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The Nicaraguan deaf children who invented a new language

In the 1980s deaf children in Nicaragua invented a completely new sign language of their own. This remarkable achievement allowed experts a unique insight into how human communication develops. US linguist Judy Shepard-Kegl documented the emergence of what is now known as Nicaraguan Sign Language. In this BBC video she explains how...

British mercenaries who trained the contra

NEW BOOK 'Keenie Meenie: the British Mercenaries who got away with war crimes' by Phil Miller published by Pluto Press ‘Like its mysterious name, Keenie Meenie Services escaped definition and to this day has evaded sanctions. Now explosive new evidence - only recently declassified - exposes the extent of these war crimes,...

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