This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 30, 2022


#15yrsago Canada’s copyright czar’s boomerang tantrum at Museum Assoc meeting

#15yrsago TSA missed 90% of bombs at Denver airport

#10yrsago Canada to stop issuing pennies, businesses told to round off to nearest 5 cents, or “work it out for themselves”

#10yrsago Spiders made from TSA-confiscated scissors

#5yrsago Laurie Penny blazes: Brexit is just the latest alibi for austerity

#5yrsago Australia leads the world in selling housing to money-launderers

#5yrsago Prison sentence for Spanish woman who tweeted jokes about the assassination of Franco’s fascist successor

#5yrsago Hungary’s ultra-right government wants to shut down its storied, amazing Central European University

#1yrago America needs a high-fiber broadband diet

#1yrago Minimum wage vs Wall Street bonuses: The fight for $44

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 How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; 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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