PARIS – As printing presses churn out revolutionary leaflets, one of France’s most popular leftist politicians says plunging stocks, frozen credit markets and bank failures are signs the world economic system is rotten — and needs to be overthrown.
“A page is being turned,” declares Olivier Besancenot, leader of France’s Revolutionary Communist League.
PARIS – When storied Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. fell, France looked on in disbelief as the U.S. government refused to rescue the 158-year old firm and its 25,000 employees.
Uncle Sam was pictured in a front page cartoon in Le Monde chucking a wreath at the bank’s headquarters as it sank in turbulent waters.
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