Perhaps this could be a thread for any comments or discussion of the ICC Platform?
6. The Proletarian Struggle Under Decadent Capitalism
(The penulitmate paragraph says):
..."In fact the political tendencies who continue to advocate their use only do so in order to tie the working class to its exploitation, to undermine its will to fight."
This reads as if the tendencies you refer to are consciously behaving counter-revolutionary. Is this correct? Do the ICC think an organisation like The Socialist Party in England and Wales are consciously sabotaging the working class for example for their own benefit?
7. The Trade Unions: Yesterday Organs Of The Proletariat, Today Instruments Of Capital
"Because the unions have lost their proletarian character, they cannot be 'reconquered' by the working class, nor can they constitute a field of activity for revolutionary minorities."
Firstly, what is "proletarian character". Secondly, if I've read Lenin correctly in Infantile Disorder his arguments are not concerned with gains or reform as reasons to be working as communists in unions.
"Only the generalization and radicalization of these (wildcat strikes etc) struggles can enable the class to move from the defensive terrain to the open and frontal assault on the capitalist state; and the destruction of bourgeois state power necessarily involves the destruction of the trade unions."
What period is this talking about, in general or during a potentially revolutionary period? If the former it seems like a complete reliance on spontaneity.
8. The Mystification Of Parliament And Elections
..."no other result except the corruption of the political organizations who undertake such activities and their absorption into capitalism"
..."the disastrous results of such tactics show that they are profoundly bourgeois."
That's enough to be getting on with I think, but I'm sure there will be more.