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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  • 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
  • Michael Johnson
    signed 2018-12-06 12:06:50 -0500
  • Zehra Jafferi
    followed this page 2018-12-06 12:00:16 -0500
  • Zehra Jafferi
    signed 2018-12-06 11:50:44 -0500
    Advocating for truth and justice is not a reason to terminate someone. Otherwise Mr. Acosta should have not been allowed back into the WH when Trump rescinded his credentials. Or its only OK to advocate for some groups and not others? Don’t be a flake CNN.
  • Conquer Àsé
    signed 2018-12-06 11:34:30 -0500
  • Bonnie Benner
    signed 2018-12-06 11:17:00 -0500
  • Stephen Seymour
    signed 2018-12-06 11:07:38 -0500
    Really, you fired him for standing up for human rights and dignaty? Hire him back or compensate him for you wrong doings .
  • Sandina Robbins
    signed 2018-12-06 10:52:39 -0500
  • Mynke Vet
    signed 2018-12-06 10:46:09 -0500
  • Agi Buck
    signed 2018-12-06 10:37:41 -0500
  • Susie Day
    signed 2018-12-06 10:30:54 -0500
  • Yaqoob Jamal
    signed 2018-12-06 10:20:31 -0500
    Yaqoob Jamal
  • Carrie Gordon
    signed 2018-12-06 10:17:08 -0500
  • Kimberly Cresic
    signed 2018-12-06 10:16:26 -0500
    Kimberly Cresic
  • Ken Aro
    signed 2018-12-06 10:11:13 -0500
    Do the right thing.
  • Guillaume Zbinden
    signed 2018-12-06 10:05:09 -0500
  • Brian Durrans
    signed 2018-12-06 07:48:30 -0500
    Equal rights for everyone everywhere. Is CNN so out of step with contemporary world opinion as to disagree with that? Please reinstate Dr Hill immediately. His firing is an outrage.
  • E Teixeira
    signed 2018-12-06 04:03:38 -0500
  • Cassy Platz
    signed 2018-12-05 22:05:41 -0500
  • Dion Luke
    signed 2018-12-05 20:07:30 -0500
  • Linda Cooke
    signed 2018-12-05 16:10:51 -0500
  • Jacqueline Finch
    signed 2018-12-05 13:31:11 -0500
  • Carolyn Jones
    signed 2018-12-05 13:19:39 -0500
  • Joaquin Friedman
    signed 2018-12-05 13:16:39 -0500
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