GATA goes to work on Britain

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2a BST Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Wednesday was a great first day of work for GATA's delegation to London -- GATA Chairman Bill Murphy; Sprott Asset Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry; John's wife, Nancy; and your secretary/treasurer.

We had interviews with the Sunday Times and Dow Jones Newswires and then in the evening made an hour-long presentation to a group of about 80 financial and mining people at the office of Fleming Family & Partners.

The audience was interested, fairly informed about the gold market, and full of questions, and some seemed receptive to the possibility of providing financial support. Thanks to the FF&P staff, each participant at the presentation was given a package of GATA materials documenting the gold price suppression scheme, and most participants stuck around for more discussion at the cocktail party afterward.

We cannot adequately thank GATA's benefactor in this, our old friend Adam Fleming of Fleming Family & Partners and chairman of Wits Gold in South Africa, who arranged everything and introduced us. We are also much obliged to our friend Robert Lambourne, who brought many important people along, and to our longtime supporters at Kirkland Lake Gold, who have lent us the assistance of their wonderful publicists at the Pelham PR agency.

Thursday we're scheduled for interviews with Metal Bulletin, The Economist, and Bloomberg News.

Friday we're scheduled for interviews with Mining Journal and the Financial Times -- unless we're waylaid and, in the movie euphemism, "invited to assist the Ministry of Information with certain inquiries," since more disclosures about the gold price suppression scheme are on the way.

Of course there's no guarantee that any of the news organizations we've spoken with will write anything about our work. But you don't have much chance if you don't try, and as your secretary/treasurer remarked at our presentation tonight, we're seeking justice and London may be as good a place as any for that, the city from which, in living memory, the rescue of all decent civilization was arranged and the capital of a country whose unofficial anthem aspires to the most cosmic justice:

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth among our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark, Satanic ... central banking systems?

If Blake was still around today, he might not object to that particular liberty with his poem. He might even make it rhyme.

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

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