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ARD- Baby Love Child earlier ARD posts, history restoration

Now that the event Adoptee Rights Demonstration / Day for Adoptee Rights in New Orleans march/demonstration has taken place, (although those working in the booth will be doing so this week) I have restored five earlier posts that I originally wrote between this past January and May.

They were posts written prior to my ARD resignation that I made private between my resignation last May and today, the event itself. Now that they are back up, I have added a disclaimer to each of them, but I sought to restore the history of my own writings about the event.

The five posts in question are:

ARD: See you in New Orleans! (originally posted Jan 10th, ’08)

Activism- Volunteers needed for the Adoptee Rights Demonstration (originally posted April 30th, ’08)

Activism- A New Bastard Nation blog for DAR/ARD (originally posted May 5th, ’08)

Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD)/Day for Adoptee Rights (DAR) (originally posted May 27th, ’08)


Adoptee Rights Demonstration Call for Volunteers, Seeking March and Protest Monitors ( originally posted May 28th, ’08)

My reasoning for making them private at the time is explained in part by these portions of the text of the disclaimer (the full disclaimer is longer):

They were taken down as they reflected my original support for and work towards ARD/DAR prior to my resignation. In late May, I resigned, and I did not wish these pieces to be mistaken for active recruitment to the event in the period between late May and the event in July.

Part of my reasoning was due to a technical quirk of blogging itself; each post stands alone, decontextualized from the larger narrative. As these older pieces could be viewed via web searches etc. as distinct and apart from the context that I had since resigned, I made them private until after the event had passed.

My single post history of ARD/DAR and the events leading up to it can be found here. The post below should be viewed in the context of the events explained in it. Additional posts concerning ARD/DAR particularly from July 22nd forward can be found by utilizing the Adoptee Rights Demonstration tag (results will appear in reverse chronological order, from newest to oldest.) They too, should be understood within that larger context.

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