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Trudie Styler

Entries by Trudie Styler

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

(9) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 7:02 AM

Let us begin with a common understanding; let's start with what is not in dispute. The Amazon rainforest is one of the world's most important ecosystems and is home to the largest remaining area of tropical rainforest on the planet. Its watershed is the largest river system in the world,...

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On Human Trafficking: The Whistleblower

(129) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:45 PM

As Ambassador to UNICEF UK, in 2004 I was asked to visit Ecuador as part of my commitment to their End Child Exploitation campaign. I witnessed the devastating effects on many of the children I met there who had been trafficked to the cities to work on toxic dumpsites in...

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Chevron Tries to Restrict 1st Amendment in Latest Twist in Crude Saga

(164) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 10:20 AM

The ongoing saga of the class action lawsuit, Aguinda v. Chevron, originally filed in 1993 by the people of Ecuador whose rainforest land had been contaminated by oil production practices, and documented on film by Joe Berlinger in Crude, has taken a new turn. Chevron's latest diversionary and delaying tactic...

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Do We Want To Be The Generation That Destroyed Ourselves?

(84) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 3:14 PM

The following post was originally delivered at the UN General Assembly's meeting on climate change on Thursday, November 19th.

It has been 20 years since Sting and I first visited Brazil, and met some of the people for whom the Amazon rainforest is home. On that trip we saw for...

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Why I Support First-Time Filmmakers and the Importance of Celebrating Their Work

(44) Comments | Posted May 1, 2009 | 2:17 PM

When I began Xingu Films more than 15 years ago, I was driven by the need to take control of my own career, rather than sit at home waiting for my agent to call. As a first-time producer, I suddenly had to learn a great deal in a short amount...

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Why Sting And I Set Up The Rainforest Foundation Fund

(8) Comments | Posted April 23, 2008 | 3:17 PM

Twenty years ago, while on tour with Sting in South America, I found myself in a frighteningly small and ramshackle aeroplane flying over the stunning green canopy of the Amazonian rainforest. The sheer vastness of the emerald carpet beneath us was hard to comprehend, but flying over it for several...

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Justice in Oil Well Hell

(50) Comments | Posted July 6, 2007 | 10:21 AM

Most of us already know that our survival as a species may well depend on how we confront the challenge of global warming. The task ahead will be amplified in the Live Earth concert on all seven continents this Saturday, when two billion listeners will be asked to sign a...

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