I was just wondering, well I seem to wonder about this question from time to time actually...about how workers should defend themselves and stop getting injured and killed principally during pickets, strikes and protests. I don't think I have come across the views of the ICC on this, or may have just forgotten them.
It seems to me in most instances if defence is taken seriously it's on a makeshift basis like the Ssangyong factory occupation a couple of years ago in South Korea to take one example. I think they used chemicals from the factory to make molotov cocktails/petrol bombs, used improvised slingshots with metal bits and pieces and mobile barricades from shelters and scrap. However, in the end this wasn't enough as we saw with the final assault by the state on the roof of the factory with many workers getting savagely beaten and sadly during the struggle I think there were also some deaths.
An obvious answer to all of this might be to spread the struggle, deepen and widen it etc but I'm really thinking about the practicalities here and the need to be prepared for quite frankly what is at times a vicious struggle with the state, sometimes to the death. The reason I ask these questions is also that personally I feel so much anger and hatred when I see workers getting hurt and killed. I think that is something which makes us proletarian to feel like this and want to do something about it.