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New Democratic Party of Canada former leader Audrey McLaughlin[edit]

New Democratic Party of Canada former leader Audrey McLaughlin is missing a photo, anyone have one? (talk) 03:12, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Polish Socialism[edit]

Anyone available and willing to help me put together an article on socialism in Poland? I think a better title, however, would be Polish Socialism. Better captures the idea of socialism with a Polish inflexion (if you know a few bits about Polish nationalism/socialism, I think you'll agree).
~ Iloveandrea (talk) 18:36, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Hoover Institution?[edit]

Why is the Hoover Institution a member of this project? It may make sense that the Hoover Institution Library and Archives is included, since it contains a lot of historical information about the Socialist and Communist movements, but I can't see any rationale for including the conservative Hoover Institution. Thanks. --MelanieN (talk) 03:07, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Featured Article waiting for review[edit]

An article from this project is nominated for Featured Article status: Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders. To assist the process, visit its FA review page to add comments, or register support/oppose sentiments. Cheers. --Noleander (talk) 00:03, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

The article "Socialism (Marxism)" is entirely based on an orthodox Marxist perspective of socialism[edit]

The Socialism (Marxism) article is entirely based upon an orthodox Marxist interpretation of socialism, it does not include revisionist Marxist perspective - specifically the revisionist interpretation of Marxism and Marxian socialism by Eduard Bernstein. I am concerned that the reason for this exclusive orthodox Marxist POV is either because of anti-revisionist Marxist and anti-Bernstein tendencies amongst those who developed that article; or because of ignorance of the revisionist Marxist perspective of Bernstein.--R-41 (talk) 00:45, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Hi folks, I've requested a move of Anarchist communism to anarcho-communism based on usage within and outside of the article. The discussion hasn't attracted a whole lot of input, and I thought some of you might have some expertise to lend. Best, BDD (talk) 18:05, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

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Social market economy[edit]

There is interest to expand the article. Anyone interested in sharing that project? --Pass3456 (talk) 10:56, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

2012 Third party Asian American infobox representatives open nomination period[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Asian American#Third party Asian American infobox representative nominees. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 03:42, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

2012 Asian American representative approval period (Now until 18 December)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Asian American#Representative approval. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 06:39, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Family Economics Wikipedia:USEP/Courses/Labor/Gender II: Economics of Gender (Gunseli Berik)[edit]

I have recently revise the family economics article. As a subject it has connections to the theories and ideas to Marx and Engels, it is also connected to their views on the structure of family under socialism. I have tried to include those subjects as much as possible, but I must admit I was only partially successful in finding contemporary Marxist literature. So I propose to include the subject to the wikiproject socialism. I also welcome any further revisions of the article by adding additional information on Marxist perspective of Family economicsKeremcantekin (talk) 20:52, 4 December 2012 (UTC) Kerem Cantekin (talk)

Jessie Stephen[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Jessie Stephen#Request for verification of a few points. -- Trevj (talk) 09:28, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

RM at Talk:Communist Romania[edit]

This is to notify members that there is currently a WP:REQUESTED MOVE discussion taking place at Talk:Communist Romania#Requested move. Input would be appreciated. Regards -- Director (talk) 19:15, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Problems at Socialism article: definition of the term socialism and the use of the term "socialism" by the Third Way faction of social democrats[edit]

Problems with the definition of socialism and the use of the term "socialism" by Third Way social democrats that essentially involves the complete acceptance of capitalism while viewing "socialism" as delivering social welfare and social justice, is causing difficulties at the article Socialism. This definition of socialism cannot be identified as completely autonomous from the conventional socialism, because the principal Third Way ideologist Anthony Giddens has claimed that the Third Way is an extension of the social democratic revisionism of Eduard Bernstein and Karl Kautsky who were both recognized socialists in the conventional use of the term.

I have opened up an RfC there, and I believe that this specific issue of the Third Way deserves the attention of WikiProject Socialism. But also efforts to create a balanced and NPOV description of socialism in the intro are desperately needed. This will be highly difficult given the various factions of people identifying as socialists who have often disagreed with each other. But something needs to be done.--R-41 (talk) 05:36, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

The fact is that there are simply no countries which call themselves socialist which adhere to the rejection of individual ownership of corporate equity, and there haven't been for decades. Trying to maintain a purist definition in the Socialism introduction is why that article has overwhelmingly negative feedback from people who can't understand it. My attempt at simplification to reflect actual reality was rejected but discussion is ongoing. Neo Poz (talk) 20:35, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Adding "women's cooperatives in the developing world to the Cooperatives page[edit]

