I been checking out some of the people who post at redanarchist.org, which is the forum of "the red and anarchist network" or RAAN here in the US.
What I find interesting about RAAN is that a lot of the folks there seem to be acquainted with left communist theory and a lot of them dont speak bad about ICC folks. To be honest, I appreciate them a bit in so far that it is a hub for a lot of disgruntled youth that reject Leftism for one reason and the other, so RAAN offers them a platform to discuss about communist politics without the influence of leftist activists.
I disagree with a lot about RAAN, mainly that it comes from the idea of "anti-leninist communism" so it lets in all sorts of crazy elements like insurrectionists or people who are way into primitivism. So as a whole its a pretty confused lot. Still, RAAN is after all subject to american social and political specificities, and I think the really exaggerated confusion is really just an expression of the weakness of communists in the US.
I was wondering what do you guys think about it? I personally think it is interesting to engage insofar that a lot of them do respect the ICC and what it stands for and it seems to me that there is a certain understanding about the ridiculousness and the bankrupcy of leftism and leftist activist confinement. Furthermore, it caters to a lot of youth disillusioned with both leftist and right wing bosses and these youth wish to create a communist alternative that has nothing to do with the ideology of the state. Because it is not really a cohesive organization, folks vary in quality, with some of them to enamoured with the nihilism of anti-politics, while others are a bit more sound about whatever they are saying.