May-June 2016 N&L available on the web

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2016-2017
The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

Contents:
Introduction
I.    Discontent, revolt and reaction in the U.S.
II.   The worldwide war against women
III.  Chinese labor in revolt
IV.  Counter-revolution and revolution in the Middle East and North [=>]

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Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
May-June 2016, Vol. 61, #3

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