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Déception Durable Free Online

Un film vraiment canadien, Déception Durable est l’histoire bilingue de la façon dont l’extraction des ressources à grande échelle et son impact négatif sur des communautés à des extrémités opposées de notre pays. Ayant grandi à Fort Assiniboine, Alberta et à Sept -Îles, Québec respectivement, William Ray et Michelle Moore, ont réalisé que les mêmes effets socio-économiques ont été trouvés dans les deux communautés touchées par les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta et du Plan Nord au Québec.

A truly Canadian film, Sustainable Deception is the bilingual story of how large-scale resource extraction negatively impacts communities at opposite ends of our country. Having grown up in Fort Assiniboine, Alberta and Sept-Îles, Quebec respectively, William Ray and Michelle Moore realized that the same socio-economic effects were found in both the communities affected by the Alberta Oil Sands and the Plan Nord in Quebec.

Une fois que le Plan Nord est terminé, il sera le deuxième plus grand projet industriel après les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta. Mine Arnaud est présentée à la ville réticente de Sept-Îles destinée à devenir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert au Québec, et a déjà été rejetée par le Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’Environnement en février 2014.

Once the Plan Nord is completed it will be the second largest industrial project after the Alberta Oil Sands. Mine Arnaud is being presented to the reluctant city of Sept-Iles which is set to be the largest open-pit mine in Quebec, and was already rejected by the Bureau d’Audiences Publiques sur l’Environnement in February 2014.

Un excellent exemple de cinéma guérilla; autofinancé par l’équipe binôme qui a voyagé par avion, autobus, vélo, camionnette et même à cheval, afin de vous rapporter les histoires inédites derrière le développement industriel. Leur voyages les ont emmenés dans des centres métropolitains, dans des villages et des communautés agricoles de l’Alberta et de la Côte-Nord du Québec. Leur espoir est que les sables bitumineux, serve de mise en garde afin que les Québécois puissent envisager un avenir de développement durable véritable.

An excellent example of guerrilla filmmaking; theirs is a self-funded, two-person film crew who travelled by plane, greyhound, bicycle, pick-up and horseback to bring you the untold stories behind industrial development. Their travels took them to the metropolitan centers as well as the villages and farming communities across Alberta and the North Shore of Quebec.Their hope is that the Oil Sands can serve as a cautionary tale so that Quebecers can envision a future of true sustainable development.

Déception Durable free online release #earthday2017

Un regard sur les impacts socio-économiques et culturels qu’une économie basée sur l’éxploitation des ressources naturelles peut avoir sur la population.

Un film vraiment canadien, Déception Durable est l’histoire bilingue de la façon dont l’extraction des ressources à grande échelle et son impact négatif sur des communautés à des extrémités opposées de notre pays. Ayant grandi à Fort Assiniboine, Alberta et à Sept -Îles, Québec respectivement, William Ray et Michelle Moore, ont réalisé que les mêmes effets socio-économiques ont été trouvés dans les deux communautés touchées par les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta et du Plan Nord au Québec.
Une fois que le Plan Nord est terminé, il sera le deuxième plus grand projet industriel après les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta. Mine Arnaud est présentée à la ville réticente de Sept-Îles destinée à devenir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert au Québec, et a déjà été rejetée par le Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’Environnement en février 2014.
Un excellent exemple de cinéma guérilla; autofinancé par l’équipe binôme qui a voyagé par avion, autobus, vélo, camionnette et même à cheval, afin de vous rapporter les histoires inédites derrière le développement industriel. Leur voyages les ont emmenés dans des centres métropolitains, dans des villages et des communautés agricoles de l’Alberta et de la Côte-Nord du Québec. Leur espoir est que les sables bitumineux, serve de mise en garde afin que les Québécois puissent envisager un avenir de développement durable véritable.

 

25 février Debout pour la liberté de la Presse

Nous demandons au gouvernement du Canada:

1) Mettre fin à la surveillance de masse et protéger les données privées des personnes et des groupes au Canada, y compris les communautés autochtones, les musulmans, les journalistes, les environnementalistes, les organisateurs syndicaux et les universitaires en créant des organismes de surveillance indépendants pour la vie privée et la sécurité nationale.
2) Appuyer le projet de loi C-303 des députés, qui mettrait en œuvre une abrogation ligne par ligne, des dispositions promulguées par la Loi antiterroriste de 2015 (anciennement le projet de loi C-51).
3) Appuyer le projet de loi S-231 des députés, qui créerait une loi sur le bouclage de la presse, et renforcerait la protection des avocats, des dénonciateurs et des journalistes.

