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Twitter refuses to hand over Occupy protester Malcolm Harris's tweets

The site has filed a motion in a New York state court arguing that tweets remain the property of their authors, not Twitter.

Occupy: 'Guitarmy' invades NYC (Video)

A massive, six string army takes on the 1 percent.

Open season on Occupy Wall Street?

The gloves are off. At least on TV.
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A man who identified himself as Brendan Watts is seen with blood on his face while surrounded by three police officers in Zuccotti Park on November 17, 2011, in New York City. A fight broke out between protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street and police, in which Watts was injured. (Andrew Burton/AFP/Getty Images)

So is it okay to make fun of Occupy Wall Street now?

That's the provocative and interesting question the DealBook blog is asking today.

It's easy to see why, after viewing this commercial for Interactive Brokers.

Here's how DealBook puts it:

The commercial, which has been shown repeatedly on CNBC, adopts the imagery of Zuccotti Park to hawk Interactive Brokers’ trading services, and ends with the tagline: “Join The One Percent.”

And here's the actual clip, which signals a different and much more aggressive tone than what we were hearing from most on Wall Street just a few short months ago:

The spot, with its odd stick figures and cheesy music, isn't likely to win a CLIO Award anytime soon.

But it does raise an interesting question about the current public perceptions of the Occupy movement, and the important issue of economic inequality that's sure to be a theme of the upcoming presidential election.


NY police arrest 68 Occupy protesters at Zuccotti Park

"People were collecting all the barricades and making kind of a big heap of them in the middle of the park," protester Melanie Butler, of Brooklyn, NY, told the AP.

"Indignados" return to heart of Madrid

The place where the Occupy movement really started sees its biggest demonstration since the spring
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3,000 people fill Madrid's Puerta del Sol as the Indignados mount their biggest demonstration in months against planned austerity cuts by Spain's new right-wing government (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's Indignados return to the Puerta del Sol in the heart of Madrid

Newt Gingrich heckled at endorsement event in Iowa by Occupy Des Moines protesters

Newt Gingrich was heckled at an endorsement event in Iowa on Wednesday and reportedly chased out of the Iowa Capitol building.

Top 11 people who rocked 2011

BOSTON — From Mohamed Bouazizi, who gave his life when he started the Arab Spring, to Angela Merkel, who made waves largely by her inaction.

West Coast Occupy protesters target major ports

The latest “Wall Street on the waterfront” Occupy movement is a result from American ports being “economic engines for the elite,” protesters say. 

Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite

OAKLAND — Winter may be on its way, but protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback.
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