The second Insurgencies journal starts off with a bang, naming much of our activity (and moralizing) as militant activism. It does this in the context of Letter to the Anarchist Galaxy, a provocation that we can all reflect on. Insurgency 2 asks for the construction of new projects outside of old frameworks and logics. It offers little in the way of answers and instead attempts to ask better questions.
It continues from the previous issue with engaging questions of strategy ("No Time Like the Present" by William Haver), the ennuii of the current anarchist milieu ("On Existential Crisis, The Collapse of Doctrine and the Embracing of Impasses"), games ("Games we Play: Strategy, Rule-Sets, Ideology"), a strategy document of the anti-police movement ("Activism, Civil War, & Insurrection"), and counterinsurgency ("The Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency and the Rise of the Armed Inclusion").
This is a fantastic sophomore effort from the Insurgencies group. It defies the expectations of the first issue and will have me pondering its questions for some time. Public discussion of some of their questions would be a great addition.