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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Linda Massimo
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  • Linda Massimo
    signed 2018-11-30 19:35:02 -0500
  • Rawan Amra
    signed 2018-11-30 19:28:02 -0500
  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2018-11-30 19:23:09 -0500
    Raul Anorve
  • Kamel Behidji
    signed 2018-11-30 18:52:16 -0500
    Kamel Behidji
  • William Shepherd
    signed 2018-11-30 18:52:10 -0500
  • Adnan K
    signed 2018-11-30 18:50:41 -0500
  • Kevin Ramsay
    signed 2018-11-30 18:41:51 -0500
    Want to hit them where it hurts

    Cancel your AT&T contracts, switch to another provider, AT&T owns CNN
  • C Thomas Payne
    signed 2018-11-30 18:34:49 -0500
    Speaking out for human rights should be commended, not punished. Shame on CNN.
  • Anne G. Woodhead
    signed 2018-11-30 18:29:26 -0500
    Palestinians are entitled to human rights as well as Jewish Israelis.
  • Robert Bowles
    signed 2018-11-30 18:28:56 -0500
  • John Sheridan
    signed 2018-11-30 18:28:27 -0500
  • Steve Weiss
    signed 2018-11-30 18:18:35 -0500
    Steve Weiss
  • Lydia de Leeuw
    signed 2018-11-30 18:05:39 -0500
  • Ibrahim Mohamed
    signed 2018-11-30 18:00:08 -0500
    This man absolute did nothing wrong, CNN it is time you practice what you preach which is freedom of speech. Respecting the rights of Palestinians and calling out Israel’s oppressive policy is not antisemitic.
  • Abdi Mohamud
    signed 2018-11-30 17:58:07 -0500
    In response to CNN Network’s decision to fire Mr. Marc Lamont Hill, I believe Mr. Hill exercised within the scope of his Universal Human Rights of Freedom of Speech and Expression in regards Freedom and Justice for Palestinian people. I hope the network will revise its decision and rehire Mr. Hill. Thank you!
  • Kevin Rabt
    signed 2018-11-30 17:58:05 -0500
    Rehire marc
  • Kory Stuer
    signed 2018-11-30 17:56:43 -0500
  • Chris Barghout
    signed 2018-11-30 17:47:21 -0500
    Firing someone calling for equality from the river to the sea is still a fireable offense in 2018. Sad!
  • Cheryl Coleman
    signed 2018-11-30 17:42:31 -0500
    I am very disappointed with CNN. Very, disappointed.
  • Naim Jadue
    signed 2018-11-30 17:41:58 -0500
    Nothing wrong he is doing the right thing saying the tbruth
  • Humaira Officer
    signed 2018-11-30 17:39:59 -0500
  • Marina Shpirt
    signed via 2018-11-30 17:39:10 -0500
  • Harold McBride
    signed 2018-11-30 17:33:59 -0500
    Whatever happened to the two-state compromise?
  • Tabatha Jones Jolivet
    signed 2018-11-30 17:25:14 -0500
  • Ed Sciberras
    signed 2018-11-30 17:20:01 -0500
    Courageous man. Should be respected not fired.
  • Yasmin Hamdan
    signed 2018-11-30 17:16:42 -0500
  • Faryma Bahrami
    @FarymaB tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-30 17:15:06 -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
  • Faryma Bahrami
    signed 2018-11-30 17:14:45 -0500
  • Naomi Nagtegaal
    signed 2018-11-30 17:14:30 -0500
  • Jay Eidemiller
    signed 2018-11-30 17:10:58 -0500

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