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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Michael Hallam
Salah Ali
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Warren Smith
Breon Wells
Lori Tuttle
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Jamie Naqvi
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Laura Waters
Theresa Benvenuti
Maria Bamieh
Leila Ghodsi
Gerry Henkel
Jerry McIntyre
Stephen Liss
Lindsay Reesing
Ferdinand Ayieko
Joan Hager
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  • 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!
  • Salah Ali
    signed 2018-11-29 22:33:30 -0500
    What happened to our first amendment of the constitution.
  • John Martino
    signed 2018-11-29 22:32:01 -0500
  • Warren Smith
    signed 2018-11-29 22:31:12 -0500
    Senseless Zionist pressure most likely starting at company ownership.
  • Breon Wells
    signed 2018-11-29 22:25:42 -0500
  • Lori Tuttle
    signed 2018-11-29 22:22:18 -0500
  • Anoa Changa
    signed 2018-11-29 22:19:09 -0500
    It is telling which voices and belief systems are amplified and promoted on this network. Maybe if we had better discourse and honest conversations we would be in a better place. Silencing voices like Hills does far more damage to Democracy than your unhealthy obsession with Trump and Russia. Foreign influence obviously only matters when it’s certain countries.
  • Aminah E
    signed 2018-11-29 22:17:45 -0500
  • Jamie Naqvi
    signed 2018-11-29 22:13:08 -0500
    You need to educate yourselves about what’s going on in Palestine
  • Tanya Weithers
    signed 2018-11-29 22:11:11 -0500
  • Belgin Olgun
    signed 2018-11-29 22:06:37 -0500
    Justice for all. Don’t silence voices due to political pressure.
  • Laura Waters
    signed 2018-11-29 22:05:47 -0500
    Rehire Mark Lamont Hill.
  • Theresa Benvenuti
    signed 2018-11-29 22:05:29 -0500
  • Maria Bamieh
    signed 2018-11-29 22:03:23 -0500
    I support Marc Hill and shocked by CNNs actions on what is legitimate free speech and clearly not anti Semitic
  • Leila Ghodsi
    signed 2018-11-29 22:01:49 -0500
    You know how is to be oppressed and wrongly to be called fake news media. Please restore Dr. Lamont Hill, poor Palestinian need to be represented. Stop being a mouth piece for cruel regim of Israel.
  • Gerry Henkel
    signed 2018-11-29 22:01:13 -0500
  • Jerry McIntyre
    signed 2018-11-29 22:00:00 -0500
    Don’t be a fox news channel.
  • Stephen Liss
    signed 2018-11-29 21:58:02 -0500
  • Lindsay Reesing
    signed 2018-11-29 21:56:16 -0500
  • Ferdinand Ayieko
    signed 2018-11-29 21:56:04 -0500
    What happened to the first amendment ?
  • Joan Hager
    signed 2018-11-29 21:55:12 -0500
    I was just starting to get respect again for CNN especially because of the excellent work of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo – How do the stars of CNN feel about this unjust firing? Just being critical of another government’s actions deserves firing? It is not being anti-semitic or anti Israel to criticize that government’s actions.
  • carmela Ieroianni
    signed 2018-11-29 21:53:27 -0500
  • William Fleitz
    signed 2018-11-29 21:53:03 -0500
  • Sheila Stillman Stillman
    signed 2018-11-29 21:52:55 -0500
  • Seth Morrison
    signed 2018-11-29 21:51:03 -0500
    Seth Morrison
  • Jacqueline Atherly
    signed 2018-11-29 21:50:51 -0500
    You cannot fire the truth!
  • Jens Andreasen
    signed 2018-11-29 21:47:42 -0500
    I suppose we have /never/ heard a CNN contributor supporting Israel?
  • Kathy Downing
    signed 2018-11-29 21:45:47 -0500
    Dr. Hill speaks the truth. We know that the Palestinian people suffer daily both in Gaza and the occupied territories. From the blockade of Gaza to the killing of medics and the maiming of children, the demolition of homes. The military courts where children are tried, convicted and jailed. Firing Dr. Hill sends a message that CNN supports these tactics and these atrocities.
  • Zahir Zahrieh
    signed 2018-11-29 21:45:29 -0500
  • Sakeena Mirza
    signed 2018-11-29 21:43:50 -0500

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