Welcome to the third installment of Shareable's weekly links post. Leave your own stories in the comments section so we can ell enjoy our weekends in linky abundance.
- The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) are back on the radar, organizing an historic fast-food union drive at Jimmy John's sub shops.
- Could we be nearing the death of the parking meter? Slate's Tom Vanderbilt thinks so.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation tackles the privacy concerns of smart electrical grid technologies.
- Nature magazine looks at the relationship between an urbanizing planet and the social role of scientists.
- In New Orleans, sometimes the best way to save a historic building is to take it apart piece by piece.
- Thought homesteading was a thing of the past? Here are five places in America where you can get land for free.
- Humanities students at the University of Puerto Rico have occupied school buildings to protest a coming fee increase. Occupy California has more information and some great pictures.
- Matt Yglesias calls for smarter use of vertical space in downtown Washington D.C. to lower office costs that now top Manhattan's.
- Instructables is holding a contest with bag-maker Alchemy Goods and they're looking for the best DIY project involving a recycled bike inner tube. Enter by November 14 to win an Alchemy bag made from recycled bike parts.