Daily Dispatches

South African gold mine strike averted at last minute

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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

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'MIDAS' COMMENTARY FOR JULY 29, 2001
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

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By Michael Kosares
www.USAGold.com
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

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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

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By Michael Kosares
www.USAGold.com
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

Difficulty locating Internet petition to clarify U.S. gold policy

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By Andrew Davidson
South Africa Business Report
July 25, 2001
http://www.businessreport.co.za

Johannesburg -- Kelvin Williams, the marketing director
of AngloGold, the world's biggest gold producer,
yesterday slammed the vast majority of global gold
mining companies for not taking responsibility for the
promotion of their product and doing "nothing

Send this essay by James Turk to Congress: What is happening to America''s gold?

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10:54a ET Saturday, July 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Some people are reporting difficulty reaching
the Internet site with Barrie Walsh's petition
for clarification of U.S. gold policy. The link
as contained in yesterday's dispatch doesn't
always work. But, copied and pasted into an
Internet browser, it does seem to work. So let
me suggest copying this....

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/365824991

An Internet petition to clarify U.S. policy on gold

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11p ET Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Given the interest in the statement by the seemingly
flummoxed counsel to the Federal Reserve that he can't
remember talking about "gold swaps" and must have been
misquoted by his own agency, you might want to read
the following exchange I had today on the bulletin
board at www.USAGold.com with that excellent Internet

AngloGold official complains of lack of support for World Gold Council

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11:16p ET Friday, July 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA supporter Barrie Walsh of Halifax, Canada, who
has done heroic work for GATA, is at it again, as you'll
see below. Please consider signing his electronic
petition.

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

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July 27, 2001

Hello, friends of gold.

In an attempt to help out our cause, I have started a

A great day for GATA and the cause of a free gold market

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2001--Federal Reserve Chairman
Alan Greenspan and U.S. Treasury Secretary O'Neill continue to
evade questions asked of them by members of Congress, according
to Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) Chairman Bill Murphy.
The questions include:

1) What are the "gold swaps" cited in the minutes of the January
31, 1995, meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee?

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