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How to start a parallel currency of real money

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2p EDT Sunday, December 24, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Mexican businessman and student of economics
Hugo Salinas Price, a great friend to GATA, has
written, in the form of an open letter to the
economic analyst J.N. Tlaga, a meditation on the
future of money and the international economic
system. While its advocacy goes well beyond GATA's
charter, the letter is compelling reading, so I

How to start a parallel currency of real money

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"Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war!"

-- William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar,"
Act III, Scene I.

By Adam Hamilton
December 22, 2000

Almost four centuries ago, the English bard William
Shakespeare penned this magnificent line in his play
"The Tragedy of Julius Caesar." By all accounts, the
drama was very popular, and had widespread critical and

Let slip the dogs of war

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By Reginald H. Howe
www.GoldenSextant.com
December 19, 2000

Among the frequently asked questions about the gold price fixing
lawsuit are why wasn't it brought as a class action and what are the
chances of getting to discovery.

Many asking the first are past or present gold mining company
shareholders interested in recovering some of their losses.

Those asking the second typically express doubt as to whether these

GATA Chairman Murphy in live discussion at Kitco Internet site

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December 19, 2000

Dear GATA:

As an educational technologist and small gold investor
with all of his Canadian Registered Retirement Savings
Plan money invested in a supposedly safe ScotiaFunds
Precious Metals fund since 1993, I have lost more than
65 percent of my investment savings in that time,
amounting to more than $CAN45,000.

I have felt ashamed and depressed over this terrible
investment decision. It has been painful to watch all

Lawsuit tactics explained, discovery committee appointed

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8p EDT Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy will be participating
in a live online discussion on the Internet on
Thursday night Eastern time. Details are below.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Register to participate in a live online discussion
with GATA chairman Bill Murphy

Date: December 21, 2000 10:00pm EST

An exchange with a devastated gold investor in Canada

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8:40p EDT Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

With its weekly commentary for December 11-15, the
World Gold Council has taken note of GATA's lawsuit
against suppression of the price of gold -- but without
comment.

Not that we really needed the encouragement. You know
us cranks and bitter-enders; nothing will stop us,
short of a public confession by Larry Summers, the

World Gold Council notices GATA''s lawsuit against fixing gold price

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By Thom Calandra
FT MarketWatch.com
December 18, 2000

(Excerpted.)

Ready for a non-starter? Gold-mining stocks are poised
for a powerful rally that could shed more than a decade
of torpor.

There, I said it. Go ahead and yawn.

Triggers for a gold price that I think may surpass $500
an ounce in 2001 could include a tottering dollar,
waning confidence in paper instruments, and an
accelerating pace of inflation. In the meantime, look

Calandra predicts strong rally for gold mining stocks

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By John Willman, Banking Editor
The Financial Times
December 17, 2000

Twelve central bankers have been threatened with legal
action by a Paris-based shareholders' group unless they
vote against terms offered by the Bank for
International Settlements to buy back the 13.73 percent
of its shares in private hands.

Deminor, a corporate governance consultancy that has
been at the centre of several battles to defend

South Africa, COSATU, and Shaka

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11:35a EDT Saturday, December 16, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks so much to GATA member Alex Wallenwein for
sending along this English translation of an article
about GATA's lawsuit in the German financial newsletter,
CASH-Invest.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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Gold Price Manipulation?

Serious accusations against
the Bank for International Settlements.

Bankers face legal threat over BIS buy-back offer

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By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
December 17, 2000

It was not long after the Gold Anti-Trust Action
Committee was formed almost two years ago that I sent
out a missive elucidating GATA's strategy to defeat the
gold cartel:

"The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee has devised a
strategy to take on and defeat those who are colluding
to suppress the price of gold....

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