Black December Everywhere

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Greek prisons – Open letter of anarchist prisoners Nikos Romanos & Panagiotis Argirou for a Black December, for the anarchist offensive against the world of Power; in remembrance of Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Sebastián Oversluij (published Nov 10th 2015)

Worldwide – International call issued by Anarchists Outside the Walls for a Black December (Nov 10th)

Greece – Black December propagated on the occasion of Nov 12th clashes during general strike demonstration in central Athens

Greece – Black December slogans spray-painted and shouted in the margins of Nov 14th demo against the meat & fur industry in central Athens

Greece – Graffiti in the city of Volos

Brazil – Four incendiary attacks by Carlo Giuliani Cell of M.I.A. (Anarchist Insurgent Movement) against bank branches in the city of São Paulo in the early hours of Nov 16th

Brazil – Poster by M.I.A.

Greece – Individualities & collectives throughout Crete to coordinate with each other ahead of Black December, following an initiative of comrades from Rethymno (Nov 22nd)

Mexico – A poem from Tijuana

Chile – A homemade incendiary device placed by Karr-kai Cell in a public transport minibus of Alsacia bus operator in Santiago (communiqué received Nov 23rd)

Mexico – Bank ATMs and CCTV camera sabotaged with paint by Anti-Social Individualities for the Fall of Civilisation in Torreón (Nov 23rd)

Brazil – Video manifestation released by M.I.A (published Nov 25th)

Greece – Banner hung at the Athens Polytechnic School in Exarchia, downtown Athens, on Nov 26th

Greece & beyond – Poster in several cities by Anarchists Inside–Outside the Walls for a Black December

Spanish State – State & corporate vehicles, mainly belonging to security companies, torched; bank branches attacked with hammers, stones and paint, & ATMs burned; waste containers set on fire, and street furniture destroyed by Individualities for the Dispersion of Chaos-FAI/FRI in Barcelona (communiqué received Nov 27th)

Greece – Public service buildings, schools, squares, banks, and fascist’s workplace tagged by Memento Mori Sympraxis of Anarchists in various locations in Athens in the early hours of Nov 27th

Greece – Flyers, wall-charts and graffiti in central Athens

Greece – Event-discussion organised by Utopia A.D. squat in the city of Komotini on Nov 28th

Greece – Incendiary attack against the Hellenic Post (ELTA) branch in the district of Pefki by Combative Anarchy/FAI-IRF in Athens in the early hours of Nov 23rd (communiqué dated Nov 30th); “Strength and complicity to the arsonists who set fire to social peace and sabotage the social normalcy in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, spreading Black December in every corner of the world”

Greek prisons“Requiem for a Journey of No Return”: testimony to revolutionary memory from anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos on what preceded the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th 2008, received November 30th and translation published on December 29th along with a 16-page PDF version.

Argentina – “About anarchic projections”: Some thoughts from an antiauthoritarian individual in Buenos Aires (published Nov 30th)

Chile – Joint communiqué of five direct action groups in response to the Black December call from Greek prisons (published Nov 30th); “Let’s continue, compas, let’s advance towards total liberation, towards anarchy… Along with our sisters and brothers kidnapped in the prisons of Power, and along with our clandestines who evade the cops in Chile, Greece and the world… Along with our dead sisters and brothers in Chile and Greece: Heriberto Salazar, Christos Kassimis, Christos Tsoutsouvis, Michalis Kaltezas, Norma Vergara, Claudia López, Jhonny Cariqueo, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, Mauricio Morales, Lambros Foundas, Pavlos Fyssas, Sebastián Oversluij, Jorge Saldivia, Javier Recabarren, Spyros Dravilas, and so many others…”

Greece – Contra Info recording broadcast in Spanish on Radiofragmata anarchist radio on December 1st at 23:00 local time in Athens (GMT+2)

UK – Call for a New Year’s Eve noise demo outside prisons by London ABC (published December 1st); also in support of the call for a Black December

Greece – Stencils and slogans painted & bank ATM screens sabotaged in Komotini (received December 1st)

Mexico – Placement of homemade incendiary device by Non Terrae Plus Ultra Destructive Cell at parking lot of the Xochimilco borough building, in Mexico City, on night of December 1st

