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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  • Martin A. Smith
    signed 2018-12-02 09:37:28 -0500
    Marc Lamont Hill did not intend to make any comments in support of violence towards Israel. He, like many others spoke critically about Israel, however his longstanding record of seeking peace should provide all of the support that CNN needs in order to rehire Dr. Hill. Lastly, I will ask CNN to ask themselves if what Dr. Hill said about Israel was truthful, or not?

    Were the merits of his criticism of Israel true or false?
  • Loubna Messaoudi
    signed 2018-12-02 09:37:14 -0500
    Supporting human rights has nothing to do anti-semitism.
  • William P
    signed via 2018-12-02 09:27:41 -0500
  • Lisa Fager
    @LisaFager tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-02 09:24:08 -0500
    Hey @cnn @marclamonthill is a powerful advocate for Palestinian rights and dignity and equality for all. Reverse your decision and rehire Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. #IStandWithMLH
  • Lisa Fager
    signed 2018-12-02 09:23:57 -0500
    To fire a freedom fighter but allow hatred spewed from Santorum every time he’s on CNN shows us where you truly are in this fight against hatred
  • Maceo Kemp
    signed 2018-12-02 08:17:15 -0500
  • Chris Short
    signed 2018-12-02 08:06:21 -0500
  • Luci Murphy Murphy
    signed via 2018-12-02 08:06:03 -0500
  • Leandrae Nelson
    signed 2018-12-02 07:54:37 -0500
  • Terrill Currington
    signed 2018-12-02 07:53:47 -0500
  • Khaldoun Bitar
    signed 2018-12-02 07:38:47 -0500
  • Abdessalam Diab
    signed 2018-12-02 06:13:52 -0500
  • Robin Sartori
    signed 2018-12-02 06:10:36 -0500
    You suck CNN. No belief in the free press for you
  • Ruth Buchli
    signed 2018-12-02 05:55:23 -0500
  • Riaz Dean
    signed 2018-12-02 04:48:55 -0500
    CNN. You are supposedly living in an independent country and a democracy in “the land of the free”.

    What a load of bollocks… just like your fake and biased one sided news.

    You have no independence if your controlled by Zionism and a different country – NO less than a murderous and genocide inflicting regime. Wake up you numbsculls and regain your independence back and kick Zionism and their control out of all of the USA government. Total imbeciles and red necks the lit of you yanks.
  • Arild Warud
    signed 2018-12-02 03:57:20 -0500
  • Simon Collings
    signed 2018-12-02 03:52:57 -0500
  • Taghreed Duaibes
    signed 2018-12-02 03:12:48 -0500
  • Mohammed Haroon
    signed 2018-12-02 03:10:49 -0500
  • Ahlam alashqar
    signed 2018-12-02 02:35:22 -0500
    Free Palestine: every inch of the Palestinian land
  • Mick Tom
    signed 2018-12-02 02:08:00 -0500
    Viva Palestine
  • Sam Ayesh
    signed 2018-12-02 01:50:49 -0500
  • David Allison
    signed 2018-12-02 01:44:59 -0500
  • Scott Long
    signed 2018-12-02 01:38:00 -0500
  • Alison Rich
    signed 2018-12-02 00:42:24 -0500
  • Jody Arafat
    signed 2018-12-02 00:15:40 -0500
  • Mohammed Shamallakh
    signed 2018-12-02 00:08:20 -0500
  • Laila Liddy
    signed via 2018-12-01 23:57:13 -0500
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    signed 2018-12-01 23:13:09 -0500
  • Aaliya Briggs
    signed 2018-12-01 23:08:36 -0500

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