"We have been called criminals, but we are not. We are rebels, fighting for the people, fighting for you. I'm not that old, but I remember a time when things were better on Lothal. Maybe not great, but never like this. See what the Empire has done to your lives, your families, and your freedom? It's only gonna get worse unless we stand up and fight back."
in 1409, a group of rebels carried out an insurgency against the Galactic Empire on the Outer Rim planet Lothal and neighboring star systems. The rebels operated aboard the starship Ghost and carried out a number of attacks against Imperial forces. The rebels were led by Kanan Jarrus, a Padawan who had evaded the Jedi Purge; and Hera Syndulla, a Twi'lek resistance fighter. Other rebels included Padawan Ezra Bridger, Lasat Honor Guardsman Garazeb Orrelios, Mandalorian explosives expert Sabine Wren, and the astromech droid C1-10P ("Chopper"). The insurgency drew the attention of Imperial leaders and other rebels alike, and the rebels became part of a wider rebellion that included Senator Bail Organa and former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, at least, before her death in 1413. The Insurgency eventually lead to the infamous (and brutal) Battle of Lothal