We are calling on the Government of Canada to:

1) End mass surveillance and protect the private data of people and groups in Canada, including Indigenous communities, Muslims, journalists, environmentalists, labour organizers and academics while creating independent watchdog agencies for privacy and national security.

2) Support the Private Member’s Bill C-303 which would implement a line-by-line repeal of the provisions enacted by the Anti Terrorism Act, 2015 (formerly Bill C-51).

3) Support Private Member’s Bill S-231 which would create a press shield law and strengthen protection for advocates, whistleblowers and journalists.

LONDON (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/16246…
MONTRÉAL (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/18358…
OTTAWA (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/19312…
ST. JOHN’S (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/18502…
TORONTO (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/11948…
VANCOUVER (Feb 25th):
https://www.facebook.com/events/19101…

Violent Police Repression of Media in Montréal, business as usual

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The repression of journalists in Montreal and Quebec in general, is a symptom of the massive and systematic repression of freedom of expression province-wide by government and police forces. On May 18 2012, Law 78 was passed, which unconstitutionally forbade free assembly. This law was morphed literally over night into municipal bylaw P-6 which has been used to incredible effect to deny the Quebec population some of the most fundamental rights guaranteed by the Canadian constitution and Quebec’s own Charte des droits et libertés. This has been enforced by massive police violence, political profiling, and a generalized climate of repression.

It is in this climate that journalists must operate in Montréal. Journalists at all levels, from major mainstream chains to small independent media, have been physically attacked, profiled and arrested systematically by police forces in Québec, notably on the streets of Montréal. I believe this issue affects all Canadians as an affront to the fundamental liberties of any of our citizens is a danger to us all. This issue has not penetrated the Canadian consciousness in the way it should; as an issue of fundamental national importance in the era of RCMP surveillance and Bill-C51. What is happening here is a frightening prelude to what we may face society wide in Canada. I sincerely hope that Canadian Journalists for Free Expression will take the lead in bringing this issue the national attention it requires. To enforce the urgency of this matter I would call your attention to the fact that on December 18th an under cover officer pulled his charged firearm on unarmed demonstrators.

(*Authors note: The CJFE has shown amazing support for Journalists in Montréal and continues to do so)

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/justice/458622/un-policier-a-degaine-son-arme-parmi-les-manifestants

I have categorized the report as follows:

Physical assault In the last 5 years in Montreal assaults on Journalists have become common practice. This includes constantly having “less than lethal”weapons often fired directly at us, pepper spray, and direct physical assault.
Arrest Members of the media have been repeatedly arrested and processed under the P-6 bylaw or 500.1 of the QC highway code. This has been done with the direct intent of preventing coverage of their actions.

Blocking/ denying access Police have repeatedly blocked media access, pushing as back hundreds of meters to enforce their “security zone”. They deliberately use their vehicles to block filming or pictures even from that distance.
Profiling The police have repeatedly profiled certain media outlets as being “trouble makers” and have openly blocked their access to any event.

Intimidation There has been an attempt by the police to intimidate members of the media by following them outside media events, using the journalists full name or other personal info, there have also been many direct threats of arrest or physical harm delivered by individual officers. Conclusion

I have concentrated on recent examples with some historical context. Full testimony’s and more historical video screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-9-53-33-amAnnex 1

Full Report:

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Pick of the Day: Baird Beer Dark Sky Imperial Stout

NIce

ordinary wine guy...

Its a cold, windy, crappy day in Calgary. Perfect for staying in, watching some football and drinking a beer. My favorite beer on a day like this is stout. Something big to take your time with and enjoy.

Baird Beer’s Dark Sky is a Russian imperial stout. Its heavy on the alcohol at 10% it’s medium body, roasted chocolate, coffee, slightly sweet malty flavour keeps it from feeling that it has that much alcohol. Smooth drinking with fine carbonation and a hoppy aftertaste, its perfect for a day like today.

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Des paroles qui font mal

Ibteresting take on it

verosemedia

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Je suis une ancienne TDS. J’ai décidé d’arrêter il y a quelque mois et de me retrouver un emploi normal, une vie normale et un monde normal. Il y a plusieurs mois que je voulais arrêter, mais la vie ne semblait pas être de mon côté. Je me suis tournée vers des groupes de soutient envers les travailleuses du sexe et j’ai eue un choc.

