combined/

#10yrsago Man convicted of urinating on hotel carpet while shouting racist abuse, while masturbating with a fire-extinguisher hose up his ass https://metro.co.uk/2013/11/12/premier-inn-guest-hurled-racist-abuse-with-fire-extinguisher-hose-up-his-bottom-4184507/

#10yrsago Miami Gardens police arrest Black man for trespassing 56 times — at the store where he works https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1957716.html

#10yrsago Court rules that calling an MP “a coward” isn’t a crime https://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/protester-cleared-of-threatening-behaviour-for-calling-hove-mp-a-coward-8937208.html

#10yrsago Rob Ford gets a New Yorker cartoon https://www.joeydevilla.com/2013/11/23/rob-fords-appearance-in-a-new-yorker-cartoon/

#5yrsago While serving, Trump’s comms director will get a $7M Fox News bonus for his mishandling of sexual abuse https://thinkprogress.org/bill-shine-fox-news-donald-trump-white-house-communications-director-severance-package-e24734b145c0/

#5yrsago On Thanksgiving Eve, Facebook quietly admitted to hiring dirty tricksters to publish an anti-Semitic Soros hoax smearing its critics https://web.archive.org/web/20181122231310/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/business/on-thanksgiving-eve-facebook-acknowledges-details-of-times-investigation.html

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