I've been reading about the Manchester Class Struggle Forum on Libcom, and it sounds like an excellent way to gather local communists, anarchists & syndicalists along with local workers and students. For those who are unfamiliar, it is a meeting held regularly at a time and place where a particular topic is going to be discussed (in this sense it is similar to the ICC's public meetings). The difference is that it is a regularly scheduled meeting, not a one-off. Also, it isn't one organization that puts on the meeting, but a collaboration between different political groups in the wider revolutionary class-struggle left. With the opening up of dialogue between the ICC and other non-left communist political tendencies, it seems like a natural fit for expanding debate, discussion and cooperation among groups who share core working class political values- internationalism, anti-parliamentarism, anti-militarism, etc. Does this sound like a good idea?
Here's a link to the Manchester Class Struggle Forum blog: