From the Ground Up: Season One

From the Ground Up is a community access television program for Shaw TV highlighting activists and activism in Edmonton. Here is an archive of the program. Please note that the quality of some of the episodes below had to be lowered in order to have a file size suitable for uploading to YouTube. Also, there may be some differences between the online and broadcast versions of the show.

Season 1, Episode 26
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 26. Season Finale. Youth activism on climate change. A protest concerning the promotion of a controversial police officer.

Season 1, Episode 25
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 25. Edmonton’s Mexican community calls for the president of Mexico to resign in the wake of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa college. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism picket against military action in Iraq and Syria. A rally against Bill C-43 demands that the government not stop social supports for refugee claimants.

Season 1, Episode 24
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 24. Students from across Alberta rally at the Legislature for post-secondary education to be a priority. A rally from the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness calling for housing for all.

Season 1, Episode 23
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 23. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) protests the new war in Iraq on a national day of action. Anonymous Edmonton presents the Million Mask March. A small group of Mexican Edmontonians have a vigil for the missing students of Ayotzinapa. A public apology to Elder Gary Moostoos who was wrongly removed from City Centre Mall by security.

Season 1, Episode 22
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 22. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism continues to oppose Canada’s proposed military intervention in Iraq. Anonymous Edmonton explains the Global Frackdown. A march and rally for children who have died in foster care. Edmonton Marches Against Monsanto.

Season 1, Episode 21
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 21. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) opposes Canada’s military involvement in Iraq. Sisters in Spirit Stolen Sisters Awareness Walk honours missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The Whyte Draggin Sauciety, featuring Bill Bourne, performs an original song at World Peace Day.

Season 1, Episode 20
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 20. Park(ing) Day activist art installation re-purposing parking spaces; UN International Day of Peace; Edmontonians march against climate change; a special musical performance by the Whyte Draggin Sauciety, featuring Bill Bourne.

Season 1, Episode 19
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 19. Two activist recipients of Daughter of the Year Awards at Daughters Day 2014. A protest against ISIS organized by local Muslims who also call for no NATO intervention.

Season 1, Episode 18
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 18. The Edmonton and District Labour Council’s 25th annual BBQ for the Unemployed and the Temporary Foreign Workers Appreciation event.

Season 1, Episode 17
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 17. Some musical highlights from the Heart of the City Festival, an inner city music and art festival.

Season 1, Episode 16
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 16. An emergency rally to protest the massacre in Gaza and a genocide memorial service remember victims throughout the world.

Season 1, Episode 15
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 15. Several people at the 2014 Edmonton Pride Parade are asked, “What does Pride mean to you?” Host Paula Kirman performs a song at Bikeology. A rally for refugee health care.

Season 1, Episode 14
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 14. Edmonton Slut Walk.

Season 1, Episode 13
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 13. Edmonton Homeless Memorial Service and the March Against Monsanto.

Season 1, Episode 12
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 12. Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities: a mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and the government.

Season 1, Episode 11
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 11. May Day 2014.

Season 1, Episode 10, Part 2
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 10, Part 2. Charlee’s Angels for the Animals Rally.

Season 1, Episode 10, Part 1
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 10, Part 1. Two Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton; a one-man protest against Alberta’s flat tax.

Season 1, Episode 9, Part 2
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 9, Part 2. The Healing Walk concluded the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final National Event in Edmonton on March 30, 2014.

Season 1, Episode 9, Part 1
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 9, Part 1. The Healing Walk concluded the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final National Event in Edmonton on March 30, 2014.

Season 1, Episode 7
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 7. A rally against the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Season 1, Episode 6, Part 2
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 6, Part 2. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism pickets against Harper again. Animal rights activists protest the canned hunting of lions in South Africa.

Season 1, Episode 6, Part 1
From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 1, Episode 6, Part 1. A Random Act of Kindness manifests as a clothing swap for Bissell Centre on St. Patrick’s Day. Dancing on the LRT for International Happiness Day.

Season 1, Episode 5
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season One, Episode Five: The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism raises banners for peace.

Season 1, Episode 3, Part 2
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season One, Episode Three: International Women’s Day. Rachel Notley (MLA Edmonton-Strathcona); Idle No More’s Shannon Houle; other speakers; and, lots of marching.

Season 1, Episode 3, Part 1
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season One, Episode Three: International Women’s Day. Interviews with organizers Merryn Edwards and Peggy Morton, and with a male supporter of the march.

Season 1, Episode 2
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season One, Episode Two: Omnibus March to Stop Stephen Harper and Rally for Retirement Security.

Season 1, Episode 1, Part 2
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. A community access television program for Shaw TV. Season One, Episode One, Part Two: A Ukrainian car rally; another picket from ECAWAR calling for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s resignation; two Memorial Marches for Missing and Murdered Women (and Men); rally in solidarity with Venezuela.

Season 1, Episode 1, Part 1
From the Ground Up – Activists and Activism in Edmonton. A community access television program for Shaw TV. Season One, Episode One, Part One: ECAWAR’s “Harper Resign Now” picket; an exhibit of art from Palestine; seniors protest proposed changes to pharmacare; a public forum concerning changes to Canada Post.

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