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).


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!


Democratic self-help

Democratic self-help

Article in the German newspaper "nd" "Lancaster Stands Up" rebels against the right-wing in Pennsylvania Lancaster bears the beautiful motto, "Red Rose City." It refers not to the symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), but to the coat of arms of the...

Shining a Light on the “Other” America 

Shining a Light on the “Other” America 

In conversation with RLS fellow Stefan Liebich Stefan Liebich was a member of the German for Die Linke from 2009 to 2021 and, prior to that, a member of the Berlin House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009 for Die Linke and its predecessor, the Party for Democratic...


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.


Stefan Liebich

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – New York Office 

275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114

New York, NY 10016

stefan.liebich (at)