Hello all! I'm working on a class project to integrate the topic of women's cooperatives in the developing world into the existing Cooperatives page on Wikipedia. I am interested in adding it to the existing cooperatives page, as this will allow it to get the most traffic. My focus will be on the development of women's cooperatives, how they differ from the status quo, and how this trend has shifted over time. I was hoping to also highlight certain cooperatives that are doing well in specific countries, but wanted to integrate this instead of listing it out as a country-by-country list (which will never be fully exhausted). Since the Wikipedia Cooperatives Project falls within the Socialism Project, I wanted to get further views on my proposed expansion. I will draw sources from the International Labour Organization, the United Nations year of the Cooperative (2012), journals such as Gender and Development, as well as several books I have found on the topic. Any and all suggestions are welcome as I attempt to bring some attention to the importance and development of women's only cooperatives. Emmyloumanwill (talk) 06:14, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Need help at Law of value[edit]

Law of value needs some serious help. The article is composed mostly of original research, has trouble maintaining a neutral POV, and is way too long. We need some volunteers to help out with cleaning it up. I've gone through and tagged a lot of the original research, but the article is too overwhelming to work on alone. Also, we need some experts to come in, for help in highlighting trivial information that can be removed. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 19:43, 19 April 2013 (UTC)



RfC on title of Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown)[edit]

Hi, there is an RM/RfC here that may be of interest to this project.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 01:51, 7 June 2013 (UTC)


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File:Socialist Studies № 1.png[edit]

File:Socialist Studies № 1.png has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 03:51, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Kim Jong-un.jpg[edit]

image:Kim Jong-un.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 04:39, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

GAR Socialist Left Party (Norway)[edit]

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One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Need help in clarifying which was the first democratically elected communist government[edit]

Another user had brought this up in the Kerala state article talk page. I've found some good sources (like this, and this) saying that the country San Marino had the first elected communist government in 1945 but at the same time, some others (like this one) say that the state of Kerala had the first in 1957. I'm convinced that the user is right and San Marino, not Kerala, was the first. I was planning to add this to all related articles, but thought I'll first ask other editor's views on this. Hope this is right and any replies will be much appreciated, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 20:06, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, apart from discussion what constitutes a truely democratic election, the problem is that the difference is that Kerala is not a sovereign state, which San Marino is. Communists had won other local or regional elections before Kerala 1957 (for example some regions in Italy directly after the war). The other issue is that in both the Kerala 1957 and San Marino cases the communists formed governments in coalition with other forces. It could be said that it was a 'communist-led' government, though. --Soman (talk) 11:44, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Updating and expanding article on Socialist Party USA[edit]

The article on the Socialist Party USA is fairly good article. It covers the basics of the history of the party, and it's presidential campaigns, but it explains very little of the party's platform and ideology. Obviously, this party is of very little importance due to it's size, and a hugely detailed description of its platform would be idiotic. However I am very concerned that to average American reader who is unfamiliar with socialism, the article doesn't much help. So I'm going to add some bare basics of the party's platform and where it stands on various issues.

Also, the "History" and "Founding" need to be fixed and merged together. The "History" section does not cover the party's history, rather it covers the development of the future party within the Socialist Party of America, so the title of the section is misleading. Furthermore, the section "Founding" covers all of the subsequent history of the party, not just on its creation. So I will merge the two into one section called "History" and divide it into subsections such as "Founding", and "1976-present" or something like that. Just basic improvements, cleaning up, and a slight amount of expansion. Also, I will likely create articles on their notable members, and attempt to expand the articles on members that already exist. If anyone would like to contribute to this project, help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all and have a great day!

Sbrianhicks (talk) 05:43, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

"socialist elements" in nazism lead[edit]

There is an effort ongoing to put statement that Nazism had "socialist" elements to the lead of the Nazism article. Comments of fellow editors are welcome. Mpov (talk) 20:35, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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One Nation Labour[edit]

Hi, just wondering if someone would check this article for neutrality. It was created today by an anonymous user, and I have one or two small concerns about whether it's balanced. Here seems a good place to ask. Thanks. Paul MacDermott (talk) 22:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Talk:History of the socialist movement in the United States#Requested move[edit]

A discussion for moving "History of the socialist movement in X" to "Socialism in X" , X = USA, Brazil, Canada, UK.

Please refer to WP:ARTICLETITLE and ancillary policies & guidelines.

All input welcome. Thank you. walk victor falk talk 01:50, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

UK Independence Party[edit]

Please see the discussion at Talk:UK Independence Party#Request for comment about whether academic sources describing the UK Independence Party as far-right are reliable. LordFixit (talk) 07:10, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Pyramid of Capitalist System[edit]

Feel free to copyedit and expand my new DYK, of interest to this project, I think. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown[edit]

There is currently a move request at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown in which some project members might be interested. (talk) 20:11, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Merge Marxist state theory articles[edit]

Should Marx's theory of the state (which would be moved to Marxist theory of the state to include Lenin's thought etc. from the other articles), dictatorship of the proletariat and dictatorship of the bourgeoisie be merged?

