Writer Maximillian Alvarez explores the sanctity of waste and ownership in the digital age - as refurbisher Eric Lundgren is imprisoned for criminal recycling, our values around ownership and technological progress are increasingly shaped not just by the products we consume, but corporations and a subservient state.
Maximillian wrote the article The Death of Media for The Baffler.
Journalist Anna Clark traces the toxic politics that poisoned the people of Flint - from the actions of state and local officials under financial emergency management, to the large-scale structural problems deep within American society - of racialized, strategic inequality, and the corrosion of the notion of a universal, public good.
Anna is author of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy from Metropolitan Books.
Writer Roy Scranton looks at the signs of this doomed civilization - a collapsing political system, massive environmental degradation and a future of inevtiable, irreversible climate change - and explains why the thrilling and terrifying task required of us is to let go of this world and create a new one, together, while there's still time.
Roy is author of We're Doomed. Now What? Essays on War and Climate Change from Soho Press.
Matt Broomfield and Tolhildan of The Internationalist Commune of Rojava discuss the daily work of ecological and social revolution - from restoring the health of liberated lands, to learning new ways of living and working together.
Musician Ted Sirota explores the history of banned Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst) in Hitler's Germany, and the parallels for artists (and everyeone else) in Trump's America.
Ted will be playing live at Saturday's This is Hell! Anniversary Party and Art Show.