Les femmes à qui je demandais de l’aide essayaient de me manipuler en me disant que j’étais une victime d’un système patriarcal. Que j’avais été abusée. Un instant, tu ne me connais pas et tu m’inventes des histoires pour me faire peur ? J’ai commencé la prostitution à 25 ans, car j’avais besoin d’argent et j’étais sur l’aide sociale pour ne pas me ramasser dans la rue. J’ai été escorte 3 ans. J’ai eu quelque “downs” plus alcoolisé que d’habitude, mais je n’ai jamais…

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CUTV and 99 media live from the annual anti police brutality protest

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cutvlive

 

En direct

Both links live at 8:00 Eastern Standard Time

 

Context

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Anti police brutality demonstration 2014 “Kettled” after 10 minutes

For those in you in Canada worried about the possibility of bill C-51 bringing on a police state in your country let me introduce you to the reality in the streets of Montréal,in your country. The Canadian Police state isn’t coming, its here. Its been tested on the streets of Québec and it is ready for export to your town or city. Your first glimpse of your new reality may come in the form of police Kettling. Let me explain.

The May first "Kettle" with 500 peacfull marchers participating in the world wide celebration of Workers Day
The May first “Kettle” with 500 peaceful marchers participating in the world wide celebration of Workers Day

Your marching down the street of your town. Maybe you don’t want a pipeline going through your backyard, maybe you don’t want more government cuts to social programs jeopardizing your children’s future, whatever motivates you. You could be with your children ,your grandfather and a large peaceful group of your friends. But wait you don’t have the permission of your town’s police to march. This permission is granted, or not, by your local police. They need give you no reason for refusing and there is no appeal. So lets say you feel that your cause is to important to let city hall bureaucracy get in the way. You’re a peaceful, responsible citizen. You’re obviously not a threat or a terrorist. So you begin your march.

Hundreds of armored police will surround you and your friends while you march. They will then charge you at full speed, slamming riot batons on their shields like roman legionaries. They will smash into you and keep compressing you into a rough circle. They do this by by clubbing you with batons,violently shoulder blocking you with their shields. Many of these police are the size of CFL players and are armored and padded from head to foot, and still carrying firearms. You may find some of them pointing menacing looking weapons at your head and face, but don’t worry. These are “less than lethal”weapons which ,as we have learned, will likely only take out an eye, break half your jaw, or leave you in a coma for a few days.

Everyone is then held with no further explanation on the street, literally the police in the circle around, you will not acknowledge you or speak to you. If you approach them they are

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The May first “Kettle” with 500 peaceful marchers participating in the world wide celebration of Workers Day

 

likely to violently surge at you, club you repeatedly until you stumble back bloodied. You will have no food water or access to bathrooms   So from 2- 5 or more hour you will be forcibly held in these conditions. At some point a vague and incomprehensible text will be read to you by loudspeaker informing you as to the reason for your group arrest experience. You, and hundreds of your friends will then have all your possesions taken from you and put in bags. The police will the thoughtfully give you a free pair of plastic cuffs. Your adventure in modern democracy isnt over yet. You will be treated to a free long distance bus ride in from your local transit authority, possibly ending at the most remote police station your town has to offer in the early hours of the morning.

You get to keep your exiting police plastic cuffs for the many more hours it will take to process. Now if you start to feel impatient at this point remember there are 100’s of you and it takes time to, illegally photograph you return your confiscated belongings. The police then write you what amounts in legal terms to a 700$ parking ticket for violating the P-6 municipal bylaw. You are not provided with a free bus ride home. And for all this excitement you have to do no more than participate peacefully in any march they consider illegal

And don’t worry that the illegal mug shot being the only souvenir of your Kettlle experience. The police will also deploy photographers and vidoegrahers .To film and photograph you and your friends throughout your entire day , while you gather, as you march.. This is to facilitate the targeting and profiling of individuals. Not because you have committed criminal acts but because you might be an organizer. Your police will have a book filled with pictures and descriptions of individuals to be subjected to targeted arrests. And don’t worry you’ll get copies to take home, after being run through high end image recognition software so they can pinpoint you in every photo and video clip, as the proof of your offense. Not only police footage but everything their agents can scour off You tube and mainstream media.  Have a nice march.

The government is counting on you’re ignorance of the fact that if you attend a rally to save your local forest you have  likely been observed, identified and added to the list of « multi-issue extremists ».  Since 2007 the RCMP and other security services started referring to activists very deliberately in this way.  A peaceful march or banner drop is a « non violent attack strategy ». This is a very deliberate move to be able to easily define those who protest or are socially active within the bounds of the Harper governments anti-terror laws. A non – exhaustive list of groups already deemed a threat and monitored by RCMP would include Idle No More, ForestEthics, Sierra Club, EcoSociety, LeadNow, Dogwood Initiative, Council of Canadians and the People’s Summit, according to documents obtained under FOI requests by Professors Kevin Walby and Jeffrey Monaghan. Documents they obtained further stated that

“The Canadian law enforcement and security intelligence community have noted a growing radicalized faction of environmentalists who advocate the use of criminal activity to promote the protection of the natural environment,”  “It is highly probable that environmentalists will continue to mount direct actions targeting Canada’s energy sector, specifically the petroleum sub-sector and the fossil and nuclear fueled electricity generating facilities, with the objectives of: influencing government energy policy, interfering within the energy regulatory process and forcing the energy industry to cease its operations that harm the environment,”

If, gentle reader, you found this disturbing then this next part should truly terrify you.

