Come and discuss with us
The Chesterfield Socialist Party meets upstairs at the Chesterfield Alehouse, 37 West Bars, S40 1AG on most Monday evenings. Meetings start at 7.30pm.
Check back here regularly for details of forthcoming meetings.
Join us at our next meeting
MONDAY 3RD JULY
37 WEST BARS
Who are the DUP?
Our weekly meetings discuss the current political situation in Britain and internationally and how ordinary working people can intervene to help change the world.
However, we also look at historical events to learn the lessons from the past and understand their relevance today.
All our meetings are open to those who wish to understand more about socialism or get involved.
Monday 14th Aug
1967 - RACE RIOTS IN THE US...WHAT'S CHANGED IN 50 YEARS?
1967 saw huge eruptions across the US, especially in Detroit. Dubbed race riots then, what has changed since? Are the Black Lives matter movements relevant today?
Monday 18th September
SOUTH AFRICA - FROM WHITE MINORITY RULE TO...?
It was a quarter of a century ago that the white South African government and the African National Congress agreed a record of understanding that signalled the end of apartheid. We will look at the huge strggles in South Africa in in the run-up to that period and what has happened since the ANC came to power.
Monday 23rd October
THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE FOR ABORTION RIGHTS
Fifty years ago, abortion was legalised in England, Scotland and Wales yet workers worldwide are still having to fight UK for safe abortion rights elsewhere. We take a look at the struggle with particular emphasis on Ireland.
Monday 13th November
THE BOLSHEVIKS TAKE THE POWER - WILL SOCIALISM BE CONSTRUCTED?
The second of our two special discussions looks at the overthrow of the provisional government and the coming to power of the Bolsheviks, insistent on a socialist transportation of society. What was achieved? What happened in the next few years?
Monday 4th December
THE FIGHT FOR THE WELFARE STATE
Seventy five years ago, the Beveridge Report, which unveiled plans for the welfare state, including the NHS, was published by the government. How did this come about and what can we do to prevent its complete erosion?