Marisol Salinas: Mapuche resistance, Poems by Eileen Chong, Facial recognition and regulating biometrics

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Acknowledgement of country

News headlines with Cait Kelly 

Priya gives a brief overview of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh. They provided the following resources for listeners to find out more. 


Marisol Salinas, host on 3CR's Mujeres Latinoamericanas show joins us to speak about Mapuche political prisoners, Mapuche resistance and the upcoming referendum in Chile. Since this interview protests have sparked in Chile and protestors have set two churches alight including San Francisco de Borja which is regularly used by Carabineros police force. 


Eileen Chong is a poet based in Sydney. She is the author of eight books, the latest being Rainforest, a collection of 52 poems, published in 2018 by Pitt Street Poetry. Her work has been shortlisted for many prizes, including twice for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Her next book, A Thousand Crimson Blooms, will be published by the University of Queensland Press in April 2021. Today she reads a selection of four poems: three shorter poems from her forthcoming book, and one longer poem, in five parts, from Rainforest.


Dr Monique Mann and Dr Jake Goldenfein join Scheherazade to discuss facial recognition and their recent report on regulating biometrics in Australia. Monique is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. Monique's socio-legal research concentrates on the intersecting topics of algorithmic justice, police technology, surveillance, and transnational online policing. Jake Goldenfein is a law and technology scholar based at Melbourne Law School where he teaches digital platform regulation. He is also an investigator at the Australian Research Council funded Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.