Canada – Private patrol car, of a company providing prison, security and deportation services, sabotaged in the early hours of December 2nd in Montreal, Quebec

Greece – Offices of the ruling Syriza party smashed in Elefsina, Attica, in the early hours of December 1st (communiqué dated December 2nd)

Chile – Pet shop’s padlocks sabotaged with liquid steel by “Nocturnal Disorder” Cell-FAI/FRI in Santiago on night of December 1st (received December 2nd); in solidarity with vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan, on hunger strike [at the time] in Turkish prison cells since Nov 10th, & with Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, hostages of the Spanish State

Mexico – Slogans and a greeting to Carlos López “El Chivo” (who went underground in April 2015) by the Insurrect Cell of Chaos in Tijuana on night of December 1st (received December 2nd); “Black December”, “Fire to the prison”, “Strength, Carlos López”

Chile – Book recommendation by the Sante Geronimo Caserio Autonomous Library in Santiago: “Promise of War – In memory of nihilist of praxis Sebastián Oversluij Seguel”; “We recommend this edition [of 2014] not only to remember comrade Angry but also, from this humble trench, to ignite the engines a little bit for what this Black December will be. We welcome the initiative, and from here we send a fraternal revolutionary greeting to all comrades who lift memory and action”

Greece – Banner by Individualities for the Anarchist Insurgency in the district of Neos Kosmos in Athens (published December 2nd); “We will smash the displays of your happiness – Onward for a Black December”

USA – A writing for Black December by longterm anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble, from Alabama’s prisons; in memory of Kuwasi Balagoon and Alexandros Grigoropoulos (published December 2nd)

Greece – Molotov cocktail attack by Individualities of Chaos against bank branch and municipal building in the district of Triandria in Thessaloniki in the early hours of November 22nd (communiqué dated December 3rd)

Greece – Black December slogans, vandalisms, attacks on cops & government buildings during December 3rd strike demonstration in central Athens

Greece – Poster by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-IRF – Metropolitan Violence Cell

Greek prisons – Text of five imprisoned anarchists, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Yannis Michailidis, Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios & Grigoris Sarafoudis, for Black December (published December 3rd)

Greece – Poster by Utopia A.D. squat ahead of December 6th demo in Komotini: “Blood isn’t water – Memory isn’t trash – Onward for a Black December”

Greece – Flyers thrown in the Athens suburb of Peristeri on Nov 29th (published December 4th)

Greece – Flyposting in Volos

Chile – Banner in solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Santiago on December 4th; “Black December everywhere! Freedom for Nataly, Juan and Enrique – Anarchist agitation and solidarity”

Greece – Skirmishes with cops in Exarchia on night of December 4th

Greece – Black December phone conversation with CCF anarchist prisoner Panagiotis Argirou broadcast on Radiozones of Subversive Expression anarchist radio on December 5th at 17:00 local time in Athens (GMT+2)

Greece – Event at the Squat 111 in Thessaloniki, including phone conversation with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, on December 5th at 18:30

USA – Third issue of Wildfire dedicated to the memory of Kuwasi Balagoon & William Avalon Rogers, in the spirit of Black December

Greece – Placement of homemade incendiary devices by Alexandros Grigoropoulos Cell/FAI-IRF at a car and the house entrance of Laliotis, former minister of PASOK party, in Lycabettus area in Athens in the early hours of December 4th (communiqué dated December 5th)

Greek prisons – Anarchist banner at 4th wing of Koridallos men’s prison; “Insurrection is always timely”

Greece – Cop’s personal vehicle torched by Sebastián Oversluij Cell/FAI-IRF in the district of Zografou in Athens

Greek prisons – Anarchist banner at 1st wing of Koridallos men’s prison; “For the anarchist offensive against the social machine – Black December 2015”

Greece – Graffiti by R(A)ts crew (Thessaly)

