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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 18, May 2, 2010, Article 16

SPREADING POLITICAL SENTIMENTS VIA BANKNOTES

Philip Mernick writes:

Seeing the Featured Web Page on bank notes of Ghana reminded me that when I visited Ghana in 1985, I was told that putting a double fold in a note so the top read BANANA instead of BANK OF GHANA was considered anti-government propaganda and could lead to your arrest.

A Banana Republic Note! Reminded me of the old Mad Magazine folding cartoon feature...

And in the news, followers of Falun Gong are putting their message on Chinese banknotes. -Editor

Falun Gong banknote

Falun Gong followers have entered the war of the banknotes.

For the Communist Party of China (CPC), the spiritual Falun Gong movement is a sect whose members must be actively sought out by the police. As a result, active participants have to find innovative ways to communicate their message without giving themselves away. Here are few examples of banknotes carrying the Falun Gong message:

To read the complete article, see: The banknote revolt hits China (observers.france24.com/en/content/20100428-banknote-
revolt-hits-china-falun-gong-cpc)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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