Media: On the global roots of the Beirut port explosion

Media: On the global roots of the Beirut port explosion

By Laleh Khalili

While attention and anger has focused on the incompetence and dysfunction of the Lebanese government and authorities, the roots of the catastrophe run far deeper and wider – to a network of maritime capital and legal chicanery that is designed to protect businesses at any cost.

To read Laleh Khalili’s Guardian piece, please go to: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/08/beirut-explosion-lawless-world-international-shipping-

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