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    It seems to me that this article will be problematic to maintain. It is trying to be a list, but of course it only goes back as far as the time people started compiling it. It requires management by a person. It might be better to annotate some articles as being about political violence and then have the system be able to search for and list those articles. These kinds of lists tend to wither on the vine and the sporadic attention they get does not very much improve them. I might be wrong, but this is just my observation.

    Edited: 2018-11-12 23:25:22 By Ray Kiddy (talk | contribs) + 2 Characters .. + 0% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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      Yes, I understand what you’re saying, and it may peter out. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing, if it does so because violence decreases.

      But like you imply, there is always the problem of compassion fatigue.

      I don’t really have an answer other than I hope it becomes less an issue.

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    What do you consider “recent” for the purposes of the list? Also, check out the south poverty law center website. They have a list of hate groups in the US

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      Just started the list recently, so I guess if we could keep it going from this point forward.

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        So, Don’t worry about adding any past events that may be relevant?

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          No. I think that any incidents added, though, should maintain the the timeline, so if it happened in September, it should appear before the ones appearing in October.

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    Shouldn’t “political violence” be more accurately referred to as ‘terrorism’?

    Definition of terrorism: [noun] ‘the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims: the fight against terrorism | international terrorism.’

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      For reporting purposes I believe terrorism is a legal term. (I could be wrong here.) Timothy McVeigh was obviously a terrorist but wasn’t legally charged with that offence.

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        Thanks Fiona.

        Maybe worth clarifying the legality. From a dictionary definition perspective, it seems accurate.

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    Nationalism is most certainly not “people taking pride” – that’s more like patriotism. Nationalism is the extremist version of patriotism, to the exclusion of minorities and other nations

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    I would like it if we opened it to an ever-growing list. (Not that I want more violence; just more input)

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