Stories by Shannon Biggs

Shannon Biggs, is the Director of the Community Rights program at Global Exchange, 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. subscribe to Shannon Biggs's feed

Posted on: Jan 22, 2013, Source: Global Exchange

Maybe it’s time to do what Thomas Jefferson advised every generation to do and rewrite the Constitution.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: Global Exchange

Yes, Obama won, but there was a lot more going on under the headlines and away from the cameras.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's time to ask ourselves: What are we truly prepared to do to put government in the hands of the people?

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The good news is that a new framework for global action based on the needs of people and the planet already exists.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"We have the opportunity now to shift more than just politicians but the political and economic paradigm," says Global Exchange's Shannon Biggs.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Our environmental laws and regulations, rather than put in place protections for the environment, instead seem to be written to exploit it. Here's what can we do about it.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Just how different would environmental protection look if say, the Gulf ecosystem itself had rights and could sue to undo all of the damage done?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

A conversation with Salt Lake City's super green mayor and advocate for Bush's impeachment.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Lois Gibbs, who put Love Canal on the map and ignited the movement against toxics, shares the secrets of organizing work learned on the fly.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Our current economic model has created nothing but poverty and pollution for the South Bronx. But the visionary folks there have a different model that will change all that.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

We need to promote the globalization of mass movements and the globalization of sharing ideas so that communities can help each other achieve self-reliance.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

When the system doesn't allow people to protect themselves from corporate harm to their communities, it is time to change the system.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Is it possible to get our power from local sources? Yes, and an interview with one expert explains how.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

Civil rights leader and environmentalist Van Jones talks about suburban sprawl, race and the future of cities.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

What do race and the environmental movement have to do with each other? Quite a lot, explains one environmental justice activist.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

An interview with a leading food expert on the crisis of the America food system, the fallacy of labels and the organic vs. local conundrum.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

One of the world's leading water experts explains how our local water supplies are threatened across North America and across the globe.