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Shannon Biggs

Director, Community Rights Program

Global Exchange (USA)


Shannon Biggs is the director of the Community Rights program at Global Exchange. She recently co-authored and edited two books, Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots (PoliPoint Press), and The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.  Her current work focuses on assisting communities confronted by corporate harms to enact binding laws that place the rights of communities and nature above the claimed legal "rights" of corporations.  She also works internationally to advance the movement for rights for nature, speaking at key United Nations conferences, and on the President’s panel at the People’s Summit on Rights of Mother Earth and Climate Change in Bolivia. She is a founding member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Mother Earth, and also sits on the steering committee for the Stop the Frack Attack network.  Previously, she was a senior staffer at International Forum on Globalization (IFG), where she organized large international teach-ins and was a contributor to and editor of IFG publications. She also was a Lecturer in International Relations at San Francisco State University. Shannon holds a Masters in Economics/Politics of Empire from the London School of Economics (LSE). She lives in San Francisco, CA.