This is a book about conflict, about change. About the need to think about how we want the world to look, and then planning the action needed to bring that world into being. It is not about making you angry, but about channeling your anger, your desire, and your drive for a better world. Whether the goal is something as global as fighting for world peace, or something as close to home as getting the pot holes in your road paved, this book provides the tools and resources to plan and organize protests, to create change, and to help bring about the world you want to live in. Chapters include: * Who Cares? * What are Protests? * Players in a Protest * The Importance of Having Clear Goals * Marches * Pickets * Blockades * Letter Campaigns * Boycotts * A Sample Protest * Advanced Tips and Tactics * Tools of the Trade * Getting Your Act Together * Personal Risk Assessment * Things that Hurt Protests * Your Rights and the Powers of the Police * And much, much more. Speak Up, Speak Out and Be Heard will help you find the strategies and tactics to organize any type of protest, and find the methods that are most suited to your needs. No matter what, your willingness to accept risk, to create conflict, and to anger others may get the results you want. If you care enough, you can create change.This e-book also includes bonus chapters discussing the Patriot act, and how you can help the Occupy movement.