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! 

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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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  • Deepa Kumar
    signed 2018-11-30 22:24:46 -0500
  • luise Levy
    signed 2018-11-30 22:21:56 -0500
    Marc Lamont Hill spoke the truth. CNN is wrong.
  • Juliette Boutros
    signed via 2018-11-30 22:10:32 -0500
  • Rosie Beltran
    signed 2018-11-30 22:05:06 -0500
  • Melly Ailabouni
    signed 2018-11-30 22:01:31 -0500
    Melly Ailabouni
  • Mary Arraf
    signed via 2018-11-30 21:57:56 -0500
    I stand with MLH because I believe in freedom and justice FOR ALL! Most importantly, I believe in FREE SPEECH and a FREE FREE PALESTINE. Because equality shouldn’t depend on race, culture or religion … it is a human right.
  • Dianne Roe
    signed via 2018-11-30 21:50:05 -0500
  • Sue Jalabi
    signed 2018-11-30 21:41:38 -0500
  • Precious Graham
    signed 2018-11-30 21:38:13 -0500
    Precious Graham
  • Brent Acosta
    signed 2018-11-30 21:32:09 -0500
    Truth must protected, truth must be declared. Truth is an offense but not a sin – Robert Nesta Marley. Free palestine, end the occupation, end the violence, end the stealing of palestinian land and property
  • André Hudson
    signed 2018-11-30 21:24:44 -0500
  • Tanya Cox
    signed 2018-11-30 21:23:12 -0500
  • Susan Kelley
    signed 2018-11-30 21:22:58 -0500
  • Kisha Witherspoon
    signed 2018-11-30 21:04:33 -0500
    It was unethical and morally wrong. Their is a difference between someone who blantantly made a direct threat towards a people group. But to quote something in an argument is just that. Its neither here nor their, everyone has a right as an American citizen to freedom of expression. This was an expression of speech for the freedom of a group / nation that have been and continue to be oppressed . It would never be great journalism if the collegue that was released from his duties did not do that. He delivered what he was passionate about and if their was an issue with it. Suspension until further notice would have been more ethical. For this type of behavior that CNN displayed is scary and shows that they are not to be trusted with great journalism. And everything they deliver is what the president says " Fake" which I am never the one to agree with him. Not only did they make a horrible decision. They used emotion over logical judgement and caused future issues to arise. CNN has now allowed the world to see they are not to be trusted with freedom of expression. Good luck to those who are left behind . With this riding on their necks things will not get better. And I hope the young man Mr. Hill moves forward in his beliefs and what he found to be fair, honest and true journalism.
  • Charlene Pulakos
    signed 2018-11-30 21:02:35 -0500
    You provide a platform for racist speech but penalize the call to treat the Palestinians with human dignity
  • Jamal Watson
    signed 2018-11-30 20:57:36 -0500
  • Yasmine Ramadan
    signed 2018-11-30 20:55:26 -0500
  • Maryam Edalatjoo
    signed 2018-11-30 20:54:58 -0500
    Reinstate Marc Lamont Hill. Supporting Palestinian people is NOT anti-Semitic.
  • Sam Ahme
    signed 2018-11-30 20:52:29 -0500
    CNN needs to report the news for all people and not be selective in who they cover.
  • Jamel Jam
    @JamelJamy tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-30 20:52:17 -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 https://www.codepink.org/marc_lamont_hill?recruiter_id=651514
  • Jamel Jamy
    signed 2018-11-30 20:51:41 -0500
    What about free speech on Israel?!

    What about Palestinian human rrights?
  • Mousa Aamer
    signed 2018-11-30 20:41:55 -0500
  • Brendan McAleer
    signed 2018-11-30 20:28:00 -0500
    Facts First. CNN are progressive, except for Palestine. When it comes to Israel , CNN report are as “Fair and balanced” as Bill O’Reilly.
  • Nabila Babar
    signed 2018-11-30 20:16:46 -0500
  • David Kilani
    signed 2018-11-30 20:13:59 -0500
  • Richard S Wigton Wigton
    signed 2018-11-30 20:05:48 -0500
    Saying that Palestine should be free should NOT be a fireable offense. He is just speaking the truth! I stand behind his statement as do millions of others. What he said was not anti-Semitic in the least.
  • Laura Wilder
    signed 2018-11-30 20:05:14 -0500
  • Nahar Zarra
    signed 2018-11-30 19:57:58 -0500
  • Ernest Jones
    signed 2018-11-30 19:53:11 -0500
  • Samar Danjo
    signed 2018-11-30 19:50:07 -0500
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