The Federal government security services, the RCMP and CSIS, has been on the ground in Québec since well before the start of the student strike in 2012. In 2010 the RCMP under their Integrated National Security Enforcement Team program, arrested four members of the ASSÉ a month after peaceful sit ins in the offices of the minister of finance and the minister. they where interrogated by the RCMP and CSIS. They where charged with offenses to do with allegedly breaking some furniture and an accusation of roughing up a secretary. But when the crown turned over the proof to the ASSÉ members lawyer according to Gabriel Naduea Dubois, recent winner of the Governor General of Canada’s award for literature for his book on the student strike, ” it was obvious that they must have been listening to our phone calls..reading our emails for months.”

So the federal government was targeting a Québec students two years before they went on strike ,so police in Québec arent gentle with demonstrators,so what? The RCMP INSET group that targeted them has branches in every city in Canada. It provides in the words of Asst. Commissioner Gilles Michaud the man who started  the program after attending the FBI academy in Quantico Virginia seamless RCMP run integration of your local police force with, CSIS, Border Security,National Defense Intelligence, and the Canadian Securoty Establishment. This former part of the Canadian forces has had budget increases on the order of 400%. American homeland security is also included under the  security arrangements made immediately after 9\11.  There is no doubt these teams are at this moment monitoring groups in every province in the country. The police tactics seen in Montréal have been passed on . Ian Lafreiniere the spokesman for the Montréal police bragged to me that they”  trained forces from all over Canada,”. Transforming  police who serve a vital function in social peaceinto a tool for political repression, will havenegative consequences that are hard to forsee. The P-6 bylaw, or whatever they call the bylaw in your town that was intended to quell legitimately dangerous and violent hockey riots and the like, is a municipal infraction. Because you’re not considered a criminal,despite your violent treatment, you are not even entitled to legal aid or the same protections applied to criminal offenses.

The new bill C-51 will  introduce many of these tactics at a federal level so we can enjoy them all over Canada. These include the laying of restrictive conditions to prevent free association and movement And they have learned from their experience so far. one of their greatest problems arises from the new independent and social media. So Bill C-51 includes provisions in it that might make reporting of activist actions “glorifying Terorrism”.

It is the use of these terms to refer to what we traditionally call activists, coupled with the language of the new legislation is a hand and glove fit to repress anyone the government finds unhelpful to their agenda. Be it resource extraction, or destroying whats left of Canada’s social covenant. Together with the policing tactics they have been working to perfect on the streets of Montréal none of us will recognize our society unless we act now, forcefully, and together.

Because my fellow citizens we are not in danger of becoming a repressive police state. We are already there.

 

 

 

 

RiotDrones – They’ve Got the Future Under Control

very interesting read great job!!

Mashriq

RiotDrones Source: Neon Nettle

If any of you have seen Robocop, you’ll know that machines making decisions on issues of national security, assessing threat levels and making surgical like decisions with precision and efficiency are the way forward. Scrap that, why even stop at national security. Why not use them to stop petty crime too, bring down drug lords or even just crowd control.

Oh wait, that was just a Film or perhaps a case of Art imitating life or is this now life imitating art?

Whatever the case may be, disturbing developments mean that automated systems are now slowly replacing organic Law enforcement even to the extent of crowd control. In itself, this is eerie, surreal even; but what is alarming is its use of administering materials that are even illegal in a war zone.

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Krajina i narod krajiskih predjela

