GATA urgently needs help to keep fighting

GATA urgently needs help to keep fighting

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Government intervention in the financial markets generally and against the monetary metals particularly has never been more intense and as obvious as it is now. As a result, investors in the monetary metals and advocates of free and transparent markets and limited and accountable government seem to be more demoralized than ever. Support for GATA has eroded severely even as we have dragged so much of this market rigging into the open that it no longer can be denied, only ignored.

The other day a GATA supporter wrote that if 100,000 investors in gold and silver mining companies would donate just $10 to GATA, the organization would have a war chest of a million dollars with which it could undertake new legal actions and publicity campaigns. Your secretary/treasurer thanked him for the thought but replied that not even a dozen mining companies care about the market rigging that suppresses the price of their products and that, as a result, most investors in the monetary metals have not been feeling very generous in a long time.

As a result, it has been a long time since GATA has asked for financial support to keep up the fight — to continue investigating, documenting, and protesting the largely surreptitious interventions against the monetary metals, against free markets generally, and, really, against democracy itself. But GATA has gotten to the point financially where even our ordinary operations will be jeopardized if we don’t soon generate substantial contributions.

Yes, we’re challenging all the money and power in the world in the increasingly desperate hope of preventing realization of Orwell’s vision of the future: “A boot stomping on a human face — forever.” We have had some good successes this year, exposing even the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a clumsy dissembler about his institution’s involvement in rigging the gold market. We also have exposed the complicity of mainstream financial news organizations.

For a summary of some of GATA’s work this year, please see:

So if you’re not yet completely demoralized — if you think this struggle is still worth pursuing in the spirit of liberty for people everywhere — and if you have not already helped us, please consider helping GATA now. A mechanism for donating by credit card and information about donating by check and bitcoin can be found at GATA’s internet site here:

(Donations in the United States are federally tax-deductible.)

Thanks for your consideration.

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

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The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee was organized in the fall of 1998 to expose, oppose, and litigate against collusion to control the price and supply of gold and related financial instruments. The committee arose from essays by Bill Murphy, a financial commentator on the Internet (, and by Chris Powell, a newspaper editor in Connecticut. Murphy's essays reported evidence of collusion among financial institutions to suppress the price of gold. Powell, whose newspaper had been involved in antitrust litigation, replied with an essay proposing that gold mining and investor interests should act on Murphy's essays by bringing antitrust lawsuits against financial institutions involved in the collusion against gold. The response to these essays was so favorable that the committee was formed and formally incorporated in Delaware in January 1999. Murphy became chairman and Powell secretary and treasurer.