Founded by Bail Prestor Organa of the Alderaan System and Mon Mothma of the Chandrilla System in 2 BBY, the Alliance to Restore the Republic (aka Rebel Alliance) is an anti-Imperial military resistance movement singularly focused on the destruction of the Galactic Empire. Its Declaration of Rebellion states:
- “We, the Rebel Alliance, do therefore in the name—and by the authority—of the free beings of the Galaxy, solemnly publish and declare our intentions:
- To fight and oppose you and your forces, by any and all means at our disposal;
- To refuse any Imperial law contrary to the rights of free beings;
- To bring about your destruction and the destruction of the Galactic Empire;
- To make forever free all beings in the galaxy.
- To these ends, we pledge our property, our honor, and our lives.
The Rebel Alliance operates through a network of cells with no known center of power or defined galactic home world.