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Oakland police supports counterinsurgency group to oppose Occupy Oakland

by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at]
Counterinsurgency, is defined as a political and military strategy or action to oppose and forcefully suppress insurgency.
Oakland police supports counterinsurgency group to oppose Occupy Oakland

By Lynda Carson -- February 7, 2012

Oakland -- Counterinsurgency, is defined as a political and military strategy or action to oppose and forcefully suppress insurgency.

Out of the playbook of dirty tricks used by the CIA and FBI to crush rebellions and insurgencies across the globe, a police support group called "Stand for Oakland" entered the arena of Oakland's political landscape, in an attempt to crush Occupy Oakland, and the political dissent that has been challenging Oakland's police and ruling elite in recent past months.

On the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 6, Occupy Oakland found itself confronted in front of Oakland City Hall by around 2 to 3 dozen members of the counterinsurgency group called "Stand for Oakland," that claimed to be a grass roots group that was tired of Occupy Oakland taking up so many police resources, from their communities.

Around noon, conflict between the Occupy Oakland protesters and the police supported counterinsurgency group Stand for Oakland took place in front of City Hall, and in an abusive power play the cops grabbed a sound system that belonged to Occupy Oakland member, 20 year old Brian Glasscock, who said, "It's a concerted effort by the Oakland police to destroy the occupy movement."

Sporting a blue duckbilled hat, and pointing a finger at the police supporters arranged along the steps of City Hall, Oakland resident John Reiman, a member of Occupy Oakland, told the counterinsurgents, "You stand for the chamber of corporate crime for corporate Oakland, that's who you people stand for!"

Occupy Oakland protesters held their ground against the counterinsurgents and in their own message said that they were fighting against police repression, and the brutal tactics of violence being used by the police against Occupy Oakland protesters.

After being briefly confronted by the police supported counterinsurgency group and pushed around by the cops, around 150 Occupy Oakland demonstrators left the plaza in front of City Hall, and marched to the Wiley Manuel Courthouse, for a court case that ended up being postponed.

The Occupy Oakland protesters were not fooled by the charade taking place with the local police support groups that tried to hoodwink the local population with their media stunt, into believing that Stand for Oakland was actually a real grassroots movement against Occupy Oakland.

Indeed, Stand for Oakland is not a grassroots group at all, and has been totally manufactured by police support groups with the full consent, support and cooperation of the Mayor, the Oakland Police Department, Oakland City Council members, wealthy merchants and hill residents, including the full support and blessings of Paul Junge, the Oakland Chamber of Commerce President.

As part of a dirty tricks campaign being orchestrated by the powers that be, Stand for Oakland is a counterinsurgency group that was organized by police support groups including members of Oakland's Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs), involving key organizers Angela Haller, a Neighborhood Watch leader, and Nancy Sidebotham, a Community Policing Advisory Board member (CPAB), who's term expires on March 24, 2012.

CPAB has 15 members that are all Oakland residents that advise the police on local community policing matters in Oakland, and Nancy Sidebotham was appointed to CPAB by the mayor, and her term began on March 25, 2009.

Along with the lead organizing members of the police support groups such as Angela Haller and Nancy Sidebotham, Councilmember Desley Brooks was present in the crowd against Occupy Oakland, as well as Bruce Stoffmacher from the office of Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, and rich man Greg McConnel who fought against Oakland's Just Cause eviction protections was there, including wealthy developer Phil Tagami who also joined in on the orchestrated attack against Occupy Oakland, by the police support groups.

To make the fraud taking place seem even more convincing to the public at large, most of the counterinsurgents even wore little green armbands that said "Stand for Oakland" in the effort to make it look like a real grass roots movement in opposition to Occupy Oakland. In addition, they had even gone as far as to recruit a few turncoats from the Occupy Oakland movement, including Jim Forsyth, to make the protest look real on TV news channels.

Additionally, District 4 Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) member Jill Broadhurst was a part of the orchestrated counterinsurgency protest that was generated against Occupy Oakland, and she stated that most of the people who came out against Occupy Oakland on Feb. 6, were from other crime prevention groups in Oakland.

