After 2016’s bungled coup and as part of his subsequent crackdown on political enemies and the media, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants new powers to hire and fire government ministers. The debate in Turkey’s parliament got out of hand, with members of the ruling AK Party and opposition Republican People’s Party getting into fisticuffs.
DJ Shadow has unveiled the music video for the song “Nobody Speak” featuring Run The Jewels, a standout track from his latest album ‘The Mountain Will Fall,’ out now on Mass Appeal Records. The video depicts a meeting of leaders that quickly descends into chaos, a scene not unlike what is unfolding in governments around the globe. It also features appearances by DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels.
The video was directed by Sam Pilling and produced by Pulse Films, stars Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey, and was shot in NYC, London and Ukraine.
The Research we cited was published by Christopher Gandrud. You can download his latest article “Two Sword Lengths Apart: Credible commitment problems and physical violence in democratic national legislatures” here.
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A parliament session in Kenya has descended into chaos, with rival MPs trading punches.
Opposition lawmakers tried to block discussions on the introduction of manual vote-counting for next year’s presidential election.
The government wants a back-up to the electronic system but the opposition says it is a way of rigging the poll.
Kenyan politics is known to be highly partisan and this is not the first physical fight.
In 2014, four lawmakers were assaulted and one had his shirt torn.
The live video feed from parliament was cut after the fight broke out on Tuesday evening and journalists were ordered out of the press gallery.
After an earlier highly charged discussion over the proposed changes to the electoral law, opposition MP Millie Odhiambo attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta, calling him “extremely stupid”.
Mr Kenyatta gave his initial response to that attack at an event to usher in the festive season, saying “some idiots continue to insult me” but added that it was part of their freedom.
But Mr Kenyatta seems to have now ended his war of words with Ms Odhiambo, as a local media station on Wednesday shared a picture of a Christmas card from the president addressed to the MP.
Ukraine party leaders throw punches during a meeting of parliament factions after one MP accuses another of having ties to Russia’s Kremlin. The leader of Ukraine’s Radical Party Oleg Lyashko was punched in the face by Opposition Bloc Deputy Yury Boyko in Kiev on Monday.
Two lawmakers who want Hong Kong to split from China wrestles with security in parliament, with one of them dragged from the chamber, as fears grow Beijing will step in over the saga.