I agree that UNM is a bureaucracy, sometimes "faceless." I believe this is its main motivating factor in not renewing the permit and arresting protesters. UNM wants to maintain control of its campus and enforce its authority. It's not sending a message about supporting a socio-economic class over another.
I am sympathetic toward your anger over homelessness in Albuquerque and the way the homeless are sometimes treated, both by the public in general and the University. But I believe you (and we) will be best served by trying to work with the University (and city and private groups) to address the various problems.
I am also sympathetic to your first amendment rights. Keep speaking up! Keep fighting! But always remember, those in charge will use anything to strip you of credibility. Any whiff of illegal activity or even general impropriety will aid their case.
HB 178, the bill referenced in the "High Price" article was vetoed by Gov. Martinez back in April. I have no idea what the status of this bill is now.
Here is her veto (pdf download): [link]
Candelaria turn north on Girard. Less than one mile east of I25, just off the Diversion Channel bike path... seems pretty easy to find to me.