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LaRouche Call for New Monetary System Backed by Elected Officials in France

Jan. 10, 2008 (EIRNS)—A substantial group of mayors of French cities and towns, including members of Parliament, are publicly backing the recent call, issued by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, for major governments to agree on a new international monetary system, returning to the principles of Bretton Woods, to replace the collapsed global casino called the "floating-exchange-rate system."

A Jan. 9 press release by Solidarité et Progrès in Paris, headed by LaRouche's friend and ally Jacques Cheminade, is called "Faced by a Banking Crash: Officials in Favor of the New Bretton Woods of LaRouche." It says:

"Andre Gerin, mayor of Venissieux, and Gerard Charasse, both parliamentary deputies, and also vice-president of the Poitou-Charente region Paul Fromenteil, and some forty mayors [of cities and towns in France] have signed the appeal for a 'New Bretton Woods' launched by Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche in September 2007.

"The list of signatories is being made public just when the former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has declared, in an interview with National Public Radio, that "something unexpected" threatens "to bring the system down" within the coming weeks.

"Along with former French Presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade—the only candidate who, in his 1995 campaign, warned of the coming disintegration of the international financial system—also supporting the call is Etienne Chouard, whose Internet site catalyzed the opposition in France to the globalist European Constitutional Treaty in May 2005, and the founder of Riseau Voltaire, author Thierry Meyssan."

The complete list of signatories is at www.solidariteetprogres.org.