The other America

“There is the other America. It is colorful. It is open to the world. It’s tolerant. It’s progressive.” That is what I want to tell you about here. About the progressives in the US Congress. About Black Lives Matter, the Green New Deal, the fight for unionization, higher minimum wages, feminism, a fair electoral system and immigration. About left culture and history in North America.

Network and contacts

As a Fellow of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung for North America, I can build on both my many years of experience as a leftist politician in the field of foreign affairs and as deputy chairman of the US parliamentary group in the German Bundestag. I have relationships with politicians and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic and I contribute my perspective and expertise on the US and Canada to institutions (e.g. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) and the media (e.g. taz, jacobinnd).

Storytelling

With the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, I am traveling in the USA and Canada to find answers to these questions: What are the progressive Democrats doing in the US Congress? What is the position of the socialists at Québec Solidaire in Montreal or at the Democratic Socialists of America in San Francisco? How do the conditions for leftists differ between New York City and rural Pennsylvania? What is the role of left foreign policy in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? If you are interested in hearing the answers, get in touch!

Blog

The „Freedom“ They Mean

The „Freedom“ They Mean

On the protests in Ottowa “It is high time that these illegal and dangerous activities stop,” said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Friday, February 18, the clearing out began. Police informed downtown Ottawa squatters* in their trucks that they would have...

Review

I was a member of parliaments from 1995 to 2021 — first in the Abgeordnetenhaus (Berlin State House of Representatives), then in the Bundestag, the federal parliament of Germany. My work during this time is archived here.

Contact

Stefan Liebich

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – New York Office 

275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114

New York, NY 10016

stefan.liebich (at) rosalux.org