IMG_20150126_202311Pavlica N. Dobrivoj

Zivot kroz period zlatnog vremena ,mira koji je sam narod tog podneblja svojom borbom kroz
vjekove  I ratove sebi omogucio.
Pisajuci o krajiskim predjelima,koji je vjekovima nosio naziv Vojna Krajina volio bih se ukratko
dotaci samog mentaliteta naroda sa tih prostora ,sa osvrtom na istoriju u kojoj razni dogadjaji,bjeda
I ratovi najbolje opisuju karakter naroda tog podneblja.
Izraz Krajina nastao je od naziva Vojna Krajina
To je bio visevjekovni proctor na kojem su zivjeli mahom pripadnici Srpske populacije.
AustroUgarska Monarhija koristila je kao poseban prostor,stit,na kojima su Srbima davana posebna 
prava,drustveni statusi I privilegije jer su oni mahom sacinjavali vojsku na granici sa Turskim Osmanl
ijskim carstvom.
Kroz dugi istorijski period bili su prva linija odbrane od Turskog Osmanlijskog Carstva ,odnosno stitili
su Austrougarsku Monarhiju  I samu Zapadnu Evropu od nadiruceg Turskog Osmanlijskog carstva.
Krajiski prostori  takodjer su se protezali I na teritoriju danasnje BiH,tik uz granicu danasnje Republike
Hrvatske.
Prijeratna SR Hrvatska,federalna clanica SFRJ odnosno Jugoslavije,nastala je na temeljima antifasisticke
borbe koju su vodili tadasnja KPJ,kroz partizanske jedinice ciji su glavni stratezi  bili clanovi Titove 
komunisticke partije.Moram napomenuti da je vecina antifasistickih partizanskih jedinica ,odnosno
odreda ,bili su pripadnici Srpskog naroda.
Taj Drugi  Svjetski Rat uzeo je mnogo srpskih zivota pogotvo naroda sa Krajiskih prostora.
Naime pripadnici fasistickog Ustaskog pokreta,tada regularne vojske NDH,odnosno fasisticke Hrvatske  pod vodstvom njihovog vodje Ante Pavelica pocinili su masovna zvjerstva,pokolje I palili sela a cijih su se
zlocina gnusali I sami Njemacki nacisti.
Taj genocide,masovna odvodjenja u Koncetracione logore smrti,posebno Jadovno u kom je ubijeno preko 70 000 mahom Srba,dovelo je Srpski narod  sa krajiskih predjela u polozaj da se brani,I iskreno moram navesti da je iskoristen od strane Komunista.
Njihovim agitovanjem u nedostatku druge alternative vec da se bore u redovima partizanskih jedinica.
Da bih bolje docarao samo bih napomenuo da je vecina srpske drustvene,kulurne elite,zanatlije I trgovci,
odnosno pismeniji I IMG_20150208_111155vidjeniji ljudi bilo odvedeno I ubijeno u tom istom logoru Jadovno ,koji se nalazio u blizini Gospica ,grada koji su nazivali Glavnim gradom Like.
Imajuci to u vidu lako se da zakljuciti das u borbu odlazili vecinom seljaci,ljudi koji su se bavili stocartsvom,poljoprivredom  I nisu cak ni znali sta je Komunizam ili Socijalizam.
U tom genocidu koji su ustase izvrsile tokom Drugog Svjetskog rata,unisteni su svi sakralni I kulturni objekti  Pravoslavnog Srpskog naroda sa krajiskih prostora.
Ustase,odnosno hrvatski  fasisti pokusali su tada ostvariti svoj dobro poznati Hiljadugodisnji san ciste Hrvatske o kojem je pisao I bio jedan od glavnih hrvatskih ideologa istoricar Ante Starcevic koji je o tim idejama pisao u 19  vjeku.
Ideja o cistoj Hrvatskoj podrazumjevala je da se 1/3 Srba ubije,1/3 predje u katolicanstvo ,odnosno postanu Hrvati I 1/3 protjera u Srbiju.
Apsurda li ,taj isti san nisu uspjeli ostvariti u to vrijeme kada su imali Nacisticku Njemacku iza sebe vec su 
ostvarili I vise u eri Demokratije,savremenog doba I covjeka ,pred ocima citave Zapadne Evrope koju je taj isti Srpski narod branio kroz istoriju od Turskog Osmanlijskog carstva.
Nakon Drugog Svjetskog rata  pocinje nagli oporavak,progres a  time I standard stanovnistva.
Kako u citavoj novonastaloj SFRJ tako I u krajiskim predjelima.
Tih godina vrsilo se deplasiranje stanovnistva iz siromasnih I ratom najvise pogodjenih oblasti.
Mnogi Krajisnici naselili su Sjevernu Srbiju,danas pokrajinu Vojvodinu.
Svoj vrhunac progress I standard tih kako u Jugoslaviji tako I krajiskim predjelima doseze u osamdesetim godinama proslog vjeka.
Iz Like odakle mi je otac kao I iz ostalih djelova tih prostora narod je poceo migrirati u gradove.
Naravno da je u gradu zivot bio primamljiviji I laksi.
Lika kao I ostali krajiski predjeli nisu bili toliko ekonomski razvijeni kao neki drugi djelovi tadasnje federalne clanice Jugoslavije,odnosno SR Hrvatske.
Nije bio u pitanju novac vec je manje ulagano u infrastrukturu,nisu se otvarale fabrike a djelomicno razlog tome lezi prorjedjenost prostora,odnosno gustina naseljenosti,U obzir se moraju uzeti dogadjaji iz tada vec davnog Drugog Svjetskog rata a koji je ostavio dalekosezne posljedice u buducnosti.
Ipak bilo je to zlatno doba,vrijeme obnova I razvoja.
Najrazvijeniji Krajiske regije bile su Banija I Kordun.Naravno da je tamo poljoprivreda I stocarstvo imalo najbolju podlogu,jer su I zemlja I pasnjaci bili veceg kvaliteta nego  u ostalim regijama.
Na Baniji je posebno bila razvijena mesnopreradjivacka industrija sa centrom u Petrinji,najvecim gradom u regiji.

