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Members of this project may be interested in participating in this discussion about recent changes to the globalization article. Your input would be appreciated. Cordless Larry (talk) 10:31, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: Beyond the First Amendment

New article, created, at Beyond the First Amendment. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:59, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: Freedom of Expression(R)

New article, created, at Freedom of Expression(R). Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 18:03, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: Net.wars

New article, created, at Net.wars. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:52, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: The Best American Magazine Writing 2007

New article, created, at The Best American Magazine Writing 2007. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 00:20, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


Is "the coming insurrection" article high importance? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

FL nom: List of heads of state of the Soviet Union

The List of heads of state of the Soviet Union is currently a FL nom, would any of you care to review the list? If so, thanks in advance. --TIAYN (talk) 08:29, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject proposal

There is a proposal at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Conservatism to create a related WikiProject. Please consider reading the proposal and commenting at that page. Alternatives include joining a related project (such as this one) or creating a WP:TASKFORCE under a related project with a larger scope. WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:54, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

List of heads of state

I just want to direct the attention of those who are part of this project to a dispute at List of current heads of state and government. There's an RfC open at the talk page. Cheers. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 01:21, 19 February 2011 (UTC)


The naming of the Gaddafi articles are up for discussion, see Talk:Saif al-Islam Muammar Al-Gaddafi and Talk:Muammar al-Gaddafi (talk) 01:20, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

List of delegates to the Millennium Summit

Hi there. The above list is currently a featured list, but falls far short of 2011 standards. Issues include a brief, uncited lead section, a lack of images, and at least one of the references pointing to a generic page rather than a specific article. I've posted here in the hope of finding someone who might be interested in doing some restoration work, so that we can avoid taking the list to a featured list review. Regards, —WFC— 12:07, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

IP editor adding unsourced ideologies to infoboxes

Can someone take a look at the edits of (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)? He is adding unsourced "ideologies" to the infoboxes of political parties. Many of these additions are highly controversial, and I think these his edits should all be reverted. Nanobear (talk) 13:50, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Tony Blair

Members of this project may be interested in assisting with the Good Article nomination of Tony Blair. The review can be found at Talk:Tony Blair/GA1. GA is reachable, but it will require hard work. Any assistance would be appreciated. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:53, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


Hello, I am writing articles on english Wikipedia with lists of legislative speakers. Some of them, especially presidents of German Landtage, belonged to the nobility. Shall I add the peerage to their names? Shall I write Günther Graf von Versleben or just Günther von Versleben? Some German articles list both, while other only list the names. In the Portugese article about the Speakers of the Brazilian House of Representative both names and full titles are included. Hope somebody can help. Mbakkel2 15:29, 1 March 2011 (CET)

Importance of Middle East and North Africa protests

When I was editing the Middle East and North Africa protests-page I saw that the article had a Mid importance on this project. I mean that's a bit underrated as these protests have gargantuan geopolitically effects. Could this be scaled up to High or something? AlwaysUnite (talk) 19:46, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

B-class review request: Karl Marx

I've finished major work on this article. Before a WP:GA nomination, I'd like to invite interested projects to do a B-class review. Please post any reviews on the article's talk page. I'd appreciate any assistance with prose copy-editing (I am not a native speaker of English). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 23:21, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to add "statistics" section to List of states with limited recognition

It has been proposed that a "statistics" section is added to List of states with limited recognition. Please contribute to the discussion at Talk:List of states with limited recognition#Statistics RFC. Alinor (talk) 07:49, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Notification of deletion discussion

There is a "miscellany for deletion" within the scope of this wikiproject at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Bedford/userboxes/America Held Hostage. All interested parties are invited to give their opinion. Feezo (Talk) 08:17, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Editing the "Women in Politics" Page

The "Women in Politics" page could be expanded to a more general topic of Women and Governance. Women and Politics would be a subset of this page. Expanding the scope of this page would allow for information regarding Nussbaum's work on gender and governance and numerous UN documents on the state of equality (or lack thereof) in this realm. Expanding this page would provide a more holistic approach to the the topic, rather than narrowly focusing only on politics. I would appreciate any feedback on this idea. Colleenfugate (talk) 03:27, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Wrongly bannered US articles

In the United States, people tend to equate their arguments in bars with "politics." Articles are constructed accordingly. The articles on the Project Page seem to agree with mine, suggesting that it is a US problem only. See Politics of Vermont as it existed before I changed it. This article, which someone from here evaluated, is almost entirely about Elections, not politics at all. The author(s), obviously American(s), were typically confused. We need help here. Please check US articles labeled "Politics in X" and ensure that they are really about politics and not elections. BTW I will move the Georgia article to "Elections" shortly if I don't get any grief over the proposed move. Typically, there is no higher level article on Elections and they could use one. How convenient!  :) Student7 (talk) 12:32, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Guidelines on criticism, particularly about Parties and active politicians

Hello people! This topic may have been presented before, but I'd like to get a clarification. I have been working on BLPs like Sonia Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Yeddyurappa and L.K. Advani from some time, as well as Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. I am accustomed to IPs and new users coming and adding stuff to criticism sections. Many a times, the IPs did have solid references, but some of the allegations are very small (in comparison to bigger, more publicised allegations probably). Is there any particular policy, with respect to politicians, regarding the sensitive aspect of criticism sections? Yes Michael?Talk 14:01, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Oliver Cromwell

An article that you have been involved in editing, Oliver Cromwell has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments good article reassessment page . If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Ironholds (talk) 18:42, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Free election

The usage of free election is under discussion, see Talk:Free election (Polish throne). (talk) 03:58, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Los Angeles County Young Democrats

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Young Democrats of America. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 08:13, 30 March 2011 (UTC) (Using {{pls}})

Guidelines on writing about Demonstrations

Simple question: how do you structure an article of a street demonstration so it could be advanced to a GA? More specifically in the last 10 years London has seen two massive 500,000 plus demonstrations. There was the 2004 Stop the War demonstration (750000 - 2 million) which has no WP article of its own, and last weekends March for the Alternative, This intensely discussed and referenced article is classified as a C, has no Infobox but still reads well, in spite of tensions to convert it into an article about a small independent protest- the policing of which has gathered a lot of media attention. Has anyone thought up a skeleton of what a article on a demonstration should contain? This type of topic is outside my normal WikiArea so has anyone any got any suggestions? Thanks in advance.--ClemRutter (talk) 14:10, 30 March 2011 (UTC)b

United States Bill of Rights is a candidate for the U.S. Collaboration of the Month

The United States Bill of Rights article has been submitted as a possible candidate for the U.S. Collaboration of the Month. --Kumioko (talk) 16:20, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Women in Politics/Gender and Governance

I am collaborating with "Colleenfugate" to edit the current Women in Politics page. We aim to move it toward a broader discussion of gender and governance, incorporating current aspects of the page yet also widening the scope to address governance (rather than just politics). There is currently a great deal of information on the page about specific female leaders--if anyone has suggestions as to where this information should go (perhaps the biographical page?) we would greatly appreciate input. We also want to connect the page to other political pages, such as ones addressing specific legislative/executive/judicial branch issues. Areas for future inclusion might be a more specific discussion of historical approaches to gender/governance issues. Amr0316 (talk) 02:18, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

FLRC: Territorial evolution of Canada

I have nominated Territorial evolution of Canada for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

GA Reassessment of Suharto

Suharto has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.

Leo Ryan GA Sweeps: On Hold

I have reviewed Leo Ryan for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since the article falls under the scope of this project, I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib)