Category Archives: infrastructure

North Sea Interviews

Spoke to lovely lefties in Denmark and the Netherlands: Laleh Khalili: Sandheden om vor tids kapitalisme udstilles på verdenshaveneLangsomme samtaler med Rune Lykkeberg Professor i international politik ved Queens Mary University har undersøgt den maritime kapitalisme og de forsyningskæder, som … Continue reading

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Planet B: Laleh Khalili on Sovereignty and Seafarers

“Instead of treating the ocean as a space for frictionless accumulation, can we imagine a “blue new deal” that refuses to carve up water into routes and resources controlled by the most powerful? This episode features insights from Tina Ngata, … Continue reading

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Interview with Luke de Noronha on race and capital accumulation

I got to talk to the brilliant Luke de Noronha of the Sarah Parker Redmond Centre at UCL. The Soundcloud is here and the transcript can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/racism-racialisation/transcript-conversation-laleh-khalili

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The Economist Podcast

The Economist did an interesting podcast on the containership and they spoke to me and a bunch of very cool people: https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2021/09/13/thinking-inside-the-box-the-story-of-the-shipping-container

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Big Ship Capitalism with the Dig Podcast

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Media: This Is Hell

A conversation with Chuck Mertz about infrastructures, drawing on the essay I did for Noema magazine on infrastructures and degrowth.

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This Machine Kills Podcast

7 April 2021 Okay, so the big boat is no longer blocking the Suez Canal. But that doesn’t mean we can go back to ignoring the global networks of capitalism and colonialism that make our world run. Laleh Khalili – … Continue reading

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KPFA Behind the News

1 April 2021 Global shipping: the shadowy business behind the Ever Given. And subsidized jobs. To listen, go to https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=354371 Laleh Khalili looks into the murky business of global shipping, an industry much in the headlines because of the stuck … Continue reading

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A World to Win Podcast with Grace Blakeley

30 March 2021 30. A Marine History of Capitalism: An Interview with Laleh Khalili Before the container ship crisis in the Suez Canal, Grace spoke with Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London, and author of Sinews of War … Continue reading

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Interview with the Jacobin about the Suez Canal

I can talk about the Suez Canal forever — and here I did! 😀 The Suez Canal Is a Lifeline for Global Capitalism AN INTERVIEW WITHLALEH KHALILI The Suez Canal blockage inspired a thousand memes, but its consequences for the … Continue reading

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