Combining contradictions in the Browne Review with ideological bias and social theory of youth and young people, Peter outlined '3 charges' - a succinct analysis of the economic, social and political dimensions of the current situation:
1 A charge against education as a common good
The privatisation and commodification of education - underpinned by a belief in individualism and neo-liberalism.
2 A charge against young people
Continuing marginalisation and stigmatization of youth - and a dis-belief in the agency, power and potential of youth to unite, fight and organise.
3 The charge to politically engage, protest and resist
The importance of political protest, engagement and 'Conscientization: learning to percieve social, political and economic contradictions, and to take action against the oppressive elements of reality' (Friere 1970).
The lecture concluded with a message of support and solidarity: