Antifa deletes posts about sabotaging train tracks—after Washington train derailment

Does Antifa have something to hide?

Washingtonians were shaken by a deadly train derailment on Monday. An Amtrak train carrying 80 passengers and headed South to Portland, Oregon from Seattle careened off a bridge outside Tacoma, NBC News reported. At least three were killed in the crash and several were injured.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson).

The tragic accident prompted scrutiny of writings by the far-left group Antifa, in which it described sabotaging train tracks.

In November, the Antifa-linked website It’s Going Down took credit for pouring concrete on tracks outside Olympia, Washington. But in the wake of the Washington train derailment, the article was taken down.

The text is still available via an archived version.

The Antifa group wrote:

“Early in the morning of April 20th we poured concrete on the train tracks that lead out of the Port of Olympia to block any trains from using the tracks. We took precautions to notify BNSF (the train company) – we called them and we used wires to send a signal that the tracks were blocked. We did this not to avoid damaging a train, nothing would bring bigger grins to our faces, but to avoid the risk of injuring railway workers.”

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According to the article, the act of sabotage was a form of pro-environmental protest against corporatism.

“This action was done to disrupt the movement of trains carrying proppants used in natural gas fracturing. These train tracks are part of a system of pipelines, fracking wells, mines, clearcuts, control centers, fiberoptics, dams, highways and factories that cover the planet and are physical manifestations of a process that is destroying the ecosystems, cultures, and inhabitants everywhere.

Behind this network of infrastructure there are politicians, CEOs and bureaucrats who have private security, cops, prison guards, non-profit directors, PR consultants and the legacy of 500 years of colonization to back them up. We oppose all of these manifestations, infrastructural, personal and ideological. We blocked the train tracks because we want to blockade the entire web of domination that is slowly killing us.”

Another Antifa website, Puget Sound Anarchists, published a post on December 9 that described putting wire and jumper cables to the Union Pacific line that goes through Nebraska.

“During this week we attached wire and jumper cables to the main Union Pacific rail line running through the state of Nebraska to disrupt rail signals and delay trains that mainly carry coal from the mountainous west to population centers in the east,” the article read.

Antifa, short for Anti-Fascist, has gained notoriety for using the threat of violence to shut down conservative events, most notably at the University of California, Berkeley.


Antifa’s methods have brought them criticism. In August, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) condemned Antifa’s provocations of violence.

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security has classified Antifa as a domestic terror group.

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The left-wing organization’s train-sabotaging isn’t likely to win them any new supporters in light of the train derailment.


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