Grad Petrinja,Regija Banije

Grad Knin,vazno zeljeznicko cvoriste 

U Dalmaciji su ljudi najvise zivjeli od turizma I trgovine.
Topliji dani bili su udarni za trgovanje I turizam a samim tim I najpogodniji za ostvarivanje prihoda.
Knin je bio vazno zeljeznicko cvoriste u kojem je takodjer bila razvijena I metalopreradjivacka industrija.
Dalmacija je takodjer bila poznata po vinu I prsutu a nije bilo covjeka koji nije znao za cuveni Dalmatinski prsut.
Svaki gost,putnik ili turista docekivan je ljubaznim domacinima uz prsut I vino.
Inace Dalmacija I njeni stanovnici bili su poznati kao dobri trgovci.
Lika je bila posebno poznata po stocarstvu.
Cuveni su bili Licki Kupus I Jagnjetina.
Takodjer u Lici je bila razvijena drvna industrija.U nekim mjestima postojale su isturene filijale fabrike



Kao na primjer fabrika obuce Simecki u Gracacu a cije je sjediste bilo u Zagrebu.
Ipak  od svih tih industrijskih I turistickih kapaciteta izdvojio bih Licke Plitvice.
To je bio nacionalni park I najposecenija turisticka destinacija koja nije imala veze sa morem.
Na ljestvici je po broju posjetilaca bile su odmah iza Dubrovnika I par turistickih centara na obali
Jadranskog mora.
Kada bih racunali sva godisnja doba sem ljeta Plitvice bi stajale rame uz rame sa Dubrovnikom.


Plitvice I turisti u jeku sezone.
Panorama Like sa juzne strane padina planine Velebit.

