Daily Dispatches

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

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


By Andrew Davidson
South Africa Business Report
July 25, 2001

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?


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....


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