Greece – Skirmishes with cops in Exarchia on night of December 5th/6th

Greece & Cyprus – December 6th demonstrations 7 years since the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos in various cities of the Greek territory, such as Thessaloniki, Komotini, Ioannina, Karditsa, Lamia, Volos, Larissa, Trikala, Agrinio, Patras, Kalamata, Heraklion & Rethymno on Crete Island, Mytilini on Lesvos Island, central Athens, & in Limassol, Cyprus; main banner in Trikala: Onward for an indefinite Black December – Because no December is ever finished (A)CAB”; one of the slogans chanted in Mytilini: “Koumis, Kanellopoulou, Michalis Kaltezas, Alexis Grigoropoulos, this is Hellas”; late evening riots in some cities & several hours of clashes in Exarchia

Greece – Flyers & stickers by Insurrectionary Individualities during December 6th demo in the city of Ioannina

Chile – Letter of anarchist prisoner Juan Flores, from Santiago 1 prison, for Black December (received December 6th)

USA – A writing for Black December by longterm anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, from Ohio’s prisons (published December 8th)

Greece – University premises tagged in the city of Xanthi on December 5th & 6th (received December 8th); banner drop: “Anarchist Alexis is present in the discourse and deeds of insurrectionary anarchy – Rage and consciousness”

Chile – Poster for a Black December

Greece – Ministry of Culture attacked with Molotov cocktails in Exarchia in the early hours of December 4th (received December 8th)

Greece – Ministry for the Aegean attacked with Molotov cocktails in Mytilini (Lesvos Island) in the early hours of December 8th

Greece – “Resisting authority” program for Black December broadcast on 1431am free radio on December 8th at 23:00 local time in Thessaloniki (GMT+2)

Germany – Cars torched in Berlin in the early hours of December 6th (published December 10th); in remembrance of Alexandros Grigoropoulos

Chile – Offices of the Socialist Party in Santiago attacked with black paint in the early hours of December 10th; in remembrance of Sebastián Oversluij

Greece – Black December spray-painting, flyposting & banner drop in Rethymno on night of December 10th

Greece – Incendiary attack against security systems provider in Vyronas, Athens, in the early hours of December 11th

Chile – Words from CPMM about the PDI case, in the context of Black December; in solidarity with the 5 comrades arrested on July 2nd 2015, accused of arson attack against a department of Investigations Police (PDI) which had occurred on November 24th 2014, near the UAHC campus in Santiago

Greece – Arson of vehicle belonging to uniforms manufacturer in Kaisariani, Athens early on December 12th

Greece – Event organised on the 12th by the Black December initiative of comrades, including phone conversation with captive comrade Panagiotis Argirou, hosted at Papamichelaki 39 squat in Rethymno

Chile“Black December: Two years without Angry…”: text of ¡Nunca de rodillas! blog, dedicated to the memory of Sebastián “Angry” Oversluij

Chile – Pet shop’s padlocks sabotaged in Santiago late in the evening of December 12th by Javier Recabarren Cell, affined with ALF, in memory of comrades Sebastián Oversluij and Javier Recabarren; note: Javier, who died at the age of 11 after being hit by a bus, participated in animal liberation struggles and activities in support of incarcerated comrades, but also in street riots

Greece – Responsibility claim by Combatant Anarchist Assault Group for incendiary attack against Armed Forces Officers Club in Rethymno early on December 13th, quoting words from Sean Swain

Peru – Flaming barricade by Divanggio Action Group in Lima (received December 13th)

Chile – Words from anarchist prisoner Claudio Valenzuela, from Santiago 1 prison, read out during event on the 13th in remembrance of nihilist Sebastián Oversluij; “Let’s make this Black December and every day of our lives a threat against authority, carrying proudly the weight of our decisions, comrades and practices”

USA – “ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards” banner drop in Minneapolis (received December 13th)

Greece – Thousands of flyers thrown & banner hung in memory of Sebastián Oversluij by Utopia A.D. squat in Komotini

Greece – Black December phone conversation with the incarcerated comrade Nikos Romanos broadcast on Radiofragmata anarchist radio on December 14th at 18:00 local time in Athens (GMT+2)

Colombia – Anti-prison days organised by Anarchist Black Cross Medellín & comrades in affinity in Medellín from 14th to 20th December

Chile – Text of anarchist prisoner Nataly Casanova, from San Miguel prison, “for a combative memory, a Black December” (received December 15th)

Brazil – Incendiary attack against a Bradesco bank branch on December 16th by Marie Mason Cell of M.I.A. in Osasco (São Paulo state); note: longterm anarchist prisoner Mason is now known as Marius and using male pronouns

