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Terry Glavin

Terry Glavin's most recent book is Waiting for the Macaws and Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions (Penguin). His column for The Tyee, Dissent, appears twice monthly.

Stories by Terry Glavin

opinion

Why Is Ottawa Demonizing Iran's Opposition?

At a boisterous Paris protest, the weirdness of Canada's stance is on full display.

By Terry Glavin, 5 Jul 2010


news

A Tyee Series

'I Am Not Scared to Come to Canada'

Majabeen, an orphan teen in Kabul, has a plan. Study medicine here, then 'come back and support my Afghan people.' Last of a series.

By Terry Glavin, 14 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Out of Their Cellars, into Business

Meet Mah Jan, Sharifa, Mahbooba and Marzia. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, they're proving the liberating power of microfinance.

By Terry Glavin, 13 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

She Dodged Prison to Help Poor Women Read

Shamsia Sharifi opened a secret school, until two teachers were caught and jailed by Taliban.

By Terry Glavin, 7 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Pursuing His Slain Cousin's Calling, Journalism

At 21, Baktash Muqim accepts the risks. In Afghanistan, professional reporters are under constant threat.

By Terry Glavin, 6 May 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Sohaila, Idealist in a Land Driven Mad by War

Where two out of three suffer post-traumatic stress, the need for her therapy never ends.

By Terry Glavin, 30 Apr 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Yasameen and Raziea, Afghan Soccer Heroes

They dared to do what Canadian girls can do every day: kick a ball and strive to be great.

By Terry Glavin, 29 Apr 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Afza Hosa, Mother to 29 Afghan Orphans

In a nation where two million children are without parents, she found her calling.

By Terry Glavin, 23 Apr 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Mohammed Ishaq Faizi, Afghan Rights Pioneer

Can sharia law be reconciled with international human rights law? This legal activist is working on it.

By Terry Glavin, 22 Apr 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Zabi Majidi, Rebuilding the Heart of Kabul

After decades of war, much of the old city of Kabul has been reduced to rubble. This architect is helping bring it back to life.

By Terry Glavin, 16 Apr 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Makay Siawash, Unsung Hero

Every month in Afghanistan another 60 are killed or wounded by mines. She cares for the survivors.

By Terry Glavin, 15 Apr 2010


mediacheck

A Tyee Series

The Story behind the Afghan 'Heroes' Stories

Terry Glavin on his effort to chronicle a war-wracked nation's rebuilders.

By Terry Glavin, 15 Apr 2010


opinion

What's Canada's New Mission in Afghanistan?

And why aren't our politicians talking about it? If you think we're done in 2011, a lot of Afghans would urge otherwise.

By Terry Glavin, 17 Mar 2010


opinion

Wrong Exit in Afghanistan

Latest promise of peace talks is a cruel hoax to Afghan rights and civil society groups.

By Terry Glavin, 1 Feb 2010


opinion

Iran: Whose Side Are We Really On?

Growing revolt should topple some easy assumptions here.

By Terry Glavin, 29 Jun 2009


opinion

Heed These May Day Distress Calls

In Iran, Afghanistan, Gaza, repressed unionists deserve Canadian solidarity.

By Terry Glavin, 1 May 2009


blogs

Obama’s era: In Kabul, a new US Commander-in-Chief

By Terry Glavin, 4 Nov 2008


blogs

Obama’s era: In Kabul, a crazy celebration begins

By Terry Glavin, 4 Nov 2008


opinion

In Kabul, Obama Fans Ready to Party

First in a series of US '08 dispatches from around the world.

By Terry Glavin, 4 Nov 2008


opinion

Truth and Native Abuse

How one man's wild claims threaten success of Truth and Reconciliation.

By Terry Glavin, 30 Apr 2008


opinion

Fresh Start on Afghanistan Debate

Manley report: No one gets off easy, and that's good.

By Terry Glavin, 23 Jan 2008


opinion

Mark Steyn, Last Straw?

Free speech and the Canadian Islamic Congress.

By Terry Glavin, 13 Dec 2007


opinion

What Iranian Dissidents Need

And why they deserve more from North America's left.

By Terry Glavin, 23 Oct 2007


books

Michael Moore, Fictitious Guy?

How his slippery way with truth hurt his cause.

By Terry Glavin, 17 Apr 2007


artsculture

Samson as Suicide Bomber

Victoria choir cast the Hebrew icon as a terrorist. This helps?

By Terry Glavin, 6 Apr 2007


opinion

An Enviro's Case for Seal Hunt

Opponents prefer sentiment to sustainability.

By Terry Glavin, 7 Mar 2007


books

Solidarity Whenever

'What's Left?' asks Brit Nick Cohen, and his answer isn't pretty.

By Terry Glavin, 31 Jan 2007


books

'Nonviolence' Teaches Wrong Lessons

Kurlansky's book fails to measure a noble tactic's fatal limits.

By Terry Glavin, 10 Jan 2007


opinion

To Stop Tories, Vote Grit or NDP?

Once more with feeling: Glavin versus Tieleman.

By Terry Glavin and Bill Tieleman, 13 Dec 2006


opinion

Voting NDP Just Got Harder

Dion will make his party more progressive, and can turf Tories.

By Terry Glavin, 7 Dec 2006


opinion

Anti-War Movement's Strange Allies: Hard Line Islamists

Canada's progressive Muslims wonder why left would embrace theocrats.

By Terry Glavin, 22 Nov 2006


opinion

What Do We Owe Iraq?

Don't give up on building new society, says Iraq's ambassador.

By Terry Glavin, 2 Nov 2006


opinion

Terry Glavin Brings His 'Dissent' to The Tyee

Is the left too smug? New column aims to stoke debate.

By Terry Glavin, 18 Oct 2006