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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  • Lillian Rosengarten
    signed 2018-12-04 13:33:28 -0500
    CNN’s Limitations are unconscienable. Please and of course rehire Marc Hill with an apology.
  • Arlene Halfon
    signed 2018-12-04 13:31:48 -0500
    In the context of his entire speech, it was obvious that Dr. Hill was stating that Palestinians (from the river to the sea) must be equal to Israelis.

    His firing was despicable. You most surely heard/read his speech and not the sound bite used to destroy him.
  • Ian wellens
    signed 2018-12-04 12:49:38 -0500
  • Michelle Wilbraham
    signed 2018-12-04 12:42:19 -0500
  • Mark Findlay
    signed 2018-12-04 12:07:35 -0500
  • Robert Pitt
    signed 2018-12-04 12:04:54 -0500
  • Abubakr Sadiq
    signed 2018-12-04 11:53:17 -0500
  • Latife Gabrie
    signed 2018-12-04 11:32:46 -0500
  • Alex Elshaer
    signed 2018-12-04 11:32:10 -0500
  • Basheera Ebrahim
    signed 2018-12-04 11:26:07 -0500
    He was just being a human being.
  • Rain Carter
    signed 2018-12-04 11:10:51 -0500
    Rehire Marc, Be on the right side of history!
  • Christopher Harris
    signed 2018-12-04 11:09:58 -0500
    Christopher Harris
  • Sofian Souali
    signed 2018-12-04 11:06:47 -0500
  • Ed Gilmartin
    signed 2018-12-04 09:15:08 -0500
    Firing a guy for telling the truth? Not cool.
  • Riva Joffe
    signed 2018-12-04 08:50:55 -0500
  • Kevin Gercken
    signed 2018-12-04 08:11:45 -0500
  • Mansoor Shah
    signed 2018-12-04 07:58:05 -0500
  • Pete Ackerman
    signed 2018-12-04 07:34:55 -0500
  • Glenda Nelson
    signed via 2018-12-04 06:31:36 -0500
  • Matt Sullivan
    signed 2018-12-04 06:25:05 -0500
  • Liz Griffiths
    signed 2018-12-04 06:11:06 -0500
  • Mike Baker
    signed 2018-12-04 06:09:08 -0500
  • Roger Payne
    signed 2018-12-04 05:53:17 -0500
  • Ray Barkley
    signed 2018-12-04 04:46:18 -0500
  • Chris Cooper
    signed 2018-12-04 04:06:42 -0500
    A disgraceful episode in Freedom of Speech and Justice !
  • Thomas Suarez
    signed 2018-12-04 04:00:36 -0500
    CNN must publicly apologize
  • Deborah Knight
    signed 2018-12-04 03:54:44 -0500
    Defending free speech and the right to dissent
  • D Said
    signed 2018-12-04 03:36:23 -0500
  • Janet Goodman-Clarke
    signed 2018-12-04 03:32:27 -0500
    Janet Goodman-Clarke
  • Zeynab Inaimi
    signed 2018-12-04 03:26:58 -0500
    We stand with Palestine

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