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an agricultural laborer in Arab countries

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To start, we could try offering historical perspectives which try to see the world from the viewpoint of the oppressed -- the refugees, the fellahin who have been denied, amongst many rights, the right to tell their own story.
For the Suez project, armed guards delivered fellahin to the work site where they were paid a minimal amount, not as fair compensation but to deflect criticism from the project's use of 'slave labour'.
When the fellahin were absent on military service, even the collection of the revenue would be found difficult, if not impossibleC*Under the regime of the Turks, the only sign of Ottoman sovereignty was the collection of revenues," which came from two sources: the sheikh of Kuwait and the sheikh of al-Muhammerah.
Moreover, when positions were available, fellahin graduates discovered that university credentials were frequently unable to overcome Upper Egyptian class bias or the general prejudice against southerners in other parts of the country.
Other developments in the 1970s placed Upper Egypt's fellahin under increasing pressures.
Most of its membership, he notes, "originally came from the fellahin.
In each region an identifiable sub-group - the peasant/Indians of Chiapas and the fellahin of Upper Egypt - traditionally occupied the base of the socioeconomic pyramid and was perceived as inherently inferior by the higher social orders.
Whether in the shanty towns that urbanization brought to the outskirts of San Cristobal or in the poorer neighborhoods of Cairo, peasant Chiapanecos and Upper Egyptian fellahin were likely to find that deprivation still accompanied them.
Upper Egyptian fellahin also benefited from Nasser's educational policies and, after the early 1970s, from opportunities to work abroad.
During the same period, Upper Egypt's fellahin faced reduced possibilities of engaging in migratory labor as the oil economies of the Gulf contracted.
The suggestion is that the folk-religions of the Chiapas Highland peasant Indians and Upper Egyptian fellahin fostered cognitive frameworks that were receptive to the notion that a just cause will eventually triumph, regardless of objective power relationships.