In a recruiting notice for the counterinsurgency demonstration that was posted on "Welcome to Today in Montclair, 94611," Stand for Oakland claimed that it is a group of residents, merchants, and downtown businesses who have been the silent majority in Oakland. In reality, the rich and powerful residents, NCPCs, merchants and landlord's of Montclair are anything but the silent majority in Oakland, and they have a very loud voice in the arena of Oakland's brutal politics, and they carry a very big stick indeed.

The Montclair notice to the wealthy hill residents from Stand for Oakland failed to mention that the protest being organized against Occupy Oakland was actually being orchestrated by police support groups, including the members of the NCPCs, Neighborhood Watch, and Oakland's Community Policing Advisory Board members.

The main focus of the counterinsurgency notice sent out by the police support groups against Occupy Oakland was to say that they had grown tired of the property destruction and vandalism that have occurred at Occupy Oakland protests, and are concerned about the costs of policing the protests.

Additionally, the same police support groups including the NCPCs and Oakland's Neighborhood Watch groups have been active in Oakland for years as the eyes and ears of the cops (as snitches), and usually are very active in working with the police to go after poor black people in neighborhoods with public housing projects for petty crimes such as loitering, drug dealing or prostitution, and they have been busy with efforts to shut down public housing projects throughout the city of Oakland.

The demonstration in front of Oakland City Hall on Monday Feb. 6, by "Stand for Oakland" was a sham of epic proportions being orchestrated by the police support groups against Occupy Oakland, and confirms that the powers to be in Oakland have given their full blessings and consent to unleash the brutal police support groups such as the Neighborhood Watch groups, the NCPCs, and the Community Policing Advisory Board members (CPAB), against the democratic protesters of Occupy Oakland, in the all out effort to criminalize, crush and destroy Occupy Oakland for it's on-going political activities.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at]

Note: Nancy Sidebotham was one of the lead organizers for Stand for Oakland in the orchestrated attack against the Occupy Oakland movement, on Monday Feb. 6, 2012.

Click below for more on Nancy Sidebotham.
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by Benny Pork Chop
I am a public school teacher of 7 years, a leftist, a resident and a lover of Oakland California. Many members of Occupy Oakland have lost their focus and are more concerned with having a public political temper tantrum than challenging the sell out Dems & racist GOP. In the early days I supported the Occupy Mov't and would have even helped yall since I have a 4 door pickup truck and time in the early evening. The march to the Oakland Port squandered all the good will earned after the 1st police tear gassing of that war vet.

Why does Occupy Oakland refuse to focus on the banks & lending institutions?

Why do members of Occupy Oakland think they truly represent the 99%?

How does attacking the Oakland PD regulate hedge fund managers on Wall Street?

Why do members of Occupy Oakland think everyday is Burning Man and or Halloween?

What is stopping Occupy Oakland from going back to doing the good work it did in the early weeks?

I support Stand for Oakland and do not agree they are a front for the OPD or the Chamber of Commerce. Frankly, I feel some of the "hard core" anarchist/black blockers are working for the 1% since it is they who are damaging the public image of Occupy Oakland. Did yall know they ran that flag burning story in LA? That is not good for Occupy. Put down the tofu and the meth and refocus.
by an oakland resident
Way to imply that anyone who doesn't share your opinions is "on drugs"! People like you contribute to the continued stigmatizing of substance users, especially the low-income folks who are more likely to use substances like meth (rural white folks) and crack (urban people of color).

OMG WAHH WAHH some people burned a flag that is the fucking most recognizable symbol I can think of representing imperialism and capitalism worldwide. I probably shit-talk Burning Man more than you could ever dream of, and I don't give a flying fuck about "the 99%", or hedge fund managers. I don't want my piece of the pie. I want total freedom. I fully support the Tactical Action Committee and those who use black bloc tactics and everyone else who is directly resisting oppression.

Fuck the police.
by Citizen Jane
You people have become absolutely delusional. You're about to go down in the books as the only Occupy movement in America to be destroyed as the result of attacking the middle and working class the movement claims to be about. P.S. Soul Kelly was with the Stand For Oakland Group yesterday. Someone ought to call the Revolution Cafe and let her know that she's apparently now part of counter insurgency.
by Citizen Jane
Oh, and keep in mind...the same residents that you accused and abused and screamed at yesterday -- and are lying about today -- are the same people you're going to meet in the neighborhoods when you roll out your "chautauqua" plan this spring to charm us back into the fold. Guess what? Not. Gonna. Happen. We may be old but I believe the memories of the abuse you heaped on us yesterday will last until at least the summer.
"I'm so liberal." "I hate anarchists." blah, blah, blah. heard it all 1000 times before from pusillanimous and ineffectual pretend friends of the people like yourselves

if you want to get out there and challenge banks or whatever, then by all means do it. you certainly don't need the Occupy Oakland imprimatur or the GA's blessing to do so. just go out there and do it already. seriously. stop with the silly counter-demos that do less than nothing to equalize wealth, less than nothing to support education, equal rights, or whatever you favor.

