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
At a boisterous Paris protest, the weirdness of Canada's stance is on full display.
Majabeen, an orphan teen in Kabul, has a plan. Study medicine here, then 'come back and support my Afghan people.' Last of a series.
Meet Mah Jan, Sharifa, Mahbooba and Marzia. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, they're proving the liberating power of microfinance.
Shamsia Sharifi opened a secret school, until two teachers were caught and jailed by Taliban.
At 21, Baktash Muqim accepts the risks. In Afghanistan, professional reporters are under constant threat.
Where two out of three suffer post-traumatic stress, the need for her therapy never ends.
They dared to do what Canadian girls can do every day: kick a ball and strive to be great.
In a nation where two million children are without parents, she found her calling.
Can sharia law be reconciled with international human rights law? This legal activist is working on it.
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.
Every month in Afghanistan another 60 are killed or wounded by mines. She cares for the survivors.
Terry Glavin on his effort to chronicle a war-wracked nation's rebuilders.
And why aren't our politicians talking about it? If you think we're done in 2011, a lot of Afghans would urge otherwise.
Latest promise of peace talks is a cruel hoax to Afghan rights and civil society groups.
Growing revolt should topple some easy assumptions here.
In Iran, Afghanistan, Gaza, repressed unionists deserve Canadian solidarity.
First in a series of US '08 dispatches from around the world.
How one man's wild claims threaten success of Truth and Reconciliation.
Manley report: No one gets off easy, and that's good.
Free speech and the Canadian Islamic Congress.
And why they deserve more from North America's left.
How his slippery way with truth hurt his cause.
Victoria choir cast the Hebrew icon as a terrorist. This helps?
Opponents prefer sentiment to sustainability.
'What's Left?' asks Brit Nick Cohen, and his answer isn't pretty.
Kurlansky's book fails to measure a noble tactic's fatal limits.
Once more with feeling: Glavin versus Tieleman.
Dion will make his party more progressive, and can turf Tories.
Canada's progressive Muslims wonder why left would embrace theocrats.
Don't give up on building new society, says Iraq's ambassador.
Is the left too smug? New column aims to stoke debate.