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Author's Spotlight: Shannon Biggs



Shannon Biggs

Shannon Biggs directs the Community Rights organizing program at Global Exchange, assisting communities confronted by corporate (and State) harms to organize in a new way—by passing cutting edge laws that place their rights above the claimed “rights” of corporations (also called rights-based organizing). She is the co-author of two recent books: The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth and Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots (Polipoint Press, Fall 2007). She is also a national lecturer of Democracy Schools, which teach this new organizing model. Previously, she was a senior staffer and editor at the International Forum on Globalization, and a lecturer of International Relations at San Francisco State University. She holds a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics (LSE): Economics/Empire & Post Colonialism.

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