Netherlands – Poster pasted in the country for a Black December (originally published December 16th)

Chile – Text for Black December by the subversive prisoners Freddy Fuentevilla, Marcelo Villarroel and Juan Aliste, from Santiago’s High Security Prison (CAS), read out on December 16th during an event in solidarity with prisoners of social war, eight years since the beginning of “Security Case”

USA – Volume 2 Issue 5 of Philadelphia anarchist periodical Anathema is released on the 17th, including local and international writings on Black December

Greece – Incendiary attack against bank branch in Heraklion, Crete, in the early hours of December 18th

Canada – Night-time demo in Montreal, Quebec, on December 18th. From the call-out: “The night belongs to us. The youth say fuck the government, the rich, and the fascists, without forgetting the cops. The struggle is only just beginning, there’s no need for a strike to revolt against the State. This demo will also be in solidarity with the comrades imprisoned in Greece and for a Black December. Against the violence of the State, we will be the reply. Love and Rage”

Greece – Placement of homemade incendiary device by Anarchist Cell for Reinstating Black FAI/IRF at a car of Tsoumarelis, general secretary of Golden Dawn branch in Rhodope region, in the early hours of December 19th

Switzerland – Reclaim The Streets takes place in Geneva on December 19th, with a group participating in the context of Black December: “With the black memory of our dead who accompany our rebellious steps. Solidarity and complicity with our prisoners and fugitives. War by any means necessary against authority”

Greece – Molotov attack upon MAT anti-riot squads outside the Turkish embassy in Thessaloniki early on Sunday 20th December

Mexico – Explosive device placed at patrol car of the municipality of Huixquilucan at midnight on December 20th

Greece – Church property tagged and banks sabotaged by anarchists in Komotini in the early hours of Monday 21st December

Chile – Barricades and clashes outside the UNAP campus in Iquique on December 21st, calling for comrade Camila de Pompeya Sanhueza Olivares to be released from pretrial detention

Canada – Attack on yuppie clothing boutique with a re-purposed fire extinguisher and chunks of porcelain in St-Henri, Montreal in the early hours of December 22nd

Greece – Incendiary attack against the offices of OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organisation) in Exarchia at dawn on December 22nd

USA – All day, evening and late into the night of December 22nd in Saint LouisMissouri, wyldfire tagged militant anti-police & anti-prison slogans, defaced multiple billboards, and stencilled over 240 black roses all over the metro area

Mexico – Placement of explosive device by Lupe la Camelina on behalf of the Informal Feminist Commando of Anti-authoritarian Action (COFIAA) in a Catholic church in Mexico City on December 23rd; for each of the 26,000 disappeared in the territories occupied by the Mexican state & in memory of Alexandros Grigoropoulos

USA – Banner hung in Bloomington in solidarity with combative anarchists, US prisoners and in memory of fallen rebels (received December 23rd)

USA – Anti-police march in Burlington, Vermont, Decmeber 23rd, behind the banner reading  “Remember the dead, fight for the living, Black December”, in response to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) no-knock raid killing Kenneth Stephens.

Netherlands – Black December demonstration through the city centre of Amsterdam with thousands of flyers spread and shop facades painted on December 23rd

Netherlands – Arson of OTTO Work Force vehicle in Utrecht a few nights prior to December 25th

Netherlands – In the days running up to Christmas, ING Bank became a target of anarchist action in Den Haag (published December 25th)

Belgium – Attacks against prison builders Eiffage and maxi-prison fences torn down in Brussels (published December 26th)

USA – Radio interview of The Final Straw with anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble, incarcerated in Atmore, Alabama; features an introduction from Sean Swain; the episode in mp3 format published on December 28th

Germany – Vehicle belonging to ThyssenKrupp torched by Informal Pyromaniac Conspiracy in Berlin in the early hours of December 29th

Italy – “Black December (A)” spray-painted on a wall in Udine (December 30th)

Uruguay – Dawn Molotov attack against Porsche dealership in Montevideo on December 31st; “That the fire continues…”

Bolivia“Physical Fitness Training in Solitary Confinement Conditions” book released on December 31st; compiled by compa Henry Zegarrundo

Greece – Call-out by Anarchists Inside and Outside the Koridallos Walls in Athens for New Year’s Eve: “For lasting anarchist insurgency! No truce with Power and its puppets! For a Black December!”

