Oxfam Slams Bezos Space Trip as Billions Suffer on Earth

Source: Common Dreams

“With billionaire Jeff Bezos set to take flight into space Tuesday aboard an unpiloted Blue Origin rocket, the humanitarian group Oxfam International blasted the world’s richest man as the avatar of a system that allows a handful of people accumulate enough wealth to flee the planet amid widespread suffering on an increasingly polluted, warming, and pandemic-ravaged Earth. ‘We’ve now reached stratospheric inequality,’ Oxfam’s Deepak Xavier said in a statement Monday. ‘Billionaires burning into space, away from a world of pandemic, climate change, and starvation.'” (07/19/21)