The Citizen's Weapons Inpection Team visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in the upscale suburb of Livermore, California, on November 11, 2002, just days after the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to require weapons inspections for Iraq. The event was organized by Tri-Valley Citizens Against Radioactive Environments(CAREs), Western States Legal Foundation, Global Exchange, California Peace Action, and many others.
"If we want other countries to have weapons inspections, let us start here at home", said Tara Dorabji of Tri-Valley CAREs.
Lawrence Livermore Lab is involved with developing smaller, "more usable" nuclear weapons, such as the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, and is also developing vaccine-resistant viruses and bacteria.
The lone "war party" protester with the yellow sign, "Craig", said that he believed that Iraq ought to be attacked because it is ruled by the "socialist Baath Party". He said that he felt that "the US spends money on things a lot worse than nuclear weapons".