Massive protests are continuing in Spain against the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The Guardian of London reported that up to 500,000 marched against war in Barcelona on Saturday. Police violence against protesters has increased dramatically since the war started.
And more protests are expected after recent revelations that U.S. B-52 bombers refueled over Spanish cities last week on their way to bomb Iraq.
In 1966, a B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons collided with an aerial tanker while refueling near Palomares, Spain. The bombs fell away, with two scattering plutonium dust over several hundred acres of Spanish farmland. The Palomares area is still being monitored for radiation today.
- Maria Carrion, filmmaker and former Democracy Now! producer.