The discussion is here:Talk:Marx's theory of the state#Merge. Zozs (talk) 03:37, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Anarcho-capitalism RfC[edit]

Please see this RfC re including content on the Anarcho-capitalism page re its relationship with mainstream/traditional anarchism. N-HH talk/edits 07:59, 12 June 2014 (UTC)


Maoism (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is proposed to be renamed to Mao Zedong Thought, for the discussion, see Talk:Maoism -- (talk) 04:15, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Socialism at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Dialectical Materialism[edit]

I am wondering why the article on dialectical materialism has only been marked as being middle level importance in the socialism portal? This seems to me to be a high level importance in regards to socialism. Any thoughts? --xcuref1endx (talk) 15:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Marxism articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 16:38, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Notability of socialist parties[edit]

Could I have some help at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Socialist Alternative (Malaysia). Another editor has said that socialist sources are not reliable for the purposes of this article and that it is not notable. Are national sections of socialist internationals notable in themselves and if so how do I justify this. Vahvistus (talk) 09:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

American Left[edit]

There is a discussion about whether to include the Green Party as part of the American Left, an article about socialism, communism, anarchism and syndicalism in the U.S. Contributions would be appreciated. (See: Talk:American Left#Green Party.) TFD (talk) 04:09, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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Socialism in the United States sidebar[edit]

. There is confusion here about who should and should not be included in the people section. The criteria is largely based upon individual editors perspectives. Is there anyway to start getting some outside opinions on who should and should not be included? -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:36, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

There are too many people to make it workable. Usually too it is best when using a well-defined set, such as presidents of the U.S. TFD (talk) 23:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
It has been proposed in the talk page that the section should be removed entirely. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 00:14, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Criticisms of Marxism[edit]

The Criticisms of Marxism page needs a heavy make-over. Its confusing and disoriented. Because of the complexity of the subject and the vastness of work dedicated to the topic, every POV pusher drops by and a inserts a quote that they had read from a questionable secondary source or drops large quotes from primary sources. The article is a quotefarm as of now, if anyone has the time to take a look at it, offer suggestions, or do a heavy make over. Please come on over and do it. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 16:51, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Primary School invitation[edit]

Hi everybody. On behalf of the teams behind the Wikipedia Primary School research project, I would like to announce that the article Nelson Mandela (of interest to this wikiproject) was selected a while ago to be reviewed by an external expert. We'd now like to ask interested editors to join our efforts and improve the article before March 15, 2015 (any timezone) as they see fit; a revision will be then sent to the designated expert for review (please see the article's talk page for details). Any notes and remarks written by the external expert will be made available on the article's talk page under a CC-BY-SA license as soon as possible, so that you can read them, discuss them and then decide if and how to use them. Please sign up here to let us know you're collaborating. Thanks a lot for your support! Elitre (WPS) (talk) 17:18, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Mike Jones (artist)[edit]

Draft:Mike Jones (artist) is about the creator of a wide variety of banners, murals, stained glass and other commemorative material for the Trades Unions movement in the UK, and other socialist organisations and museums. Son of the notable Jack Jones (trade unionist). The referencing is rather a mess, but I think there may be enough to establish notability, including an obituary on the website of The Guardian. Please take a look at the Draft and see if you can improve it. If unimproved, the Draft will be deleted in a few months. Arthur goes shopping (talk) 13:30, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

No takers? How about a Canadian-Ukrainian Jewish communist, socialist political cartoonist, photographer and landscape painter then? Draft:Josh Silburt
Arthur goes shopping (talk) 15:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Oswald Bastable[edit]

Hi, I have added your project to Talk:Oswald Bastable as I think it may be relevent to you. If not please feel free to remove. thanks Coolabahapple (talk) 07:22, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Following orders by the Creators do fight for true Earth social revolution[edit]

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to be moved to Lula. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Coalition of Left, of Movements and Ecology listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Coalition of Left, of Movements and Ecology to be moved to Synaspismos. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:31, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Éditions de l'Atelier[edit]

Feel free to expand this page with referenced info. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:15, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Central Committee elected by the 16th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)[edit]

Please review. --TIAYN (talk) 22:17, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

RFC at Dictatorship of the proletariat[edit]

A Request for Comments has been posted at Dictatorship of the proletariat. Please participate to decide which of two versions of the lede and another section should be accepted. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:30, 26 July 2015 (UTC)