From the Ground Up: Season Two

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 2, Episode 18

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 18. Season finale. Reconciling Edmonton celebrates healing. Jumah (Friday) prayers from the Muslim community for victims of violence and all humanity. People’s Climate March Edmonton calls for a sustainable lifestyle. A song about the tar sands and its effects on communities downstream. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) pickets to welcome refugees to Canada and against military action in Syria. With theme music by Bill Bourne and Trancescapes.

Season 2, Episode 17

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 17. Anonymous’ Million Mask March calls for social and political change. The Interfaith Prayer Walk for Peace on Remembrance Day brings Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Baha’i adherents together.

Season 2, Episode 16

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 16. The March Against Monsanto raises the need to go organic. A rally in support of Palestine. A song about the conflict in the Middle East. With theme music by Bill Bourne and Trancescapes.

Season 2, Episode 15

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 15. 269Life’s Respect Life event encourages a vegan lifestyle; Don’t Be A Bystander anti-bullying rally (web exclusive); Rock the Indigenous Vote’s flash mob round dance to encourage Aboriginal people to vote in the federal election; Gandhi garlanding ceremony an interfaith celebration of peace; Stolen Sisters and Brothers Awareness Walk 2015.

Season 2, Episode 14

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton, Season 2, Episode 14. The Edmonton and District Labour Council’s annual Barbecue for the Unemployed and Underemployed. Edmonton Welcomes Refugees rally in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. A picket to encourage voters to vote against Stephen Harper in the upcoming federal election. The annual UN International Day of Peace flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.

Season 2, Episode 13

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 13. From Hate to Hope; 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; More rallies and pickets to Stop Harper.

Season 2, Episode 12

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 12. Empty the Tanks against sea mammals out of captivity; Heart Garden memorializes missing and murdered women; a protest against the downtown footbridge to make way for the River Valley LRT line; Build Jobs, Justice, and Climate; a fundraiser at Blues on Whyte for eyesight; Annual Genocide Memorial Service.

Season 2, Episode 12

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 12. Empty the Tanks against sea mammals out of captivity; Heart Garden memorializes missing and murdered women; a protest against the downtown footbridge to make way for the River Valley LRT line; Build Jobs, Justice, and Climate; a fundraiser at Blues on Whyte for eyesight; Annual Genocide Memorial Service.

Season 2, Episode 11

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 11. National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care.

Season 2, Episode 10

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 10. Tenth annual Memorial Celebration for the Homeless honours 47 lives lost in the past year. Heart of the City Festival features local, original music.

Season 2, Episode 9

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 9. A third Day of Action against Bill C-51, and Justin Trudeau debates protesters.

Season 2, Episode 8

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 8. March Against Monsanto 2015, with issues concerning the environment and food security.

Season 2, Episode 7

From the Ground Up: Season 2, Episode 7. Earth Day celebrations; May Day labour march; Rally for the Public Good encourages voters to make the right choices.

Season 2, Episode 6

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 6. Act On Climate Change in solidarity with proceedings in Quebec. Stop Bill C-51 National Day of Action.

Season 2, Episode 5

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 5. ECAWAR pickets against Bill C-51; Friends of Medicare says Canada Needs a New Health Accord; Justice for Cindy Gladue; Greenpeace protests Bill C-51 with an appearance by “Stephen Harper” and his “secret police.”

Season 2, Episode 4

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 4. ECAWAR pickets against Bill C-51. Citizens tell Premier Jim Prentice to “look in the mirror.” International Women’s Day marches for the rights of all. A look at the Palestine Bazaar. National Day of Action Against Bill C-51.

Season 2, Episode 3

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 3. The Campus Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women; Shut Down Edmonton with Anonymous and Occupy and other groups; Tenth Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women and Men; Rally for Wild Horses in Alberta.

Season 2, Episode 2

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton. Season 2, Episode 2. An interview with Israeli Jewish peace activist Jeff Halper, with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

Season 2, Episode 1

From the Ground Up: Activists and Activism in Edmonton, Season 2, Episode 1. Labour activists protest the use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to build Edmonton’s downtown arena. The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism protest the Conservative government on the opening day of Parliament. Congolese Edmontonians protest the killings of civilians by the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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