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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  • Dara Baldwin
    signed 2018-11-29 23:55:59 -0500
    Leslie D Baldwin
  • Sal Faroo
    signed 2018-11-29 23:50:16 -0500
  • Millard "Mitty" Owens
    signed 2018-11-29 23:46:14 -0500
    CNN – Marc Lamont Hill is a voice you and we need to hear for justice and truth. It’s tragic that you caved in to right wing censorship, when you know – like the rest of the the world knows – that he’s not calling for Israel’s destruction but an end to the horrid human rights violations that only grow worse against the Palestinian people. He should be immediately rehired.
  • John Price
    signed 2018-11-29 23:42:03 -0500
  • Brian Ranum
    signed 2018-11-29 23:41:34 -0500
  • Zillah Eisenstein
    signed 2018-11-29 23:39:30 -0500
  • Marlena Santoyo
    signed 2018-11-29 23:35:40 -0500
    Marlena Santoyo
  • Ibrahim Muaqqat
    signed 2018-11-29 23:35:07 -0500
  • Mariam Elsayed
    signed 2018-11-29 23:30:40 -0500
  • Deborah Woodard
    signed 2018-11-29 23:30:12 -0500
  • Daryl Nagai
    signed 2018-11-29 23:23:06 -0500
    What CNN did was wrong. They need to rehire him immediately.
  • Kriste Elena Krupoviesaite
    signed 2018-11-29 23:16:41 -0500
  • Gloria Carol
    signed 2018-11-29 23:13:23 -0500
  • Suzann Finch
    signed 2018-11-29 23:12:28 -0500
  • Anne-Lelin Williams
    signed 2018-11-29 23:11:22 -0500
  • Aida Khalil
    signed 2018-11-29 23:10:53 -0500
    Freedom of speech and standing up for justice should be punished – do the right thing hire him back
  • Janet Weidman
    signed 2018-11-29 23:01:52 -0500
  • Norina Crea
    signed 2018-11-29 23:01:06 -0500
    Marc Lamont Hill spoke truthfully and courageously I and my family and many of my friends will be boycotting CNN until MLH is reinstated. #Shame on you for making such an unfounded and unfair decision to fire him. #CNN is a #DISGRACE.
  • Krista Hensley
    signed 2018-11-29 23:00:31 -0500
    Shame on CNN
  • Henry Jackson
    signed 2018-11-29 22:58:57 -0500
    Henry Jackson
  • Martina Radwan
    signed 2018-11-29 22:55:28 -0500
    It’s unbelievable that ina country that values the 1st amendment so much, you can not criticize Israel. Shame on CNN
  • James Stewart
    signed 2018-11-29 22:54:32 -0500
    You should be so honored that someone in your employ spoke to the UN.. You owe him better than that. Take him back on and promote him.
  • Ingeborg Minton
    signed 2018-11-29 22:48:28 -0500
  • Leonie Tremaine
    signed 2018-11-29 22:45:54 -0500
  • Fadiya Faraj
    signed 2018-11-29 22:43:51 -0500
    Shame on you CNN! You hypocrites!! Hire Marc Lamont back now!
  • Terence Lorens
    signed 2018-11-29 22:43:03 -0500
    Where is your credibility after such a stupid act? CNN hiding the truth under the face of AIPAC pressure?. Shame on you.
  • Ahmad Allan
    signed 2018-11-29 22:40:51 -0500
  • George Clouse
    signed 2018-11-29 22:37:46 -0500
  • Maha Yousef
    signed 2018-11-29 22:34:58 -0500
  • Michael Hallam
    signed 2018-11-29 22:34:15 -0500
    Palestine is under a brutal occupation, he has every right to point this truth out. CNN are wrong!
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