The government of Spain sold 12000 Humvee-like vehicles (pictured) to the Moroccan government this month, along with 800 military trucks and 10 patrol boats. The price of Spanish complicity in the Western Saharan occupation? 200 million Euros.
Since Morocco isn't fighting any wars, these vehicles will go towards policing the Western Sahara. Given recent events, it wouldn't be surprising if some of these vehicles were used to assault peaceful protests in the territory.
It would be one thing if Morocco were getting its goods from another African country, or another member of the European Union (France probably wouldn't have any qualms). That the vehicles are coming from Spain is surprising both because of the government's ambiguous relation to its former colony and because Spanish public opinion seems to support a referendum.
I hope this doesn't signal a sea change on Madrid' Western Sahara policy. Even if it isn't, I sent a letter to the Spanish ambassador in Washington. Join me? He's has the tremendous last name "Westendorp y Cabeza," so he'll be sympathetic to our concerns.