the working classes cannot compete in the marketplace with those capitalists who possess dominant market share and overwhelming accumulation of capital. organizing co-operatively "outside of" or more accurately in augmentation to competitive sectors(since co-ops are still part of the market place, and competing with eachother and other forms of enterprise), is well and good, here and now, but these are limitted and controlled by the capitalists, and will be destroyed whenever they become a threat. At some point to tip the scales will require armed direct action redistribution, or else the working class organizing efforts will forever be indebted to and under the control of the capitalists.
the people who have been raised under capitalist empire only understand violence, because violence is what our world is based on. it is the only thing capable of waking people up from the spectacle of consumer society, into the reality of active participatory social consciousness and responsibility to one another, to fight for, to defend, to aquire, and manage resources, land and power in better ways. as hedges say "war is a force that gives us meaning" not just us though, everything we do and say, it gives all things meaning, to those born and raised in warmongering societies. without a literal class war politic, all protest, direct action, co-operativism, organizing, education, or mutual aid will be a performance at best, part of and reinforcing, not in any way able to challenge the spectacle that is capitalist empire.