but I promise you that if you mount any sort of challenge that threatens the banks enough, defies the status quo in any sort of serious and credible way, even rhetorically challenging the BS "liberal Oakland" narrative elected officials love to toss around, your "progressive" hero Quan will send her dogs after you too

or you can just sit back, pretend to be against the 1% hoarding all of the wealth, ignore real life police violence, vote for a new set of democrats every 4 years, and essentially do nothing but complain from the sidelines, thereby ensuring that the rich get richer and the poor poorer for another generation. that giant economic sucking sound you hear in Oakland? it's the OPD, Wells Fargo, the Port, the Chamber of Commerce, and on and on all sucking our economic viability right out of Oakland

you got a better way? well, it's time to put up or shut up. if you can actually can do more than squawk, if you can actually accomplish anything, surely others will follow your lead. right?

or do you think the need for change is just not all that urgent and that counter-protesting is a higher priority?

by Konsider
Burn the flag not the people! The flag is just a piece of cloth, throwing tear gas on live beings, children, old people, animals etc. is real abuse. It's disgusting that people could actually buy into something like Stand with Oakland. Are they a police front? Probably, but if not they might as well be.
by get some facts
well researched piece begins:

Whether one agrees or not with these characterizations of Occupy Oakland and its internal dynamics, what is apparent is that the pro-police, conservative, and business lobbyists at the forefront of Monday's "Stand For Oakland" rally do not speak for, nor do they even understand the alienation and miscommunication that is affecting Occupy Oakland's relationship to many Oaklanders today. They are attempting to capitalize upon it, however.
by Update:
Three, Stand for Oakland, Key Organizers

Nancy S. Sidebotham

Nancy Sidebotham - A Board Member of the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB) in Oakland, and is also a long time Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) member and advocate, that has been active for many years in targeting low-income black people in Oakland, for petty crimes.

Nancy Sidebothham tried to conceal from the public that the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB) in Oakland, was behind the attack on Occupy Oakland, with the group she created that is called Stand for Oakland.

6375 Hillmont Drive
Oakland, CA. 94605

Phone Number
510 635-2678

nannystu [at] 


Angela Haller-Teixeira

Angela Haller-Teixeira - Also a Board Member of the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB), who was a key organizer with Stand for Oakland, for the attack on Occupy Oakland.

Angela Haller-Teixeira tried to conceal from the public that the Community Policing Advisory Board (CPAB) in Oakland, was behind the attack on Occupy Oakland, with the group she helped to create that is called Stand for Oakland.

(Home Address)
47 Fairview Ave.
Piedmont, CA. 94610

November 1, 2011

7.5-CC Subject: CPAB Appointment - Haller-Teixera And Mitchell

From: Office Of The Mayor

Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Confirming The Mayor's Appointment Of Angela Haller - Teixeira And Joanne Mitchell As Members Of The Community Policing Advisory Board

This Matter was Adopted on the Consent Agenda.

Votes: ORA\Councilmember Excused: 1 - Councilmember Kaplan

ORA\Councilmember Ayes: 7 - Vice Mayor Brooks, President Pro Tempore De
La Fuente, Councilmember Brunner, Councilmember Kernighan,
Councilmember Nadel, Councilmember Schaaf and President of the Council

View Report.pdf
83602 CMS.pdf


Jill Broadhurst

As a key organizer with Stand for Oakland, Jill Broadhurst handed out the green armbands to the counterinsurgency group on Monday Feb. 6, that she helped to create for the attack on Occupy Oakland.

Jill Broadhurst -- Currently, a District 4 Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) member. Founder of larger Neighborhood Watch group in her Montclair neighborhood. Ran for City Council in District 4.

Cell phone -- 510/701/7152
6708 Liggett Drive
Oakland, 94611

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