CNN: Rehire Marc Lamont Hill

On November 29, 2018, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN for a speech he gave to the United Nations in support of Palestinian rights. 

Help us tell CNN they did the wrong thing. Tell CNN to rehire Dr. Hill! 


Dear CNN,

You made the wrong choice by firing Marc Lamont Hill for his speech at the UN, which included the phrase "from the river to the sea." Speaking up for Palestinian rights is not anti-semitic or a threat to Israelis.

As Dr. Hill said in regard to the speech he gave to the UN that caused him to be fired:

“My reference to “river to the sea” was not a call to destroy anything or anyone. It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant.”

Dr. Hill’s speech received a long ovation from the diplomats at the UN.

Marc Lamont Hill is a powerful defender of civil and human rights for all people. He is a powerful ally for the Palestinian people who live under siege, under military occupation and under state laws of discrimination.

As people concerned with freedom for the Palestinian people and justice and equality for all people, we ask that you immediately rehire Marc Lamont Hill.

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  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2018-12-11 19:53:02 -0500
  • Abdallah Azzam
    signed 2018-12-11 19:49:53 -0500
    He said nothing wrong. This action is proof of the power zionist have over the media
  • Gordon Gosse
    signed 2018-12-11 18:00:41 -0500
    Freedom of speech is very important. In addition the mainstream media coverage is highly biased by the pro-Zionist lobby. The realities of the plight of the Palestinians under constant siege from Israel need to be highlighted.
  • Chris Mullikin
    signed 2018-12-10 14:40:10 -0500
    Chris Mullikin
  • Sohailla Sharifi
    signed 2018-12-09 21:22:29 -0500
  • Dana Couch
    signed 2018-12-09 16:41:51 -0500
  • Larry Wartels
    signed 2018-12-08 19:56:28 -0500

    “The Dominion of Death”: An Israeli Mother Who Lost Her 13-Year Old Daughter in a Suicidebombing Speaks Out Against Israel
  • Mary Ornee
    signed 2018-12-08 14:04:41 -0500
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  • Garrett Wright
    signed 2018-12-08 12:30:35 -0500
  • Naheed Kazmi
    signed 2018-12-08 06:24:52 -0500
  • Jonida Sanco
    signed 2018-12-08 05:07:51 -0500
  • Fabel Arostegi
    signed 2018-12-08 01:57:08 -0500
  • Caroline Steele
    signed 2018-12-08 00:06:45 -0500
    Caroline Steele
  • Ada Banasik
    signed 2018-12-07 21:19:57 -0500
  • Mark Phelan
    signed 2018-12-07 21:16:24 -0500
  • Dana Moretti Fairbanks, MD 🌹
    @dcfairbank tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-07 19:18:11 -0500
    Hey @cnn @marclamonthill is a powerful advocate for Palestinian rights and dignity and equality for all. Reverse your decision and rehire Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. #IStandWithMLH
  • Dana Fairbanks
    signed 2018-12-07 19:17:56 -0500
  • Cheryle Clarke
    signed 2018-12-07 19:11:35 -0500
  • Anita M. Kline
    signed 2018-12-07 14:16:18 -0500
  • Tl Harper
    signed via 2018-12-07 11:41:16 -0500
  • Colleen Frankovich
    signed 2018-12-07 09:17:35 -0500
  • Marlene Foster
    signed 2018-12-06 22:48:47 -0500
    This was NOT hate speech nor was it “anti-Semitic.” Defending Palestinians is unpopular but to fire this professor is antithetical to freedom of speech.
  • Mekdes Gebriel
    signed 2018-12-06 18:04:58 -0500
    I don’t know what i have to say I am in pen.

    Shame on tham
  • Robert Beebe
    signed 2018-12-06 17:31:32 -0500
  • Justin Fulghum
    signed 2018-12-06 16:16:59 -0500
  • Claudia Prescott
    signed 2018-12-06 15:57:17 -0500
    Freedom of the press should include his freedom to report his feelings on the violations against UN treaties. The rest is just propaganda to paraphrase
  • Lana Lockhart
    signed 2018-12-06 14:27:50 -0500
    Speaking up for those that are oppressed is why people go to speak at the UN. We can not allow speech that uses certain phrases be dominated by those that oppress. Context is everything – we need to stop looking at Israel as a victim. They are now the oppressors and abusers.
  • Ersyla Nellajoy
    signed 2018-12-06 14:09:47 -0500
  • Frances Merriman
    signed 2018-12-06 13:34:51 -0500
    I can guarantee that I will not watch CNN until he is reinstated. It is vital that people hear differing views regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  • Robert Weaver
    signed 2018-12-06 12:33:30 -0500

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