Essay in Barron''s protests Fed''s shredding its minutes

Section:

6:05p ET Sunday, December 16, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's dispatch this evening mentioned
briefly something of great encouragement to us: a nine-page
special report in the December issue of the New African
magazine about GATA and the suppression of the gold price.

The report includes the full text of Murphy's speech to the
GATA African Gold Summit in Durban, South Africa, last May,
as well as essays by one of the magazine's correspondents,
Pusch Commey, and financial analyst and GATA supporter Adam
Hamilton.

The subheadline on Commey's essay reads: "Pusch Commey,
the prodigal son, returns home with one of the biggest
stories of the year he forgot to report -- GATA's
all-revealing gold summit in Durban on 10 May. It is
worth every ounce in gold."

Commey writes that he attended the conference but,
distracted by pressing personal matters, didn't get
around to writing about it until now.

Well, better late than never, and the New African's
treatment of the suppression of the gold price is sure
to help awaken the continent -- help it realize that,
far from being poor, it is rich beyond imagining, if
it will just stand up and claim its birthright.

The magazine's special report shows that GATA's message
IS getting out and that we ARE making a difference.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer