Paula Clapp

0 Seattle takes it personally – women and girls

Editor’s Note: I have neither the time nor the inclination to engage in the journalistic pretense of objectivity today, which is why I am calling this post an analysis. It’s not really going to be very analytical, but that’s the word journalists use when they actually say what they think.…

1 Thousand in Seattle support ‘controversial’ anti-poverty scheme

It didn’t used to be controversial. But one way to say this is that nearly one thousand people turned out for a Seattle event Tuesday to celebrate and support an anti-poverty scheme that many experts in the aid and development community contend doesn’t work. Microcredit loans. “We have something like…

2 Seattle aid organization seeks to end the neglect of Central America

Flickr, szeke A few decades ago, Seattle’s relationship with Central American nations like El Salvador, Nicaragua or Guatemala was perhaps most defined by this community serving as a haven for refugees in the nationwide sanctuary movement for people fleeing the violence of the civil wars. On Tuesday, at Microsoft’s Redmond…