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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Angela Chung
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Zahid Makhdoom
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Lowell Downey
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Beth Harris
Lejla Hodžić
Nancy Loucareas
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  • Angela Chung
    signed 2018-11-30 01:52:32 -0500
    Angela M Chung
  • Susan Maudsley
    signed 2018-11-30 01:46:21 -0500
  • Lucas Wooten
    signed 2018-11-30 01:43:56 -0500
  • Mohamad Tafesh
    signed 2018-11-30 01:40:58 -0500
  • Hoss Mousav
    signed 2018-11-30 01:30:50 -0500
    1st amendment!
  • Tanya Ramirez
    signed 2018-11-30 01:29:57 -0500
    Freedom of Speech for some?
  • Siobhan O’Connor
    signed 2018-11-30 01:28:59 -0500
  • Ineke Deruyter
    signed 2018-11-30 01:28:53 -0500
    Let Justice Prevail!
  • Nancy Mathisen
    signed 2018-11-30 01:28:11 -0500
    Having grown up as a Jew in the USA, I am horrified at the way the relationship between Israel and the USA has become a negative force that makes a farce of the ideals that these countries purportedly embody. Firing Marc Lamont Hill is an expression of cowardice and unthinking obedience to the corrupt powers that be. He deserves an apology, and to be reinstated.
  • Zahid Makhdoom
    signed 2018-11-30 01:21:54 -0500
  • Frank Veilson
    signed 2018-11-30 01:19:42 -0500
    Francis H Veilson
  • Fouad Dajani
    signed 2018-11-30 01:18:28 -0500
  • Latisha oliver
    signed 2018-11-30 01:17:25 -0500
  • Wendy Harper
    signed 2018-11-30 01:10:24 -0500
  • Amanda Crawford
    signed 2018-11-30 00:47:01 -0500
  • Lowell Downey
    signed 2018-11-30 00:47:00 -0500
    We need a press with freedom to express the news and if in keeping with their responsibility their opinion.
  • Jessica McGinley
    signed 2018-11-30 00:44:55 -0500
  • Asad Shalami
    signed 2018-11-30 00:44:29 -0500
    Deeply disappointed @CNN for firing Marc Lamont Hill for expressing his political beliefs at the United Nations. CNN has made it abundantly clear that it does not abide by OUR constitutional freedoms in these great US of A. #IstandwithMLH

  • Beth Harris
    signed 2018-11-30 00:42:34 -0500
    What a powerful, articulate, knowledgeable, courageous speech was given to the UN by Marc Lamont Hill! You should give Prof. Hill a raise, not fire him because of the station being bullied by those who refuse to respect the rights of an occupied people, in this case the Palestinians. I am Jewish and formerly on the Board of my Jewish synagogue. There is nothing antisemitic about Prof. Hill’s speech. There is nothing wrong with calling for freedom and the respect for human rights for the Palestinians from the river to the sea. The tendency of the news media and the US government to conflate principled critique of the Israeli government with antisemitism is immoral, inaccurate and unjust. It contributes to the very plight of the Palestinians that Prof. Hill outlines in his speech. I hope the CNN will correct this unethical firing of Prof. Hill and reinstate him in his position as soon as possible.
  • Lejla Hodžić
    signed 2018-11-30 00:40:40 -0500
  • Nancy Loucareas
    signed 2018-11-30 00:36:17 -0500
  • Alan Ricks
    signed 2018-11-30 00:31:05 -0500
    Criticizing the nation-state of Israel and its policies is not Anti-Semitic. Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism. Standing up for Palestinian Lives and Rights is not Anti-Semitic. Opposing apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing is not Anti-Semitic.
  • Gayle Gililland
    signed 2018-11-30 00:24:57 -0500
    Palestinian lives matter too!
  • Jean Thomas
    signed 2018-11-30 00:24:06 -0500
  • Anna Ordoubadi
    signed 2018-11-30 00:22:43 -0500
    If CNN follows through with firing this respected journalist for speaking in defense of human rights, then they are jo better than Fox News. The bias against Palestine is nothing new but truth talkers cannot be punished by news outlets who then claim to be real news. You just can’t have it both ways, please reinstate this man and give us some hope for journalism and media in this country.
  • Martha Abeytia Canales
    signed 2018-11-30 00:17:23 -0500
  • Amy Scouten
    signed 2018-11-30 00:11:54 -0500
  • Samantha Lorenzo-Cuevas
    signed 2018-11-30 00:11:48 -0500
    Very disappointed in this ridiculous decision CNN. Palestine is under siege and a brutal occupation. Israel is committing a systematic genocide in front of the world’s eyes and those who stand up to morally oppose it should be applauded not fired. I’ll be getting my news elsewhere now. Very shocked at CNN.
  • maria griswold
    signed 2018-11-30 00:07:58 -0500
    Shame on CNN
  • Hasbara Whorson
    signed 2018-11-30 00:06:00 -0500
    No hypocrisy! Time to call CNN Bs .

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