Category Archives: shipping conditions

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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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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Talking to Democracy Now about Ever Given

It was thrilling to be prepped to talk to Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow about Ever Given. Here is the interview video and transcript: https://www.democracynow.org/2021/3/29/ever_given_suez_canal_global_trade

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A short op-ed on the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal

So on 23 March a massive 400-metre long ship, the Ever Given, blocked the Suez Canal. I wrote a piece for the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog about the event. Big ships were created to avoid relying on the Suez … Continue reading

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Interview with 032c Magazine

An interview I did with Victoria Camblin a few months ago is now up on the site of 032c magazine. I won’t cut and paste as their graphics are pretty cool: https://032c.com/laleh-khalili-sinews-of-war-and-trade

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Talk at DIIS on offshoring and corporate ownership

I was invited by the lovely people of the Danish Institute for International Studies to give a talk on infrastructures. The abstract for the talk was: Monday 19 October, 15.00-15.45DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International StudiesOnline via Zoom Accumulation of … Continue reading

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Brilliantly fun interview with Tank Magazine

Last month the brilliant Thomas Roueché interviewed me on Sinews for Tank magazine. The interview can be found here: https://tankmagazine.com/issue-84/features/the-sinews-of-war-and-trade/ I am not reposting the content, because the piece has such cool graphics on their website!

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Interview with Doug Henwood for KPFA’s Left Business Observer

As always it is really fun to talk to Doug, given that he was a merchant marine in his youth, and he is a great conversationalist. We chatted for his Left Business Observer in early August and the conversation went … Continue reading

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A review of Sinews of War and Trade in The Baffler

I was thrilled to see such a brilliant erudite review of the book by Harris Feinsod. All at Sea Surveying the watery expanses of the world economy By Harris Feinsod, 24 August 2020 Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and … Continue reading

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