Australia – Paint and sledgehammer attack against BAE Systems in Melbourne in the final hours of Black December 2015

Canada – New Year’s Eve incendiary attack on a yuppie car in Montreal by an Individual from the Plateau Crew; “in solidarity with Michael Kimble and all the other prisoners who’ve been taking part in the recent uprisings in Alabama, along with Emma Sheppard in Britain, the invincible Nikos Romanos, Sean Swain, Nicole Kish, MARIUS Mason and the Hammond brothers”

Canada – Prison noise demos for New Years at Toronto South Detention Center in Mimico and Barton Jail in Hamilton, Ontario. With 80 participants in attendance, the latter received a noisy barrage of paint bombs, fireworks, paint bombs, chunks of ice toward the surveillance cameras, and messages spray-painted including ‘H(A)PPY NEW YEARS’, ‘BL(A)CK DECEMBER’, amongst others. In the report-back, comrades wrote: “This year, our thoughts and actions were with the folks in the Grand Valley Women’s Prison, who have been struggling against the criminalization of queer prisoners, as well as Tamara Sol* … and to those facing repression from the eviction of the Hambacher Forest occupation in Germany.” *Tamara is serving a 7 year prison sentence in Santiago, Chile, as opposed to being on the run, as presumed in original communique

USA – A small group of antagonists gathered outside the youth jail in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a noise demonstration in solidarity with prisoners (published December 31st)

Germany – Arsons and sabotage against the open cast lignite mine operated by RWE at Hambach Forest on the night of December 31st, expressing a warm and rebellious embrace to imprisoned anarchist comrade Emma Sheppard on the anniversary of her arrest and in solidarity with the ongoing forest resistance to the mines expansion

USA – About 20 individuals gathered in Bloomington, Indiana, for a noise demonstration at the county jail on New Year’s Eve. Banners were unfurled, black flags flew, words of solidarity were exchanged, and dozens of smoke bombs and fireworks set off

Germany – Friends of undeclared work set vehicles ablaze belonging to the Federal Customs Administration, an executive authority of the German Ministry of Finance, in Leipzig during the night of New Year’s Eve

Italy – Windows of temporary employment agency Adecco and a UniCredit bank branch were smashed in Trento on the night of December 31st; also, the bank’s ATM was rendered unusable, and a slogan was spray-painted, reading: “War on the rich – Black December (A)”

Greece – A car of the Neapoli municipality set on fire in Thessaloniki by the Rebellious Elves of Santa Claus at dawn on New Year’s Day; “Our action is part of Black December and also marks the beginning of a black new year”

Mexico – Incendiary attacks against various targets by Individuality: Without a Name (A) in the neighbourhood of El Florido in Tijuana, Baja California (received January 2nd 2016)

Italy – Responsibility claim by C.A.A. (Cellula anarchica acca), affined with Black International, for the placement of a bomb containing 8kg of powder at the police “school” in Brescia the night between the 17th and 18th December (communique published January 4th)

Greece – Arson attack against 2 banks in Athens by FAI-IRF for Black December (published January 4th); “Although this came in late for the timeframe of December, we hope that the Black December will not end”

UK – ATMs sabotaged in the wider area of Edinburgh, Scotland by the Cell of anarchist and nihilist conscience “Falcon Of Chaos”, using polyurethane foam to block all entrances and exits, on December 22nd (communique published January 9th)

Online – An episode from Submedia (an anarchist and resistance video broadcast) titled ‘No Justice On Stolen Land‘ features militant actions carried out under the banner of Black December (released January 9th)

Chile – Incendiary attack against a private security company by the Anarchist Cell of Incendiary Attack “Fire and Conscience” FAI/FRI, as part of the Phoenix Project, in the centre of Santiago on January 3rd (communique published January 10th)

USA – Intermittent black-flag banner drapery in Ohio for Black December (received January 12th)

UK – New Year’s Eve noise demo outside Brixton prison in south London for a Black December (photos published January 16th)