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Clusters: 5
Articles: 12
Average tonality: 1.9166666
Entity mentions: 1702
Comments: 1719
Average tonality: -0.47934842
Winnie Mandela helped Nelson become the radical that he was
At a pivotal point in South Africa’s history, Winnie urged Nelson to risk ANC alienation and embrace young activists, writes former Labour minister for Africa Peter Hain
Articles: 2 (Rank: 3)
Tonality: 1.5
Top entities
Comments: 287
Tonality: -5.0
  • • Peter Hain is a former Labour MP and minister for Africa.
  • Mandela was arrested several times by the security forces and faced torture and other forms of violence.
  • For Mandela and those who fought against apartheid government here on the South Africa soil, the ANC had relinquished its historical mandate to secure a full revolution in South Africa by being too conciliatory.
  • Tragic, heroic and ultimately deeply flawed, Winnie can be correctly criticised for her rogue later life, but her courage and radical spirit in adversity should never be forgotten.
  • So judge Winnie Mandela against the background of circumstance, not ignorance.
  • He may be cast as a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle but he has a blind eye to the violence inflicted on black South Africans by the likes of Winnie Mandela.
  • It is in remembering and healing a wounded people that we honor the legacy of Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
  • Please feel free to quote all these people who are supporting apartheid.
  • Nice try by Hain but Mandela was his own man and developed his own ideas in prison.
Articles' vs. comments' controversy: Entities' controversy: Crosslingual rank controversy:
3.2 9 0.121
Crosslingual links: 1 Crosslingual article controversy: Crosslingual comment controversy:
0.6 1.7
Shame of Labour party antisemitism
Letters: Giles Oakley, Martin Weitz and Jeremy Connick on anti-Jewish sentiment and Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the issue
Articles: 4 (Rank: 1)
Tonality: -6
Top entities
Comments: 635
Tonality: 0
  • The left must respond to fears about antisemitic abuse, and it will.
  • At root is the thought that if antisemitism exists, it must have something to do with how Jews supposedly behave.
  • Maddeningly, some Corbyn supporters tell us claims of antisemitism are exaggerated or a political weapon to take down the Labour leader.
  • Jewish voices lost faith in the Labour leader when they saw the shocking antisemitic mural which Corbyn seemed to like so much.
  • How could he not have noticed the caricatures of Jews?
  • 3) Objections to left-wing anti-Semitism does not come in majority from right-wingers (who - I agree with Owen Jones - have their own big problems).
  • Owen Jones, didn’t you know that Jeremy Corbyn “mishandled” the bogus “he supports antisemitism” accusations by attending a meeting with “the wrong Jewish people”?
  • Alot of the people who werekicked out of the labour party for anti Semitic views have gone back to voting labour since Corbyn became labour leader.
Articles' vs. comments' controversy: Entities' controversy: Crosslingual rank controversy:
3.1 6.1 0
The Guardian view on the gender pay gap: a symptom of deep prejudice
Editorial: Women’s work has been systematically undervalued for far too long. Now the scale of the problem cannot be denied
Articles: 2 (Rank: 5)
Tonality: 2
Top entities
Comments: 0
Tonality: 0
  • The gender pay gap reports make it crystal clear that women are systematically undervalued.
  • Editorial: Women’s work has been systematically undervalued for far too long.
  • The mechanism that has exposed the gender pay gap is not speeches but law.
  • Thanks to data published ahead of a midnight deadline on Wednesday, a clearer picture is emerging of the extent to which British women are systematically paid less than men.
  • About 78% of companies report a median-wage disparity in favour of men.
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0 0 0
We need to build a new social contract for the digital age
We are conditioned to view data as a threat, but it can be the opposite, if all parties understand the deal into which they are entering
Articles: 2 (Rank: 4)
Tonality: 14
Top entities
Comments: 130
Tonality: 0
  • But Barcelona shows that citizens’ data can generate public value Tech firms are emerging as new feudal lords.
  • How Cambridge Analytica built “psychographics” from Facebook data to measure personality and motivation – what you choose and why you choose it – with the intention of influencing how people vote.
  • But cities can run smart, data-intensive, algorithmic public transportation, housing, health and education – all based on a logic of solidarity, social cooperation and collective rights.
  • Instead we are conditioned to view data as a threat.
  • The new digital social contract will not be written or amended by the people.
  • Collective data sets are valuable to the likes of Cambridge Analytica.
  • We already hear that some employers check Facebook profiles of job applicants.
  • People have individual relationships with companies, not collective ones.
  • Social media was always about collecting data, the consumer the product and they are the middlemen it’s free because they need consumer info and know they make more money from selling data than charging for access.
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7 10.3 0
Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy
If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises
Articles: 2 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 6
Top entities
Comments: 667
Tonality: 1
  • The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis, how should we remember Martin Luther King Jr?
  • If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one.
  • King’s last sermon was entitled Why America May Go to Hell.
  • There ought, King said, to be a new freedom agenda.
  • What people tend to forget is that King was a socialist who felt deeply for the poor - both black and white - and fully integrated a critique of black oppression with one of capitalism.
  • "There is no justice without economic justice".
  • *Almost* all the economic and social progress in the west these past decades has been championed by social liberal and social democratic parties, and opposed by cons.
  • Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis, how should we remember Martin Luther King Jr?
Articles' vs. comments' controversy: Entities' controversy: Crosslingual rank controversy:
2.6 8.3 0