Nacionalni park Plitvice sa prirodnim ljepotama
I narod koji je zivjeo u okolini nacionalnog parka,I sa licke I kordunaske strane,uz poljoprivredu I stocarstvo zivjeo je od prodaje sireva I prsuta .
Svoje proizvode izlagali su na stolicima pored ceste uz natpise na kartonskim  I papirnatim podlogama o vrstama prozivoda I njihovoj cjeni.
Meni posebno najdrazi bio je dimljeni kravlji sir.
Sjecam se da  su prodavci svoje proizvode izlagali otprilike na 30 do 50 km prostora uz cestu I svako je imao svoju racunicu,sto dovoljno govori o frekvenosti automobila,prometu turista kao I nas gradskih vikend putnika.
Putovao sam cesto iz Zagreba na selo kod bake.
Slobodno mogu reci skoro pa svaki vikend.
Svaki skolski godisnji raspust uz redovni odlazak na more vecim djelom provodio sam  u Lici,odnosno selu Ploca odakle su mi bili otac I stric za kojeg sam bio veoma vezan.
Naravno otac I stric bili su prevaga u odlukama kada se dogovaralo gdje ce se provesti godisnji odmori.
Moj stric Pavlica Dobrivoje ,cije ime I sam nosim,bio je sef kadrovske sluzbe u firmi koja se bavila fizickom I tehnickom zastitom pod imenom Sigurnost.
Sjecam se da je firma brojala oko 2500 do 3000 radnika.
Naravno I otac I majka su radili u istoj firmi.
Spomenuo sam strica jer je bio najpoznatiji I najnagradjivaniji Krajiski kantautor I tadasnjeg pa sve do danasnjeg vremena.
Kao sto se to vidi u tekstu,rodjen sam I zivjeo u Zagrebu.
Iz ove perspective zivota I iskustva tokom zadnjih dvadeset  I cetri godine ,slobodno  svaki dan zivota  tada u mom Zagrebu bio je raj za sebe.
U Zagrebu sam zavrsio osnovnu skolu I zapoceo  srednjoskolsko obrazovanje.
Bilo je to vreme bezbriznosti,igre  I ispunjenosti,a za starije siguran posao,dobra  placa I prilicno komforan zivot u kome su skoro svi radnici bili stambeno zbrinuti.
Mislim se,zar se ne bi nekome zivjelo u takvim uslovima.
Tokom zivota u Zagrebu bavio sam se kosarkom.Trenirao sam u Novom Zagrebu ,bas u godini kada je jedini put bio ucesnik Prve Jugoslavenske Kosarkaske lige.
Svima je u svjetu bila poznata snaga I talenat kosarkasa sa prostora tadasnje Jugoslavije.
Iz razloga sto sam I rodjen u Zagrebu ali isto tako sto nisam ucen da ljude gledam po vjeri I naciji,navijao sam za Fudbalski Klub Dinamo I Kosarkaski Klub Cibonu ,klubove koji su iz mog rodnog grada.
Moji istupi I plac prilikom losih rezultata tokom gledanja utakmica bili su posebno jedinstveni.Citavog sebe davao sam za  te klubove I sjecajuci se pomislim da toliko suza I nervoze nicem drugom nisam toliko posvetio do odredjenih godina.Nazalost godina kada su ti isti moji klubovi odnosno navijaci poceli isticati svoje nacionalne boje u cemu se ja nisam mogao snaci niti vise voljeti isto istim zarom.
Inace poticem iz radnicke porodice al u nacinu zivota I prema imovinskom poredjenju ,nije postojala velika razlika izmedju radnickih I nekih drugih porodica  ciji clanovi su se bavili intelektualnim ili nekim jacim strukovnim poslovima.
Odgajan sam u duhu tog vremena I duboko sam zahvalan na tome svojim roditeljima.
Kakav je samo zivot bio tih godina.
Covjek je mogao spavati na klupi u bilo kojem djelu grada,selu,gradicu I niko ga tokom noci ne bi ni pokrao a kamoli fizicki nasrnuo.
Svaki covjek starijih generacija  ce vam uvjek potvrditi ovu moju konstataciju a takodjer nastalu iz razgovora sa mnogo ljudi u sjecanjima I prici o tom vremenu.
U periodima ljetovanja,skolskih raspusta cesto sam sa stricem odlazio na putovanja kroz te nase krajiske predjele.
Liku smo najvise prolazili ,logicno jer su I rodom iz Like.
Vecinom su ljudi ili culi culi za njega ili su ga poznavali.
Svako Ljeto odrzavana su narodna okupljanja odnosno Zborovi po selima koliko se sjecam najvise sa podrucja Gracacke I Gospicke opstine.
Kakvi su to samo crkveni,praznicni dani bili.
Naravno Zborovi su se razlikovali od sveca koje je selo slavilo.
Na primjer selo Raduc,odakle je inace otac Nikole Tesle slavilo je Svetog Iliju,u narodu zvanog gromovnik.


