Never Again

“Never Again” was a great commitment, and it didn’t last very long. Forced in response to the Holocaust, the promise stood not only as a reminder of that great tragedy, but as a vow to prevent genocide from happening again. Then came Bosnia. And Rwanda. And now, it’s widely-charged, Darfur.

Young eyes across the country have been watching the glaringly ineffectual response of the international community to large-scale rape, murder and displacement. And they’re doing something about it. They’ve created The Genocide Intervention Network, a youth-powered group that hopes — with dues and letter-writing campaigns and privately-financed boots on the ground — to stop the rape and killing and shame Washington into acting.

They are young, and idealistic. They are also savvy and determined and testing the limits of citizen action in the face of genocide.

Hear about saying Never Again Again with a new generation of activists.


Mark Hanis, Chief Executive of the Genocide Intervention Network, Washington DC. Rebecca Hamilton, Harvard University Graduate Student and founder of Harvard’s Darfur Action Group

Samantha Power, Professor of Human Rights Practice at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Jonah Fisher, BBC Correspondent based in Khartoum.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Nov 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

Nov 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

Nov 23, 2015
(Clockwise From Top Left) Filmmaker Lindsay Catherine Harris, Ko Smith, Kailya Warren and Bryant Koger in still images from Harris' "Evoking the Mulatto" multimedia project. (Courtesy the Filmmaker)

Mixed-race America in the time of Black Lives Matter and demographic change. We’ll talk race, identity and the film project “Evoking the Mulatto”.

Nov 23, 2015
In this file photo released May 14, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group's vice police known as "Hisba," right, reads a verdict handed down by an Islamic court sentencing many they accused of adultery to lashing, in Raqqa City, Syria. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen says the US needs to step up in the fight against ISIS. But there’s a caution flag, too. We’ll dive in.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

More »
Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS
Monday, Nov 23, 2015

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

More »
On Point Favorites For Your Holiday Travel
Friday, Nov 20, 2015

A few On Point staff favorites for your upcoming holiday travel listening pleasure.

More »