This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 21, 2022


#15yrsago Time’s Joe Klein gets everything wrong in column about NSA domestic spying

#10yrsago Five reasons to opt out of TSA pornoscanners this weekend

#10yrsago Creationist fifth grade science textbook used in Louisiana public school

#10yrsago Toronto Mayor Rob Ford demonstrates his governance style

#5yrsago After a Freedom of Information lawsuit, the White House visitor logs are now available online as a free searchable database

#5yrsago The stairs in a viral sensation public library in China run with blood, and its “books” are just sheets of aluminum screened with pictures of spines

#5yrsago The FCC will move to kill net neutrality over Thanksgiving and it thinks that we’ll all be too busy eating and shopping to notice

#5yrsago Paul Ryan imagines “Cindy,” a hypothetical beneficiary of his tax plan, doesn’t realize she and her child are starving to death

Cory Doctorow ( 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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