14 arrested at headquarters of local arms merchant By Steve Clemens, Special to the TC Daily Planet October 2nd has been declared by the United Nations as ‘International Day of Nonviolence’ in honor of the life and witness of Mohandas Gandhi, the leader of the nonviolent movement that ended British colonial rule in India. For a second consecutive year, AlliantACTION sponsored a march and presence at Alliant Techsystems headquarters in Edina, MN on that date to honor Gandhi’s birthday. The Tutu Episode — Whither Academic Freedom? by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor To avoid offending some in Minnesota’s Jewish community, the University of St. Thomas scrubbed a plan to invite Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, to speak at its campus next year. But along the way the Catholic university offended many others and rekindled a debate about a larger question: Is there an effort to stifle a critical discussion about the Israel-Palestinian conflict in this country? Youth Performance Company empowers young adults with ‘Just Before Sleep’ By Chris Stedman, The Bridge YPC offices return to Prospect Park neighborhood NEW IN BLOGS Justice Delayed by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero NEW IN VOICES An open letter to Father Dease by Aaron Ziegler I am an undergraduate student at the University of St. Thomas. I read with interest both the recent press coverage and your response in the UST Bulletin regarding your decision not to allow UST facilities to be used to host Desmond Tutu. Let me begin by saying I’m more than a little disappointed.