Daily Dispatches

World Net Daily reports on Internet petition to clarify U.S. gold policy


9:38p ET Sunday, August 5, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Tim Wood of www.TheMiningWeb.com and I, on behalf
of GATA, have had an exchange in writing that you
may find interesting. GATA is especially grateful
to Tim and The Mining Web for their invitation to
participate. You can find the exchange here:


GATA image available for downloading and copying on Internet sites


1p CT Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Brien F. Lundin, president and CEO of the New Orleans
Investment Conference and Jim Blanchard's Gold
Newsletter, is making a special effort to support the
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee.

This conference is always impressive, and this year's
will be held from Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Sunday,
Dec. 2, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel -- which is an

An exchange between The Mining Web and GATA


1p ET Sunday, August 5, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks so much for the promotional work done by
our friend Stuart D. Shoemaker, which he describes

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

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August 5, 2001

Fellow GATA Supporters:

Through the generous consent of Adam Hamilton, who created
the images, and the agreement of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy,

Business Report account of miners union contract settlement


By Stewart Bailey
1 p.m. South African time, August 1, 2001

Bernard Swanepoel, Harmony Gold's chief executive,
eased his company's troubles today by pulling off
an 11th-hour agreement with the National Union of
Mineworkers (NUM), ahead of a major strike. But he
didn't thank rivals AngloGold and Placer Dome South
Africa for breaking ranks at the weekend and
settling independently with the union, a

Help GATA by attending New Orleans Investment Conference


Gold strike threat lifted at 11th hour

By Steven Moti
August 2, 2001 at 07:35 a.m. South African time
South Africa Business Report

Johannesburg -- The strike threat to South Africa's gold mines
was lifted late yesterday when the National Union of Mineworkers
(NUM), representing employees of mining companies Gold
Fields, Harmony, and Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD),

South African gold mine strike averted at last minute


8:50p ET Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Treasury Department has replied to GATA's latest
questions, through Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, and the
answers are disappointing in the extreme.

Treasury's reply was dated July 13 and signed by John
M. Duncan, assistant secretary for legislative affairs.
Duncan writes that the U.S. government has undertaken no
gold swaps in the last 10 years. He declines to answer

Swapping lies: Fed and Treasury officials hanging themselves


Copyright 2001, www.LeMetropoleCafe.com

By Bill Murphy

Note: Some of following material has been presented to you over the
past year, but it is essential that it be rehashed in order to lay
out the foundation of a most disturbing situation regarding the World
Gold Council and some of its most significant members.

The World Gold Council is an association of gold producers

What the World Gold Council has wrought


By Michael Kosares
July 30, 2001

Gold is down in early trading after a quiet session overseas.
Some traders await the decision on whether or not South
African miners will strike three South African producers --
Goldfields, Harmony, and Durban Roodeport. AngloGold ,
South Africa's largest producer, has come to terms with its
workers. The National Union of Mineworkers plans to

U.S., European interests converging on higher euro and gold


10:44a ET Saturday, July 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In a new essay, James Turk of the Freemarket Gold and
Money Report has documented how the U.S. Treasury
Department's Exchange Stabilization Fund is intervening
in the gold market and how the Treasury Department is
undertaking to conceal the intervention.

Turk's essay -- "What is Happening to America's Gold?" --

Some informed surmise on gold swaps and the International Monetary Fund


By Michael Kosares
July 29, 2001

"NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) -- COMEX gold finished New
York higher after a day in negative territory, driven
up by late news that gold miners will strike in South
Africa after all, and a late mustering of strength by
the euro currency, gold traders said Friday.....

"Most gold speculators figured all bets were off for a
strike and liquidated long positions placed in

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