Melancholic Troglodytes

Class struggle and this thing called the Middle East - Melancholic Trogladytes

A collection of articles on varied aspects of class struggle, history and culture in the region.

Reservation Politics: the Palestinian experience through the historical monocle of Native Americans - Melancholic Troglodytes

Palestinians in Native American costume protest Condoleeza Rice visit

An historical examination of the similarities and differences in the situations of the Palestinians and the Native Americans.

Syrian-Lebanese dispute and its implications for the class struggle, 1500-2003 - Melacholic Troglodytes

Melancholic Troglodytes' pamphlet covering the history of the Syrian/Lebanese dispute from 1500-2003.

The Zanj slaves rebellion, AD 869-883

A history of the Zanj slave rebellion - East African slaves in Mesopotamia during the 9th century. These events took place around Basra, in modern day Iraq.

A proletarian critique of the Nation of Islam - Melancholic Troglodytes

This is a proletarian critique of the U.S. based Nation of Islam (NOI). With anything between 20,000 and 100,000 members and capable of engineering massive reactionary mobilizations, the Nation represents a significant counter-revolutionary force. The pamphlet looks at NOI's history and evolution, the way it exploits its membership and its promotion of anti-working class, sexist, homophobic and racist ideology. Melancholic Troglodytes hope this text will encourage further analysis of NOI, religion and race from a class perspective.

Hydro-jihad: water conflict and the class struggle - Melancholic Troglodytes

The Iraq War underlined the significance of three main commodities in the Middle East, namely: labour power, oil and water. This text investigates the role of water in relation to the class struggle.