 Selo Medak je slavilo Svetog Ivana odnosno Ivanju ,dok je moje selo slavilo Silazak Svetog Duha na apostole ,odnosno Duhove ili pedesetnice koji su bili tacno na pedeset dana od Vaskrsa.
Na tim Zborovima odnosno slavi sela, znalo se okupiti I vise stotina do hiljadu ljudi.
U hrani I picu se nije oskudjevalo a rodjaci su posjecivali jedni druge zavisno gdje se praznik slavio.
Obicno se peklo jagnje ili prase na raznju,kako u centru sela tako su I mnogi domacini isto pekli kod kuce.
Pamtim muziku,pjesmu,salu I pokojeg turistu koji je znao navratiti sa svojim vec dobro poznatim navikama odnosno fotoaparatima I kamerama.
Tog dana njegovali su se vjerski obred,odnosno sluzenje u Srpskoj pravoslavnoj crkvi zvano Liturgija.
Folklor I narodni plesovi poznata kao kola bili su redovna pojava na tim veseljima.Kola su obicno plesali ljudi,gosti u koja se znalo uhvatiti I po pedeset I vise ljudi.Trajalo je to sjecam se skoro citav dan pa cak I u noc.
Svako to okupljanje vecinom se desavalo kod Crkve,dok sela koja nisu obnovila svoje crkve slavu su proslavljale u blizini rusevine crkve ili samom centru sela.
Gostiju I rodbine je bilo iz cjele tadasnje Jugoslavije uz mnogo pridoslih Srba koji su inace bili na godisnjem odmoru a radili su I zivjeli u Zapadnoj Evropi.
Mjesta Gracac,Benkovac,Knin,Gospic,Korenica,Slunj,Glina,Petrinja  kao I ostala sirom krajiskih predjela,cinili su vaznija sredista I opstine u svojim regijama.
Bezmalo bio sam bar u pola vecih krajiskih gradova i mjesta.
U narodu pojam grada je vazio I za brojcano manja mjesta jer I vecih nije bilo.
Iako nisu bila toliko udaljena jedna od drugih,primjera radi Lika I Dalmacija,mentalitet ljudi sa tih podneblja se razlikovao.
Dijalekat se najvise primjecivao u toj razlici I prema njemu ste mogli zakljuciti ne samo tko je odakle vec na primjeru Dalmacije Kninski dijalekat se razlikovao od na primjer Benkovackog iako su oba mjesta bila na prostorima Dalmacije I ne toliko puno udaljena.
To vreme  moze se slobodno pamtiti kao vreme progresivnosti,ekonomskog I kulturnog napretka.
Ni skrtica odnosno skrt covjek nije bio to u onom smislu rjeci kad se porede prosla I tadasnja vremena.
Jedan od sinonima za Liku I Krajinu bio je Nikola Tesla,otac savremenog doba,nove ere u svjetu.,kao I prirodne ljepote I razlicitosti na tim krajiskim prostorima a ovom prilikom spomenucu planinu Velebit,koja se prostirala od Dinarskih masiva kod Knina sve do manjih planina Velike I Male Kapele koje su se nalazile u blizini mjesta Plaski.
Sjecajuci se mojih putovanja  kroz krajiske predjele ne mogu a da ne spomenem selo Divoselo.
Divoselo je selo koje je dalo puno boraca ,partizana u Drugom Svjetskom ratu kao I tadasnjih komunista.
Stekao sam dojam  da je to selo bilo Selo Miljenik tadasnjih vlasti.
Nalazilo se odmah na prostoru podno Velebita I granicilo se sa gradom Gospicem.
Najpoznatija  manifestacija inace tradicionalna pod nazivom OKE odrzavale su se bas u Divoselu.
Naziv OKE  nastao je na osnovu dva izvora kod kojih se odrzavala ta manifestacija a poredeci ta dva izvora  kao dva oka jer sui h tako I mjestani nazivali.
Svake godine tu bi se okupilo par hiljada ljudi.
U narodu OKE su nazivane I licka olimpijada jer su osim folklornih I kulturnih desavanja tu odrzavana
Takmicenja u tradicionalnim ,starim disciplinama proisteklim I odnjegovanim od davnina.
Takmicenja su sacinjavale ekipe pod imenom grada ili sela odakle su dolazile.
Licka Jagnjetina sa raznja nije se mogla zaobici.
Na svakih desetina metara bili su standovi sa izlozenim narodnim proizvodima,bilo tekstilne proizvodnje ili hrane,a takodjer su brojni bili jaganjci na raznju koja se okretala na svakom koraku I svoj miris sirila daleko kroz polje.
Koncerti  estradnih lickh grupa uz njihove Ojkane I Rozgalice a sto su narodne tradicionalne izvedbe koje su bile usko vezane uz narod tog kraja odrzavali su se u centru sela,a koliko pamtim mnogo gostiju koji su se poznavali ili bi tu sklapali poznanstva sami bi uz jelo I pice pjevali te iste vrste izvornih narodnih pjesama.
Moj stric po kome sam I dobio ime bio je redovan gost I mnogo puta je ucestvovao kao pjevac I gost zajedno sa ostalim krajiskim grupama .
Stric je nastupao uz orkestriranu muziku I mogu slobodno reci da je uzivao veliku popularnost kod ljudi sa tog podneblja.Nije mi bilo tesko bilo gdje pristupiti uz saznanje domacina da je moj stric pjevac te su I mene kao djete uz posebno uvazavanje zbog strica uvjek ljepo docekivali ,odnosno uz njega.
Ponekad se covjeku cini da zivi ovaj zivot na osnov vremena iz tog perioda,koje kao da ponovo ocekuje I nada mu se.
Uzeci to u obzir imam osjecaj odnosno mislim das am bio privilegovan sto sam bar dio svog zivota prozivjeo u tom vremenu jer danasnje mladje generacije,poredeci ih sa sobom iz tog vremena, zive u veoma teskim vremenima ,u kojima se ljudski sistem vrednosti bukvalno nasilno I umjetno promjenio,te u njemu ne mogu svoje mladalacke zelje I ciljeve ispuniti I ostvariti odnosno moze mali broj njih.
Bilo je to vreme slobodnog leta,iskrenih radosti I osmjeha,istinskog zivota.
Bar na odredjeno vrjeme sva proslost,ratovi I bjeda proistekla od njih bili su zaboravljeni  a ljudi su bili okrenuti svemu sto covjek u svom zivotu sanja,poslu,porodici,svemu sto pruza jedno civilizovano I ekonomski razvijeno drustvo.
Niko ni slutio nije sta ce se za kratko vrjeme desiti.







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